2021 On the Nightstand



 


Last year I became distracted by kindle unlimited freebie books, plus I suffered from my eyes are bigger than my stomach syndrome and over planned. So this year, I'm going to keep it simple. My plan is to read from both my physical and ebook shelves for the first half of the year and try to make a dent without adding any book babies. My book buying ban will run officially through April and I'll revisit at that time to see if going to continue. I'll be playing 52 Books Bingo as well as Fictional Librarians which fit in with my 10 x 10 categories.


10 x 10 Categories

  • Alternate realities (science fiction)
  • Around the world (exploring other cultures, translated books, etc) 
  • Be still my heart  (romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, etc)
  • Clocks and Corsets (Steampunk) 
  • Dragons and other fantastical beasts  (Dragons)
  • Fines and Misdemeanors (stories and crimes around libraries and bookstores)
  • Get thee to a nunnery  (involves nuns, priests, etc)
  • Into the past (historical fiction)
  • Magic and mystery (Fantasy)
  • Swashbucklers (daring adventures)


Physical Books 
  • A Single Thread - Tracy Chevalier (HF England 1932, 336)
  • A Trail through Time - Jodi Taylor (#4 Chronicles of St Mary, Time Travel Fantasy, 336)
  • All Shall Be Well - Deborah Crombie (#2 Kincaid and James, mystery, 267)
  • Ancestral Night - Elizabeth Bear (Space Opera, science fiction, 499)
  • Born a Crime - Trevor Noah (NF, 282)
  • Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Historical Fiction, 1276, Readalong)
  • Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree- Shokoofeh Azar (HF, Iran, 272)
  • Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye (India HF, 955)
  • Faithless in Death - J.D. Robb (Futuristic romance, 390)
  • Green Mile - Stephen King (Suspense, 500)
  • Gunslinger (the) - Stephen King (#1 Dark Tower reread, Fantasy, 251)
  • Harry Potter - J.k. Rowling (reread, Fictional Librarians)
  • In the Shadow of Young Girls in France - Marcel Proust (Literary France, 533)
  • Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler Olson (Copenhagen Crime, 395)
  • Killing Commendatore - Haruki Murakami (Japanese Magical Realism, 736)
  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clark (Fantasy)
  • Last Man (the) - Mary Shelley (21st Century apocalyptical, 375)
  • Left Hand of Darkness - Ursule Le Guin (Ice, Science Fiction, 323)
  • Man in the High Castle (the) - Philip K. Dick (Alternative history Sci Fi, 255)
  • Memory of Light (#14 WOT) - Robert Jordan (Epic Fantasy, 912)
  • Mortal World (the) - Genevieve Cogman (Fantasy Dragon, Invisible Library, 433)
  • Now You See Me - Sharon Bolton (Detective, 391)
  • O Pioneers - Willa Cather (Civil War Era, HF, 170)
  • Oil and Marble - Stephenie Storey (1500's renaissance Art history, 359)
  • President's Shadow - Brad Meltzer (#2 Culpepper Ring, Thriller, 512)
  • Princes of Ireland  (the) - Edward Rutherford (Ireland Historical Fiction, 770)
  • Purgatorio - Dante (#2 Divine Comedy, HF Poem, 750)
  • Queen Hereafter - Susan Fraser King (11th Century Scotland, HF, 357)
  • Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline (Fantasy)
  • Round House - Louise Erdrich (Native american culture, 317)
  • Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunant (16th Century Italy, Nunnery, 406)
  • Secret Keeper - Kate Morton (England Literary Fiction, 481)
  • Snow Queen (the) - Joan D. Vinge (Alternative world fantasy, 484)
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars - Christopher Paolini (Space Opera, 856)
  • Three Body Problem - Cixin Lui (China Culture alternative history, 390)
  • When Christ and his Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman (1135 HF, 738)
  • Wise Woman (the) - Phillipa Gregory (Reformation Nunnery, 502)
  • Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (HF, England 1520's, 604)

    Nonfiction
  • Bad Ass Librarian from Timbukto -  Joshua Hammer (History, 288)
  • Blessed are the Weird - Jacob Nordby (Pyschology, 183)
  • Born a Crime - Trevor Noah (Biography, 304)
  • Cafe on the Edge of the World - John Strelecky (Motivational 99, e) DNF
  • Every Tool's a Hammer - Adam Savage (Creativity, 320)
  • In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick (history, 320) 
  • Letters to a Young Poet - Rainier Marie Rilke (Literary Letters
  • Letters to a Young Writer - Colum McCann (Writing, 192)
  • Light the Dark -Edited by Joe Fossler (Writing, 334)
  • Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes - Maria Konnikova (Creativity, 288)
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Ebooks

  • A Cold Dark Place - Toni Anderson (mystery)
  • A Study in Scarlet – Sherry Thomas (#1 Lady Sherlock Victorian Mystery)
  • And Then There Were Nuns – Jane Christmas (Nuns)
  • Baking Bad - Kim Watt (#1 Beaufort Scales, Dragons)
  • Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Quinn (Fantasy)
  • Beauvallet – Georgette Heyer (Historical)
  • Black Narcissus – Rumer Godden (Nuns)
  • The Blue - Nancy Bilyeau (HF, 18th Century London)
  • Bluebird Bluebird – Attica Locke 
  • The Book of Secrets - Melissa McShane (#1 Last Oracle, librarians)
  • Book Charmer - Karen Hawkins (Librarians)
  • Books Can Be Deceiving - Jenn McKinlay (Librarians)
    Breakaway - Michelle Diener (#1 Verdant String, SF)
  • Breathless in love - Bella Andre (#1 Maverick Billionaires, Romance)
  • Brighten Honeymoon – Sheri Cobb Smith (Romance)
  • Burn – Patrick Ness (Dragons)
  • Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad (Historical)
  • Case of the Missing Servant – Tarquin Hall (Detective )
  • Circe – Madeline Mille (Myth retold fantasy)
  • Clockwork Angel – Kevin J. Anderson (Steampunk)
  • Clockwork Canary – Beth Ciotti (Steampunk)
  • Clockwork Scarab – Colleen Gleason (Steampunk)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Witchcraft - Mandy Roth (#1 Grimm Cove, Romance)
  • Club Dumas – Arturo Perez Revere (Book Detective)
  • Color of Magic – Terry Pratchett (Sci Fi Librarian)
  • Deadly Awakening - G.K. Lund (#1 Ashdale Reaper, Fantasy)
  • Death at Bishops Keep – Robin Paige (Victorian detective)
  • Death at Le Fenice – Donna Leon (Italy detective)
  • Devoted – Dean Kootnz (Silence – Thriller)
  • Dragon and Thief - Timothy Zahn (#1 Dragonback, Dragons)
  • Dragons in the Earth – Judith Tarr ( Dragons)
  • Dragons of Dorcastle – Jack Campbell (Dragons)
  • The Duke and I - Julia Quinn (#1 Bridgerton, historical romance)
  • Enders Game – Orson Scott Card (Sci Fi)
  • Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (#1 Thursday Next, Fantasy)
  • Fear of Falling - Roz Marshall (#1 Secrets in the Snow, Romance) DNF
  • First Mrs. Rothschild – Sara Aharoni (18th Century Germany Historical)
  • First Rule of Ten - Gay Hendricks (#1 Tenzing Norbu, Mystery, Nun and monks)
  • Fraternity of Brothers - Marina Pacheco (#1 Life of Galen, Nuns and Monks)
  • Gauguin Connection - Estelle Ryan (#1 Genevieve Lenard, Thriller)
  • Gates of Sorrow – Miyuki Miyabe (Japanese Dragons)
  • Grave Witch - Kalayna Price (#7 Alex Craft, Fantasy)
  • Great Passage – Shion Miura (Dictionary Japan)
  • Hangman Blind – Cassandra Clark (Nun)
  • Hard Rain – Irma Venter (African Translation Mystery)
  • Her Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik (Dragon)
  • In the House of Brede - Rumer Godden (Nunnery)
  • Infernal Devices – K.W. Jeter (Steampunk)
  • Invisible life of Addie LaRue - V.E. Schwab (Historical Fantasy)
  • the Ladies of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clark (Fantasy short stories)
  • Last Chance Matinee - Mariah Stewart (#1 Hudson Sisters, Romance)
  • Library at the Edge of the World - Felicity Hayes-McCoy (Librarians)
  • Library at Mount Char – Scott Hawkins (Library)
  • Library of the Unwritten – A.J Hackwith (Library)
  • Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George (Thriller, Librarians)
  • Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde (#2 Thursday Next, Librarians)
  • Machine - Elizabeth Bear (#2 White Space, SF)
  • Mapmakers Apprentice (#2 Glass and Steele) – C.J. Archer (Victorian Fantasy)
  • Mariette in Ecstasy – Ben Hansen (Nun)
  • Midnight Labyrinth – Elizabeth Hunter (Fantasy)
  • Midnight Library - Matt Haig  (Librarian)
  • Morlock Night – KW Jeter (Steampunk) Follows Time Machine 
  • Murder in 42nd Street Library – Con Lehane (Library)
  • My Christmas Number One - Leonie Mack (Romance)
  • My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk (16th century Turkish mystery)
  • Nice Dragons Finish Last – Rachel Aaron (Dragons)
  • Night Train to Rigel - Timothy Zahn (#1 Quadrail, SF)
  • One Corpse Too Many – Cadfael (Nuns)
  • Open Season - C.J. Box (#1 Joe Pickett, Mystery)
  • Orion - Ben Nova (Science Fiction)
  • Peculiar Pink Toes of Lady Flora – Jayne Fresina (Victorian Romance)
  • Real Murders - Charlaine Harris (Fictional Librarians)
  • Red and the Black – Stendhal (French realism translated)
  • Second Sight - Amanda Quick (#1 Arcane Society, Fantasy)
  • Sisters - Kellie Coates Gilbert (#1 Sun Valley, Contemporary)
  • Sleeping Dictionary – Sujata Massey (1930’s India Culture)
  • Star Uncharted – SK Dunstall (Space Opera)
  • Storm and Fury – Jennifer Aermentrout ( Magical realism)
  • Storm of Locusts – Rebecca Roanhorse (Native American magical realism)
  • Storm’s Heart (#2 Elder Races) – Thea Harrison (Dragon)
  • Storming – KM Weiland (Fantasy diesel punk)
  • Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hirami Kawakami (Japan literary culture)
  • Sworn Virgin (the) – Kristopher Dukes (1910 Albania historical fiction)
  • Sunbolt - Intisar Khanini (#1 Sunbolt, Fantasy) 
  • Tea and the Black Dragon – R.A. MacAvory (Dragons)
  • The Library - Casey White (Library)
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy (post apocalyptic)
  • The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner (#1 Queen's Thief, mythological fantasy)
  • Time Keeper – Tara Sim (Steampunk)
  • Time Machine -H.G. Wells (steampunk)
  • Trouble Maker – Linda Howard (Romantic Suspense)
  • Vanishing (the, #1 Fogg Lake) – Jayne Ann Krentz (Romantic suspense)
  • Warrior (#1 Doppleganger) – Marie Brennan (Fantasy)
  • We – Yevgeny Zamyatim (Sci Fi)
  • Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish (Historical Fiction
  • X - Sue Grafton (#24 Kinsey Milhone, Mystery)

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