Books on the Nightstand

 

A Bookworm leads a thousand lives


What's on the Nightstand

 Updated for 2022


Physical Books:

  • 77 Shadow Street – Dean Koontz (Ghost thriller, 480)
  • 2038 - Elliot Ackerman and Adm James Stavridis (Political thriller, 303)
  • A Lesson in Secrets (#6 Maisie Dobbs) - Jacqueline Winspear
  • A Trail through Time - Jodi Taylor (#4 Chronicles of St Mary, Time Travel Fantasy, 336)
  • Abandoned in Death (#55 In Death) - J.D. Robb 
  • All Shall Be Well #2 Kincaid and James-Deborah Crombie (police procedural, 267)
  • Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon (HF, 684)
  • Ancestral Night - Elizabeth Bear (Space Opera, science fiction, 499)
  • Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand (Contemporary literature, 1192)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark Sullivan (HF, 523)
  • Bone Shard Daughter - Andrea Stewart (Fantasy, 496)
  • Congo - Michael Crichton (Thriller, Africa, 384)
  • Devlin Diary (#2 Claire Donovan) - Christi Phillips  (HF, England, 433)
  • Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree- Shokoofeh Azar (HF, Iran, 272)
  • Eternal - Lisa Scottoline (Historical Fiction, 460)
  • Far Pavilions - M.M. Kaye (HF,  India, 955)
  • Final Heir (Jane Yellowrock) - Faith Hunter (9/6/22)
  • Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco (Books, Psychological Thriller, 642)
  • Gallant - V.E. Schwab (Young adult mystery, 3/1/22)
  • Garden of Lies - Amanda Quick (Historical fiction, 359)
  • Hidden Palace (#2 Golem and Jinni)  – Helene Wecker (Hist Fantasy, 480)
  • Ice Hunt - James Rollins (Thiller, reread, 756)
  • Kingdom of Bones (#22 Sigma Force) - James Rollins (Thriller, 4/26/22)
  • Klara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro (Science Fiction, 321)
  • Cemetery of Lost books #4: The Labyrinth of the Spirits - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Books, Historical mystery, 816)
  • Left Hand of Darkness - Ursule Le Guin (Ice, Science Fiction, 323)
  • Made to Kill – Adam Christopher (Robot detective, 240)
  • Magic Hours - Kristin Hannah (Medical fiction, 403)
  • ***Middlemarch - George Eliot (HF, 853)
  • Nightwork - Nora Roberts (Romantic suspense, 5/24/22)
  • No Cure for Love – Peter Robinson (Police Procedural, 416)
  • Now You See Me - Sharon Bolton (Police Procedural, 391)
  • Oil and Marble - Stephanie Storey (HF, 1500's renaissance Art, 359)
  • President's Shadow - Brad Meltzer (#2 Culpepper Ring, Thriller, 512)
  • Princes of Ireland - Edward Rutherford (HF, Ireland, 770)
  • Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction, 608)
  • Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (Literary Fiction, 245)
  • Round House - Louise Erdrich (Native American culture, 317)
  • Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunant (HF, 16th Century Italy, Nunnery, 406)
  • Sea of Tranquility - Emily St. John Mandel (Science Fiction, 288)
  • Secret Keeper - Kate Morton (HF, England, 481)
  • Snow Queen (the) - Joan D. Vinge (Alternative world fantasy, 484)
  • Starless Crown - James Rollins (Fantasy, 560)
  • Super Powereds Year 1 - Drew Hayes (Superhero Science Fiction, 730)
  • Super Powereds Year 2 - Drew Hayes (718)
  • Super Powereds Year 3 - Drew Hayes (658 P, 954 e)
  • Super Powereds Year 4 - Drew Hayes (1194)
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christiy Lefteri (Literary Fiction,Syria, 327)
  • The Book of Lost Names - Kristin Harmel (Historical Fiction, 377)
  • The Daughters of Time – Josephine Tey (Police Procedural, 206)
  • The Fifth Season (#1 Broken Earth – N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy, 512)
  • The Last Watch (#1 Divide) - J.S. Dewes (Space Opera, 480)
  • The Exiled Fleet (#2 Divide) - J.S. Dewes (Space Opera)
  • The Obelisk Gate (#2 Broken Earth) - N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy, 448)
  • The Prince – Machiavelli (Political leadership, 114)
  • The Untold Story (#8 Invisible Library) - Genevieve Cogman (Fantasy, 400)
  • The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy, 1280)
  • The Winemakers Wife - Kristin Harmel (Historical Fiction, 456)
  • Three Body Problem - Cixin Lui (Sci Fi, alternative history, China, 390)
  • Watchers - Dean Koontz (Thriller, 624)
  • Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (HF, England 1520's, 604)
  • Words of Radiance (#2 Stormlight) - Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy, 1104)


EBOOKS

  • A Single Swallow – Zhang Ling (translated Chinese wwII)
  • A Walk Along the Beach - Debbie Macomber (Saga Fiction)
  • Among Others – Jo Walton (magical realism)
  • Ancient Shores - Jack MacDevitt (Science Fiction)
  • And Only to Deceive - Tasha Alexander (Historical Fiction)
  • Arctic Fury – Greer Macallister (1850’s historical fiction)
  • Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver (debut, Literary, nook)
  • Black Sun (#1 Between Earth & Sky) – Rebecca Roanhorse (Fantasy)
  • Bluebird Bluebird (#1 Highway 59) – Attica Locke (Race relations, thriller)
  • Book of Speculations – Erika Swyler (books,  magical realism)
  • Booksellers Secret – Michelle Gable (books, biographical fiction, wwII)
  • Bookshop at Water's End - Patti Callahan Henry (Books)
  • Bookshop of Dust and Dreams - Mindy Thompson (Books, Children Fantasy)
  • Bookshop of Second Chances - Jackie Fraser (Books, contemporary romance)
  • Burn – Patrick Ness  (Ya fantasy, dragons)
  • Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad  (YA fantasy, silk road)
  • Cat and the City - Nick Bradley (Cat, Japan fiction)
  • Cemetery of Lost Books #1 A Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon  (Books, historical mystery)
  • Cemetery of Lost Books #2 Angels Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Cemetery of Lost Books #3 Prisoner of Heaven - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
  • City of Dark Magic - Magnus Fly (Fantasy, Czech)
  • Close Enough to Touch - Colleen Oakley (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Club Dumas – Arturo Perez Reverte (books, supernatural thriller)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami 
  • A Court of Thorn and Roses 1 thru 4 - Sarah Maas (Fantasy series)
  • Deathwatch (#1 Broslin Creek) – Dana Morton   (Military romance)
  • Devil & the Dark Water – Stuart Turton (1634 Hist detective thriller at sea) 
  • Dragon & the Thief (#1 Dragonback) – Timothy Zahn (Dragons, Space sci fi)
  • Dragonhaven – Robin McKinley  (YA, Dragons)
  • Easy Pickings – Faith Hunter and C.E. Murphy  (Urban fantasy)
  • Enders Game – Orson Scott Card  (Science Fiction)
  • Face of a Stranger (#1 William Monk) – Anne Perry  (Hist Detective thriller) 
  • Forest House - Marian Zimmer Bradley (Fantasy, nook)
  • Four Winds - Kristin Hannah (Historical Fiction)
  • From Lukov with Love - Mariana Zapata (Romance)
  • Galaxy and the Ground Within(#4 Wayfayers)  – Becky Chambers (SF)
  • Girl with the Silver Eyes – Willo Davis Roberts  (Children’s Science fiction) 
  • Goblin Emperor (#1 Goblin Emperor) – Katherine Addison   (Fantasy)
  • Good Omens - Neil Gaiman (Books, fantasy)
  • Grass is Singing - Doris Lessing (Noble, historical fiction)
  • Grave Witch (#1 Alex Croft) – Kalayne Price  (Fantasy, private investigator)
  • Gray Hair, Don't Care (#1 Never too late) - Karen Booth (Romance)
  • Great Passage – Shion Miura  (Books, dictionary, historical Japanese)DNF
  • Grey Mask #1 Miss Silver) - Patricia Wentworth
  • Hands of the Emperor – Victoria Goddard  (Epic fantasy)
  • Harmony Series - Jayne Castle (Urban fantasy)
  • Her Last Breath – Hilary Davidson (Thriller)
  • Hercule Poirot #6 Mystery of the Blue Train - Agatha Christie (Mystery)
  • Hercule Poirot #8 Peril at End House - Agatha Christie 
  • Hercule Poirot #32 Cat among the Pigeons - Agatha Christie
  • His Majesty’s Dragon (#1 Temaraire)  - Naomi Novik (Dragons, Napoleonic alternate history)
  • Hold Your Breath, China (#10 Inspector Chen) - Qui Xiaolong (Police Procedural)
  • Indexing - Seanan Maguire (Fantasy)
  • Ireland - Frank Delaney (Historical fiction, nook)
  • Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth (#1 Irish Heart) - Juliet Guavin (Romance)
  • Island of the Day Before – Umberto Eco  (17th Century historical fiction, shipwreck)
  • Isle of Blood & Stone (#1 Tower of Winds) – Makiia Lucier (YA history, maps)
  • Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang (Romance)
  • Last Bus to Wisdom - Ivan Doig (literary fiction, midwest)
  • Leviathan Wakes (#1 Expanse) – James S. Corey  (Space SF)
  • Library of the Unwritten - A.J. Hackwith (Fantasy)
  • Man in the Brown Suit – Agatha Christie  (Historical crime fiction)
  • Old Man's War (#1 ) - John Scalzi (SF, reread)
  • Old Man's War #2 Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi (SF)
  • Old Man's War #3 Last Colony - John Scalzi (SF)
  • Pendergast #2 Reliquary (Thriller, kindle)
  • Penric's Demon - Lois McMaster Bujold 
  • Piranesi – Susanna Clarke   (Magical realism)
  • Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver (Literary,nook)
  • Project Hail Mary - Andy Weil (Science Fiction)
  • Rising Darkness (#1 Game of Shadows) – Thea Harrison  (Paranormal)
  • Second Sight (#1 Arcane Society) – Amanda Quick  (reread, Hist romance)
  • Shadow Land - Elizabeth Kostova (Historical Mystery)
  • Shadows of Asphodel (#1 S.ofA.) – Karen Kincy  (1913 Historical fantasy)
  • Shadows of Christmas Past - Christine Feehan/Susan Sizemore)
  • Sisters Grimm – Menna Van Praag  (Dark fantasy)
  • Small Spaces – Katherine Arden  (Books, Children’s supernatural mystery)
  • Snopes: The Hamlet -William Faulkner (Literary)
  • Snopes: The Town - William Faulkner
  • Snopes: The Mansion - William Faulkner
  • Snow - Orhan Pamuk (Literary)
  • Sparkling Cyanide – Agatha Christie  (Historical crime fiction)
  • Sprawl #1 Neuromancer - Williams Gibson (Science Fiction, nook)
  • Sprawl #2 Count Zero - William Gibson 
  • Sprawl #3 Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson
  • Stars Uncharted (#1 reread) – S.K. Dunstall   (Space science fiction)
  • Stars Uncharted #2 Stars Beyond  – S.K. Dunstall  (Space science fiction)
  • Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin (Books, Psychological fiction)
  • Strange Journey of Alice Pendlebury – Marc Levy  (Mystery)
  • Tempted by Fire (#1 Dragons of Bloodfire) – Erin Kellison  (Paranormal)
  • The Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin (Science Fiction)
  • The Fault Tree - Louise Ure (Crime thriller, nook)
  • The Huntress - Kate Quinn (Historical fiction, wwii, Russia, Germany)
  • The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy (Literary, WEM, nook)
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy  (Post apocalyptic literary, WEM) 
  • The Thief (#1 Queens thief) – Megan Whalen Turner  (YA fantasy)
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (crime fiction)
  • The Vanishing (#1 Fogg Lake) – Jayne Ann Krentz  (Romantic suspense)
  • Uncommon Type - Tom Hanks (Audible short stories) DNF
  • You, Me, and the Colors of Life – Noa C. Walker  (Literary Fiction)

Non-Fiction
  • A Swim in the Pond in the Rain – George Sanders (Literary criticism)
  • All Rivers Run to the Sea - Elie Wiesel (Memoir, WEM)
  • Bad Ass Librarian from Timbuktoo -  Joshua Hammer (History)
  • Born a Crime - Trevor Noah (Biography, Audible and hardcover)
  • Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat - Vicky Myron (books, animal memoir)
  • Every Tool's a Hammer - Adam Savage (Sciences)
  • In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick (history) 
  • Inside Out – Demi Moore (Audible memoir)
  • Letters to a Young Poet - Rilke
  • Letters to a Young Writer - Colum McCann (Epistolary)
  • Letters to a Young Scientist – Edward O Wilson (Letters)
  • Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes - Maria Konnikova (Creativity)
  • Open Book – Jessica Simpson (audible memoir)
  • Sixpence House - Paul Collins (British Travels)
  • Taste: My Life through Food – Stanley Tucci (memoir, e)
  • The Broken Circle: Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan – Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
  • The Common Reader  - Virginia Woolf (Memoir, e)
  • The Story Teller – Dave Grohl (NF, Audible and hardcover, Clef Notes) 
  • Thomas Merton:  An Introduction to his life, teachings, and Practices - Jon Sweeney (e)

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