Books Read

I discovered the joy of reading as a little kid. My library card was one of my most prized possessions and it allowed me to escape to worlds created by Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Stephen King, and so many others.

During my career in Corporate America, time was so pressed that I read primarily for work—contracts, nonfiction books, manuals, etc. Now I have the time again for pleasure and read about 100 books a year in a wide variety of genres. I highlight some of the most memorable below.

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    2022

    Julie Clark Last Flight

    The Last Flight

    Lisa Jewell Family Upstairs small

    The Family Upstairs

    Austin Kleon Show Your Work

    Show Your Work

    Austin Kleon Steal Like An Artist

    Steal Like An Artist

    Sarah Sutton One Last Step

    One Last Step

    David Bell Layover

    Layover

    Dean Koontz Quicksilver

    Quicksilver

    Lisa Unger Last Girl Ghosted

    Last Girl Ghosted

    Christina McDonald Do No Harm

    Do No Harm

    Kimberly Belle My Darling Husband

    My Darling Husband

    Michael Connelly Dark Hours

    The Dark Hours

    Ron Rash The World Made Straight

    The World Made Straight

    Karin Slaughter Blindsighted

    Blindsighted

    Wiley Cash When Ghosts Come Home

    When Ghosts Come Home

    Stephen King Billy Summers

    Billy Summers

    Lisa Gardner One Step Too Far

    One Step Too Far

    Jeff Zentner In The Wild Light

    In The Wild Light

    Lisa Unger Under My Skin

    Under My Skin

    S.A. Cosby Razorblade Tears

    Razorblade Tears

    John Grisham Judge's List

    The Judge’s List

    2021

    David Baldacci Daylight

    Daylight

    James Patterson Along Came A spider

    Along Came A Spider

    Chevy Stevens: Dark Roads

    Dark Roads

    David Joy When These Mountains Burn

    When These Mountains Burn

    JT-Ellsion-Her-Dark-Lies

    Her Dark Lies

    Ron-Rash-The-Risen

    The Risen

    John Hart The Unwilling

    The Unwilling

    Kimberly Belle Stranger in the Lake

    Stranger in the Lake

    Lisa Unger Confessions

    Confessions on the 7:45

    John Hart Down River

    Down River

    Jeff Zentner Serpent King

    The Serpent King

    John Hart King of Lies

    The King of Lies

    Peter Heller The River

    The River

    Minka Kent Watcher Girl

    The Watcher Girl

    Stephen King Salems Lot

    ‘Salem’s Lot

    Brian-Reardon-Let-Her-Lie

    Let Her Lie

    Dean-Koontz-Elsewhere

    Elsewhere

    John Grisham Sooley

    Sooley

    Lisa-Gardner-Before-She-Disappeared

    Before She Disappeared

    Stephen King Later

    Later

    Hank Phillippi Ryan First To Lie

    The First To Lie

    Michael Connelly The Law Of Innocence

    The Law of Innocence

    Natalie-Lund-We-Speak-In-Storms

    We Speak In Storms

    SA-Cosby-Blacktop-Wasteland

    Blacktop Wasteland

    Dean-Koontz-Other-Emily

    The Other Emily

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    When We Believed In Mermaids

    Boo-Walker-Red-Mountain

    Red Mountain

    Kimberly-Belle-Dear-Wife

    Dear Wife

    Matthew-McConaughey-Greenlights

    Green Lights

    Lisa-Gardner-When-You-See-Me

    When You See Me

    Brian-Freeman-Infinite

    Infinite

    Minka-Kent-Stillwater-Girls

    The Stillwater Girls

    Gregg-Olsen-Lying-Next-To-Me

    Lying Next To Me

    Jess-Lourey-Bloodline

    Bloodline

    Wiley-Cash-A-Land-More-Kind-Than-Home

    A Land More Kind Than Home

    2020

    Mark-Greaney-The-Gray-Man

    The Gray Man

    John-Hart-Iron-House

    The Iron House

    Heather-Gudenkauf-The-Weight-of-Silence

    The Weight of Silence

    David-Joy-The-Line-That-Held-Us

    The Line That Held Us

    Lou-Berney-November-Road

    November Road

    Anne-Frasier-Find-Me

    Find Me

    Matthew-Farrell-What-Have-You-Done

    What Have You Done?

    JD-Kirk-Litter-of-Bones

    A Litter of Bones

    Janelle-Brown-Pretty-Things

    Pretty Things

    Lamentation Joe Clifford

    Lamentation

    Dean Koontz The Night Window

    The Night Window

    Catherine Ryan Hyde Ask Him Why

    Ask Him Why

    Where the Forest Meets the Stars

    Where The Forest Meets The Stars

    Gregg Olsen The Sound of Rain

    The Sound Of Rain

    The Cleaner Mark Dawson

    The Cleaner

    floating twigs

    Floating Twigs

    This is how i lied

    This Is How I Lied

    Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Michael Connelly Night Fire

    Night Fire

    DeanKoontz Devoted

    Devoted

    Stephen King If It Bleeds

    If It Bleeds

    Don Winslow Broken

    Broken

    Stephen Chbosky Imaginary Friend

    Imaginary Friend

    Harlan Coben Boy From The Woods

    The Boy From The Woods

    David Baldacci A Minute To Midnight

    A Minute To Midnight

    John Grisham The Guardians

    The Guardians

    Jeanine Cummins American Dirt

    American Dirt

    Lee Child Blue Moon

    Blue Moon

    S.E. Hinton The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    Gregg Olsen The Last Thing She Ever Did

    The Last Thing She Ever Did

    Ann Napolitano Dear Edward

    Dear Edward

    JT Ellison Good Girls Lie

    Good Girls Lie

    Gregg Olsen Victim Six

    Victim Six

    Stephen Pastis Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made

    Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

    John Hart Redemption Road

    Redemption Road

    David Baldacci Long Road to Midnight

    Long Road To Mercy

    Minka Kent When I Was You

    When I Was You

    Brian Freeman Thief River Falls

    Thief River Falls

    Dean Koontz In The Heart of the Fire

    In the Heart of the Fire

    CJ Box Back of Beyond

    Back of Beyond

    JT Ellison Tear Me Apart

    Tear Me Apart

    Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    2019

    Donna Tartt The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Harlan Coben Run Away

    Run Away

    Nikolas Butler Little Faith

    Little Faith

    Stephen King 1922

    1922

    Lisa Jewell Then She Was Gone

    Then She Was Gone

    Lisa Gardner Never Tell

    Never Tell

    James Patterson Middle School

    Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

    Stephen King On Writing

    On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

    J.T. Ellison When Shadows Fall

    When Shadows Fall

    Stephen King The Institute

    The Institute

    J.T. Ellison The Endarkening

    The Endarkening

    Taylor Adams Eye Shot

    Eyeshot

    Louise Penny Still Life

    Still Life

    Michael Koryta So Cold the River

    So Cold The River

    CJ Box Open Season

    Open Season

    Louise Penny A Great Reckoning

    A Great Reckoning

    Dawn Lee McKenna Squall Line

    Squall Line

    Gregg Olsen A Cold Dark Place

    A Cold Dark Place

    Lisa Jackson You Will Pay

    You Will Pay

    L.F. Robertson Two Lost Boys

    Two Lost Boys

    Harlan Coben Don't Let Go

    Don’t Let Go

    Lisa Gardner- The Guy Who Died Twice

    The Guy Who Died Twice

    Dan Brown- Digital Fortress

    Digital Fortress

    Paula Hawkings Into The Water

    Into The Water

    Michael Koryta How It Happened

    How It Happened

    Amy Gentry Good As Gone

    Good As Gone

    Bryan Cranston Life In Parts

    A Life In Parts

    Michael Koryta Last Words

    Last Words

    Dean Koontz The Forbidden Door

    The Forbidden Door

    David Joy Where All Light Tends To Go

    Where All Light Tends To Go

    Christopher Swann Shadow Of The Lions

    Shadow of the Lions

    David Baldacci One Summer

    One Summer

    Joe Hill NOS4A2

    NOS4A2

    Michael Koryta Rise the Dark

    Rise The Dark

    Bryan Reardon The Real Michael Swann

    The Real Michael Swann

    Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where The Crawdad’s Sing

    Fiona Barton The Widow

    The Widow

    Jeff Abbott The Three Beths

    The Three Beths

    C.J. Tudor The Chalk Man

    The Chalk Man

    Sally Green Half Lost

    Half Lost

    Candice Fox Hades

    Hades

    David Baldacci Zero Day

    Zero Day

    Sally Green Half Wild

    Half Wild

    Lee Child Past Tense

    Past Tense

    Jane Harper The Dry

    The Dry

    Alice Feeney Sometimes I Lie

    Sometimes I Lie

    Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient

    The Silent Patient

    John Hart The Hush

    The Hush

    Karen Thompson Walker The Dreamers

    The Dreamers

    Brian Meeks Mastering Amazon Ads

    Mastering Amazon Ads

    John Hart Last Child

    The Last Child

    Taylor Adams No Exit

    No Exit

    sally green half bad

    Half Bad

    Charles Krauthammer Point Of it All v2

    The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors

    JT Ellison Lie To Me

    Lie To Me

    Bret Lott Hunt Club

    The Hunt Club

    Lockhart We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

    James Clear Atomic Habits

    Atomic Habits

    Chloe Benjamin The Immortalists

    The Immortalists

    Harlan Coben The Stranger

    The Innocent

    Joe Hill Heart Shaped Box

    Heart-Shaped Box

    Michelle Obama Becoming

    Becoming

    Bryan Reardon Finding Jake

    Finding Jake

    John Grisham Reckoning

    The Reckoning