Books Read in 2004

(In opposite order, last read up top)

  • The Genocides by Thomas M. Disch
  • The Weather in Berlin, by Ward Just
  • Pagan Babies, by Elmore Leonard
  • (sections of) Boys & Girls Forever: Children’s Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter, by Alison Lurie
  • (sections of) Don’t Tell the Grown-ups: Subversive Children’s Literature, by Alison Lurie
  • The Daughter in Law, by Diana Diamond
  • California Girl, by T. Jefferson Parker
  • The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room), by Paul Auster
  • Witch Hunt, by Ian Rankin
  • Mrs. Satoris, by Elke Schmitter
  • The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon
  • The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby
  • Lucky Girls, by Nell Freudenberger
  • Shadow Baby, by Alison McGhee
  • The Girl Who Played Go, by Shan Sa
  • Never Mind the Pollacks, by Neal Pollack
  • Don’t Think of an Elephant, by George Lakoff
  • The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst
  • Stars and Bars, by William Boyd
  • How to Get into Law School, by Susan Estrich
  • The Rotters Club, by Jonathan Coe
  • The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer
  • The Evening of the Holiday, by Shirley Hazzard
  • Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Adventures of Flash Jackson, by William Kowalski
  • Marriage: A Duet, by Anne Taylor Fleming
  • The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
  • Twice Shy, by Dick Francis
  • The Gunslinger, Dark Tower Part I, by Stephen King
  • Macbeth, by Shakespeare (reread)
  • Men in the Off Hours, by Anne Carson
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
  • The Dogs of Riga, by Henning Mankell
  • Blood of Victory, by Alan Furst
  • Eva Moves the Furniture, by Margot Livesey
  • Rainlight, by Alison McGhee
  • The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory
  • Something Rotten, by Jasper Fforde
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (reread)
  • Light of the Moon, by Elizabeth Buchan
  • Chasing Shakespeare, by Sarah Smith
  • The Great Fire, by Shirley Hazzard
  • Ghostwritten, by David Mitchell
  • Daughter of God, by Lewis Perdue
  • Flashman, by George Macdonald Fraser
  • French Lessons, by Alice Kaplan
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • Gallows View, by Peter Robinson
  • The Houdini Girl, by Martyn Bedford
  • Uniform Justice, by Donna Leon
  • The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Photograph, by Penelope Lively
  • The Game, by Laurie R. King
  • The Big Love, by Sarah Dunn
  • Truth & Beauty, by Ann Patchett
  • The Winshaw Legacy, by Jonathan Coe
  • The Black Book, by Ian Rankin
  • Hopscotch, by Julio Cortazar
  • Something Rising (Light and Swift), by Haven Kimmel
  • Hearing Birds Fly, by Louisa Waugh
  • The Long Firm, by Jake Arnott
  • Dead Souls, by Ian Rankin
  • Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, by Helen Fielding
  • Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell
  • Decider, by Dick Francis
  • Rat Race, by Dick Francis
  • Driving Force, by Dick Francis
  • To the Hilt, by Dick Francis
  • Abandon, by Pico Iyer
  • Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
  • The Epicure’s Lament, by Kate Christensen
  • Let It Bleed, by Ian Rankin
  • Fox River, by Emilie Richards
  • New Spring: The Novel, by Robert Jordan
  • Strip Jack, by Ian Rankin
  • Mortal Causes, by Ian Rankin
  • Angelica, by Sharon Shinn
  • Mrs. Kimble, by Jennifer Haigh
  • The Fall, by Simon Mawer
  • Tooth and Nail, by Ian Rankin
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, by Louise Erdrich
  • Final Target, by Iris Johansen
  • The Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett
  • A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep, by Rumer Godden
  • What I loved, by Siri Hustvedt
  • The Solace of Leaving Early, by Haven Kimmel
  • Little Children, by Tom Perrotta
  • Wild Horses, by Dick Francis
  • Wedding Season, by Darcy Cosper
  • Bringing Down the House, the Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, by Ben Mezrich
  • A Fistful of Rain, by Greg Rucka
  • The Last Detective, by Robert Crais
  • Hide and Seek, by Ian Rankin
  • Trial Run, by Dick Francis
  • The New Confessions, by William Boyd
  • Straight, by Dick Francis
  • Dead Aim, by Iris Johansen
  • Isn’t It Romantic, by Ron Hansen
  • The Dog of the South, by Charles Portis
  • Remember Me, by Trezza Azzopardi
  • Knots and Crosses, by Ian Rankin
  • On Love, by Alain de Botton
  • I Wish Someone Were There Waiting for Me, by Anna Gavalda
  • Untangling my Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
  • The Well of Lost Plots, [Thursday Next book 3] by Jasper Fforde
  • Any Human Heart, by William Boyd
  • Blood Brothers, by Richard Price
  • Picture Palace, by Paul Theroux
  • Giving Up the Ghost, a Memoir, by Hilary Mantel
  • The Good Doctor, by Damon Galgut
  • Perfume, by Patrick Susskind
  • Nothing Remains the Same; Rereading and Remembering, by Wendy Lesser
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken

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