Jan. 16, 2010

Personal Reading List, 2009

2009 saw a jump in the number of books read, from 25 to 43.

Most notable in retrospect was the magnificent Martin Beck series, also known as “the Beckalogue”. My first reading of Roseanna will stay long in the memory.

  1. The Way Some People Die”, Ross MacDonald (reread) (2nd Jan)
  2. The Blue Hammer”, Ross MacDonald (reread) (5th Jan)
  3. Selected Tales”, Edgar Allan Poe (19th Jan)
  4. Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass”, Lewis Carroll (24th Jan)
  5. Around the World in Eighty Days”, Jules Verne (29th Jan)
  6. Roseanna”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (5th Feb)
  7. The Man Who Went Up In Smoke”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (14th Feb)
  8. Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity”, David Allen (16th Feb)
  9. The Doomsters”, Ross MacDonald (26th Feb)
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray”, Oscar Wilde (1st March)
  11. The Man on the Balcony”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  12. The Laughing Policeman”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  13. The Fire Engine that Disappeared”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  14. Murder at the Savoy”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  15. The Abominable Man”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  16. The Locked Room”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  17. Cop Killer”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo (reread)
  18. The Terrorists”, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  19. The Heckler”, Ed McBain
  20. No Beast So Fierce”, Edward Bunker
  21. The Siege of Krishnapur”, J. G. Farrell
  22. The State of Africa”, Martin Meredith
  23. Lady, Lady, I Did It!”, Ed McBain
  24. I Married A Communist”, Philip Roth
  25. Ten Second Staircase”, Christopher Fowler
  26. The Secret War with Iran”, Ronen Bergman
  27. Cop Hater”, Ed McBain
  28. The Thin Man”, Dashiel Hammett
  29. Bad Blood: the Secret Life of the Tour de France”, Jeremy Whittle
  30. Rough Ride”, Paul Kimmage
  31. On Murder”, de Quincey
  32. The Art of the Idea”, John Hunt
  33. The Soul of a New Machine”, Tracy Kidder
  34. The Modern Con Man: How To Get Something For Nothing”, Todd Robbins
  35. A Most-Wanted Man”, John Le Carre
  36. White Corridor”, Christopher Fowler
  37. Brave New World”, Aldous Huxley
  38. The Drowning Pool”, Ross MacDonald (reread)
  39. Black Money”, Ross MacDonald (reread)
  40. Horse’s Arse”, Charley Owen
  41. Der Fall Galton” (German translation), Ross MacDonald
  42. The Big Blowdown”, George P. Pelecanos
  43. Computer Vision: Principles and Practice”