Books Read 1995-2014


“A” Is for Alibi

Abandon Ship!

The ABC Murders

About a Boy

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

After the Funeral

Against All Enemies

The Agenda

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 

The Alienist


All the King’s Men

All the President’s Men

American Conspiracies

American Jihad

American on Purpose

American Rhapsody

America’s Great Unsolved Mysteries

The Amityville Horror

The Ancient Alien Question

And the Sea Will Tell

And Then There Were None

Angela’s Ashes

Animal Farm

Anna Karenina

The Antichrist

Appointment with Death

Arctic Drift

Are Men Necessary?

Around the World in 80 Days

Art That Changed the World

The Ask


Aunt Dimity’s Death

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Awake in the Dark



Bad Love

Bag of Bones

Ball Four

The Beatles

Beautiful Ruins

The Bedwetter

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Being There

The Bell Jar

Benjamin Franklin


The Big Short

The Big Sky

The Big Sleep

The Black Arrow

Black Like Me


Blood Feud

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Bonjour Laziness

The Book of Genesis

The Book of Guys

The Bourne Identity

Brave New World

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast of Champions

A Brief History of Time

A Bright Shining Lie



Call of the Wild

Candy Girl

Captains and the Kings

Captains Courageous

Cards on the Table


The Case of Jennie Brice

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop


Catch Me If You Can

The Catcher in the Rye

The Cater Street Hangman

Cat’s Cradle


Chariots of the Gods?

The Chill


A Christmas Carol

The Circular Staircase

A Clockwork Orange

Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

The Club Dumas

The Cobra Event

A Coffin for Dimitrios

The Coffins of Little Hope

Cold Mountain

The Color of Magic

The Coming Generational Storm

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

The Concrete Blonde

A Confederacy of Dunces

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Confessions of a Video Vixen


The Count of Monte Cristo

Creepy Archives, Volume 1

Creepy Archives, Volume 2

Crime and Punishment

The Crying of Lot 49


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time




The Da Vinci Code

Danse Macabre

The Dante Club

The Dark Side of Genius

Dark Soul of the South

Dark Star Safari

Darkness, Take My Hand

The Daughters of Cain

David Copperfield

The Day of the Jackal

The Dead Zone

Deadly Innocence

Death by Black Hole

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Death in Holy Orders

Death in the Clouds

Death Is Now My Neighbor

Death of a Salesman

Death on the Nile

The Deep Blue Good-by


Democracy in America


Devices and Desires

Devil in a Blue Dress

Diary of a Drug Fiend

The Diary of a Young Girl

Different Seasons

Dog On It

The Dogs of Riga

Don’t Look Now

Dr. Death



A Drinking Life

Duma Key

Dumb Witness

The Dying Animal




Early Autumn

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eerie Archives, Volume 1

Eleven on Top

Empire Falls

The End of Men

The End of the Affair


An English Murder


Everything Bad Is Good for You

Evil Under the Sun

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore


The Executioner’s Song

The Exorcist

Explosive Eighteen




Faceless Killers

Fahrenheit 451

Fatal Vision

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear of Flying

Fearless Fourteen

The Fellowship of the Ring


50 Great Short Stories

Fight Club

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen


Flowers for Algernon

Flowers in the Attic

Forging the Tortilla Curtain

Fountain Society

Four Past Midnight

Four to Score

The Fran Lebowitz Reader


Friday Night Lights

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Full Service

The Further Prophecies of Nostradamus

Future Shock




The Game

Game Change

A Game of Thrones

Get Shorty

The Ghost

Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Story

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Is Not Great

Gone Girl

Gone with the Wind

The Good Nurse

The Grand Design

The Grapes of Wrath

A Great Deliverance

Great Expectations

The Great Gatsby

Gulliver’s Travels

The Guns of Navarone

The Gunslinger




Hallowe’en Party

Ham on Rye


A Handful of Dust

The Handmaid’s Tale

Happy Endings

Hard Eight

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter:  Page to Screen


Hating Women

The Haunting of Hill House

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Heart of Darkness


Helter Skelter

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Hickory Dickory Dock

High Fidelity

High Five


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Hocus Pocus

Holy Bible


The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Hot Six

The Hot Zone

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The House Next Door

How to … Make Love Like a Porn Star

The Hunger Games

The Hunt for Red October

Hush Money  




I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed

I Am Legend

I Hate Other People’s Kids

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

I Lock My Door Upon Myself

I Love This Game!

The Ice Princess

I’ll Always Have Paris!

In Cold Blood

In Defense of Women

Independence Day

The Inferno

Inside the White House


An Instance of the Fingerpost

Into Thin Air

Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

The Island of Dr. Moreau




Jane Eyre


The Jewel that Was Ours

Johnny Carson

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

Juliet, Naked




The Killer Inside Me

Killing Floor

King Arthur and His Knights

King Lear

Kiss the Girls

Kitchen Confidential

The Kite Runner



Last Bus to Woodstock

The Last Good Kiss

The Last Magazine

The Laughing Policeman

Lean Mean Thirteen

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Les Miserables

Let the Right One In

Lies My Teacher Told Me

A Life on the Road

Light in August

The Lodger


Lonesome Dove

The Long Walk

Look Homeward, Angel

Looking for Rachel Wallace

Lord Edgware Dies

Lord Grizzly

Lord of the Flies

The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover

The Lovely Bones

Lucky Jim




Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard

Main Street

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Man with the Golden Gun

Master and Commander

Master of Ballantrae

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Mein Kampf

Memoirs of a Geisha

Men and Marriage

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Men in Love

The Merchant of Venice

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Mike’s Election Guide 2008

A Million Little Pieces


Miss America

Moby Dick

The Monkey’s Raincoat

The Monster of Florence

The Moon and Sixpence

The Moronic Inferno

Mortal Stakes

The Most Dangerous Game

The Mother Tongue

A Moveable Feast

The Moving Finger

The Moving Toyshop

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Murder

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Obliged, Jeeves

Murder in Mesopotamia

A Murder Is Announced

Murder Must Advertise

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder on the Links

Murder on the Orient Express

My Dog Skip

My Life and Hard Times

My Life So Far

Myra Breckinridge


The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Island



Naked Pictures of Famous People

Needful Things

Neither Here Nor There

Never Let Me Go

The “New” New Rules

Nickel and Dimed

The Nigger of the Narcissus

Night Film

Night Shift

A Night to Remember

The Nine


Nineteen Minutes

No Easy Day

No Mercy

No More Dying Then

Nothing to Lose

Notorious Nineteen




The Odyssey

Of Mice and Men

The Old Man and the Sea

Oliver Twist

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

On Death and Dying

On the Beach

On the Road

On Writing

The Once and Future King

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One for the Books

One for the Money

102 Minutes

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes

The Osterman Weekend

Our Final Hour

Out of Sight

Out on a Limb


The Oxford Murders



Pale Blue Dot

The Passage

The Pelican Brief

People Who Eat Darkness

Peril at End House

Pet Sematary

Peter Pan

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Plum Lovin’

Plum Lucky

Plum Spooky


The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Poet

Portnoy’s Complaint

The Post-American World

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Presumed Innocent

Pride and Prejudice

Primary Colors

Private Parts

Pros and Cons

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The Psychopath Test




The Rant Zone


The Red Badge of Courage

Red Dragon

Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon

The Redbreast

The Regulators

The Remains of the Day

The Remorseful Day

Rendezvous in Black

The Riddle of the Third Mile

The Right Stuff

The Road

Robinson Crusoe

Rosemary’s Baby

The Round House

The Ruins

The Rules

The Rules of Attraction

Rules of Prey



‘Salem’s Lot

Sanibel Flats

The Scarlet Letter

The Searchers

Second Reading

The Secret Adversary

The Secret Life of Bob Hope

The Secret Sharer


Sense and Sensibility

A Separate Peace


Service of All the Dead

Seven Up

The Shining

Shock Value

A Short History of Nearly Everything



The Silence of the Lambs

Silent Witness

A Simple Plan

The Sirens of Titan

Sizzling Sixteen

Skeleton Crew

Skinny Legs and All


Smokin’ Seventeen

The Sociopath Next Door

The Solitary Vice

Some Buried Caesar

Someone Like You

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Song of Solomon

The Sound and the Fury


The Stand

Starship Troopers

State of Wonder

Stealing Shadows


Stormy Weather

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Stranger

The Stranger Beside Me

Stupid White Men

The Sun Also Rises

The Swiss Family Robinson



Takedown Twenty

A Tale of Two Cities

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Ten Big Ones

The Terror of Living  *

A Test of Wills

A Thief of Time

The Thin Man

The Thin Woman

Third World America

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Three to Get Deadly

Through the Looking-Glass

Thus Was Adonis Murdered

The Tiger in the Smoke

The Time Machine

A Time to Kill


The Tin Drum  *

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

To Kill a Mockingbird

To the Nines

Totally MAD

Toxic Bachelors

Track of the Cat

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Treasure Island

True Grit

The Turn of the Screw

The Twelve Caesars

Twelve Sharp

20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea

Two for the Dough 




Undaunted Courage

Under the Dome

The Unexpected Guest

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman



Valley of the Dolls

Vanity Fair


Visions of Sugar Plums



Waiting for Godot

War and Peace

The War of the Worlds

The Way Through the Woods

The Way We Live Now

Weir of Hermiston

The West Wing

What Cops Know

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden

White Fang

The White Lioness

White Teeth

Who Goes There?

Whose Body?

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Why You’re Still Single

The Window at the White Cat


The Witches of Eastwick

Wolf Hall

Women on Top

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Working Stiff

The World According to Garp

Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love

Wuthering Heights



The Year of Magical Thinking

You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again



*  There are two books on the list that the Grouch did not read from cover to cover.  The Terror of Living was too terrible to finish; The Tin Drum was simply annoying.


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