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BooksNot bad. Although I have to admit to reading a lot of children’s books toward the end to get as far as I did. I’ll try it again this year, but I have a lot of other stuff to do, so it will be very much a secondary goal for me.

Below is the list of what I read, starting with the first of the year. The stars are what I rated each book. 

Double Exposure Michael Lister *****
Sylvia’s Lovers Elizabeth Gaskell *****
North and South Elizabeth Gaskell ****
Emperor’s Clothes Catherine McGuiness ****
When the Devil Whistles Rick Acker ****
The American Henry James *****
I Know This Much is True Wally Lamb *****
In the Light of You Nathan Singer ****
Fields of Fire James Webb ****
Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell *****
Pragmatism William James *****
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen *****
The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith ****
Inspire! Your customers Jim Champy ****
The Mill on the Floss George Eliot ****
Autobiography Benjamin Franklin *****
Now You’re Thinking Heather Ishakawa ***
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy *****
The Warden Anthony Trollope *****
Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope *****
Dr. Thorne Anthony Trollope *****
Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope *****
The Small House at Allington Anthony Trollope *****
The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope *****
What’s Stopping You? Bruce Barringer ****
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins *****
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins *****
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins ****
Freakonomics Stephen Levitt *****
Catherine William Thackeray ***
Blood, Sweat and Tea Tom Reynolds ***
The Rules of Life Richard Templar ****
The Turn of the Screw Henry James ****
Mad Money Linda Richards ***
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind Joseph Murphy *****
The Poetry of Robert Burns Robert Burns ****
Don’t Know Much about Mythology Kenneth C. Davis ****
The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe *****
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell *****
Men’s Wives William Thackeray ***
Gone Michael Grant ****
Hunger Michael Grant ****
Lies Michael Grant ****
Plague Michael Grant ***
The Help Kathryn Stockett ****
Collapse Jared Diamond *****
My Soul to Lose Rachel Vincent ****
My Soul to Take Rachel Vincent ****
My Soul to Save Rachel Vincent ****
My Soul to Keep Rachel Vincent ****
Reaper Rachel Vincent ****
My Soul to Steal Rachel Vincent ****
If I Die Rachel Vincent ****
Never to Sleep Rachel Vincent ****
The Witches of Eastwick John Updike ****
The Last Kingdom Bernard Cornwell *****
The Pale Horseman Bernard Cornwell ****
The Lords of the North Bernard Cornwell ****
Know What You Don’t Know Michael Roberto ****
Sword Song Bernard Cornwell ****
The Burning Land Bernard Cornwell ****
Blue Lou Aronica ****
Azincourt Bernard Cornwell *****
Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell *****
Penumbra Carolyn Haines ****
Blood Country Mary Logue ***
Dead Until Dark Charlaine Harris ****
Hollowmen Amanda Hocking ****
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen ****
The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides *****
Living Dead in Dallas Charlaine Harris ****
Club Dead Charlaine Harris ****
Dead to the World Charlaine Harris ****
Dead as a Doornail Charlaine Harris ****
Definitely Dead Charlaine Harris ****
Altogether Dead Charlaine Harris ****
From Dead to Worse Charlaine Harris ****
Dead and Gone Charlaine Harris ****
Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris ****
Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins ****
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson ****
The Girl who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson ****
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson ****
Harlequin Bernard Cornwell ***
Vagabond Bernard Cornwell ****
Heretic Bernard Cornwell ****
Playing with Fire Derek Landy ***
Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris ***
Deadlocked Charlaine Harris ****
Shopaholic and Baby Sophie Kinsella ****
Centaur John Updike ****
Fifty Shades of Grey E.L. James ***
Fifty Shades Darker E.L. James ***
Fifty Shades Freed E.L. James ***
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern *****
Stonehenge Bernard Cornwell ****
Rebel Bernard Cornwell ****
Copperhead Bernard Cornwell ****
Battle Flag Bernard Cornwell ****
The Bloody Ground Bernard Cornwell ****
Embassytown China Mieville *****
25 Days to Better Thinking Linda Elder ***
Blink Malcolm Gladwell *****
List-making as a Tool of Thought Leadership Mark Levy ***
Dangerous Angels Francesca Lia Block *****
Change of Heart Jodi Picoult ***
Fly Away Home Jennifer Weiner ****
In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner ****
Handle with Care Jodi Picoult ****
Divergent Veronica Roth *****
Zen to Done Leo Babuata ****
Plain Truth Jodi Picoult ****
Best Friends Forever Jennifer Weiner ****
House Rules Jodi Picoult ****
So You Want to Start a Business? Charles Goetz/Edward Hess ***
I am Number Four Pittacus Lore *****
Life Keith Richards *****
Keeping Faith Jodi Picoult ***
Little Earthquakes Jennifer Weiner ****
The House at Riverton Kate Morton ****
Fear Michael Grant ****
Excuses Begone Wayne Dyer *****
Business and Competitive Analysis Craig Fleisher ****
In the Woods Tana French ****
Lies, Damned Lies, and Science Sherry Seethaler ****
My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult ****
The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey *****
Our Kind of Traitor John le Carre ****
The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood *****
Faithful Place Tana French ****
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris David McCullough ****
The Greatest Knight Elizabeth Chadwick ***
Faro’s Daughter Georgette Heyer ****
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper **
The Innocent Ian McEwan *****
Arabella Georgette Heyer *****
Master and Commander Patrick O’Brian *****
Frederica Georgette Heyer ****
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation Sharon Salzberg ****
Cat’s Eye Margaret Atwood ****
Poems Robert Frost *****
The Flight of Gemma Hardy Margot Livesy ****
Black Dogs Ian McEwan *****
Post Captain Patrick O’Brian *****
HMS Surprise Patrick O’Brian *****
Venetia Georgette Heyer ****
Wishes Fulfilled Wayne Dyer ****
The Mauritius Command Patrick O’Brian ****
Cross Channel Julian Barnes ****
The Secret Island Enid Blyton ****
The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling ****
The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell *****
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan *****
Desolation Island Patrick O’Brian ****
The Secret of Spiggy Holes Enid Blyton ****
The Secret Mountain Enid Blyton ***
I am Charlotte Simmons Tom Wolfe ****
Ask and it is Given Esther Hicks *****
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn *****
The Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan *****
The Batle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan *****
The Last Olympian Rick Riordan *****
Bossypants Tina Fey ****
Before She Met Me Julian Barnes ****
TheFortune of War Patrick O’Brian *****
The Surgeon’s Mate Patrick O’Brian ****
The Painted Word Tom Wolfe ****
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson ****
From Bauhaus to our House Tom Wolfe ***
The Ionian Mission Patrick O’Brian ****
Treason’s Harbor Patrick O’Brian ****
The Far Side of the World Patrick O’Brian ****
The Reverse of the Medal Patrick O’Brian *****
The Letter of Marque Patrick O’Brian ****
Getting Things Done David Allen ****
The Slacker Manifesto Jeanette Maw ****
The Thirteen-Gun Salute Patrick O’Brian ***
The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle ****
First Term at Mallory Towers Enid Blyton ***
Second Form at Mallory Towers Enid Blyton ****
The War of Art Steven Pressfield *****
Turning Pro Steven Pressfield *****
Third Year at Malory Towers Enid Blyton ****
Upper Fourth at Malory Towers Enid Blyton ***
Fifth Form at Malory Towers Enid Blyton ****
Final Term at Malory Towers Enid Blyton ****