Books I’ve Read in 2002 (48 Titles)


The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3
Author: Philip Pullman

And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Another classic detective novel. I read the entire Agatha Christie murder genre when I was a kid, and I happened to find one of my old paperbacks at my mom’s house, so I picked it up again. This is one of my favorites, because it was one that truly stumped me when I first read it.

The Ape That Guards the Balance: An Amelia Peabody Mystery
Author: Elizabeth Peters

Artemis Fowl
Author: Eoin Colfer
A children’s book along the lines of Harry Potter. Artemis is the main character and a bad guy to boot, which is makes for a bit of cognitive dissonance while you cheer for the real heroes, the fairies, whom Artemis is trying to cheat out of a lot of gold.

Auntie Mame
Author: Patrick Dennis

A Beau Brummel Mystery: Death on a Silver Tray
Author: Rosemary Stevens
The first of a new mystery series starring Beau Brummel, the famous arbiter of fashion during one of my favorite historical periods, The Regency, in England. It wasn’t a great novel, but they score points for a cute idea… the notoriously frivolous Brummel is secretly an intelligent crime solver in this series.

A Beau Brummel Mystery: The Tainted Snuff Box
Author: Rosemary Stevens
The second book in the Beau Brummel mystery series. If you want a completely non-stressful waste of time, this series is great.

The Body in The Library
Author: Agatha Christie

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
Author: Graeme Base
The kids picture book with mystery puzzles embedded in the artwork.

Ex Libris
Author: Ross King

The Falcon at the Portal
Author: Elizabeth Peters

Author: Sarah Waters

The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Author: John Fowles

The Gilded Chain: A Story of the King’s Blades
Author: Dave Duncan

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Author: Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Man of the Cloth
Author: Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Wandering Eye
Author: Stephanie Barron

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy
Author: Mabel Maney

Lady of Quality
Author: Georgette Heyer
Heyer is one of my favorite authors, I managed to win this copy of one of her many out of print Regency books from eBay. It is, of course, a romance novel set it Regency England, but unlike most romances, and like all Heyer novels, it stands out as an excellent piece of characterization and farce.

Lemony Snickett: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Author: Lemony Snickett

The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold

Lord of the Fire Lands: A Story of the King’s Blades
Author: Dave Duncan

Murder At The Chess Board
Author: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Pride and Promiscuity
Author: Arielle Eckstutt, Dennis Ashton

Sky of Swords: A Story of the King’s Blades
Author: Dave Duncan

Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
Author: George R. R. Martin

Three Weeks
Author: Elinor Glyn

Whose Body?
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Classic Lord Peter Wimsey detection story from a classic mystery author.

Wizards First Rule
Author: Terry Goodkind

Non – Fiction

All About Plumbing Basics
Author: Ortho

Dick Wolfsie’s New Book (Longer, Funnier, Cheaper)
Author: Dick Wolfsie

The Drag King Book
Author: Del Lagrace Volcano, Judith "Jack" Halberstam

Fast Food Nation
Author: Eric Schlosser

Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions
Author: John Margolies

Gardening for Pleasure
Author: Barron’s Publishing

The Good Citizen’s Handbook: A Guide to Proper Behavior
Author: Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
Compiled from real guidebooks on good citizenship from the 1920s-1960s, including information on the importance of a meat diet and why it’s never right to poison the neighbors’d dog, this handbook is hysterically funny in a completely straight-faced way.

The Good, The Bad, and the Difference
Author: Randy Cohen

Indianapolis: A Pictoral History
Author: Edward Leary
I bought this book from eBay; a nice picture book of early Indianapolis. It’s out of print.

Inside the West Wing
Author: Paul Challen

Man Flies: The Story of Alberto Santos-Dumont
Author: Nancy Winters

Me Talk Pretty One Day
Author: David Sedaris

MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice For The New Media Designer
Author: Hillman Curtis

Author: Forbush

Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World
Editor: Brian M. Fagan

The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Author: Matt Groening

Stupid White Men
Author: Michael Moore

You Are Being Lied To
Author: Russ Kick, Editor.
A collection of articles on political and social issues, examining cultural myth and disinformation from the government, big businesses, and religion.

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