My Reads, 2011 Edition

What a year! Alright, so I didn’t even meet my total from last year, and I know why. Work took over in the last two months, and for the last month, from Thanksgiving through to New Year’s, there wasn’t a day I didn’t work at least four hours. Including holidays and weekends. And usually after an 8 hour workday, I’d put in another two to four hours after dinner. It rotted out loud. So I only made it to 73 books this year. Only 7 books in the last two months. Sigh. Whatever, 2012’s a brand new year, right?!

1. We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (Gillian Gill)
2. Death at Gallows Green (Robin Paige)
3. Fundraising the Dead (Sheila Connolly)
4. Death Comes for the Archbishop (Willa Cather)
5. Athénaïs: The Life of Louis XIV’s Mistress, the Real Queen of France (Lisa Hilton)
6. Unsolicited (Julie Kaewert)
7. Death of a Tart (Kate Gilley Borden)
8. The Princess of Nowhere (Lorenzo Borghese)
9. The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Lauren Willig)
10. The Orchid Affair (Lauren Willig)

11. Death at Daisy’s Folly (Robin Paige)
12. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Aimee Bender)
13. Death at Devil’s Bridge (Robin Paige)
14. Crocodile on the Sandbank (Elizabeth Peters)
15. The Curse of the Pharaohs (Elizabeth Peters)
16. The Tell-tale Horse (Rita Mae Brown)
17. Devil’s Food Cake Murder (Joanne Fluke)
18. Homicide in Hardcover (Kate Carlisle)
19. The Holy Thief (Ellis Peters)
20. On What Grounds (Cleo Coyle)

21. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (Alexander McCall Smith)
22. Hounded to Death (Rita Mae Brown)
23. Lion in the Valley (Elizabeth Peters)
24. The Ninth Daughter (Barbara Hamilton)
25. Death at Rottingdean (Robin Paige)
26. If Books Could Kill (Kate Carlisle)
27. Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini, The Secret Female Pope (Eleanor Herman)
28. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)
29. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane Grey (Leanda de Lisle)
30. The Lies That Bind (Kate Carlisle)

31. Death at Whitechapel (Robin Paige)
32. 44 Scotland Street (Alexander McCall Smith)
33. Harmony (Charles, Prince of Wales)
34. Death at Epsom Downs (Robin Paige)
35. Through the Grinder (Cleo Coyle)
36. American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans (Eve LaPlante)
37. Brother Cadfael’s Penance (Ellis Peters)
38. Latte Trouble (Cleo Coyle)
39. The Last Camel Died at Noon (Elizabeth Peters)
40. Glazed Murder (Jessica Beck)

41. Death at Buckingham Palace (C.C. Benison)
42. Fatally Frosted (Jessica Beck)
43. Heresy (S. J. Parris)
44. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
45. Murder Most Frothy (Cleo Coyle)
46. Our Lady of the Lost and Found (Diane Schoemperlen)
47. A Murder on the Appian Way (Steven Saylor)
48. Roman Blood (Steven Saylor)
49. Rubicon (Steven Saylor)
50. Dirty Sexy Politics: A True Story (Meghan McCain)

51. Decaffeinated Corpse (Cleo Coyle)
52. Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams (Lynne Withey)
53. Death at Sandringham House (C.C. Benison)
54. Bedeviled Eggs (Laura Childs)
55. Anne of the Island (L.M. Montgomery)
56. And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
57. Pawn of Prophecy (David Eddings)
58. Town in a Blueberry Jam (B.B. Haywood)
59. Queen of Sorcery (David Eddings)
60. Magician’s Gambit (David Eddings)

61. Castle of Wizardry (David Eddings)
62. Enchanter’s End Game (David Eddings)
63. Death at Windsor Castle (C.C. Benison)
64. French Pressed (Cleo Coyle)
65. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome (Alberto Angela)
66. Espresso Shot (Cleo Coyle)
67. The Aeneid (Vergil; trans. Robert Fitzgerald)
68. The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
69. Murder Under Cover (Kate Carlisle)
70. The Long Quiche Goodbye (Avery Aames)

71. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Joanne Fluke)
72. Lost and Fondue (Avery Aames)
73. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Mindy Kaling)

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