101 Books Read in 2017

Happy New Year!

It’s time for my traditional listing of the books I read in the previous year (2017). It’s easy to see that I read a lot of cozy mysteries. I tend to regard most of them like potato chips (reliable in story-telling, fun and easy to read by the handful, tasty-though without much nutritional value).

However, a few highlights from the year stand out (a couple of which are actually re-reads for me):

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Here are the 101 books I read last year, listed by month:

January
1. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
2. Tarnished and Torn by Juliet Blackwell
3. Photo Finished by Laura Childs
4. Out of Circulation by Miranda James
5. A Vision in Velvet by Juliet Blackwell
6. Owls Well That Ends Well by Donna Andrews
7. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
8. A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay
9. Telling Tails by Sofie Ryan
10. Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber

February
11. A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley
12. Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman
13. Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay
14. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
15. Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters
16. Brush with Death by Hailey Lind
17. Spellcasting in Silk by Juliet Blackwell
18. Borrowed Crime by Laurie Cass
19. File M for Murder by Miranda James
20. An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette
21. Wedding Bel Blues by Maggie McConnon
22. Naked in Death by JD Robb
23. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
24. Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass
25. Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz

March
26. A Fright to the Death by Dawn Eastman
27. Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay
28. My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
29. Arsenic and Old Paint by Hailey Lind
30. Death al Dente by Leslie Budewitz
31. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
32. Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
33. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
34. No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews
35. Gone With The Twins by Kylie Logan
36. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
37. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
38. A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

April
39. Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon
40. Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz
41. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle
42. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
43. Arsenic with Austen by Katherine Bolger Hyde
44. A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell
45. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
46. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
47. Stanny: The Gilded Life of Stanford White by Paul R. Baker

May
48. A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander
49. On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander
50. Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay
51. Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle
52. The Perfect Neighbor by Nora Roberts
53. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna Andrews
54. Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander
55. The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
56. Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander
57. If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell (re-read)
58. Dead Bolt by Juliet Blackwell (re-read)
59. You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age by Robert J. Wagner

June
60. Murder on the House by Juliet Blackwell (re-read)
61. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
62. All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
63. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (re-read)

July
64. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (re-read)
65. Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
66. Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick
67. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (re-read)
68. First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (re-read)
69. Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman (re-read)

August
70. The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha by JoAnna Carl
71. Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews
72. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
73. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
74. Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch

September
75. Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire
76. Just Killing Time by Julianne Holmes
77. Butter Off Dead by Leslie Budewitz
78. Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass
79. Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass
80. Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
81. A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett
82. A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander
83. Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
84. Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell
85. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
86. Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews
87. Clock and Dagger by Julianne Holmes
88. Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes
89. Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford
90. The Big Kitty by Claire Donally

October
91. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
92. Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering
93. River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
94. A Gilded Grave by Shelley Freydont

November
95. Eaves of Destruction by Kate Carlisle
96. No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman
97. Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

December
98. Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
99. The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick
100. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
101. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

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