Posts tagged ‘books’

July 19, 2012

Harry Bosch Books in Order

You know what drives me crazy? When I have a hard time figuring out what order the books in a series are supposed to go. I got all kinds of off on the Harry Bosch books recently – read about 3 books way out of order recently. So, as a courtesy to the public, I thought I would occasionally list series like this in order. This is round 1. (If you are interested in more information, like how Connelly cross-uses characters, go here.)

Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Series

  1. The Black Echo
  2. The Black Ice
  3. Concrete Blonde
  4. The Last Coyote
  5. Trunk Music
  6. Angels Flight
  7. A Darkness More Than Night
  8. City of Bones
  9. Lost Light
  10. The Narrows
  11. The Closers
  12. Echo Park
  13. The Overlook
  14. The Brass Verdict (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  15. Nine Dragons
  16. The Reversal (technically from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  17. The Fifth Witness (1 page appearance in a this book from the Lincoln Lawyer series)
  18. The Drop
  19. The Black Box
  20. The Burning Room (due out November 2014)

(Updated 4/16/2014)

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July 14, 2012

Reading Update

Well, I’ve been terribly ill. So… here’s an update on my reading (since May 12), since I don’t really have a whole lot else to talk about.

55. Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter

56. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

57. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

58. The Passage by Justin Cronin

59. Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans

60. The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell

61. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

62. City of Bones by Michael Connelly

63. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

64. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

65. Lost Light by Michael Connelly

66. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

67. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

68. A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay

69. The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul

70. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

71. The Narrows by Michael Connelly

72. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

73. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays by Mark Twain

74. The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

75. Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston (AUDIO read by Andrew Peterson)

76. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

77. By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

78. To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson

79. From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson

80. A Delirious Summer by Ray Blackston

81. Lost in Rooville by Ray Blackston

82. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (AUDIO)

83. The Dark Tower and Other Stories by CS Lewis

84. A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly

85. The Closers by Michael Connelly

86. A Body in the Bathhouse by Lindsey Davis

87. Harry Potter 0.5 by J.K. Rowling

88. Thursday Next: The First among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

89. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson

90. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer

91. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly

92. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer

June 8, 2012

Love in this world doesn’t come out of thin air. It is not something thought up. Like ourselves, it grows out of the ground. It has a body and a place.

Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry

May 11, 2012

Booklist 2012 Update

Here’s my March 30 – May 10 list.
  1. The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies
  2. Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
  3. From Fear to Freedom: Living as Sons and Daughters of God by Rose Marie Miller
  4. The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
  5. A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs #8) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  7. A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
  8. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond
  9. A Matter of Honour by Jeffery Archer
  10. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  11. The High King by Alexander Lloyd
  12. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  13. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  14. The Crab with the Golden Claws by Herge
  15. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  16. The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
  17. The Shining by Stephen King
  18. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
  19. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  20. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  21. The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck
  22. Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9) by Jacqueline Winspear
  23. Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
  24. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

I am sure I will post more about this soon, but I can tell you now that THE book I will be recommending this year is Jesus + Nothing = Everything. It is incredible. Everyone needs to go read it now.

A few other notes:

  1.  I do not understand why people liked The Red Tent. I hated it, and not just because of the historical hogwash and theological heresy and all that jazz. But those were extraordinary turn-offs too.
  2. The Shining is not scary. Disturbing, yes.
  3. Speaking of disturbing, Saving Fish from Drowning was a bit disturbing. But mostly just weird. I like old-school Amy Tan fiction better. Her memoir about writing is fantastic though.
May 10, 2012

The fact is, the king was a good deal more than a king, he was a man; and when a man is a man, you can’t knock it out of him.

– Mark Twain, A  Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

March 29, 2012

2012 Thus Far

I read a lot, as those of you who know me are fully aware. So far, this is my list for this year as of right now.

1. Basket Case by Carl Hiaassen
2. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
3. Cold Case Squad by Edna Buchanan
4. Tintin and the Picaros by Herge
5. The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life: Psalms 1-12 by Dale Ralph Davis
6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
7. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
8. Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6) by Jacqueline Winspear
9. It Could Be Any One of Us: A Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
10. The Curious Savage: A Comedy in Three Acts by John Patrick
11. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
12. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
13. Alph Art by Herge
14. The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge
15. Red Rackham’s Treasure by Herge
16. Live Wire by Harlan Coben
17. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
18. The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs #7) by Jacqueline Winspear
19. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
20. First Patient by Michael Palmer
21. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
22. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner
23. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
24. The Freedom Writers Diary edited by Erin Gruwell
25. We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill
26. Why We Aren’t Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
27. Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
28. The Envy of Eve by Melissa B. Kruger
29. A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp
30. The Organized Heart by Staci Eastin