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Petey's Reading List 2006


Petey's reading list for 2006 gets off to an earlier start this year than it did last. Having everything already in place means that my to do list for this project now consists only of reading previously unread books, and updating the book list.

You'll notice that my reading preferences include an eclectic mix of genre fiction—science fiction and fantasy, mystery and suspense, action thrillers, contemporary and popular fiction—with a smattering of non-fiction thrown in for times when I get to feeling that there's too much sanity in my life.

Clicking on a book's title opens a new window and takes you to the specific book on the Powell's Books Web site. There, you can learn more about the book, learn more about the author, or purchase the book if you're so inclined.

Rage, by Jonathan Kellerman
At Hell's Gate, by Ethan Black
Flashback, by Gary Braver
Playing with Fire, by Peter Robinson
Dirty Work, by Stuart Woods
Sliding Scales, by Alan Dean Foster
Straight into Darkness, by Faye Kellerman
Blood Orchid, by Stuart Woods
The Protégé, by Stephen Frey
From a Buick 8, by Stephen King
A Cold Heart, by Jonathan Kellerman
Worst Fears Realized, by Stuart Woods
Small Town, by Lawrence Block
Double Homicide: Santa Fe, by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman
Double Homicide: Boston, by Faye & Jonathan Kellerman
Reckless Abandon, by Stuart Woods
Tell No One, by Harlan Coben
The Curve of the World, by Marcus Stevens
The Short Forever, by Stuart Woods
7 Deadly Wonders, by Matthew Reilly
Genevieve, by Eric Jerome Dickey
Two Dollar Bill, by Stuart Woods
Shadow Account, by Stephen Frey
Infernal, by F. Paul Wilson
Lost and Found, by Alan Dean Foster
The Scorpion's Gate, by Richard A. Clarke
Just One Look, by Harlan Coben
Black Ice, by Matt Dickinson
Hope to Die, by Lawrence Block
Trust Fund, by Stephen Frey
Free Fall, by Kyle Mills
The Chairman, by Stephen Frey
The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro, by Paul Theroux
Human Capital, by Stephen Amidon
The Prince of Beverly Hills, by Stuart Woods
Tanner's Tiger, by Lawrence Block
Vanish, by Tess Gerritsen
The Program, by Stephen White
School Days, by Robert B. Parker
The Camel Club, by David Baldacci
Comes a Horseman, by Robert Liparulo
Orchid Blues, by Stuart Woods
Body Double, by Tess Gerritsen
Creepers, by David Morrell
Sunstorm, by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
Cell, by Stephen King
Predator, by Patricia Cornwell
The Apprentice, by Tess Gerritsen
Glory Road, by Robert A. Heinlein
The Hanged Man's Song, by John Sandford
Drop City, by T.C. Boyle
Peggy Sue Got Murdered, by Tess Gerritsen
Secret Prey, by John Sandford
The Inner Circle, by T.C. Boyle
Dead Simple, by Peter James
The Innocent, by Harlan Coben
Anonymous Lawyer, by Jeremy Blachman
The Ghosts of Blood and Innocence, by Storm Constantine
A Necessary Evil, by Alex Kava
Enough Rope, by Lawrence Block

The Two Minute Rule, by Robert Crais
Broken Prey, by John Sandford
Thieves' Paradise, by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Moon Tunnel, by Jim Kelly
Danica—Crossing the Line, by Danica Patrick with Laura Morton
The Sinner, by Tess Gerritsen
Double Tap, by Steve Martini
Afterburn, by Colin Harrison
A Perfect Evil, by Alex Kava
Sunstroke, by Jesse Kellerman
Dead Watch, by John Sandford
Chasing Destiny, by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Havana Room, by Colin Harrison
Justice, by Faye Kellerman
Seeing Double, by Patrick Wilmot
The Husband, by Dean Koontz
Kill Me, by Stephen White

No Second Chance, by Harlan Coben
Iron Orchid, By Stuart Woods
The Devil's Code, by John Sandford

The Forgotten Man, by Robert Crais
Limited Time, by Robert Greer
All the Flowers are Dying, by Lawrence Block
Chosen Prey, by John Sandford
Catch Me When I Fall, by Nicci French
Death's Witness, by Paul Batista
Killer Instinct, by Joseph Finder
The Empty Chair, by Jeffrey Deaver


With only 88 books and 30,575 pages tallied for the year, my reading activities for 2006 lagged slightly behind those of 2005.

Authors that I read for the first time in 2006 include Faye Kellerman, Stephen Frey, Stuart Woods, Harlan Coben, John Sandford, Tess Gerritsen, Robert Crais, Colin Harrison, Alex Kava, Nicci French, Robert Greer, Jeremy Blachman, and Eric Jerome Dickey, among others.

Best political satire: Seeing Double, by Patrick Wilmot


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