Books I’ve Read Since January of Last Year

by Duke Pasquini on May 25, 2013

These are the books I read since last year.  Actually physically read on my tablet, hardback, and paperback.   I listed them below.  I found a favorite author, Chris Crutcher.  I’ve read quite a few of his books.  Seneca suggests we find writers than move us and make us want to read them over and over.  I’m not sure I want to read all Crutcher’s books again, but will read the best of them.  Pat Conroy is my second favorite author.  I’ve read about five of his books, but not recently.   I’m pleased with the variety of the books I’ve read.  They say you need to read to be a good writer.  I’m doing my best.

Read two romance novels recommended by the wife of one of my fraternity brothers.  Enjoyed them far more than I expected.  Much to my surprise, they had little sex in them.  More Than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress by Mary Balogh.

Read half  of a biography on Tennessee Williams.

Snitch by Allison Van Diepen

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey – Modern Jesus  – The book sucked.

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George.  Found it outside the Branceforte Library – Great book

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

The three-volume set of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A Warrior’s Son by Duke Pasquini – Read it three more times for final editing for Kindle

Teenage Mosaic by Duke Pasquini – Read it three more times for final editing for Amazon Create Space.

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton

Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Life by Tony Hendra

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Audible Books

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Zero Day by David Baldachi

The following were read on my Tablet





Columbine – Written by newspaper man Cullen, Dave April 11, 2013
Sleeping Handsome Haus, Jean January 28, 2013
After Adam (A Teen Romance) Aleo, Katie January 28, 2013
Hard to Love Ryan, Kendall January 28, 2013
This Beautiful Thing (Young Love) Heath, Amanda December 5, 2012
The Perfect Game Sterling, J. October 26, 2012
Sell Your Book Like Wildfire Eagar, Rob October 2, 2012
Calico Joe: A Novel Grisham, John September 15, 2012
Hoot – Young adult on saving owls Hiaasen, Carl July 19, 2012
Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer) Grisham, John June 21, 2012
Monster Myers, Walter Dean June 21, 2012
Stotan! Crutcher, Chris May 23, 2013
King of the Mild Frontier – Autobiography Crutcher, Chris May 16, 2013
Whale Talk Crutcher, Chris May 15, 2013
Bless the Beasts & Children Swarthout, Glendon May 13, 2013
The Crazy Horse Electric Game Crutcher, Chris May 13, 2013
Deadline – Teenager has a year to live Crutcher, Chris May 10, 2013
Athletic Shorts – Six short stories Crutcher, Chris May 7, 2013
A Thousand Cuts – fiction on teacher who killed a teacher and a couple student in his school. Simon Lelic May 3, 2013
Running Loose Crutcher, Chris April 25, 2013
Period 8 Crutcher, Chris April 23, 2013
No Easy Answers – Written by former friend of Eric Harris, one of the columbine shooters. Brown, Brooks, Merritt, Rob April 21, 2013

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