1. Motel Life by Willy Vlautin
  2. Tiger Shrimp Tango* by Tim Dorsey
  3. Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard
  4. Mistress of Fortune by Holly West
  5. Brotherhood of Fear by Paul Grossman
  6. Gun Monkeys* by Victor Gischler
  7. Silent City by Alex Segura
  8. A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz
  9. One More Body by Josh Stallings
  10. Fox Five by Zoe Sharp
  11. Torpedo Juice* by Tim Dorsey
  12. Plaster City by Johnny Shaw
  13. Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage by Steve Ulfelder
  14. The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham
  15. Blood Always Tells* by Hilary Davidson
  16. Bliss House by Laura Benedict
  17. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  18. Orange Crush* by Tim Dorsey
  19. The Detective and the Pipe Girl: A Mystery by Michael Craven
  20. Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore
  21. Mistress of Lies by Holly West
  22. Tunnel Vision by Aric Davis
  23. Deadly Debut: A Mystery Anthology by New York Tri-State Sisters in Crime
  24. Gods and Monsters: Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore
  25. Doing the Devil’s Work by Bill Loehfelm


  1. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
  2. Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell
  3. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
  4. Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky


  1. Domestic Interior by Stephanie Brown
  2. Grace Notes by Rita Dove
  3. String Parade by Jordan Stempleman
  4. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. Sum of Every Lost Ship by Allison Titus
  6. Grace: Poems by Dana Yost
  7. Floating City: Poems by Anne Pierson Wiese

Comics/Graphic Novels:

  1.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine, Vol. 1: Freefall


* Read-aloud-with-Hubby Books (“Reading with Lumpy”)