Well, I do record in a little notebook I have maintained since 1976 every book I have read. Somewhere along the way I decided to award my favorite reads for that year. So, that’s a documentation I can always refer to for such a list. I wouldn’t begin to try to rank or compare these favorites. Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite author of all time.


In 2014, these titles came to the top: In fiction: The Night Circus, The Prostitutes Ball, and The Song of Kali. In non-fiction I listed Things That Matter, It’s Not About the Truth, and Heaven Is for Real.

Some of my favorite current regularly read authors include: Thomas H. Cook, Michael Connelly, Ken Bruen, Lisa Scottoline, T. Jefferson Parker, Linda Fairstein and Harlan Coben.

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