Reading List 2022

Back in 2021 I read the book A Ripple in Time by Victor Zugg. I started 2022 with book 2, The Planters and 3 in the series, The Punishers. The description of the story on Amazon says,

“It started as a routine Miami to Charlotte flight for the passengers, crew, and Federal Air Marshal Stephen Mason. But a freak storm over the Atlantic propels the airliner unexplainably back in time to the early 18th century. They find themselves on the sparsely populated coast of the Carolina Colony. Charles Town is the only English settlement of any size in the area. It’s an inhospitable place of vast plantations, slavery, hostile natives, tall ships, and marauding pirates.”

I really enjoyed A Ripple in Time and was glad the he wrote two more books in the series. Zugg did a good job portraying the survival challenges a modern day time traveler would face and the solutions they could use to overcome them.

Early in the year I read The Gray Man by Mark Greaney. I had heard about the series plus it had been turned into a Netflix original series to be released in July of 2022. I was soon hooked on the series and bought them all to read. One of the things that I liked about the series is they did a great job describing the “trade craft” the Gray Man used to do thing like check for surveillance, loose a tail, travel under different identities and methods to avoid getting captured by his enemies. Plus there is plenty of action and combat in the series.

The Lonesome Dove television mini-series had been one of my favorites for years, but I had never read the book. This year I got it for one of my summer vacation books. The book was even better than the mini-series. Envisioning the scenes in the story was even better since I pictured the actors from the mini-series as I was reading. Robert Duvall was perfect for the role of Augustus (Guss) and Tommy Lee Jones was just as good in the role of McCall.

A notable re-read was the novel Confess, Fletch by Gregory McDonald. The character Fletch was made famous by the movies Fletch and Fletch Lives starring Chevy Chase. When I read that a new Fletch movie titled Confess, Fletch was going to be released I was interested. I had read the book (and most of the Fletch series) so I knew the movie had potential. In this movie Fletch was going to be played by Jon Hamm. The movie did a good job following the book. Although they did make some character changes that was disappointing. Jon Hamm did a great job with the role of Fletch!

Years ago I got into Bernard Conwell’s Richard Sharpe series. This year I decided to start the series where I had left off, which was was Sharpe’s Escape. This novel took place in 1810 at the Battle of Bussaco near the city of Coimbra in Portugal. I enjoyed the story so much that I bought more books in the series. I was able to find many of the places mentioned in the series on Google Maps and do research into the major battles mentioned in the series.

  1. The Planters: A Ripple In Time Book 2 – Victor Zugg
  2. The Punishers: A Ripple In Time Book 3 – Victor Zugg
  3. Yestertime: A Novel of Time Travel – Andrew Cunningham
  4. Time Shift: A Historical Novel Of Survival – Victor Zugg
  5. From Near Extinction: A Dystopian Novel of Survival and Adventure – Victor Zugg
  6. The Gray Man (A Gray Man Novel Book 1) – Mark Greaney
  7. The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
  8. African Game Trails – Theodore Roosevelt
  9. On Target – (Gray Man 2) – Mark Greaney
  10. Ballistic – (Gray Man 3) – Mark Greaney
  11. Dead Eye – (Gray Man 4) – Mark Greaney
  12. Back Blast – (Gray Man 5) – Mark Greaney
  13. For the Wolf – Hanna Whitten
  14. Gunmetal Gray – (Gray Man 6) – Mark Greaney
  15. The Night She Disappeared – Lisa Jewell
  16. Agent in Place – (Gray Man 7) – Mark Greaney
  17. Timeline (Re-read) – Michael Crighton
  18. Mission Critical (Gray Man 8) – Mark Greaney
  19. One Minute Out (Gray Man 9) – Mark Greaney
  20. The Atmospherians – Alex McElroy
  21. Relentless (Grey Man 10) – Mark Greaney
  22. A Catalogue of Catastrophe: Chronicles of St Mary’s 13 – Jodi Taylor
  23. Sierra Six (Gray Man 13) – Mark Greaney
  24. The Yestertime Effect: A Novel of Time Travel (Yestertime Series Book 2) – Andrew Cunningham
  25. Unidentified: A Science-Fiction Thriller – Douglas E Richards
  26. Night of the Jabberwock – Fredric Brown
  27. Passin Through (Re-read) – Louis L’Amour
  28. Solar Plexus – Victor Zugg
  29. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  30. Timeline (re-read) – Michael Crighton
  31. The Rational Male – Rollo Tomassi
  32. The Rational Male – Preventive Medicine – Rollo Tomassi
  33. The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity – Rollo Tomassi
  34. Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry
  35. Stolen Thoughts – Tim Tigner
  36. Dark Vector (NUMA book 19) – Graham Brown
  37. Do Overs – Jon Spoelstra
  38. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
  39. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  40. The Unplugged Alpha – Richard Cooper
  41. Confess, Fletch (re-read) – Gregory McDonald
  42. Sharpe’s Escape – Bernard Cornwell
  43. The Game – Neil Strauss
  44. Sharpe’s Battle – Bernard Cornwell
  45. Sharpe’s Company – Bernard Cornwell
  46. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law – Mary Roach
  47. Sharpe’s Sword – Bernard Cornwell
  48. Sharpe’s Fury – Bernard Cornwell
  49. About Time (Time Police 4) – Jodi Taylor
  50. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
  51. Sharpe’s Enemy – Bernard Cornwell
  52. Sharpe’s Honor – Bernard Cornwell
  53. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  54. Sharpe’s Regiment – Bernard Cornwell
  55. Sharpe’s Siege – Bernard Corwell
  56. Clive Cussler’s Hellburner (The Oregon Files Book 16) – Mike Maden