- From Baghdad, With Love by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth
- The Haj by Leon Uris
- Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
- The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
- The Natural Science of Stupidity by Paul Tabori
- The Disheveled Dictionary by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
- Froth & Scum by Andie Tucher
- When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- The Deluxe Transitive Vampire by Karen Elizabeth Gordon (another Lynn recommendation - Lynn & Susan S, too, I think)*
- Compulsion by Meyer Levin
- True Grit by Charles Portis
- The Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry
Looking at this list, I don't necessarily see joy and euphoria breaking out Christmas morn' when folks open up their dog-eared Amazon Marketplace copies of War of the Worlds and Deluxe Transitive Vampire.
I will have to do better.
* question: Do I have the nerve to wrap this up and give it to C. for Christmas?