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2017 Top Ten Reads
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Brenda Weeaks

  1. The Sheepover - John and Jennifer Churchman [children](Audio)
  2. Hatched - Bruce Coville [tweener]
  3. Murder on the Orient Express [Movie Tie-in] - Agatha Christie [mystery] (Audio)
  4. How to Catch a Monster - Adam Wallace [children]
  5. Wake Up to the Word Joyce Meyer [nonfiction](Audio)
  6. So Long, Chief - Mike Hammer [mystery] (Audio)
  7. Hidden - James Patterson with James O. Born [mystery] (Audio)
  8. Malicious – James Patterson, James O Born [mystery] (Audio)
  9. Taking the Titanic - James Patterson with Scott Slaven [mystery] (Audio)
  10. Dead and Breakfast - Kate Kingsbury [mystery]

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. The Chords of War - Christopher Meeks and Samuel Gonzalez Jr. [fiction]
  2. Keep Her - Leora Krygier [Young Adult]
  3. Writing for Bliss - Diana Raab, PhD [nonfiction]
  4. Author Training Manual - Nina Amir [nonfiction]
  5. Sleep Before Evening - Magdalena Ball [fiction]
  6. The Gospel of Thomas for Awakening - Abbot George Burke [nonfiction]
  7. Wine, Cheese & Chocolate - Monika Rose (Editor) [nonfiction]
  8. Propose Your Book - Patricia Fry [nonfiction]

Courtney (Corkey) Skelton

  1. The Switch - A.W. Hill & Nathanael Hill
  2. The Oath - Frank Peretti
  3. Sacrament - Clive Barker
  4. Mission to the Stars - Ted Iverson
  5. No Mercy - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  6. Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King
  7. The Brothers Bulger - Howie Carr
  8. Brutal Bedtime Stories - Tobias Wade
  9. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
  10. Shot Down - William Schoppman

Dennis Collins

  1. Murder in the Wind - David Vizard [mystery]
  2. China Fire - Mark Terry [thriller]
  3. Just Add Water - Jinx Schwartz [mystery]
  4. Gone Gorilla - Robert. W. Walker [horror]
  5. Fatal Frost - Nancy Mehl [mystery]
  6. Bishop’s War - Rafael Hines [military thriller]
  7. I Hope You’re Happy Now - P.F. Ford [mystery]
  8. Ludwika - Christoph Fischer [nonfiction]
  9. Smoke Got in My Eyes - Bruce Rubenstein [mystery]
  10. Chief Among Sinners - L.K. Gibson [mystery]

Elise Cooper

  1. The Cuban Affair - Nelson DeMille [thriller]
  2. Enemy Of The State - Kyle Mills [thriller]
  3. The Thing About Love - Julie James [romance]
  4. The Christmas Room - Catherine Anderson [fiction]
  5. Last Christmas In Paris - Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb [fiction]
  6. Proof Of Life - J. A. Jance [mystery]
  7. The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter [mystery]
  8. The Night The Lights Went Out - Karen White [mystery]
  9. Gunmetal Gray - Mark Greaney [mystery]
  10. The Freedom Broker - K. J. Howe [mystery]

HEATHER bUCHANAN

  1. Edge of the Wind James E. Cherry [fiction]
  2. Pure Land – Annette McGivney [memoir]
  3. The Race for Paris Meg Waite Clayton [fiction]
  4. Skin Game – Jim Butcher [fantasy]

Jan Fields

  1. Night Shift - Charlaine Harris [fantasy]
  2. Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs [fantasy]
  3. The Brightest Fell - Seanan McGuire [fantasy]
  4. Fire Touched - Patricia Briggs [fantasy]
  5. The Hunt - Chloe Neill [mystery]
  6. Magic for Nothing - Seanan McGuire [mystery]
  7. Death of a Nurse - M.C. Beaton [british mystery] (Audio)
  8. Moonbreaker - Simon R. Green [Science Fiction]
  9. Very Important Corpses - Simon R. Green [Science Fiction]
  10. Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop [fantasy]

Jen Oliver

  1. Kill Creek - Scott Thomas [horror]
  2. Ghost Hunter's Guide to Portland and the Oregon Coast - Jeff Dwyer [nonfiction]
  3. Ghosthunting Oregon - Donna Stewart [nonfiction]
  4. The Fall - John Lescroart [mystery]
  5. 11/22/63 - Stephen King [horror]
  6. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins [mystery]
  7. Ghosts Among Us - Leslie Rule [nonfiction]
  8. Moloka'i - Alan Brennert [fiction]
  9. The Drifter - Christine Lennon [thriller]
  10. Escape from Dannemora - Michael Benson [nonfiction]

Jonathan Lowe

  1. Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance [memoir ] (Audio)
  2. Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann [memoir ] (Audio)
  3. Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Isaacson [memoir ] (Audio)
  4. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Wells [memoir ] (Audio)
  5. The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman [memoir ] (Audio)
  6. Things That Can and Cannot Be Said - Arundhati Roy & John Cusack [memoir ] (Audio)
  7. The Best of Richard Matheson - Richard Matheson, Victor LaValle [horror] (Audio)
  8. The Lost Get-Back Boogie - James Lee Burke [fiction] (Audio)
  9. Dear World - Bana Alabed [Bio/Middle East] (Audio)
  10. Popular - Mitch Prinstein [adolescent psychology-] (Audio)

Katrina Wiese

  1. Seashells, Spells & Caramels - Erin Johnson [mystery]
  2. Before That Promise - Violet Duke [romance]
  3. Scheduled to Death - Mary Feliz [mystery]
  4. Fatality by Firelight - Lynn Cahoon [mystery]
  5. Nightshade for Warning - Bailey Cattrell [mystery]
  6. Engaged in Trouble - Jenny B Jones [mystery]
  7. Assaulted Caramel - Amanda Flower [mystery]
  8. Fire & Love - Melanie Shawn [romance]
  9. A Dark & Story Murder - Julia Buckley [mystery]
  10. Captive Rebel - Erin McDermott [young adult fantasy]

Kristin Johnson

  1. Crossing Eden - Monte Schulz [historical fiction]
  2. nOthing - Matthew J. Pallamary [fiction]
  3. Change Agent - Daniel Suarez [mystery]
  4. True Genius - Joel Shurkin [nonfiction]
  5. Camino Island - John Grisham [fiction]
  6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - J.K. Rowling [children/teen/fantasy]
  7. The Assassins - Gayle Lynds [historical mystery]
  8. Sargent's Lady - Judith Fabris [historical fiction]
  9. Blitz Your Book to a Best Seller 21st Century - Joyce Foy and Virginia Clark [nonfiction]
  10. A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr. [fantasy/SF]

LJ Roberts

  1. The Long and Faraway Gone - Lou Berney [suspense]
  2. Dead Woman Walking - Sharon J. Bolton [international suspense]
  3. The Quiet Child - John Burley [historical mystery]
  4. The Seagull - Ann Cleeves [police mystery]
  5. Cold Earth - Ann Cleeves [police mystery]
  6. Viper - Maurizio de Giovanni [international mystery]
  7. The Life We Bury - Allen Eskins [mystery]
  8. She Rides Shotgun - Jordan Harper [suspense]
  9. Sulfur Springs - William Kent Krueger [suspense]
  10. Glass Houses - Louise Penny [mystery]

Laura Hinds

  1. The Girl Before - J P Delaney [mystery]
  2. The Book of Polly - Kathy Hepinstall [fiction]
  3. Miss Julia Weathers the Storm - Ann B Ross [fiction]
  4. The Fifth Petal - Brunonia Barry [suspense]
  5. The Book of Knowing and Worth - Paul Selig [nonfiction/new age]
  6. Agatha Raisin & the Witches' Tree - M C Beaton [mystery]
  7. Death Overdue - Allison Brook [mystery]
  8. Dead of Winter - Wendy Corsi Staub [suspense]
  9. Gone Gulls - Donna Andrews [mystery]
  10. Perish from the Earth - Jonathan F Putnam [historical thriller]

Leslie Halpern

  1. Live by Night - Dennis Lehane [noir suspense]
  2. Strange Affair - Peter Robinson [british police]
  3. Tony & Susan - Austin Wright [fiction]
  4. Bad Boy - Peter Robinson [british police]
  5. The Metabolism Plan - Lyn-Genet Recitas [nonfiction/health]
  6. Deviate - Beau Lotto [nonfiction/neuroscience]
  7. Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson [british police]
  8. Ketone Therapy - Dr. Bruce Fife [nonfiction/food]
  9. Murder n the Orient Express - Agatha Christie [british mystery/Movie Tie-In]
  10. Choosing a Master - S.M. Perlow [fantasy]

Linda Morelli

  1. Beach House for Rent - Mary Alice Monroe [fiction]
  2. Mary Poser - Angel A (Angelique Bonocoeur) [romance]
  3. Winter’s Child - Margaret Coel [mystery/native american]
  4. Song of the Lion - Anne Hillerman [police mystery]
  5. Dadgummit - Maggie Toussaint [supernatural mystery]
  6. Death in Dark Blue - Julia Buckley [cozy mystery]
  7. Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful - Irina Miech [nonfiction/how-to]
  8. The Last Chance Matinee - Mariah Stewart [fiction]
  9. A Ghostly Mortality - Tonya Kappes [paranormal mystery]
  10. The Horror on the Links - Seabury Quinn [mystery shortstories]

Dr. Maxine Thompson

  1. Grace - Natashia Deon [historical fiction]
  2. The Book of Harlan - Bernice McFadden [historical fiction]
  3. Cities of Men - William Jensen [fiction]
  4. Two Down: The Inconvenient Truth - Suzetta Perkins [mystery]
  5. Governess of Seductive Abuse - Lee Charles [fiction]
  6. Mathaphobia - Olympia Le Pont [nonfiction]
  7. Affirmations and Essays for Melanoid People - Dr. Maxine Thompson [nonfiction]
  8. Living Superfood Recipes Volume II - Chef Keidi Awadu [nonfiction/food]
  9. A Daughter's Promise - Fran Lewis [nonfiction/health/neurology]

Michael G'Francisco

  1. Alter Egos - Mark Landler [nonfiction/politics]
  2. Blood on the Tracks - Barbara Nickless [police/suspense]
  3. Evil Never Dies - T. R. Ragan [suspense]
  4. The Making of Donald Trump - David Cay Johnston [nonfiction/politics]

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. Lord of the Dark Wood - Lian Hearn [fantasy]
  2. The Age of Olympus - Gavin Scott [mystery]
  3. A Dangerous Crossing - Rachel Rhys [historical fiction]
  4. Unquiet Spirits - Bonnie MacBird [historical mystery]
  5. The Mermaid’s Scream - Kate Ellis [historical mystery]
  6. Chord of Evil - Sarah Rayne [wartime suspense]
  7. Wychwood - George Mann [british mystery]
  8. The House of Unexpected Sisters - Alexander McCall Smith [mystery]
  9. The Outcasts of Time - Ian Mortimer [fantasy]
  10. Marked To Die - Sarah Hawkswood [mystery]

Rick Morelli

  1. The Gestapo - Frank McDonough [nonfiction / history]
  2. The Road to Ithaca - Ben Pastor [nonfiction / history]
  3. Earthy Remains - Donna Leon [mystery]
  4. Never Call Me A Hero - N. Jack “Dusty” Kleiss [nonfiction / bio/history]
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