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2014 Top Ten Reads
Books listed in no specific order
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Beth McKenzie

  1. Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny - mystery / canada
  2. Spirit of Steamboat - Craig Johnson - mystery / sheriff
  3. Be Buried in the Rain - Barbara Michaels - gothic
  4. Jill's Gymkana - Ruby Ferguson - preteen fiction
  5. Storm Front - Jim Butcher - fantasy
  6. Legend of the Guard- David Petersen - kids / adventure / animals
  7. The Vanishing Shadow - Margaret Sutton - teen / mystery
  8. Once Upon a Time Machine - Lee Nodding, et al - fairy tales
  9. Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle & Other Modern Verse - S. Dunning, E. Lenders, H. Smith - poetry
  10. Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarvesm - Classic Elite Yarns - nonfiction / knitting

Bev Rowe

  1. Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King - horror
  2. Gone Wild - James W Hall - thriller
  3. Primal Fear - William Diehl - thriller
  4. The Murder Farm - Andrea Maria Schenkel - german thriller
  5. The Brothers Cro-Magnon - Roger Pepper - thriller
  6. Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile - Colin Falconer - biography
  7. Blessed are the Wholly Broken - Melinda Clayton - fiction
  8. Sharkey's Machine - William Diehl - thriller
  9. A Cold and Broken Hallelujah - Tyler Dilts - suspense
  10. Son of the Dragon - Victor T Foia - historical fiction

Bob (rOBERT) Walch

  1. Tiger Shrimp Tango - Tim Dorsey - mystery
  2. The Water Rat of Wanchai - Ian Hamilton - mystery
  3. Skin Collector - Jeffery Deaver - horror
  4. The Night Searchers - Marcia Muller - suspense
  5. The Fury Clock - Christopher Bunn - fantasy
  6. Gutenberg’s Apprentice - Alix Christie - historical
  7. Down the Up Escalator - Barbara Garson - nonfiction / recession
  8. Zoom - Bob Berman - nonfiction / science
  9. Old Man River - Paul Schneider - nonfiction / history
  10. Train - Tom Zoellner - nonfiction / trains

 

Brenda Weeaks

  1. The Bleeding Heart- Christopher Fowler - (Audio) - mystery / british
  2. The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep - Claflin, Stimson - children - [review]
  3. You Can Begin Again – Joyce Meyer – (Audio) - nonfiction / inspirational - [review]
  4. Why Kings Confess - C. S. Harris - mystery / historical - [review]
  5. King and Maxwell – David Baldaccci - (Audio) - thriller - [review]
  6. Target – David Baldacci - (Audio) - thriller - [review]
  7. Private L.A. - James Patterson - (Audio) - thriller - [review]
  8. Bombproof - Michael Robotham - (Audio) - british/thriller - [review]
  9. To Die Fur – Dixie Lyle - mystery / paranormal - [review]
  10. Scandal in Skibbereen - Sheila Connolly - mystery / Ireland - [review]

 

Carisa Farrington

  1. The Oversight - Charlie Fletcher - (Audio) - british / fantasy - [review]
  2. The Mythology of Grimm - Nathan Robert Brown - nonfiction / fantasy - [review]
  3. Still Foolin’ ‘Em - Billy Crystal - (Audio) - autobiography - [review]

 

Carol Ann Johnson

  1. Hope to Die - James Patterson - suspense
  2. Sweet Silver Bells - Rochelle Alers - romance
  3. Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton - nonfiction / memoir
  4. Season of Change - Tumika Patrice Cain - fiction
  5. Confesssions of a Wild Child - Jackie Collins - fiction
  6. Perfect - Diamond Delaney - romance
  7. Jack and Jill - Sheila Gross - fiction
  8. Red Velvet Kisses - Sherelle Green - romance
  9. My Wife's Baby - RM Johnson - fiction
  10. Power Play - Danielle Steel - fiction

 

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Lisette’s List - Susan Vreeland - historical fiction
  2. Death in Vegas - Christopher Meeks - mystery
  3. The Describer’s Dictionary - David Grambs - nonfiction / reference
  4. End Your Menopause Misery - Stephanie Bander and Treacy Colbert - nonfiction / health
  5. Detour Trail - Joy V. Smith - fiction / historical
  6. Dazzled - Maxine Nunes
  7. Purple Pencil Adventures - Debra Eckerling - mystery
  8. Night Visitor - Dianne Emley - fantasy
  9. Breaking the Code - Karen Fisher-Alaniz - memoir
  10. Christmas Cookies Are for Giving - Kristin Johnson - food / crafts

Cheryl Green

  1. Double Strike – Gretchen Archer - mystery
  2. Murder in the Mystery Suite – Ellery Adams - mystery
  3. The Wolfe Widow – Victoria Abbott - mystery - [review]
  4. Organized For Homicide –Ritter Ames - mystery
  5. A Dollhouse to Die For – Cate Price - mystery - [review]
  6. Death of a Mad Hatter – Jenn McKinlay - mystery - [review]
  7. Lethal Lily – Joyce and Jim Lavene - mystery
  8. Whack Job – Kendel Lynn - mystery
  9. Deadly Décor – Karen Rose Smith - mystery
  10. A Dose of Death – Gin Jones - mystery

Claudia Vanlydegraf

  1. Vahallah - Robert J. Mrazek - Thriller - [review]
  2. Hell With The Lid Blown Off - Donis Casey - Thriller - [review]
  3. The Button Man - Mark Pryor - Mystery / England - [review]
  4. The Blood Promise - Mark Pryor - Mystery / Paris - [review]
  5. God and the Afterlife Proven - Tom A. Wilson - Nonfiction - [review]
  6. Coconut Therapy for Pets - Bruce Fife, ND - Nonfiction / Pets - [review]
  7. The Coconut KetoGenic Diet - Dr. Bruce Fife - Nonfiction / Health - [review]

Cornelia Amiri

  1. Wolves' Pawn - P.J. MacLayne - romance / paranormal
  2. The Different Girl - Dahlquist, Gordon - young adult / fantasy
  3. Knights of Stone - Lisa Carlisle - romance / paranormal
  4. The Kraken Project - Douglas Preston - SF
  5. Out of Time - Pauline Baird Jones - nonfiction / biography
  6. The Marquesa's Necklace - P.J. MacLayne - mystery
  7. Steamrolled - Pauline Baird Jones - SF / romance
  8. The Key - Pauline Baird Jones - SF
  9. Kicking Ashe - Pauline Baird Jones - SF
  10. Girl Gone Nova - Pauline Baird Jones - SF

Courtney (cORKEY) Skelton

  1. Mission to the Stars - Ted Iverson - SF
  2. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Zafon - mystery
  3. Cold Heart Canyon - Clive Barker - horror
  4. For Blood and Loyalty - Chris Kasparoza - fiction
  5. Sepulchre - Kate Mosse - Fantasy
  6. Undocumented - Aviva Chomsky - nonfiction / immigration
  7. Towing Jehovah - James Morrow - fantasy - [review]
  8. Speed Dating with the Dead - Scott Nicholson - fantasy
  9. The Stranger Besides Me - Ann Rule - true crime
  10. The Punch - John Feinstein - nonfiction / basketball

 

Dennis Collins

  1. title - author

Elise Cooper

  1. Days Of Rage - Brad Taylor - Thriller - [review]
  2. The Lost Key - Catherine Coulter - Thriller - [review]
  3. The 6th Extinction - James Rollins - Thriller - [review]
  4. Noah's Rainy Day - Sandra Brannan - Thriller - [review]
  5. An Unwilling Accomplice - Charles Todd - Thriller - [review]
  6. Second Watch - J.A. Jance - Thriller
  7. Shadow Maker - James Hannibal - Thriller - [review]
  8. To Dwell In Darkness - Debra Crombie - Thriller - [review]
  9. Notorious - Allison Brennen - Thriller- [review]
  10. Stranded - Alex Kava - Nonfiction / journalism/government - [review]

Jan Fields

  1. The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill - Megan Frazer Blakemore - tweener / Mystery
  2. Lost Children of the Far Islands - Emily Raabe - tweener / Adventure
  3. Ninja Librarians - Jen Swann Downey - tweener / Adventure
  4. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy - Karen Foxlee - tweener/ Fairy Tale
  5. Under the Egg - Laura Marx Fitzgerald - tweener / Mystery
  6. Cleopatra in Space - Mike Maihack - teen / Space / Graphic Novel
  7. The Meaning of Maggie - Megan Jean Sovern - tweener / Fiction
  8. Another Day as Emily - Eileen Spinelli - tweener / Fiction
  9. The Doll Graveyard - Lois Ruby - tweener/ paranormal
  10. Belzhar - Meg Wolitzer - young adult / paranormal

 

Jeanette Clinkunbroomer

  1. title - author

Jonathan Lowe

  1. Let Me Be Frank With You - Richard Ford – (Audio)
  2. All The Night We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr – (Audio)
  3. Sensation - Thalma Lobel – (Audio)
  4. Bad Girls - Jane Yolen – (Audio)
  5. Essentialism - Greg McKeown– (Audio) - [review in column]
  6. The Dressmaker - Kate Alcott– (Audio)
  7. The Big Fat Surprise - Nina Teicholz– (Audio)
  8. Atomic Accidents - James Mahaffey – (Audio)
  9. Station Eleven - Emily Mandel – (Audio)
  10. Zero to One - Peter Thiel – (Audio) - [review in column]

Leslie Halpern

  1. Gull Harbor - Kathryn Knight - romance - [review]
  2. Love Illuminated - Daniel Jones - nonfiction / self help [review]
  3. The Pound a Day Diet - Rocco Dispirito – (Audio) - nonfiction / health [review]
  4. How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days - Roberta Temes, PhD - nonfiction /. writing [review]
  5. Lying With Strangers - Jonnie Jacobs - mystery - [review]
  6. Flat-Out Celeste - Jessica Park - teen / YA fiction
  7. Go Wild - John J. Ratey, MD and Richard Manning - nonfiction / health [review] – (Audio)
  8. The Drop - Dennis Lehane - mystery - [review]
  9. The Wisdom of Money - Alice Bandy - nonfiction / finances
  10. Play On - Mick Fleetwood and Anthony Bozza – (Audio) biography - [review]

Linda Morelli

  1. Teacup Turbulence - Linda O. Johnston - mystery - [review]
  2. Vintage - Susan Gloss - women's fiction [review]
  3. The Girl Who Came Home - Hazel Gaynor - fiction / historical [review]
  4. Gone and Done It - Maggie Toussaint - mystery / paranormal [review]
  5. The Garden Plot - Marty Wingate - Mystery [review]
  6. The Butterfly and the Violin - Kristy Cambron - Fiction [review]
  7. Flight of the Sparrow - Amy Belding Brown - Mystery [review]
  8. Help for the Haunted - John Searles - thriller / paranormal [review]
  9. The Great Grisby - Mikita Brottman - Nonfiction / Dogs [review]
  10. Killing Custer - Margaret Coel - Mystery [review]
     

Linda young

  1. 1356:A Novel - Bernard Cornwell - Historical Fiction [review]
  2. Along Came a Spider - James Patterson - (Audio) - Thriller - [review]
  3. Vampire Most Wanted - Lynsay Sands - Fantasy / Romance - [review]
  4. Immortal Craving - Kendra Leigh Castle - Fantasy / Romance - [review]

Marcia Berneger

  1. title - author

Dr. Maxine Thompson

  1. Terrorist - Baba Evans Moore - suspense
  2. Gutters & Alleyways - Nancy Lynee Woo - nonfiction
  3. The Joneses - Shelia Goss - fiction
  4. Taking Flight - Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince - memoir
  5. The Prodigal Son - Kimberla Lawson Roby - fiction
  6. Silver Bullets - Suzetta Perkins - fiction
  7. Lost and Found - Sarah Jakes (Bishop T. D. Jakes daughter) - memoir
  8. Blood, Sweat and Payback - Wahida Clark - urban fiction
  9. Endangered - Jean Love Cush - teen fiction
  10. Addicted to the Game - Earl Howard - mystery

Michael G'Francisco

  1. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova – (Audio) - thriller - [review]
  2. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Zafon - historical fiction
  3. Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks - men's adventure
  4. Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb - teen fantasy

Nicole Merritt

  1. title - author

P G (Pat) Forte

  1. title - author

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. The Oversight - Charlie Fletcher - fantasy - [review]
  2. Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes - Denis O'Smith - mystery / historical [review]
  3. The Shroud Maker – Kate Ellis -mystery - [review]
  4. The Lascar's Dagger - Glenda Larke - fantasy - [review]
  5. Crewel Intentions – Hazel Blomkamp - nonfiction / how-to [review]
  6. The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café - Alexander McCall Smith - mystery / africa [review]
  7. Heirs of the Body – Carola Dunn - mystery / historical [review]
  8. The Dead Queen’s Garden – Nicola Slade - mystery / historical - [review]
  9. Thief’s Magic – Trudi Canavan - fantasy - [review]
  10. Little Christmas Decorations To Knit & Crochet - Sue Stratford, Val Pierce - [review]

Sylvia McClain

  1. title - author

Tiffany Artiaga

  1. title - author

Willie Elliott

  1. You Can, You Will - Joel Osteen – (Audio) - nonfiction / inspirational - [review]
  2. Power over the Enemy - John Osteen – (Audio) - nonfiction / inspirational - [review]
  3. An Appalachian Poet in San Francisco - M. Ray Allen - poetry - [review]
  4. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon - Audrey Penn - children / animals - [review]
  5. Miss You Like Crazy - Pamela Hall - children / animals - [review]
  6. The Long Road - Christopher Holt - children / animals - [review]
  7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book - Diane Muldrow -nonfiction / self help - [column]
  8. If God Is Good - Randy Alcorn - nonfiction / inspirational- [column]
  9. A Christian's Secret of a Happy Life - Hannah Whitall Smith - nonfiction / inspirational - [column]


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