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2002 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained or impressed us the most in 2002
Books are listed in no specific order

Not everyone chose to participate.


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Vickie Adkins

  1. The Cranberry Queen - Kathleen DeMarco
  2. Thin Air - Bette Nordberg
  3. Graven Images - Nancy Mehl
  4. After the Locusts - Jan Coleman
  5. Home Is Where the Murder Is - Carolyn Rogers
  6. A Garrard County Tragedy - Phyllis Brown
  7. A Garden to Keep - Jamie Langston Turner
  8. The Hammer Will Fall - Tim Ritter
  9. Second Opinion - Hannah Alexander
  10. Personal Wars - Richard Siebert, MD

Elaine Broome

  1. Uncivil Seasons - Michael Malone [Police Procedural]
  2. The Curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold [Fantasy]
  3. Diplomatic Immunity - Lois McMaster Bujold [Fantasy]
  4. Steps to the Altar - Earlene Fowler [Mystery]
  5. The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King [Historical Mystery]
  6. Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers [Classic Mystery]
  7. The Chalion Heads - Barry Maitland [British Detective]
  8. A Fine and Bitter Snow - Dana Stabenow [Suspense]
  9. Wings of Fire - Charles Todd [Historical Mystery]
  10. Winter & Night - S.J. Rozan [Suspense]

Barbara Buhrer

  1. Relentless Pursuit - Alexander Kent [Historical Naval]
  2. Puzzle Bark Tree - Stephanie Gurtler [Romance mystery]
  3. Hunting Wind - Steve Hamilton [Suspense]
  4. Without Fail - Lee Child [Suspense]
  5. The Bishop in the West Wing - Andrew M Greeley [Mystery]
  6. At Risk - Kit Ehrman [Suspense]
  7. Bone of Contention - Roberta Gellis [Medieval mystery]
  8. Beat Until Stiff - Claire M Johnson [Cozy mystery]
  9. The Embroidered Corpse - Brian Kavanagh [Cozy mystery]
  10. Waynes Dead - Christy Tillery French [Suspense

Robyn Glazer

  1. No Man Standing - Barbara Seranella [Mystery]
  2. Bad Seed - Beth Saulnier [Mystery]
  3. Heaven on Earth - Marilyn Pappano [Contemporary Romance]
  4. Cold justice - Jonnie Jacobs [Mystery]
  5. Flashover - Suzanne Chazin [Mystery]
  6. Angels - Marian Keyes [Chick-Lit]
  7. Mortal Prey - John Sanford [Mystery]
  8. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold [Fiction]
  9. To Give or Decieve - Malinda Terreri [Mystery]
  10. Slow Dollar - Margaret Maron [Mystery]

Suzie Housley

  1. Paradise Found - Mary Campisi [Contemporary]
  2. Behind Enemy Lines - Cindy Dees [Suspense]
  3. An Accidental Woman - Barbara Delinsky [Contemporary]
  4. Runaway Bay - Lisa Hendrix [Contemporary]
  5. The Bride Sale - Candice Hern [Historical]
  6. Navy Seal Dad - Metsy Hingle [Series]
  7. In the Blink of an Eye - Julie Miller [Romance]
  8. The Grotto - Evelyn Rogers [Paranormal]
  9. Afterimage - Jaye Roycraft [Paranormal]
  10. Behind the Veil - JoAnna Wayne [Series]

Rachel A Hyde

  1. Archaeology is Rubbish - Tony Robinson with Mick Aston [Nonfiction]
  2. The Rival Queens - Fidelis Morgan [Historical Crime]
  3. A Catch of Consequence - Diana Norman [General Historical]
  4. His Majesty's Envoy - Richard Patton [General Historical]
  5. Dangerous Angels series - Francesca Lia Block [Juvenile]
  6. Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death - M C Beaton [Humor]
  7. The Ill-Made Mute/Lady of the Sorrows - Cecilia Dart-Thornton [Fantasy]
  8. Time For Aristotle - Jennifer Macaire [Romance]
  9. Angel The Casefiles Vol I [TV Tie-In] - Nancy Holder, Jeff Mariotte & Maryelizabeth Hart [Horror]
  10. Seek A New Dawn - E V Thompson - [Saga]
  11. The French Executioner - C C Humphreys - [Adventure]
  12. Julian Stockwin - Artemis [Sea Story]

Susan (Suebuggy) Johnson

  1. Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich [Mystery]
  2. Beach House - James Patterson [Fiction]
  3. Second Chance - James Patterson [Detective/Sleuth]
  4. Daddy's Little Girl - Mary Higgins Clark [Suspense]
  5. On the Street Where You Live - Mary Higgins Clark [Suspense]
  6. Slow Dollar - Margaret Marron [Mystery]
  7. Monteiths Mountains - Skip Brooks [Fiction]
  8. A Perfect Evil - Alex Kava [Detective/Police]
  9. Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs [Suspense]
  10. The Next Accident - Lisa Gardner [Suspense

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Life of Pi - Yann Martel [Literary]
  2. The Greater Goode - Amy Schorr Ferris [Young Adult]
  3. Word Work - Bruce Holland Rogers [Inspirational / Writers]
  4. First the Raven - Leora G. Krygier [Literary]
  5. Night Crimes - Judith Woolcock Colombo [Mystery/ Psycho thriller]
  6. Beauty Bites Beast - Ellen Snortland [Nonfiction]
  7. East of Kabul West of New York - Tamin Ansary [Memoir]
  8. John Adams - David McCullough [Nonfiction]
  9. The World is Round - Nikky Finney [Black, Poetry]
  10. Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris [Fiction]

Kristie Leigh Maguire

  1. Forever Until We Meet - Vicki M. Taylor
  2. I Love You - Samuel Alesich
  3. The Runaway Bride - Patricia McLinn
  4. Slow Hands - Lauren Bach
  5. Soul 2 Soul - Craig S. Tulepan
  6. Winter Fire - Kathy Fischer-Brown
  7. Silverbridge - Joan Wolf
  8. The Gunn of Killearnan - Dorice Nelson
  9. Battleground U.S.A. - Mark Haeuser
  10. This Is The Place - Carolyn Howard-Johnso

Nancy Mehl
My Top Ten..Eleven…umm, Twelve… okay!!! Thirteen List!!! (In no particular order - because that would have really finished me!)

  1. The Grass Dance - Laurel Johnson [Nonfiction / Inspirational]
  2. Alley of Wishes - Laurel Johnson [Literary]
  3. When You Upon a Star - Nancy Marie [Inspirational Fiction]
  4. Soldier of the Legion - Marshall S. Thomas [Science Fiction]
  5. Sock Monkey Blues - John Laurence Robinson [Mystery / Detective]
  6. Full Circle - Pat Browning [Mystery]
  7. The Passion of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland [Literary]
  8. Irregardless of Murder - Ellen Kennedy [Cozy Mystery]
  9. Jezebel - Gordon A. Kessler [Suspense / Horror]
  10. Serving Gravy with a Slotted Spoon - Freda Gower Ward [Humor]
  11. The Red Church - Scott Nicholson [Horror]
  12. Index of Suspicion - Robert E. Armstrong [Suspense]
  13. Desert Wives - Betty Webb [Mystery / Detectiv

Jen Oliver

  1. What Dreams May Come - Richard Matheson [Fiction]
  2. First Cut - Leah Ruth Robinson [Medical Thriller]
  3. Sleeping Murder - Agatha Christie [Murder Mystery]
  4. Shadow Prey - John Sandford [Horror]
  5. If I'd Only Known... - Dorothy M. Neddermeyer [Non-fiction, Psychology]
  6. Life Lessons - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler [Non-fiction, Self-help]
  7. The Wild Vine - Sandra Pesini and Shirley Mattson Wolf [Fiction]
  8. Toughest Battle - Regina Pride [Fiction]
  9. Empty Promises - Ann Rule [Non-Fiction-True Crime]
  10. Envy - Sandra Brown [Fiction

Jo Rogers

  1. Into the Path of Gods - Kathleen Cunningham Guler [Historical Fantasy]
  2. Inn the Shadow of Dragons - Kathleen Cunningham Guler [Historical Fantasy]
  3. Against the Fall of Night - Arthur C. Clarke [Science Fiction]
  4. Henderson's Spear - Ronald Wright [Historical Fiction]
  5. Twice Dead - Elizabeth Dearl [Mystery]
  6. The Wayfarer Redemption - Sara Douglass [Fantasy]
  7. Enchanter - Sara Douglass [Fantasy]
  8. Starman - Sara Douglass [Fantasy]
  9. Warchild - Karin Lowachee [Science Fiction]
  10. Shadow Planet - William Shatner [Science Fiction

Beverly Rowe

  1. The Stephanie Plum Series (Yeah, all 8 of them) - Janet Evanovich [Suspense/Humor]
  2. The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon [Historical/Fantasy]
  3. Aindreas the Messenger - Gerald McDaniel [Fiction/Historical]
  4. The Belly of the Dragon - Jack Romig [Suspense/Historical]
  5. The Fire Lover - Joseph Wambaugh [Nonfiction/True Crime]
  6. Law Dog - J. Lee Butts [Fiction/Western]
  7. Basket Case - Carl Hiaasen [Fiction/Humor]
  8. The Dark of the Eye - Douglas Clegg [Fiction/Horror]
  9. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (Again) [Fiction/Classic]
  10. We Were the Mulvaneys - Joyce Carol Oates [Fiction/Contemporary

Brenda Weeaks

  1. Dig Deep for Murder - Kate Kingsbury [Historical Mystery]
  2. Deaf Child Crossing - Marlee Matlin [Children's book]
  3. Honor's Kingdom - Owen Parry [Historical Mystery]
  4. April Fool Dead - Carolyn Hart [Cozy Mystery]
  5. Opportunity Slips - Sherban Young
  6. Lost - Gregory Maguire [Supernatural Fiction]
  7. Rush Home Road - Lori Lansens [Fiction]
  8. Miss Julia Throws a Wedding - Ann B. Ross [Fiction]
  9. Cochlear Implants in Children - Christiansen, Leigh, Branson [Health / Deaf Related]
  10. Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini - Viana La Place [Cookbook]
  11. Partisans and Redcoats - Walter B. Edgar [History
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