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2003 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained or impressed us the most in 2003
Books are listed in no specific order

Not everyone chose to participate.


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Barbara Buhrer

  1. Dead Man's Touch - Kit Ehrman
  2. The Plot - Kathleen Lamarche
  3. Glorious Cause - Jeff Shaara
  4. Not All Tarts Are Apples - Pip Granger
  5. The Dashing Debutante - Alissa Baxter
  6. Waterloo Station - Emily Grayson
  7. Someone To Watch Over Me - Judith McNaught
  8. The Persuader - Lee Child
  9. Split Second - David Balddacci
  10. Fogbound - Joseph T. Klemper

Dennis Collins

  1. White Male Infant - Barbara D'Amato
  2. Iron Lake - William Kent Krueger
  3. Close to Home - Todd Stone
  4. The Man Who Understood Cats - Michael Allen Dymmoch
  5. Welcome to Wolf Country - Doug Allyn
  6. Barbados Heat - Don Bruns
  7. The Weedless Widow - Deborah Morgan
  8. Living Proof - Peter J. Thompson
  9. Rough Draft - James W. Hall
  10. Skinwalkers - Tony Hillerman

Robyn Glazer

  1. Faking It - Jennifer Crusie
  2. Cerulan Sins - Laurell K. Hamilton
  3. Just the Way you Are - Christina Dodd
  4. The Ring On Her Finger - Elizabeth Beverly
  5. Night Stalker - Donna Anders
  6. Season of Passage- Christopher Pike
  7. Cereal Killer- G.A. McKevett

 

Lawrence Greenberg

  1. Gun Monkeys - Victor Gischler
  2. Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
  3. Florida Roadkill - Tim Dorsey
  4. Thieves Like Us - Edward Anderson
  5. A Single Shot - Matthew F. Jones
  6. The Ice Harvest - Scott Phillips
  7. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye - Horace McCoy
  8. Give Us a Kiss - Daniel Woodrell
  9. Dirty White Boys - Stephen Hunter
  10. The Name of the Game is Death - Dan J. Marlowe

Sheila Griffin

  1. Knight in Shining Armor - Jude Deveraux
  2. Mrs. Mike - Benedict and Nancy Freedman
  3. Christy - Catherine Marshall
  4. Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  5. Vienna Prelude - Bodie Thoene
  6. Oulander - Diana Gabaldon
  7. Kiss the Girls - James Patterson
  8. The Trouble with Angels - Debbie Maccomber
  9. This Heart of Mine - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  10. Welcome to Temptation - Jennifer Crusie

Suzie Housley

  1. Eye of the Beholder - Ingrid Weaver
  2. The Hungry Heart - Elise Dee Beraru
  3. To Love A Scottish Lord - Karen Ranney
  4. Beauty and the Baron - Deborah Hale
  5. Beauty and the Beastly Rancher - Judy Christenberry
  6. Taming the Beastly MD - Elizabeth Bevarly
  7. Dark Symphony - Christine Feehan
  8. ShadowWind - Charlotte Boyett-Compo
  9. Finders Keepers - Sharon Sala
  10. After Sundown - Amanda Ashley
  11. Blind Obsession - Lee Wilkinson

Rachel A Hyde

  1. The Encyclopedia of Teddy Bear Making Techniques - Alicia Merrett & Ann Stephens [Best Nonfiction]
  2. The Second Glass of Absinthe - Michelle Black [Best Historical Crime]
  3. Taking Liberties - Diana Norman [Best General Historical]
  4. Limbo - Andy Secombe [Best Humor]
  5. The Iron Chain - Steve Cockayne [Best Fantasy]
  6. Palace of the Winds - Ashleigh Bingham [Best Romance]
  7. Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon - Various [Best SF]
  8. Geisha of Gion - Mineko Iwasaki [Best Autobiography]
  9. - Michelle Black - [Best Newcomer]

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Mysticus - Randall Silvis
  2. Paths to Freedom - Alexis Powers
  3. The Fisherman's Son - Marilyn Peake
  4. Veiled Sentiments - Lila Abud-Lughod
  5. Displeasures of the Table - Martha Ronk
  6. Krakatoa - Simon Winchester
  7. Honor Lost - Norma Khouri
  8. Christmas Cookies are for Giving - Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cummins

Kristin Johnson

  1. Rejections of the Written Famous - Joyce Spizer
  2. It's Just A Spleen and a High School Ring - Joyce Spizer
  3. Remembering Jack - Jacques Lowe
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
  5. Mr. Timothy - Louis Bayard
    Seven Bridges: Turning
  6. Adversity Into Victory - Dessa Byrd Reed
  7. Bobo World - A.A. Roberts
  8. Fleur de Leigh In Exile - Diane Leslie
  9. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  10. Who's Looking Out For You? - Bill O'Reilly

Susan (Suebuggy) Johnson

  1. Last Car to Elysian Fields - James Lee Burke
  2. Blowfly- Patricia Cornwell
  3. Bare Bones - Kathy Reich
  4. A Cruel Season for Dying - Harker Moore
  5. The Ice Maiden - Edna Buchanan
  6. The Good Morning Killer - April Smith
  7. The Seduction of Water - Carol Goodman
  8. The Hit -Jere Hoar
  9. To the Nines - Janest Evanovich
  10. Ghost Riders- Sharyn McCrumb

Ellen Edwards Kennedy

  1. You've Got Murder - Donna Andrews
  2. Click Here for Murder - Donna Andrews
  3. The Vinyard Mystery series - Phillip Craig
  4. The Southern Sisters series - Anne George
  5. Any mystery - Toni L.P. Kelner
  6. The South Beach Diet - Arthur Agatston.
  7. All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot.
  8. Bitsy and the Mystery at Tybee Island - Vonda Skelton
  9. The Five Children and It - E. Nesbit.
  10. Half Magic - Edward Eager.

Lynda Lukow

  1. the five people you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom (fiction)
  2. Siren's Dance - Anthony Walker, MD ( non-fiction)
  3. Maggie's Miracle - Karen Kingsbury (romance)
  4. Steal Me Away - AngeliQue Cherene Shatzel (time travel romance)
  5. Splendid - Julia Quinn (historical romance)
  6. I Am What I Ate...And I'm Frightened!!! - Bill Cosby (non-fiction/humor)
  7. More If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? - Sandra McLeod Humphrey (children)
  8. A Lumberjack's Christmas...Revisited - Janet Elaine Smith (romance)
  9. Lookin for God in All the Wrong Places - Marie D. Jones (inspirational)
  10. Keepin' It Real - Sandra McLeod Humphrey (teen inspirational)

Mary Lynn

  1. Discovering Daisy - Betty Neels
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell - M C Beaton
  3. The Sharpshooter: Gold Fever - Tobias Cole
  4. Mesozoic Murder - Christine Gintry
  5. Death of a Village - M C Beaton
  6. Ness at Loch Ness - Dwayne Ferguson
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate - M C Beaton
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came - M C Beaton
  9. When Death Comes Stealing - Valerie Wilson Wesley
  10. A Thief of Time - Tony Hillerman

Nancy Mehl

  1. A Scarlet Cord - Deborah Raney (Inspirational fiction)
  2. Chance - Dian Curtis Regan (Children's Fiction)
  3. Joint Eagles - Robert C. Hagan (Political Suspense)
  4. Not to Reason Why - Glenn W. Fisher (Nonfiction/autobiographical)
  5. Prince of the Plains - Troy Boucher (Western Fiction)
  6. Solomon Spring - Michelle Black (Historical Fiction)
  7. Section 27: A Century on a Family Farm - Mil Penner (Nonfiction/autobiographical)
  8. Waking Walt - Larry Pontius (Fiction / Suspense)
  9. Cape Refuge - Terri Blackstock (Inspirational Fiction)
  10. Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot - Jane Kurtz (YA Historical Fiction)

Jen Oliver

  1. The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
  2. Wings of Love - Jewel Stone
  3. She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
  4. Awaken the Diet Within - Julia Griggs Havey
  5. Wither's Rain - John Passerella
  6. The Pardon - James Grippando
  7. Last Dance, Last Chance - Ann Rule
  8. Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson
  9. Out of the Darkened Room - William R. Beardslee
  10. Some Like it Sizzling - Jamie Sobrato

Jo Rogers

  1. Paladin of Souls — Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. A Forest of Stars — Kevin J. Anderson
  3. Monstrous Regiment — Terry Pratchett
  4. Still Life With Crows — Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  5. Shadow Planet — William Shatner
  6. Hades’ Daughter — Sara Douglass
  7. Journey into the Void — Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  8. Acorna’s Rebels — Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  9. The Elder Gods — David & Leigh Eddings
  10. The Big Bad Wolf — James Patterson

Beverly Rowe

  1. Ladies: A Conjecture of Personalities - Feather Schwartz Foster (Historical Fiction)
  2. Dunnottar - Janet Elaine Smith (Historical Romance)
  3. Lie Still - David Farris (Medical Thriller)
  4. Given Up For Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island - Bill Sloan (History/Nonfiction)
  5. The Hour Before Dark - Douglas Clegg (Horror)
  6. Hostile Witness - William Lashner (Mystery/courtroom suspense)
  7. Eyes of A Child - Richard North Patterson (Mystery/Suspense)
  8. Kleopatra - Karen Essex (Historical Fiction)
  9. Pharaoh - Karen Essex (Historical Fiction)
  10. Jeannie, A Texas Frontier Girl, Book 3 - Evelyn Horan (Children/Historical fiction)

Jeff Shelby

  1. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
  2. Moneyball - Michael Lewis
  3. Reefer Madness - Eric Schlosser
  4. Winterkill - C.J. Box
  5. The Barbed-Wire Kiss - Wallace Stroby
  6. Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
  7. Under The Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
  8. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore
  9. My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
  10. The Last Detective - Robert Crais

Faith Smith (Romance)

  1. Along Came Jones - Linda Windsor [Contemporary Inspirational]
  2. Fool for Love - Eloisa James [Regency]
  3. Bride of the Beast - Sue-Ellen Welfonder [Medieval]
  4. Spellbinder - Elizabeth Taylor George
  5. Fountain of Dreams - Josie Litton [Regency]
  6. Getting Lucky - Susan Anderson [Contemporary]
  7. Last of the O'Rourkes - Kate Douglas [Contemporary]
  8. Quixotic Fantasy - Christine Poe [Contemporary]
  9. Housebreaking a Husband - Lori Soard [Contemporary]
  10. My Hero - Mary McBride [Contemporary]

Janet Elaine Smith

  1. Strong Spirits - Alice Duncan
  2. Staying Single - Millie Criswell
  3. Mother Road - Dorothy Garlock
  4. American Woman American Strong - Melissa James
  5. Those Christmas Angels - Debbie Macomber
  6. Waking Walt - Larry Pontius
  7. Caught by the Past - Marvin Reid
  8. 9/11/2001 - Johana Smith
  9. Mulligan Magic - Deb Stover
  10. The Writersville Charity Cookbook - Anthology

Brenda Weeaks

  1. The London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea - Helen Simpson (nonfiction)
  2. Flyboys – James Bradley (nonfiction)
  3. Key Confrontations – M.E. Cooper (mystery)
  4. Barracuda 945 - Patrick Robinson (adventure)
  5. Silence is Golden – Penny Warner (mystery)
  6. No Room for a Clue – Kate Kingsbury (mystery)
  7. The Spider’s Touch - Patricia Wynn (mystery)
  8. Beneath a Silent Moon – Tracy Grant (mystery/romance)
  9. Captured by Your Kiss - Jen Holling (romance)
  10. Deaf Child Crossing - Marlee Matlin (ages 7-15)
  11. Alice, I think - Susan Juby (ages 7-13)
  12. The Legend of Five Great Deaf Ghost Stories - James Gillies Casey (teen/young adult)

Carisa Weeaks

  1. Occidental Mythology - Joseph Campbell
  2. Creative Mythology - Joseph Campbell
  3. Butterflies in the Garden - Carol Lerner
  4. The Jester – James Patterson
  5. The Guardian – Nicolas Sparks
  6. Mystery in Mind - Rhine Research Center (Various Authors)
  7. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett [audio]
  8. Nathaniel Hawthorne Audio Collection [Audio]
  9. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne [audio - ages 4-7)
  10. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism - Georgia Byng (ages 7-13)

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