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2004 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained or impressed us the most in 2004
Books are listed in no specific order

Not everyone chose to participate.


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Patricia Aliventi

  • Against All Enemies - Richard Clarke
  • Into The Darkness - Harry Turtledove
  • The Reading Group - Elizabeth Noble
  • Blinded by the Right - David Brock
  • Star Wars: The Last Command - Timothy Zahn
  • You Did What? - Brian Thomsen and Bill Fawcett
  • Little House in the Ozarks - Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey
  • Shadow Divers - Robert Kurson
  • Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - C.S. Forester

Elizabeth Bird

  1. Home - Jeannie Baker
  2. Knuffle Bunny - Mo Willems
  3. My Light - Molly Bang
  4. The Daddy Mountain - Jules Feiffer
  5. Tiny's Big Adventure - Martin Waddell
  6. Duck For President - Doreen Cronin
  7. The Mystery of Eatum Hall - John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell
  8. Wee Winnie Witch's Skillye -
    Virginia Hamilton
  9. Speak To Me (And I Will Listen Between the Lines) - Karen English
  10. Science Verse - Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Barbara Buhrer

  1. Bodyguard - Christy Tilley French
  2. Cornish Novels - Janie Bolitho
  3. Close to Home - Peter Robinson
  4. First 48 - Tim Green
  5. Fog Bound - Klempere
  6. Harvard Yard - William Martin
  7. Hornet's Nest - Jimmy Carter
  8. Last Juror - Joh Grisham
  9. Trojan Odyssey - Clive Cussler
  10. Zero Game - Bruce Metzger

Dennis Collins

  1. Whiskey Sour - JA Konrath
  2. The Butterfly Game - Gloria Davidson Marlow
  3. Island of Bones - PJ Parrish
  4. Feline Friendship - Michael Allen Dymmoch
  5. Unnatural Instincts - Robert W. Walker
  6. White Male Infant - Barbara D’Amato
  7. The Hours of the Virgin - Loren D. Estleman
  8. The Road to Perdition - Max Allen Collins
  9. Iron Lake - William Kent Krueger
  10. The Weedless Widow - Deborah Morgan

Shelina Emery

  1. Trophy Hunt - C.J. Box
  2. Charmed and dangerous - Lori Wilde
  3. Dead Hot Mama - Victoria Houston
  4. Dark Savior -Patricia Rasey
  5. How to find a literary agent who can sell your book for top dollar - Jill Nagel
  6. Mind Game - Christine Feehan
  7. The immortal Highlander - Karen Marie Moning
  8. Night Play - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  9. TimeQuest - Susan C. Yarnia
  10. Catch me if you Can - Donna Kauffman

Jan Fields

  1. Bound - Donna Jo Napoli
  2. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem - Donna Jo Napoli
  3. The People of Sparks - Jeanne Duprau
  4. The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
  5. The Eternity Code - Eoin Colfer
  6. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
  7. Don't Die, Butterfly - Linda Joy Singleton
  8. Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko
  9. The Fire-Eaters - David Almond
  10. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place - E.L. Konigsburg

Janie Franz

  1. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
  2. Consolation for an Exile – Caroline Roe
  3. Amalee – Dar Williams
  4. Do No Harm – Gregg Hurwitz
  5. Mortal Remains – Peter Clement
  6. The Cat Who Saw Stars – Lillian Jackson Braun
  7. Ill Wind – Nevada Barr
  8. Chopping Spree – Diane Mott Davidson
  9. A Time to Dance – Rose Trenbreath
  10. A Distant Echo – Val McDermid

Robyn Glazer

  1. The Other Side of the Story - Marian Keyes
  2. Five Seasons of Angel - Janice Romney Farnsworth
  3. Once Bitten- Nikki Stafford
  4. Metro Girl - Janet Evanovich

Sheila Griffin

  1. Prince and Future . . . Dad - Christine Rimmer
  2. Enchanting Baby - Darlene Graham
  3. No Ordinary Child - Darlene Graham
  4. Babylone Rising - Time Lahaye
  5. Mulberry Tree - Jude Deveraux
  6. Sure Bet - Maggie Price
  7. Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich
  8. The Reluctant Princess - Christine Rimmer
  9. Inherited: One Baby! - Laura Marie Altom
  10. Say Goodnight Gracie - Yvonne Jocks

 

Suzie Housley

  1. Yours Until Dawn - Teresa Medeiros
  2. Descendants Of Darkness, Vol. I - Marianne LaCroix
  3. The Pirate Hunter - Jennifer Ashley
  4. A Father's Hope - Judy Leigh Peters
  5. Dance With The Devil - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  6. Morning Beauty,Midnight Beast - Myrna Mackenzie
  7. Midnight Disclosures - Rita Herron
  8. To Love A Scottish Lord - Karen Ranney
  9. Blind Attraction - Myrna Mackenzie
  10. Family Matters - Joan Kilby

Rachel A Hyde

  1. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
  2. Icelandic Patterns in Needlepoint – Jona Sparey
  3. Demon of the Air – Simon Levack
  4. Code of the West– Aaron Latham
  5. In Your Dreams – Tom Holt
  6. War of the Flowers– Tad Williams
  7. Voices Airy – Catherine Karp
  8. City of Saints & Madmen – Jeff VanderMeer
  9. Wild Orchids – Jude Deveraux

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. When She Sleeps - Leora Krygier
  2. A Mouth Full of Shell - Connie Gotsch
  3. A Rare and Deadly Issue - Marlena Thompson
  4. Dunnottar - Janet Elaine Smith
  5. I Love You Like Crazy Cakes (Children's) - Rose Lewis
  6. Outwitting Writer's Block - Jenna Glatzer
  7. Make A Real Living as a Freelance Writer - Jenna Glatzer
  8. The Messiah of Midown Park - Rolf Gompertz
  9. Architecture and Fixtures - Maggie Stevenson
  10. My Dream Journal - Charles Phillips

Susan Johnson

  1. Bloodlines - Jan Burke
  2. A Bloodhound to Die For - Virginia Lanier
  3. Haunted Ground - Erin Hart
  4. The Curious Incident of the dog in the Nightime - Mark Haddon
  5. Over Tumbled Graves - Jess Walter
  6. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
  7. The Breathtaker - Alice Blanchard
  8. Call the Devil by his oldest Name - Sallie Bissel
  9. Vertical Coffin - Stephen Cannell
  10. Angels Crest - Leslie Schwartz

Sarah Lomas

  1. A Crack in the Line - Michael Lawrence
  2. Coldwater - Mardi Mcconnochie
  3. The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. - Sandra Gulland
  4. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break - Lensey Namioka
  5. Thank You, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  6. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
  7. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  8. Roanoke: The Lost Colony (Keepers of the Ring #1) - Angela Elwell Hunt
  9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  10. Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer - Bruce Holland Rogers

Lynda Lukow

  1. The Breakable Vow - Kathryn Ann Clarke
  2. Things My Mama Told Me - Olga Samples Davis
  3. Lady Be Good - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  4. Are We There Yet? - Lori Clinch
  5. A Christmas Baby - Annette Blair
  6. The Last Chance Texaco - Brent Hartinger
  7. The Miradors - B. Elwin Sherman
  8. How to Talk to Your Kids About School Violence - Dr. Ken Druck
  9. The Christmas Train - David Baldacci
  10. Ribbons of Highway - Lori Hein

Mary Lynn

  1. The Sharpshooter, Gold Fever - Tobias Cole
  2. Taxes, Death & Trouble - CM Miller
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House - MC Beaton
  4. Ebony Marshall - Sean Chandler
  5. Death of a Poison Pen - MC Beaton
  6. Accrual Way to Die - CM Miller
  7. Mesozoic Murder - Christine Gentry
  8. The Sign of Four - Sir Arthur Conon Doyle
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conon Doyle
  10. Doc Savage: The Spook Legion - Kenneth Robeson

Kim Malo

  1. Interrupted Aria - Beverle Graves Myers
  2. Demon of the Air - Simon Levack
  3. Four for a Boy - Mary Reed and Eric Mayer
  4. Belshazzar's Daughter - Barbara Nadel
  5. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
  6. If at Faust - Tom Holt
  7. The Olive and the Caper - Susanna Hoffman
  8. Thomas More - Richard Marius
  9. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
  10. Basketball for the Player, the Fan and the Coach - Red Auerbach

Beth McKenzie

  1. The Language of the Goddess - Marija Gimbutas
  2. Cold Flat Junction (audio)- Martha Grimes
  3. A Traitor to Memory - Elizabeth George
  4. The Coffee Trader- David Liss
  5. The Power of Myth (audio) - Joseph Campbell
  6. The Escher Twist (audio)- Jane Langdon
  7. The Fig Eater (audio)- Jody Shields
  8. Kalihari Typing School for Men- Alexander McCall Smith
  9. Prentice Alvin (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 3)(audio) - Orson Scott Card
  10. Q is for Quarry (audio)- Sue Grafton

Nancy Mehl

  1. Until the Last Dog Dies - John Laurence Robinson
  2. Seven Things That Steal Your Joy - Joyce Meyer
  3. The Burning Land - Victoria Strauss
  4. The Forest Lover - Susan Vreeland
  5. Desert Shadows - Betty Webb
  6. Felicia, These Fish Are Delicious - Max Yoho
  7. The Manor - Scott Nicholson
  8. God’s Book Part 1 and 2 - Freda Gower Ward
  9. A Nest of Sparrows - Deborah Raney
  10. Chance - Dian Curtis Regan

Jen Oliver

  1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
  2. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul - Canfield, etal
  3. Three Weeks with My Brother - Nicholas and Micah Sparks
  4. One Special Christmas - Irene Hannon
  5. Death Sentence - Jerry Bledsoe
  6. Hitts & Mrs. - Lori Bryant-Woolridge
  7. Track of the Cat - Nevada Barr
  8. The Cabin - Carla Neggers
  9. Texas! Chase - Sandra Brown
  10. Orchard Blues - Stuart Woods

Janine Peterson

  1. 1812 - Walter Borneman
  2. White-Jacket - Herman Melville
  3. The Book on the Bookshelf - Henry Petroski
  4. Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway
  5. To the White Sea - James Dickey
  6. A Rage for Glory - James Tertius de Kay
  7. More Guns, Less Crime - John R. Lott, Jr.
  8. To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth - Jeff Cooper
  9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  10. The Blood of Paradise - Stephen Goodwin

Martha Rogers

  1. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
  2. Mystic River - Dennis Lehane
  3. Peachtree Road - Anne River Siddens
  4. Up A Road Slowly - Irene Hunt
  5. God Bless the Gargoyles - Dav Pilky
  6. Swan in Love - Eve Bunting
  7. The Magic Circle - Donna Jo Napoli
  8. The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
  9. Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  10. All Little House Books - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Jo Rogers

  1. The Elder Gods - David & Leigh Eddings
  2. The Treasured One - David & Leigh Eddings
  3. The Known World - Edward P. Jones
  4. Mafia Wife - Lynda Milito with Reg Potterton
  5. Pampas - Janet Elaine Smith
  6. Darok 10 - H. J. Ralles
  7. Horizon Storms - Kevin J. Anderson
  8. Burndive - Karin Lowachee
  9. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
  10. Make a Difference - Melvin L. Cheatham, M.D.

Beverly Rowe

  1. Dakota Printer - Janet Elaine Smith
  2. The V8 Ford Blues - Gordon Donnell
  3. More Riffs, Rants, and Raves - Wiliam O'Shaughnessy
  4. Nemisis - Peter Evans
  5. Darkness Bound - Larry Brooks
  6. Prince of Thieves - Chuck Hogan
  7. To Wake the Dead - Richard Laymon
  8. The Priest of Blood - Douglas Clegg
  9. Pug Sheridan - Sandra Cline
  10. Hawkes Harbor - S. E. Hinton

Michelle Shealy

  1. Mystic River - Dennis Lehane
  2. From the Corner of his Eye - Dean Koontz
  3. A Mourning in Autumn - Harker Moore
  4. Little Scarlet - Walter Mosley
  5. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  6. The Brethren - John Grisham
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
  8. 2nd Chance - James Patterson
  9. Cradle and All - James Patterson
  10. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

Jeff Shelby

  1. The Guards - Ken Bruen
  2. The Enemy - Lee Child
  3. The Narrows - Michael Connelly
  4. Trophy Hunt - C.J. Box
  5. Rain Storm - Barry Eisler
  6. Shadow Men - Jonathon King
  7. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
  8. Every Secret Thing - Laura Lippman
  9. Hard Revolution - George Pelecanos
  10. America-- Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show

Faith Smith

  1. Last Of The O'Rourkes - Kate Douglas
  2. The Protector - Jenifer A. Ruth
  3. Wedding for a Knight - Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  4. Isn’t It Romantic? - Ellen Fisher
  5. The Forever Kiss - Angela Knight
  6. England’s Perfect Hero - Suzanne Enoch
  7. Single White Vampire - Lindsay Sands
  8. Legendary Warrior - Donna Fletcher
  9. A Wild Pursuit - Eloisa James
  10. Beyond The Threshold - Angelica Hart

Janet Elaine Smith

  1. The Mozart Forgeries - Daniel N. Leeson
  2. Stolen in the Storm - Melissa S. James
  3. Forgotten - Donna Conger
  4. Mad About Mia - Millie Criswell
  5. Phoebe's Valentine - Alice Duncan
  6. The Cajun Cowboy - Sandra Hill
  7. This Old Souse - Mary Daheim
  8. Here Comes Trouble - Kathy Carmichael
  9. The Frugal Book Promoter - Carolyn Howard Johnson
  10. Gifts of the Spirit - Cate Cavanagh

Robin Thomas

  1. Little Scarlet - Walter Mosley
  2. Morgue Mama - C.R. Corwin
  3. Night Vision - Thomas Fahey
  4. The Eyre Affair - Jasper FForde
  5. I'm Watching You - Karen Rose
  6. A Dose of Murder - Lori Avocato
  7. Kinki Lullaby - Isaac Adamson
  8. Murder at the B-School - Jeffrey Cruikshank
  9. A Home For Christmas - Deborah Grace-Staley
  10. Within Reach - Barbara Delinsky
  11. Say It Again Sam -Mary McBride

Claudia VanLydegraf

  1. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
  2. Parting the Veil - Jay Davis
  3. The Shelters of Stone - Jean M. Auel
  4. Son of the Wilderness - Linnie Marsh Wolfe
  5. Alaska - James Michner
  6. The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
  7. Redemption - Leon Uris
  8. Roman Candle - David Evanier
  9. Shenandoah Summer - John Jaffe
  10. regrets Only - Nancy Geary

Lana Waite

  1. A Clue For The Puzzle Lady - Parnell Hall
  2. Hard Line - Michael Z. Lewin
  3. Island - Thomas Perry
  4. Murder On A Bad Hair Day - Anne George
  5. Reflex - Dick Francis
  6. The Dark Place - Aaron J. Elkins
  7. The Thin Woman - Dorothy Cannell
  8. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman
  9. Wine of Violence - Priscilla Royal
  10. Eats, Shoots and Leaves (non-fiction) - Lynne Truss

Brenda Weeaks

  1. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers [audio - deaf]
  2. Deafening – Frances Itani (young adult -deaf)
  3. Of Sound Mind – Jean Ferris (teen - deaf)
  4. Moses Sees A Play – Isaac Millman (kids - deaf)
  5. Hear No Evil – James Grippando [audio - deaf]
  6. How to respond when you feel mistreated - John Bevere
  7. The Butler Did it – Kasey Michaels
  8. Good Grief – Lolly Winston [audio]
  9. Metro Girl – Janet Evanovich [audio]
  10. American Soldier – General Tommy Franks [audio]

Carisa Weeaks

  1. Beauty - John O'Donohue
  2. Guardian of the Horizon - Elizabeth Peters [audio]
  3. The Breathtaker - Alice Blanchard [audio]
  4. And Howls for Us to Follow - Kenny Rose Butts
  5. Shoot the Moon - Billie Lets [audio]
  6. To Scratch a Thief - Holm and Hamel (7-teen)
  7. The Postman Always Brings Mice - Holm and Hamel (ages 7-teen)
  8. The Book of Fairy Poetry - Michael Hague (all ages)
  9. Measle and the Wrathmonk - Ian Ogilvy (ages 8-13)
  10. Going Postal - Terry Pratchett [audio]

Nancy Williams

  1. The Assignment - Mark Andrew Olsen
  2. The Promise of a Lie - Howard Roughan
  3. Double Vision - Randall Ingermanson
  4. Blood of the Lamb -
  5. Out of the Question/ Into the Mystery - Leonard Sweet
  6. Getting Through the Tough Stuff - Charles Swindoll
  7. Your Best Life Now - Joel Osteen
  8. A Fugitive Truth - Dana Cameron
  9. Alpine Pursuit - Mary Daheim
  10. Holy Guacamole! - Nancy Fairbanks

Tangela Williams

  1. Murder list - Julie Garwood
  2. Blow out - Catherine Coulter
  3. Key Trilogy - Nora Robert
  4. Blue dahlia - Nora Roberts
  5. Dark Destiny - Christine Feehan
  6. Hot Blooded - Christine Feehan, et al
  7. Blind Side- Catherine Coulter
  8. Janes Warlord - Angela Knight
  9. The Presence - Heather Graham
  10. Mind Games - Christine Feehan

 

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