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2005 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained and/or impressed us most in 2005
Books are listed in no specific order

Not everyone at MyShelf chose to participate.


Use of graphic is for those listed on this page only.

Jennifer M. Akers

  1. Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane
  2. The Doctor's Wife - Elizabeth Brundage
  3. Soul Matters - Yolanda Tonette Sanders
  4. Adventures of Riley: Mission to Madagascar - Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz
  5. Thanksgiving on Thursday - Mary Pope Osborne (Children)
  6. Broken Windows, Broken Business - Michael Levine
  7. Home Enlightenment - Annie B. Bond
  8. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook - Clair Davies, N.C.T.M.B.
  9. Let the Crazy Child Write: Finding Your Creative Voice - Clive Matson
  10. You CanHeal Your Life - Louise L. Hayes

Barbara Buhrer

  1. Cold Burn - Kit Ehrman
  2. To the Last Man - Jeff Shaara
  3. Most Wanted - Michael Martinez
  4. Cut and Run - Ridley Pearson
  5. 1776 - David McCullum
  6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J P Rowling
  7. Emma Brown - Clare Boylan
  8. Good Morning Midnight - Reginald Hill
  9. The Camel Club - David Balacci
  10. For Valour - Douglas Reeman

Dennis Collins

  1. The man in my Basement - Walter Mosely
  2. Malevolence - Nancy Mehl
  3. White Tiger - Michael Allen Dymmoch
  4. Cinnamon Kiss - Walter Mosely
  5. Bullets - Steve Brewer
  6. Carnage on the Committee - Ruth Dudley Edwards
  7. Dutch Uncle - Peter Pavia
  8. Killer Chameleon - Chassie West
  9. The Good Guys - Bananno/Pistone
  10. Three Strikes You’re Dead - Robert Goldsborough

Willie Elliott

  1. The Winners Circle - Christopher Klim
  2. Everything Burns - Christopher Klim
  3. Outriders - Kathryn Mackel
  4. Life Sketches Of A College Teacher - Ralph Bonner
  5. In a Brother’s Eye - Aiken Brown
  6. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
  7. Miscellaneous Philosophy: The Underclassman Years - Stefan Koski
  8. TrumpNation – Timothy L. O’Brien [audio]
  9. Family Illustrated - An Instant Replay of Family Humor - J. Michael Krivyanski
  10. When Crickets Cry - Charles Martin

Jan Fields

  1. Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl - Debra Garfinkle (teen)
  2. Project Mulberry - Linda Sue Park (middle grade)
  3. Ghost of Shady Lane - Dotti Enderle (middle grade)
  4. Peter and the Starcatchers - Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (middle grade)
  5. The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall (middle grade)
  6. Christmas Mouseling - Dori Chaconas (picture book)
  7. When Cows Come Home for Christmas - Dori Chaconas (picture book)
  8. Witch Dreams - Vivian Vande Velde (YA)
  9. Among the Enemy - Margaret Peterson Haddix (YA)
  10. Now You See It - Vivian Vande Velde (YA)

Janie Franz

  1. The Program - Gregg Hurwitz
  2. Murder Under a Mystic Moon - Yasmine Galenorn
  3. Grandfathers Song - Jake George
  4. Firecracker Jones Is on the Case - Christopher Klim (Children)
  5. Pretty, Pretty - K. C. Oliver (Children)
  6. Shelby and the Shifting Rings - A. M. Veillon (Children)
  7. Carnosaur Crimes - Christine Gentry
  8. Moon Child - Simone Maroney
  9. Twas the Bite Before Christmas - Lee Charles Kelley
  10. Party Princess - Vanita Braver, MD
  11. Nightly Specials - Michael Lomonaco
  12. A Day in the Life of An American Woman - Sharon J. Wohlmuth, Carol Saline, Dawn Sheggeby

 

Jennifer Glick

  1. A Girl's Guide to Vampires - Katie MacAlister
  2. Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
  3. Legacies - F. Paul Wilson
  4. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
  5. I'm Watching You - Karen Rose
  6. Deep Freeze - Lisa Jackson
  7. Don't Tell - Karen Rose
  8. Hunting Fear - Kay Hooper
  9. Dreaming of You - Lisa Kleypas
  10. Kick Ass - Maggie Shayne, MaryJanice Davidson, Angela Knight, Jacey Ford

Sheila Griffin

  1. We'll Always have Parrots - Donna Andrews
  2. Crouching buzzard, leaping loon - Donna Andrews
  3. Revenge of the wrought-iron flamingos Donna Andrews
  4. Never Naughty Enough - Jill Monroe
  5. Unmasked - C. J. Barry
  6. Blue Moon - Lori Handeland
  7. Hunter’s Moon - Lori Handeland
  8. Owls Well That Ends Well - Donna Andrews
  9. Awaken Me Darkly - Gena Showalter
  10. Shadowland - Meg Cabot

Suzie Housley

  1. Dark Lover - J.R. Ward
  2. Call to Me - AngeliQue Shatzel
  3. Forgive the Wind - Cindy Holby
  4. Nothing More to Lose - Kathryn Shay
  5. Silent Weapon - Debra Webb
  6. Blind Curve - Annie Solomon
  7. The Journey Home - Anthology
  8. Up and Running - Mark Patinkin
  9. Let Your Goddess Grow - Charlene M. Proctor PhD.,
  10. The Year Ahead 2005 (Year Ahead) - Susan Miller

Rachel A Hyde

  1. Shadow of the Lords - Simon Levack
  2. Viking I: Odinn's Child - Tim Severin
  3. Outrageous Interlude - Richard patton
  4. The Last House In The Galaxy - Andy Secombe
  5. Shaman's Crossing - Robin Hobb
  6. Winds of Honor- Ashleigh Bingham
  7. Coyote- Allen Steele
  8. False Premises- Leslie Caine
  9. A-Z of Stumpwork - Various
  10. Triumph of the Sun - Wilbur Smith
  11. Flashman on the March - George MacDonald Fraser
  12. Thud! - Terry Pratchett

Carol Ann Culbert Johnson

  1. Soul Matters – Yolanda Tonette Sanders.
  2. Obsession 101 – Michelle McGriff
  3. Original Love – J.J. Murray
  4. Getting Hers – Donna Hill
  5. Mr. Right Now – Monica Jackson
  6. The Amen Sisters – Angela Benson
  7. Crazy Love – Desiree Day
  8. Marry your Baby Daddy – Maryann Reid
  9. Beyond the Rapture – Beverly Clark
  10. The Million Dollar Divorce – R.M. Johnson

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Pilgrim Girl - Jule Selbo and Laura Peters (Children)
  2. S.A.H.M. I Am - Christine Hohlbaum
  3. 365 Tips for Writers - Dawn Colclasure
  4. Fear of Writing - Milli Thornton
  5. Snap Me a Future - Connie Gotsch (e-book)
  6. The Return of the Golden Age - Marilyn Peake
  7. In the Beginning...There Were No Diapers - Tim Bete
  8. Grab the Queen Power - Allyn Evans
  9. Ordinary Miracles - Sir Rupert A. L. Perrin, MD with Kristin J. Johnson
  10. Hattie, Get A Haircut! - Jenna Glatzer

Lael Johnson

  1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  2. The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
  3. The Wealthy Spirit - Chellie Campbell
  4. Women on Life-A Book of Quotations - Compiled by Rosalie Maggio
  5. The Book of Positive Quotations - Compiled by John Cook
  6. Reader's Digest Quotable Quotes - Compiled by Deborah DeFord
  7. The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  8. The New American Standard Bible
  9. Affirmations for Artists - Eric Maisel
  10. The Creativity Book - Eric Maisel

Susan Johnson

  1. Gap Creek - Robert Morgan
  2. The Widow of the South - Robert Hicks
  3. Crusaders Cross - James Lee Burke
  4. No Country for Old Men -Cormac McCarthy
  5. Creepers -David Morrell
  6. Remembering Sarah -Chris Mooney
  7. Forrests of the Night -James Hall
  8. Black Fly Season - Giles Blunt
  9. Lake of Sorrows - Erin Hart
  10. Signs in the Blood - Viki Lane

Ellen Edwards Kennedy

  1. Bitsy and the Mystery at Amelia Island - Vonda Skinner Skelton
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  3. The Perelandra Trilogy - C.S. Lewi
  4. Sleeping Murder - Agatha Christie
  5. Stitch n' Bitch - Debbie Stoller
  6. The Chocoholic Mysteries - JoAnna Carl
  7. Through the Grinder - Cleo Coyle
  8. On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle

 

Sarah Lomas

  1. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos
  2. Small Eternities - Michael Lawrence
  3. Shredderman: Secret Identity - Wendelin Van Draanen
  4. Bootcamp360 for Brides: The Few, the Proud, the Fit - Tamara Klienberg
  5. The Poet's Funeral - John M. Daniel
  6. The Not-So-Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen - Mitali Perkins
  7. Star Sisterz Book I - Nova Rocks! - Tea Emesse
  8. Dreaming in Technicolor - Laura Jensen Walker
  9. Take back your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America - John De Graaf
  10. The Frog Princess - E. D. Baker

Mary Lynn

  1. Reflections of a Black Cowboy - Robert H. Miller
  2. Paws For a Minute – Inger Martens
  3. Tome of Death – D.R. Meredith
  4. Weeping on Wednesday – Ann Purser
  5. Grave Review - Cynthia Thomason
  6. Stagestruck - Cynthia Thomason
  7. Death of a Bore - M C Beaton
  8. Kid Caramel Ghost Ranch - Dwayne J. Ferguson
  9. Murder Past Due - D.R.Meredith
  10. Murder in Volumn - D.R.Meredith

Kim Malo

  1. Night Draws Near - Anthony Shadid
  2. Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon - Donna Andrews
  3. Let Me Tell You A Story -John Feinstein
  4. The Mosaic of Shadows - Tom Harper
  5. The Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
  6. Who Murdered Chaucer - Terry Jones
  7. The Green Room - Deborah Turrell Atkinson
  8. Relics - Mary Anna Evans
  9. The Coroner's Lunch - Colin Cotterill
  10. The Last Time I Saw Pari - Elliot Paul
  11. Byzantium : a History - John Julius Norwich

Beth McKenzie

  1. A Treasure's Trove - Michael Stadther
  2. An Antic Dispostion - Alan Gordon
  3. Myrren's Gift - Fiona McIntosh
  4. Field Notes on the Compassionate Life - Marc Ian Barasch
  5. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  6. Serpent on the Crown - Elizabeth Peters
  7. Secrets - Frederick Ramsay
  8. The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
  9. Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  10. Midnight's Delight - John Baillie

Linda Morelli

  1. When We Meet Again - Victoria Alexander
  2. Enigma - Dee Davis
  3. Her Other Thief - Glenda Garland
  4. The Naked Duke - Sally MacKenzie
  5. The Perfect Wife - Mary Burton
  6. Ms. Simon Says - Mary McBride
  7. The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
  8. The Rebecca Bride - Charlene Tess
  9. Keeper of the Dream - Kim Mattson
  10. Keeper of the Spirit - Kim Mattson

Kumari Nallakumar

  1. The Rice Mother - Rani Manicka
  2. Touching Earth - Rani Manicka
  3. Sula - Toni Morrison
  4. Life Strategies - Phil McGraw
  5. It Takes a Parent to Raise a Child - Glen C. Griffin
  6. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra
  7. Mind Medicine - Uri Geller

Janine Peterson

  1. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and
    Societ
    y - Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  2. Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction edited by
    Judith Kitchen
  3. Danger Close - Michael Yon
  4. Jarhead - Anthony Swofford
  5. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  6. What Should I Do With My Life? - Po Bronson
  7. The Power of Now - Eckert Tolle
  8. Readings - Michael Dirda
  9. John Paul Jones - Evan Thomas
  10. Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring - Spencer Tucker

Beverly Rowe

  1. Sex With Kings - Eleanor Herman
  2. Vanish - Tess Gerritsen
  3. Falls the Shadow - William Lashner
  4. Killer Swell - Jeff Shelby
  5. The Motive - John Lescroart
  6. Skinny Dip - Carl Hiaasen
  7. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich
  8. Pompeii - Robert Harris
  9. The Double Eagle - James Twining
  10. The Priest of Blood - Douglas Clegg

Michelle Shealy

  1. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
  2. The BB King Treasures - BB King and Dick Waterman
  3. Everyone Elses Girl - Megan Crane
  4. Color Blind - Jonathan Santlofer
  5. River Rising - Dorothy Garlock
  6. Sea Glass - Anita Shreve
  7. Shades of Black - edited by Eleanor Taylor Bland
  8. Secret Goldfish Stories - David Means
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
  10. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

Jeff Shelby

  1. Out of Range - C.J. Box
  2. The Innocent - Harlan Coben
  3. Burn - Sean Doolittle
  4. Next Man Up - John Feinstein
  5. Prince of Thieves - Chuck Hogan
  6. Bloody Mary - J.A. Konrath
  7. To The Power of Three - Laura Lippman
  8. Spook - Mary Roach
  9. Misdemeanor Man - Dylan Schaffer
  10. The Power of the Dog - Don Winslow

Steven L. Shrewsbury

  1. Man with the Barbed Wire Fists - Norman Partridge
  2. Berserk - Tim Lebbon
  3. Earthworm Gods - Brian Keene
  4. November Mourns - Tom Picirilli
  5. Pseudo City - D. Harlan Wilson
  6. Play Dead - Mike Arzen
  7. Bloody Crown of Conan - Robert E. Howard
  8. The Tolltaker - James Sneddon
  9. Survivor - J.F. Gonzalez
  10. The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum

Faith Smith

  1. A Bite of Magick - Rhyannon Byrd
  2. A Family Portrait - J.J. Massa
  3. A Pride Christmas in Brooklyn - Shelly Laurenston
  4. Pack Challenge - Shelly Laurenston
  5. Go Fetch - Shelly Laurenston
  6. Here Kitty, Kitty - Shelly Laurenston
  7. At Her Service - Shari Anton
  8. Once a Bride - Shari Anton
  9. The Beauty Bride - Claire Delacroix
  10. The Lipstick Diaries - Lori Soard
  11. The Rose Red Bride - Claire Delacroix
  12. The Snow White Bride - Claire Delacroix

Janet Elaine Smith

  1. Black Tide - Ingrid McLaughlin Taylor
  2. Fun is Good - Mike Veech and Pete Williams
  3. IBDS: The World's Movers and Shakers - Tel Asiado
  4. Tracings - Carolyn Howard-Johnson
  5. Skull Music - Billie Williams
  6. The Baby Name Wizard - Laura Wattenberg
  7. Jackpot Blood - Jimmy Fox
  8. Beyond Dancing - Anita Bloom Ornoff
  9. Thou Shalt Not Grill - Tamar Meyers
  10. Beyond Exuberance: The Passion for Life - Kay Redfield Jamison

Robin Thomas

  1. The Typhoon Lover - Sujata Massey
  2. False Profits - Patricia Smiley
  3. Access Denied - Donna Andrews
  4. Live Bait - P. J. Tracey
  5. The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams - Lawrence Block
  6. The Ice Queen - Alice Hoffman
  7. Heavens to Betsy - Beth Pattillo
  8. Trouble in Spades - Heather Webber
  9. SunTzu was a Sissy - Stanley Bing
  10. See Isabelle Run - Elizabeth Bloom

Claudia VanLydegraf

  1. Outrageous Interlude - Richard Patton
  2. American Jezebel - Eve LaPlant
  3. Drama Kings, The Men Who Drive Strong Women Crazy - Dalma Heyn
  4. The New World Sport, Hating of America - John Gibson
  5. Turn Left at September - Dennis Collins
  6. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed - Alan Alda
  7. Flowers for Megan - Gloria Davidson Marlow
  8. Godforsake - Steven Shrewsbury
  9. The Old Buzzard Had it Coming - Donis Casey
  10. Secrets of the Widow's Son - David A. Shugarts

Brenda Weeaks

  1. The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life – Steve Leveen
  2. Gardens to Go – Sydney Eddison
  3. My Jesus is . . . Everything! - Anne Graham Lotz
  4. The Pocket Book of Patriotism - Foreman
  5. Murder on Lenox Hill – Victoria Thompson (deaf character)
  6. Creature Cozies – Various authors
  7. Death and the Icebox – Linda Berry
  8. Death and the Walking Stick – Linda Berry
  9. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling [audio]
  10. The Closers – Michael Connelly [audio]

Nancy Williams

  1. Missing Persons - Stephen White
  2. The Slumber of Christianity - Ted Dekker
  3. Delectable Mountains - Earlene Fowler
  4. Broken Dishes - Earlene Fowler
  5. Soul Matters for the Heart - a compilation
  6. Always Green - Patti Hill
  7. Veiled Reflection - Tracie Peterson
  8. A Positive Plan for Creating More Calm, Less Stress - Karol Ladd Launching Your
  9. Kids for Life - Bob and Cheryl Reccord Rich
  10. Christians in an Age of Hunger - Ronald Sider

 

Tangela Williams

  1. Slow Burn - Julie Garwood
  2. Northern Lights - Nora Roberts
  3. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts
  4. Black Rose - Nora Roberts
  5. The Truth About Love - Stephanie Laurens
  6. Lyon's Gate -Catherine Coulter
  7. Killing her Softly -Beverly Barton
  8. On Her Guard - Beverly Barton
  9. The Early Years - Beverly Barton
  10. The Blue Flame - Barbara M. Hodges
  11. The Emerald Dagger - Barbara M. Hodges
  12. The Silver Angel - Barbara M. Hodges

 

 

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