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2006 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained and/or impressed us most in 2006
Books are listed in no specific order

Not everyone at MyShelf chose to participate.


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Barbara Buhrer

  1. Lighthouse - P D James
  2. Riders Down - John McEvoy
  3. Fool's Gold - Jane Jakeman
  4. Rise to Victory - R.Cameron Cooke
  5. The Hard Way - Lee Child
  6. Rebels of Ireland - Edward Rutherfurd
  7. With No One Witness - Elizabeth George
  8. The Rising Tide - Jeff Shaara
  9. Under Orders - Dick Francis
  10. Triple Cross - Kit Ehrman

Beth McKenzie

  1. Ruled Britannia - Harry Turtledove
  2. The Right Attitude To Rain - Alexander McCall Smith (audio)
  3. The Stranger House - Reginald Hill
  4. The Traitor's Purse - Marjorie Allingham (audio)
  5. The Town that Forgot How to Breathe - Kenneth J. Harvey
  6. The Nine Tailors - Dorthy L. Sayers.(audio)
  7. The Beauty of Truth Duality - Alwyn
  8. The Belle Ruine - Martha Grimes
  9. The Gold Falcon - Katherine Kerr
  10. Furry Fantastic – Ed. by Rabe & Thomsen

Beverly Rowe

  1. Playing With The Enemy - Gary W. Moore
  2. Alabama Moon - Watt Key
  3. The Last Assassin - Barry Eisler
  4. Black Fly Season - Giles Blunt
  5. Marked Man - William
  6. Forcing Amaryllis - Louise Ure
  7. Straight on 'Til Morning - Christopher Golden
  8. Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
  9. Burning Candles - Tabitha King and Michael McDowell
  10. The VIG - John Lescroart

Brenda Weeaks

  1. Spider Blue – Carla Damron
  2. The Victory Garden Companion – Michael Weishan
  3. The Confident Woman - Joyce Meyer [audio]
  4. Slay Bells – Kate Kingsbury
  5. Blood Orange Brewing – Laura Childs
  6. Camel Club – David Baldacci [audio]
  7. Beyond Suspicion – James Grippando [audio]
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife – [audio]
  9. Between, Georgia – Joshilyn Jackson [audio]
  10. A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore [audio]

Carol Ann Culbert Johnson

  1. Guility Pleasures - Donna Hill.
  2. Rock Star - Roslyn Hardy Holcomb.
  3. A Sin and a Shame - Victoria Christopher Murray.
  4. Former Rain - Vanessa Miller.
  5. Abundant Rain - Vanessa Miller.
  6. Latter Rain - Vanessa Miller.
  7. Lovers & Players - Jackie Collins.
  8. In Firm Pursuit - Pamela Samuels-Young.
  9. Copycat - Erica Spindler.
  10. Getting Hers - Donna Hill

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Bittersweet Crude - Jay Bern
  2. Garden of Hope - Maryanne Raphael & Lennox Raphael
  3. Win! Poetry Contests - Esther M. Leiper
  4. Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies - June Casagrande
  5. The Insomniac Tales - Chaucer's Women
  6. To Life, To Love - Rolf Gompertz
  7. Defying Gravity - Prill Boyle
  8. Grab the Queen Power - Allyn Evans
  9. Tato - Kathe Gogolewski
  10. From 'Nam with Love - Lloyd King

Claudia VanLydegraf

  1. Sign of the Cross ~ Chris Kuzneski
  2. The Last Templar ~ Raymond Khoury
  3. The Last Cato ~ Matilde Asensi
  4. To Skin A Cat ~ John Robinson
  5. The Jesus Papers ~ Michael Baigent
  6. The Hidden Assassins ~ Robert Wilson
  7. Arizona Dreams ~ Jon Talton
  8. Hornswoggled ~ Donis Casey
  9. The Second Horseman ~ Kyle Mills
  10. The Beautiful Cigar Girl ~ Daniel Stashower

Connie Harris

  1. Marley and Me - John Grogan
  2. An Unpardonable Crime - Andrew Taylor
  3. Junky - William S. Burroughs
  4. The Cater Street Hangman - Anne Perry
  5. A New Leash on Life - Emily Carmichael
  6. Putting on the Dog - Cynthia Baxter
  7. What's Eating Johnny Depp - Nigel Goodall
  8. Marker - Robin Cook
  9. The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella
  10. All Over But the Shoutin' - Rick Bragg

Cornelia Amiri

  1. The White Mare - Jules Watson
  2. The Dawn Stag - Jules Watson
  3. Dreaming the Eagle:Boudica - Manda Scott
  4. Dreaming the Bull:Boudica - Manda Scott
  5. Dreaming the Hound:Boudica - Manda Scott
  6. Dreaming The Serpent Spear:Boudica - Manda Scott
  7. A Painted House - John Grisham
  8. Houses of Stone - Barbara Michaels
  9. Song Weaver - Michelle Levigne
  10. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris

Dawn Talley

  1. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
  2. Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
  3. How To Be Impossibly French - Helena Frith-Powell
  4. The Cinderella Pact - Sarah Strohmeyer
  5. Seduced by the Night - Robin T. Popp
  6. The Comeback Kiss - Lani Diane Rich
  7. The Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan - Cathryn Tobin, MD
  8. Cupid Inc. - Michelle Bardsley
  9. Your Big Break - Johanna Edwards
  10. Extreme Bachelor - Julia London

Dennis Collins

  1. My Very Own Murder - Josephine Carr
  2. Two Wrongs - Morgan Mandel
  3. Fear of the Dark - Walter Mosely
  4. Murder Most Holy - Mike Manno
  5. The Burning of Rachael Hayes - Doug Allyn
  6. The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard
  7. The Last Assassin - Barry Eisler
  8. The Scoutmaster (A Prepared Death) - Luisa Buehler
  9. An Unquiet Grave - P J Parrish
  10. The Majolica Murders - Deborah Morgan

Faith Smith

  1. Beloved Stranger - Patricia Potter
  2. Captive Heart - Sarah McKerrigan
  3. Falcon’s Heart - Denise Lynn
  4. I’m the Vampire, That’s Why - Michelle Bardsley
  5. In The Thrill Of The Night - Candice Hern
  6. Lady Danger - Sarah McKerrigan
  7. A Bite To Remember - Lynsay Sands
  8. Fangs For The Memories - Kathy Love
  9. Sherem Book 2 / Feline Predators of Ganz - Lil Gibson
  10. With This Ring - Joanne Karen Joy

Jan Fields

  1. Peeps - Scott Westerfield
  2. Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World - Ed Emberley
  3. Ptolemy's Gate - Jonathan Stroud
  4. The Girls: A Novel - Lori Lansens
  5. Book Proposals That Sell - W. Terry Whalin
  6. Flyte - Angie Sage
  7. Charlie Bone And The Hidden King - Jenny Nimmo
  8. Vampire High - Douglas Rees
  9. Rebel Angels - Libba Bray
  10. Half-Moon Investigations - Eoin Colfer

Janie Franz

  1. Seeker - William Nicholson
  2. Testing the Spirits - R. K. Bohm
  3. Imagining Ourselves - Paula Goldman, ed.
  4. Stars of David - Beth Schorr Jaffe
  5. Memoirs of a Shape-Shifter - Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
  6. Monterey Shorts 2 - Chris Kemp, et al
  7. Obsessed - Ted Dekker
  8. Cold Dark Matter - Alex Brett
  9. Next of Kin - Ami Elizabeth Reeves
  10. Missing, Presumed Dead - Jeremy Davies

Janet Hamilton

  1. This Book Will Save Your Life - A.M. Homes
  2. Music for Torching - A.M. Homes
  3. Literacy and Longing in L.A.- Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack,
  4. Skellig - David Almond
  5. An Invisible Sign of My Own - Aimee Bender
  6. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt - Aimee Bender
  7. A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines - Janna Levin
  8. The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
  9. Beyond Black - Hillary Mantel
  10. Warped Passages - Lisa Randall

Jeff Shelby

  1. Banker to the Poor – Muhammad Yunus
  2. The Winter of Frankie Machine – Don Winslow
  3. Death Without Company – Craig Johnson
  4. Escape Clause – James O. Born
  5. Last Man Standing – John Feinstein
  6. The Standoff – Chuck Hogan
  7. The Big Law - Chuck Logan
  8. Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives – John Edwards
  9. The Man Who Heard Voices - Michael Bamberger
  10. Jesus Land - Julia Scheeres

Jen Oliver

  1. The Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul - Jack Canfield, et al
  2. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer - Moira Anderson Allen
  3. Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Bruce A. Arrigo
  4. Women Who Kill - Ann Jones
  5. Marley & Me
  6. Fear - Joanna Bourke
  7. Worth More Dead - Ann Rule
  8. The Shop on Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber
  9. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
  10. Depraved - John Glatt

Jennifer Akers

  1. Between, Georgia – Joshilyn Jackson
  2. Coronado – Dennis Lehane
  3. The Sign of the Cross - Chris Kuzneski
  4. Cracked Pomegranate - Fae Bidgoli
  5. The Kindness of Strangers - Katrina Kittle
  6. Don’t Call Me Mother – Linda Joy Myers
  7. Apartment Therapy – Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
  8. Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder - Julie A. Fast and John Preston, PsyD
  9. Mindless Eating – Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
  10. Welcome to Your Crisis - Laura Day

Jo Rogers

  1. Dark Moon Defender - Sharon Shinn
  2. The Younger Gods - David & Leigh Eddings
  3. Night of the Jaguar - Michael Gruber
  4. The Final Storm - Wayne Thomas Batson
  5. The Executioner’s Game - Gary Hardwick
  6. Of Fire and Night - Kevin J. Anderson
  7. Pretender - C. J. Cherryh
  8. Mystic Empire - Tracy & Laura Hickman
  9. The Book of the Dead - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  10. The Wave - Walter Mosley

Jocelyn Pearce

  1. How It's Done - Christine Kole Maclean
  2. Pop! - Aury Wallington
  3. Story Of A Girl - Sara Zarr
  4. Runaway - Wendelin Van Draanen
  5. Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  6. Born Again - Kelly Kearney
  7. Terrier - Tamora Pierce
  8. Tallulah Falls - Christine Fletcher
  9. The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor
  10. Upstate - Kalisha Buckhanno

John Washburn

  1. Bankrupt: The intellectual and moral bankruptcy of today's democratic party - David Limbaugh
  2. Political Zoo - Michael Savage
  3. State of Fear - Michael Crichton
  4. Next - Micheal Crichton
  5. Culture Warrior - Bill O'Reilly
  6. Red Leaves - Thomas Cook
  7. Over A Barrel - Raymond Learsy
  8. How America Got it Right - Bevin Alexander
  9. Jesus - Walter Wangerin
  10. Never Call Retreat - Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen


Kim Malo

  1. The Breath of a Wok - by Grace Young
  2. Cruel Music - Beverle Graves Myers
  3. CSS Cookbook, 2nd Edition - Christopher Schmitt
  4. The Education of a Coach - David Halberstam
  5. The Last Knight - Norman Cantor
  6. Molvania - Cilauro, Gleisner, & Sitch
  7. A Separate War - Joe Haldeman
  8. Sempster's Tale - Margaret Frazer
  9. WebMage - Kelly McCollough
  10. Welcome to Jesusland - Harper, Bradley, & Walker

Leslie Halpren

  1. Elizabeth - J. Randy Taraborrelli
  2. Jewtopia - Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson
  3. Playstation Nation - Olivia and Kurt Bruner
  4. The Real Animal House - Chris Miller
  5. A Star is Found - Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins
  6. Sex Lives of Wives - Holly H. Hollenbeck
  7. Dealing with People You Can't Stand - Dr Brinkman and Dr. Kirschner
  8. The Promise of Sleep - William C. Dement and Christopher Vaughan
  9. Dance of Desire - Catherine Kean
  10. The Bitch in the House – ed. by Cathi Hanauer

Linda Morelli

  1. A Reputable Rake - Diane Gaston
  2. Blue Moon - Linda Windsor
  3. Bordello - Jewelann Butler
  4. Double Deception - Heather Reilly
  5. How to Seduce a Duke - Katherine Caskie
  6. Love is in the Heir - Katherine Caskie
  7. Miracles and Magic - Barbara Cary
  8. The Perfect Stranger - Anne Gracie
  9. The Sea King - Jolie Mathis
  10. Vanquished - Hope Tarr

Michelle Shealy

  1. Fortunate Son - Walter Mosley
  2. Just Love Me - Laura Marie Henion
  3. To The Power of Three - Laura Lippman
  4. Candlewood Lake - Penny C. Sansevieri
  5. In the Wash: The Rona Shively Stories - Rebecca Benston
  6. Indelible - Karin Slaughter
  7. Just One Look - Harlan Coben
  8. Dark of the Moon - P.J. Parrish
  9. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
  10. Total Silence - T.J. MacGregor

Nicole Merritt

  1. A Sense of Honor - James Webb
  2. So Others May Live - Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite/Tom Ridge
  3. Cure for the Common Life - Max Lucado
  4. Kidnap - George Waller
  5. Once Upon a Time - J. Randy Taraborrelli
  6. Kate Remembered - A.Scott Berg
  7. No God but God (The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam) - Reza Asian
  8. Battlefield of the Mind - Joyce Meyer
  9. Esther's Pillow - Marlin Fitzwater
  10. World as Laboratory - Rebecca Lemov

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. Death of a Musketeer - Sarah D’Almeida
  2. Relics - Pip Vaughan-Hughes
  3. Agatha Raisin - M C Beaton
  4. The Pirates! In an Adventure With Communists - Gideon Defoe
  5. The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly
  6. Eye of the Serpent– Joanna Challis
  7. Dragon’s Fire– Anne and Todd McCaffrey
  8. Blue Shoes and Happiness– Alexander McCall Smith
  9. Dreamscapes – Di van Niekerk
  10. Riding Fence– A H Holt

Rebecca Benston

  1. Dirty Blonde - Lisa Scottoline
  2. Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich
  3. Devil's Corner - Lisa Scottoline
  4. Predator - Patricia Cornwell
  5. Detonator Time's Up - Mary E. Rose
  6. Mary, Mary - James Patterson
  7. At Risk - Patricia Cornwell
  8. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  9. How I Write - Janet Evanovich with Ina Yalof
  10. Thorns of an Innocent Soul - Barbara Watkins

Sheila Griffin

  1. The Challenge - Susan Kearney
  2. The Dare - Susan Kearney
  3. The Ultimatum - Susan Kearney
  4. Broken - Kelley Armstrong
  5. Carpe Demon - Julie Kenner
  6. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
  7. Awaken Me Darkly - Gena Showalter
  8. Heart of the Dragon - Gena Showalter
  9. Jewel of Atlantis - Gena Showalter

Steven L. Shrewsbury

  1. Hacks - Brian Knight
  2. The Rutting Season - Brian Keene
  3. The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers
  4. Off Season - Jack Ketchum
  5. Mondo Zombie - John Skipp
  6. Licker - Mike Arnzen
  7. Demonologist - Michael Laimo
  8. Misterss of the Dark - Sephera Giron
  9. Conqueror Worms - Brian Keene
  10. Dead Letters - Tom Piccirilli

Susan Johnson

  1. Carved in Bone - Jeffferson Bass
  2. All the Pretty Horses - Cromac McCarthy
  3. Light Before Day - Christopher Rice
  4. The Hunt Club - Brett Lott
  5. Art's Blood - Vicki Lane
  6. Enemy Women - Paulette Jiles
  7. Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
  8. Code 61 - Donald Harstad
  9. Pegasus Descending - James Lee Burke
  10. Forty Words for Sorrow - Giles Blunt

Suzie Housley

  1. Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward
  2. Lover Eternal - J.R. Ward
  3. Holiday Confessions - Anne Marie Winston
  4. Sadhana - Maneesh De Moor
  5. Second-Time Lucky - Laurie Paige
  6. Blood Brothers - Michael Weisskopf
  7. Letting Go of Your Bananas - Daniel T. Drubin
  8. Finding Nick - Janis Reams Hudson
  9. A Reason to Live - Maureen McKade
  10. The Young Girl's Astrological Dating Guide - Vera Kaikobad

Tangela Williams

  1. Mackenzie Mountain - Linda Howard
  2. The Mackenzie Series - Linda Howard
  3. Baby Love - Catherine Anderson
  4. My Sunshine - Catherine Anderson
  5. Dangerous Deception - Beverly Barton
  6. Morrigans Cross - Nora Roberts
  7. Dance of the Gods - Nora Roberts
  8. Valley Of Silence - Nora Roberts
  9. Cover of the Night - Linda Howard
  10. Drop Dead Gorgeous - Linda Howard

Tanya Atkinson

  1. Anybody Out There - Marian Keyes
  2. I'm In No Mood for Love - Rachel Gibson
  3. Paper Life - Tatum O'Neal
  4. Suddenly You - Lisa Kleypas
  5. Just One of Those Flings - Candice Hern
  6. A Dangerous Love - Bertrice Small
  7. The Other Side of the Story - Marian Keyes
  8. The Other Woman - Jane Green
  9. Son of the Morning - Linda Howard
  10. Kiss of the Highlander - Karen Marie Moning

Tara Manderino

  1. Take Me - Lucy Monroe
  2. Tempt Me - Lucy Monroe
  3. A Duke of Her Own - Lorraine Heath
  4. Dark Lover - JR Ward
  5. To Distraction - Stephanie Laurens
  6. Saturday's Child - Betty Neels
  7. A Sultan's Ransom - Loreth Ann White
  8. Conspiracy Game - Christine Feehan
  9. Secrets of the Highwayman - Sarah Mackenzie
  10. A Whisper in the Dark - Linda Castillo

Willie Elliott

  1. Paint It Black - Janet Fitch
  2. Leap Days - Katherine Lanpher
  3. Greywalker - Kat Richardson
  4. Crime Through Time #5, Iced! - Bill Doyle
  5. Singing with the Top Down - Debrah Williamson
  6. Monkey Portraits - Jill Greenberg
  7. Blood Money - T. Christian Miller
  8. The Blue Smoker of Barkwater Village - Annette Burget Bailey
  9. The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society - Augusta Trobaugh
  10. Travels with Charely - John Steinbeck
 
 
 
 
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