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2008 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained and/or impressed us most in 2008

Books listed in no specific order
Not everyone chose to participate.



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Barbara Buhrer

  1. Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
  2. Bound - Sally Grunning
  3. The Widows War - Sally Gunning
  4. Careless in Red - Elizabeth George
  5. The Steel Wave - Jeff Sharra
  6. Nothing to Lose - Lee Child
  7. The Given Day - Denise Lehand
  8. Silks - Dick Francis and Felix Francis
  9. Where Serpents Sleep – CS Harris
  10. Where Memories Lie - Deborah Crombie

Beth ellen

    1. North Star - Pier Girogio Pacifici
    2. Is Underground (Wolves Series) - Joan Aiken
    3. The Night Train to Memphis (Bliss Series) - Elizabeth Peters
    4. The Beckoning Lady (Campion Series) - Margery Allingham
    5. The Last Hero (Discworld) - Terry Pratchett
    6. The Four Faces - William Le Queux
    7. The Blue Last (Jury Series) - Martha Grimes
    8. Matty Groves (Haunted Ballad Series) - Deborah Grabien
    9. Knit Christmas Stockings! - Gwen Steege
    10. More Big Girl Knits - Moreno /Singer / Varrette

Beverly Rowe

  1. The Company of Liars - Karen Maitland
  2. Genghis: Birth of an Empire - Conn Iggulden
  3. Emperor: The Gates of Rome - Conn Iggulden
  4. Stone Cold - David Baldacci
  5. Death by Rodrigo - Ron Liebman
  6. The Republic of Pirates - Colin Woodard
  7. One Night in Frogtown - Phillip Pelletier
  8. Requiem for an Assassin - Barry Eisler
  9. Echo Burning - Lee Child
  10. The Other Queen - Phillipa Gregory

Brenda Weeaks

  1. Bird of a Different Feather & For a Decent Living - Supalla / Bahan [Deaf]
  2. 100 Ways to Simplify Your -Joyce Meyer [AUDIO]
  3. The Tainted Relic - The Medieval Murderers [AUDIO]
  4. Death of a Dreamer - MC Beaton [AUDIO]
  5. Stone Cold - David Baldacci [AUDIO]
  6. Ghost at Work - Carolyn Hart
  7. The Matters at Mansfield - Carrie Bebri
  8. Tempted By the Night - Elizabeth Boyle
  9. The Silver Needle Murder - Laura Childs
  10. Ringing In Murder - Kate Kingsbury

Carol Ann Culbert Johnson

  1. The Bible – King James Version
  2. Married Lovers - Jackie Collins
  3. Something On the Side - Carl Weber
  4. Obsession - Kayla Perrin
  5. After Hours - Rochelle Alers
  6. Some Sunday - Margaret Johnson Hodge
  7. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
  8. Murder on the Down Low - Pamela Samuels-Young
  9. Honor Thyself - Danielle Steel
  10. Deadly Tease - Michelle McGriff

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Mortal Syntax 101 Language Choices That Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If You're Right - June Casagrande
  2. Speak with Passion Speak with Power! - Pamela Gilbreath Kelly, M.A.
  3. Only Mortals Can Be Heroes - David J. Weaver
  4. Because I Loved You - Patricia Dischler
  5. Tremolo Cry of the Loon - Aaron Paul Lazar
  6. Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys - Janet Kay Jensen
  7. The Solution is at Hand - Dottie Walters and Terri Marie
  8. Sacred Wisdom - H. Schroder
  9. Gleaner or Gladiator - Lyne Marshall
  10. The Voice of the Muse - Mark David Gerson

Chris Querry

  1. Genuine Men - Nancy Bruno
  2. Pope John Paul II - Caroline Pigozzi
  3. Knowing Right from Wrong - Thomas D. Williams
  4. Titanic’s Last Secrets – Matsen / Chatterton / Kohler
  5. The Book of Calamities - Peter Trachtenberg
  6. Chi Running - Danny Dreyer
  7. Hold Me Tight - Dr. Sue Johnson
  8. Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics - Steve Wilkens
  9. Naked - David Sedaris
  10. Blood City - Keith Remer

Connie Harris

  1. God's Creatures: A Biblical View of Animals - Susan Bulanda
  2. Surreal in Saudi - M.D. Kavanwal
  3. Hoof Prints - Melanie Sue Bowles
  4. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
  5. Frankie the Walk n Roll Dog - Barbara Gail Techel
  6. Countdown to the Apocalypse - Grant R. Jeffrey
  7. The Silver Compass - Holly Kennedy
  8. Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion (Through A Dog's Ear) - Joshus Leeds & Susan Wagner DVM,MS
  9. Music to Calm Your Canine Companion (Through A Dog's Ear) - Lisa Spector & Joshua Leeds
  10. Dad's Last Letter - Harold "Bud" Boughton

Cornelia Amiri

  1. Druid's Daughter - Jean Hart Stewart
  2. The Witch is Dead - Shirley Damsgaard
  3. Beyond the Gap - Harry Turtledove
  4. Knight's Fork - Rowena Cherry
  5. I'm the Vampire That's Why - Michele Bardsley
  6. The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
  7. Undead and Unemployed - Mary Janice Davidson
  8. The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier
  9. Spirit Brides - Kahlil Gibran
  10. The Bride of Casa Dracula - Marta Acosta

Deb Adams

  1. Body Eloquence - Nancy Mellon w/ Ramsden
  2. The Muslim Next Door - Sumbul Ali-Karamali
  3. Spontaneous Evolution - Lipton / Bhaerman [AUDIO]
  4. Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz - David Seaman
  5. The Forgotten Woman - Arun and Sunanda Gandhi
  6. Howling in Mesopotamia - Haider Ala Hamoudi
  7. Racial Paranoia - John L.Jackson, Jr.
  8. Things That Make Us [sic]- Martha Brockenbrough
  9. Suddenly Supernatural - Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  10. The Wise Heart - Jack Kornfield [AUDIO]

Deb Kincaid

  1. Sustaining Life – Editors: Chivian, MD / Bernstein, MD
  2. Global Warning - Paul Brown
  3. Not Just a Pretty Face - Stacy Malkan
  4. The Secret History of the War on Cancer - Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  5. The Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Cancer, 2nd Ed. - Alschuler, ND / Gazella
  6. Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life - Calbom, MS
  7. Making a Living While Making a Difference, Rev. Ed. - Melissa Everett
  8. Creating Poetry - John Drury
  9. Revision & Self-Editing - James Scott Bell
  10. Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint - Nancy Kress

Dennis Collins

  1. A Case of You - Rick Blechta
  2. City of the Absent - Robert Walker
  3. Trigger City - Sean Chercover
  4. Island Life - Michael Sherer
  5. Murder's Madness - Alex Matthews
  6. Running from Strangers - C.C. Harrison
  7. In the Dead of Winter - Nancy Mehl
  8. Hail to the Chef - Julie Hyzy
  9. Hit and Run - Lawrence Block
  10. A Knife in the Back - Bill Crider

Donna Satterlee Ross

  1. The Boy Who Dared - Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  2. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
  3. Invasive Procedures - Orson Scott Card with Aaron Johnston
  4. Edward's Eyes - Patricia MacLachlan
  5. Gossamer - Lois Lowry
  6. "Parenting Is Your Highest Calling" and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt - Leslie Leyland Fields
  7. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
  8. Zanna's Gift: A Life in Christmases - Scott Richards (Orson Scott Card)
  9. The Well-Trained Mind - Susan Wise Bauer
  10. The Mormon Way of Doing Business - Jeff Benedict

Faith Smith

  1. All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks
  2. The Rogue Hunter - Lynsay Sands
  3. Let The Night Begin - Kathryn Smith
  4. Magic In His Kiss - Shari Anton
  5. Dead Ringer - Mary Burton
  6. I'm Watching You - Mary Burton
  7. No Escape - Shannon K. Butcher
  8. Secrets Of The Knight - Julia Latham
  9. Danger's Kiss - Sarah McKerrigan
  10. The Devil Wears Tartan - Karen Ranney

Jan Fields

  1. How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier
  2. Paper Towns - John Green
  3. Man in the Moon - Dotti Enderle
  4. Little Audrey - Ruth White
  5. The Possibilities of Sainthood - Donna Freitas
  6. Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles - Kingfisher / Hellard
  7. Masterpiece - Elise Broach and Kelly Murphy
  8. Pete & Fremont - Jenny Tripp
  9. Twice Upon A Marigold - Jean Ferris
  10. The Penderwicks on Garden Street - Jeanne Birdsail

Janie Franz

  1. Anybody Any Minute - Julie Mars
  2. Blood Moon - A.W. Gryphon James A. Rock & Co.
  3. Project U.L.F. - Stuart Clark
  4. Auralia's Colors - Jeffrey Overstreet
  5. The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail - Michael P Spradlin
  6. The Sixth World - (Maya Earth Trilogy) - Margaret Evans
  7. A Grave Breach - James Macomber
  8. Night Kill – Ann Littlewood
  9. Boneyard - Michelle Gagnon
  10. His Name is John (Elliott Smith series) - Dorien Grey

Jeff Shelby

  1. Paper Towns - John Green
  2. The Dawn Patrol - Don Winslow
  3. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
  4. Go-Go Girls of the Apocolypse - Victor Gischler
  5. Blue Heaven - C.J. Box
  6. Snow Blind - Lori G. Armstrong
  7. The Undead Kama Sutra - Mario Acevedo
  8. Legacy - Jeanne C. Stein
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
  10. The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Jennifer Akers

  1. Every Heart Has Its Day - Lynda Lukow
  2. Beware What You Wish - Faith V. Smith
  3. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Joshilyn Jackson
  4. Any Given Doomsday - Lori Handeland
  5. Rules - Cynthia Lord
  6. The Frugal Book Promoter - Carolyn Howard-Johnson
  7. Secrets of Social Media Marketing - Paul Gillin
  8. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies - C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
  9. Where Did I Leave My Glasses? - Martha Weiman Lear
  10. How Tiger Does It - Brad Kearns

jEN oLIVER

  1. Murder 2 -- Colin Evans
  2. All I Want to do is Kill - Dale Hudson
  3. The Alienist - Caleb Carr
  4. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
  5. 72 Hour Hold - Bebe Moore Campbell
  6. The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz
  7. Diary of a Serial Killer - Ed Gaffney
  8. Seduced by Madness - Carol Pogash
  9. Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  10. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Jonathan Lowe

  1. Gomorrah - Roberto Saviano [AUDIO]
  2. Havana Nocturne - T.J. English [AUDIO]
  3. Train to Trieste - Domnica Radulescu [AUDIO]
  4. The Dawn Patrol - Don Winslow [AUDIO]
  5. Final Salute - Jim Sheeler [AUDIO]
  6. Spin - Robert Wilson [AUDIO]
  7. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky [AUDIO]
  8. Swan Peak - James Lee Burke [AUDIO]
  9. In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan [AUDIO]
  10. Proust was a Neuroscientist - Jonah Lehrer [AUDIO]

Kim Malo

  1. MoneyBall - Michael Lewis
  2. Making Money- Terry Pratchett
  3. The Apostate's Tale - Margaret Frazer
  4. The Cruellest Month - Louise Penny
  5. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much - Donna Andrews
  6. How To Write Killer Historical Mysteries - Kathy Lynn Emerson
  7. Seven Seconds Or Less - Jack McCallum
  8. Codespell - Kelly McCullough
  9. Four Queens - Nancy Goldstone
  10. Professional CSS - Christopher Schmitt et al

Kim Richards Gilchrist

  1. Twice Upon an Eventide - Biodine / McGathy
  2. No One Heard Her Scream - Jordan Dane
  3. Small Town Secrets - Billie A. Williams
  4. Hungarian Rhapsody - Sephera Giron
  5. The Crusader - Michael Alexander Eisner
  6. Twelve Steps from Darkness - Karen E. Taylor
  7. Blood Harvest - Brant Randall
  8. The Night Watcher - John Lutz
  9. Showdown in Shadow Creek - AC Croom
  10. The Other Wind - Ursula Leguin

Laura Hinds

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Shaffer / Barrows
  2. The Midnight Twins - Jacquelyn Millard
  3. Ghost at Work - Carolyn Hart
  4. Curse of the Spellman's - Lisa Lutz
  5. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  6. The Widows of Eden - George Shaffner
  7. Don't Hex with Texas - Shanna Swendson
  8. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster
  9. Guns Will Keep us Together - Leslie Langtry
  10. Elvis and The Dearly Departed - Peggy Webb

Leslie Halpern

  1. Silent Movies - Peter Kobel and The Library of Congress
  2. The Poets’ Corner - editor John Lithgow
  3. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey
  6. Seduction of an Unknown Lady - Samantha James
  7. Letters to a Secret Lover - Toni Blake
  8. Duchess by Night - Eloisa James
  9. Lessons from a Courtesan - Jenna Petersen
  10. Natural Born Charmer - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Linda Morelli

  1. The Marvelous Journey Home - John M. Simmons
  2. The Kiss - Sophia Nash
  3. How to Propose to a Prince - Kathryn Caskie
  4. To Sin With a Stranger - Kathryn Caskie
  5. Locking Horns - M.K. Trent
  6. See No Evil, My Pretty Lady - L.M. Thomas, writing as Miss Mae
  7. Some Like It Wicked - Teresa Medeiros
  8. A Seduction at Christmas - Cathy Maxwell
  9. Killer Charms - Marianne Stillings
  10. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose - Lauren Willig

Nicole Merritt

  1. Power Freedom and Grace - Deepak Chopra
  2. Survive and Thrive 11 - Marc Beauchamp
  3. Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
  4. A Tale of Two Families - Dodie Smith
  5. The Sky's the Limit - Steven Gaines
  6. Long Live the King - Lyn Tornabene
  7. Adolf Hitler - John Toland
  8. In a Dark Garden - Frank G. Slaughter
  9. Rock Hudson - David Bret
  10. No God but God The Origins,Evolution,and Future of Islam - Reza Aslan

P.G. Forte

  1. The Complete Merde - Genevieve
  2. Matters Most - Lisa Marie Davis
  3. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting - Lynn Grabhorn
  4. Handyman - Jodi Lynn Copeland
  5. Meditations to Live to be 100 - Maoshing Ni
  6. Conversations With Eternity - Victor Hugo
  7. Living Wisdom - The Dalai Lama
  8. Damewood: Demons of the Past - Erin Durante
  9. Backup - Jim Butcher
  10. Radical Forgiveness - Colin Tipping

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. The Tomb of Zeus – Barbara Cleverly [historical mystery]
  2. Musketeers Mystery Series – Sarah D’Almeida [historical mystery]
  3. The Two Pearls of Wisdom - Alison Goodman [fantasy]
  4. The Hundred-Towered City – Garry Kilworth [children]
  5. Corsair & Buccaneer – Tim Severin ]adventure]
  6. Nation - Terry Pratchett
  7. The Miracle at Speedy Motors – Alexander McCall Smith [cozy mystery]
  8. Miss Cheney's Charade - Emily Hendrickson [romance]
  9. In The Courts of the Crimson Kings - S M Stirling [SF]
  10. Embroidered Flora & Fauna – Turpin-Delport / Delport-Wepener [nonfiction]

Sandie Vega

  1. Making Over Mr Right - Judi McCoy
  2. A Summer Affair - Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Mrs Perfect - Jane Porter
  4. Diablo's Shadow - Mark W Danielson
  5. Out of Time - Samantha Graves
  6. Wife Goes On - Leslie Lehr
  7. Suddenly Single - Shana Burton
  8. Talk of the Town - Sherrill Bodine
  9. Melody - Stacy -Deanne
  10. Wish you Were Here - Lani Diane Rich

Susan Johnson

  1. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
  2. Leather Maiden - Joe R Lansdale
  3. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
  4. Swan Peak - James Lee Burke
  5. Winter Study - Nevada Barr
  6. Down River - John Hart
  7. The Honk and Holler - Billie Letts
  8. 37th Hour - Jodi Compton
  9. No Time for Goodbye - Linwood Barclay
  10. Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Suzie Housley

  1. Carolina’s Walking Tour - Lesley-Anne McLeod
  2. Daredevil's Run - Kathleen Creighton
  3. Hearts in Hiding - Leanne Karella
  4. Inner Architect - Susan Hanshaw
  5. Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood) - J.R. Ward
  6. Shadow of the Soul - Sylvia Rochester
  7. The Magic in You! - Sally H. Taylor
  8. The Moon Boat & Other Poems - Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
  9. The Supervision Solution - John Roulet
  10. Yoga Wave - Shiva Rea

Willie Elliott

  1. Breakfast at Sally's - Richard Lemieux
  2. Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa - Alayne Kay Christian
  3. Churched - Matthew Paul Turne
  4. The Turnaround - George Pelecanos [AUDIO]
  5. Moving Forward - Dave Pelzer [AUDIO]
  6. Memoirs of a Runaway - Michael Kennon
  7. Bound - Sally Gunning
  8. God Is a Salesman - Mark Stevens
  9. The Life Visioning - Michael Bernard Beckwit
  10. Zoom - Vijay Vaitheeswaran and Iain Carson

 

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