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2011 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained and/or impressed us most in 2011

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




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Barbara Buhrer

  1. House at Tynesford - Natasha Solomons [review]
  2. Only Time Will Tell - Jeffrey Archer
  3. No Mark On Her - Deborah Coombs
  4. Sins of the Father - Jeffrey Archer
  5. When Maidens Mourn - C S Harris [review]
  6. Winter of the World - Ken Follett
  7. Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
  8. The Other Woman - Hank Phillippi Ryan
  9. Shiloh - Jeff Shaara
  10. Keeping Bad Company - Caro Peacock

Beth McKenzie

  1. Study in Sherlock -Edited by Laurie R. King,Leslie S. Klinger
  2. The Kitchen as Laboratory Edited by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink,, Erik van der Linden [review]
  3. The Storytelling Animal - Jonathan Gottschall [review]
  4. Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts (Audio)
  5. Knits for Nerds - Joan of Dark a.k.a Toni Carr [review]
  6. Courtney Crumrin, Volume 2 - Ted Naifeh (graphic novel) [review]
  7. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman [review]
  8. Splendors and Glooms - LauraAmy Schlitz -tweener [review]
  9. Song for Papa Crow - Marit Menzin -children [review]
  10. Cast On, Bind Off - Leslie Ann Bestor [review]

Bob Walch

  1. The Memory of Blood - Christopher Fowler [review]
  2. Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess - Simon Brett [review]
  3. Londoners - Craig Taylor
  4. Archive 17 - Sam Eastland [review]
  5. Oscar Wilde and Vatican Murders - Gyles Brandreth [review]
  6. Twilight of the Elites - Christopher Hayes [review]
  7. The Ronin's Mistress - Laura Joh Rowland
  8. Garbology - Edward Humes
  9. John's Life of London - Boris Johnson
  10. Princess Elizabeth's Spy - Susan Elia MacNeal [review]

Brenda Weeaks

  1. When Maidens Mourn -C S Harris [review]
  2. Eleven Pipers Piping - C. C. Benison [review]
  3. As The Pig Turns - M C Beaton [review] (Audio)
  4. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch - Nancy Atherton [review 2 ]
  5. The Memory of Blood - Christopher Fowler [review]
  6. 40 Love – Madeleine Wickham [review] (Audio)
  7. A Surrey State of Affairs – Ceri Radford [review]
  8. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty - Joshilyn Jackson [review] (Audio)
  9. Change your Words, Change your Life – Joyce Meyer [review](Audio)
  10. The Phantom of the Post Office - Kate Klise -tweener [review]

Carol Ann Johnson

  1. Attorney-Client Privilege - Pamela Samuels Young
  2. Case for Seduction - Ann Christopher
  3. Fifty Shades of Gray - E L James
  4. Friends Forever - Danielle Steel
  5. Summer Vows - Rochelle Alers
  6. 11th Hour - James Patterson [review]
  7. Act like a Lady, Think like a Man - Steve Harvey
  8. You Are Not Alone - Jermaine Jackson
  9. Kiss the Girls - James Patterson
  10. Guilty Wives - James Patterson [review]

Cheryl Green

  1. Drop Dead On Recall - Sheila Webster Boneham [review]
  2. Princess Elizabeth’s Spy - Susan Elia MacNeal [review]
  3. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary – Susan Elia MacNeal
  4. The Azalea Assault - Alyse Carlson
  5. The Dead Saint – Marilyn Brown Oden
  6. English Tea Murder - Leslie Meier
  7. Sweet Talk – Julie Garwood
  8. Murder For Choir – Joelle Charbonneau [review]
  9. Allergic To Death - Peg Cochran [review]
  10. Deadly Politics - Maggie Sefton [review]

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Wired for Story - Lisa Cron
  2. The Fiction Writer's Handbook - Shelly Lowenkopf
  3. For the Birds - Aaron Paul Lazar
  4. Hystera - Leora Skolkin Smith
  5. A Convenient Hatred - Phyllis Goldstein
  6. How to Blog a Book - Nina Amir [review]
  7. Black Cow - Magdalena Ball
  8. What Americans Need To Know About America From A to Z - Lance Johnson [review]

Dennis Collins

  1. Formula for Murder - Dave Vizard [review]
  2. Lucifer's Tears - James Thompson [review]
  3. Quarry's Ex - Max Allen Collins [review]
  4. Seal Target Geronimo - Chuck Pfarrer [review]
  5. Stinger - Ken Patrick [review]
  6. The Consummata - Mickey Spillane and Max Allen Collins [review]
  7. The Ranger - Ace Atkins [review]
  8. Uncle Al Capone - Deidre Marie Capone [review]
  9. Fortresses - Thomas Glide [review]
  10. Every Shallow Cut - Tom Piccirilli [review]

Elaine Broome

  1. Say You'll Be Mine -Julia Amante [review]
  2. Souvenirs of Murder - Margaret Duffy
  3. Eagles Fell Purpose - Cynthia Harrod
  4. Kasher in the Rye - Moshe Kasher [review]
  5. When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman
  6. Still Life - Louise Penny
  7. Delusion in Death - JD Robb
  8. Burned Prey - John Sandford
  9. Seven Sparks - Beth Schafer [review]
  10. The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva [review]

Elise Cooper

  1. The Last Man - Vince Flynn [review]
  2. Hard Measures - Jose Rodriguez
  3. Sergeant Rex -Mike Dowling [review]
  4. Bloodline - James Rollins [review]
  5. The Panther - Nelson DeMille [review]
  6. American Sniper - Chris Kyle [review]
  7. Argo - Tony Mendez [review]
  8. The Renegades - Thomas Young Jr. [review]
  9. The Moscow Club - Joseph Finder
  10. The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva [review]

Jan Fields

  1. The Future We Left Behind - Mike A. Lancaster
  2. Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
  3. Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
  4. Dumpling Days - Grace Lin
  5. Above World - Jenn Reese
  6. The Ghost of Graylock - Dan Poblocki
  7. Legacy of Tril: Soulbound - Heather Brewer
  8. The Dark Unwinding - Sharon Cameron
  9. Kizzy Ann Stamps - Jeri Watts
  10. Breathing Room - Marsha Hayles

Jonathan Lowe

  1. Goodbye for Now - Laurie Frankel (Audio) [review]
  2. The Sweet Life in Paris - David Lebovitz (Audio) [review]
  3. The Architecture of Happiness - Alain de Botton (Audio)
  4. Joseph Anton - Salmon Rushdie (Audio) [review]
  5. The Garner Files - James Garner (Audio)
  6. The Watchers - Jon Steele (Audio)
  7. Little America - Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Audio)
  8. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain (Audio) [review]
  9. Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! - Yuri Rasovsky [review]
  10. Need You Now - James Grippando (Audio)

Laura Hinds

  1. The Gifted One - Andy McCabe [review]
  2. Shine, Shine, Shine -Lydia Netzer
  3. The Book of Tomorrow - Celia Ahern [review]
  4. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
  5. The Trail of the Spellmans - Lisa Lutz
  6. Dead Bolt -Juliet Blackwell [review]
  7. A Witch Before Dying - Heather Blake [review]
  8. A Surrey State of Affairs - Ceri Radford [review]
  9. Hearse and Buggy - Laura Bradford [review]
  10. Some Like it Hawk - Donna Andrews

Linda Morelli

  1. Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman - JB Lynn [review]
  2. Phantom - Jo Nesbo [review]
  3. Rose’s Pledge - Sally Laity & Dianna Crawford [review]
  4. Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear [review]
  5. Séance in Sepia - Michelle Black [review]
  6. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch - Nancy Atherton [review]
  7. The Unholy: Krewe of Hunters - Heather Graham [review]
  8. Somebody Like You - Candis Terry [review]
  9. Beautiful Sacrifice - Elizabeth Lowell [review]
  10. Flight from Berlin - David John [review]

Linda young

  1. Born of Shadows - Sherrilyn Kenyon [review] (Audio)
  2. Within The Flames - Marjorie M. Liu [review]
  3. Infamous - Sherrilyn Kenyon [review]
  4. Wanted: Undead or Alive - Kerrelyn Sparks [review]
  5. Lair of the Lion - Christine Feehan [review]
  6. The Fire King - Marjorie M. Liu [review]
  7. Waking Up With The Duke - Lorraine Heath [review]
  8. In The Arms of a Marquess - Katharine Ashe [review]
  9. Shadow Kin - M.J. Scott [review]
  10. A Taste of Crimson - Marjorie M. Liu [review]

Michael G'Francisco

  1. The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie
  2. Evil Under the Sun - Agatha Christie
  3. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
  4. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris [review]
  5. The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
  6. Portrait of a Dead Guy - Larissa Reinhart
  7. The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King [review]

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland - Catherynne M Valente -tweener [review]
  2. From The Deep of the Dark - Stephen Hunt [review]
  3. One Blood - G W Kent [review]
  4. The Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer [review]
  5. 100 Snowflakes To Crochet - Caitlin Saino
  6. The Casual Vacancy - J K Rowling [review]
  7. Dodger - Terry Pratchett - teen [review]
  8. The Legion of Shadow- Michael J Ward - teen [review]
  9. Mistry & the Savage Fortress - Sarwat Chadda Ash - tweener [review]
  10. The Limpopo Academy of Detection - Alexander McCall Smith [review]

Willie Elliott

  1. Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler [review](Audio)
  2. I Love Dirt -Jennifer Ward, Susie Ghahremani and Richard Louv [review]
  3. Hugs and Kisses - Allia Zobel-Nolan and Miki Sakamoto [review]
  4. Challenged- Ben Rolphe [review]
  5. Great!- Timothy Bednarz [review]
  6. Rip the Page - Karen Benke [review]
  7. The Astral Plane - Teresa Dovalpage [review]
  8. Man Alive - Patrick Morley [review]
  9. The Right Start - Jennifer Hallissy
  10. Flatterby -Karen Kingsbury

 
 
 
 
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