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2012 Top Ten Reads
Books that entertained and/or impressed us most in 2012

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

 



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Barbara Buhrer

  1. Wicked Delights of the Bridal Bed - Tracey Anne Warren [review]
  2. Crossfire - Dick Francis
  3. Warlord - Ted Bell [review]
  4. Watch by Moonlight - Kate Hawks [review]
  5. The Woodcutter - Reginald Hill [review]
  6. Scent of Rain and Lightning - Nancy Packard
  7. The Stranger House - Reginald Hill [review]
  8. The Final Storm - Jeff Shaara
  9. The Affair - Lee Child [review]
  10. Where Shadows Dance - CS Harris [review]

Beth McKenzie

  1. The Infinity of Lists - Umberto Eco and Alastair McEwen
  2. Where's My Cow? - Terry Pratchett and Melvyn Grant [review]
  3. The Black Cat - Martha Grimes [review] (Audio)
  4. Surviror in Death - JD Robb (Audio)
  5. Devil May Cry - Sherrilyn Kenyon (Audio)
  6. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley [review] (Audio)
  7. Dogs and Goddesses - Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich (Audio)
  8. In the Garden Trilogy - Nora Roberts [review-Red Lily] (Audio)
  9. The Strange Files of Fremont Jones - Dianne Day (Audio)
  10. Interred with Their Bones - Jennifer Lee Carrell [review] (Audio)

Beverly Rowe

  1. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
  2. In Desperation - Rick Mofina [review]
  3. Wench - Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  4. The First Domino - Dennis Collins [review]
  5. Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs [
  6. The Blue Zone - Andrew Gross [review] [AOM]
  7. The Help - Kathryn Stockett ]
  8. As the Crow Dies - Ken Casper
  9. Devil Red - Joe R Lansdale
  10. Unrest in Eden - Florence Byham Weinberg

Bob Walch

  1. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows - Alan Bradley
  2. Oracle of Stamboul - Lukas
  3. The Lantern - Deborah Lawrenson [review]
  4. Twelve Drummers Drumming - C C Benison
  5. Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino
  6. Carte Blanche - Jeffery Deaver
  7. The Fallen Angel - David Hewson
  8. Blood, Iron and Gold - Christian Wolmer
  9. Blotto, Twigs and the Ex-King's Daughter - Brett Simon [review]
  10. Everyone's a Winner - Joel Best

Brenda Weeaks

  1. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? - Jan Thomas [review]
  2. A Deadly Penance – Maureen Ash [review]
  3. Angel’s Verdict – Mary Stanton [review]
  4. The Sherlockian – Graham Moore [review]
  5. Living Beyond Your Feelings - Joyce Meyer [review] (Audio)
  6. The Spymaster's Lady - Joanna Bourne [review] (Audio)
  7. Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson [review] (Audio)
  8. A Desirable Residence - Madeleine Wickham [review] (Audio)
  9. Hell’s Corner – David Baldacci [review] (Audio)
  10. The Inner Circle – Brad Meltzer [review] (Audio)

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

  1. Chime - Franny Billingsley
  2. A Thousand Times More Fair - Kenji Yoshino [review]
  3. Prospero in Hell - L. Jagi Lamplighter [review]
  4. India Black - Carol K. Carr [review]
  5. Coronets and Steel - Sherwood Smith [review]
  6. Life - James Fox and Keith Richards [review] (Audio)
  7. The Goblin Wood - Hilari Bell
  8. Second Sight - Cheryl B. Klein [review]
  9. City of Dragons - Robin Hobb [review]
  10. Paul Among the People - Sarah Ruden [review]

Carol Ann Johnson

  1. Godness of love - Jackie Collins
  2. Capital Wives - Rochelle Alers
  3. Happy Birthday - Danielle Steel
  4. Full Figured 3 - Carl Weber, Brenda Hampton
  5. The Bride Experiment - Mimi Jefferson
  6. Now You See Her - James Patterson [review]
  7. The Sea of Aaron - Kimberly Hunt
  8. 10th Anniversary (Woman’s Murder Club) - James Patterson
  9. The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil - Victoria Christopher Murray
  10. Kris Jenner & All things Kardashian - Kris Jenner

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  1. Username - Joyce Faulkner
  2. Agni -Boston University
  3. Boyfriend from Hell - E. Van Lowe
  4. Outwitting Writer’s Block and other Problems of the Pen - Jenna Glatzer
  5. Aliens! Surf! Santa Cruz! - Fred Reiss
  6. Ignite the Genius Within -Dr. Christine Ranck and Christopher Lee Nutter
  7. Surviving Depression with Art Therapy - Joyce White
  8. Concerning E. M. Forster - Frank Kermode
  9. The Essential Don Murray - edited by Thomas Newkirk and Lisa C. Miller
  10. Writers’ Tricks of the Trade - Morgan St. James

Cornelia Amiri

  1. Cold Magic - Kate Elliott
  2. Dead Iron - Devon Monk
  3. Heartless - Gail Carriger
  4. The Kingdom of Ohio - Matthew Flaming
  5. Among Others - Jo Walton
  6. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe - Charles Yu
  7. Maid to Match - Deeanne Gist [review]
  8. Shadow Fever - Karen Marie Moning
  9. Sword of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor
  10. The Greyfriar - Clary Griffith & Susan Griffith

Elise Cooper

  1. Sharon - Gilad Sharon
  2. In My Time - Vice-President Cheney [review]
  3. Against All Enemies - Tom Clancy
  4. Portrait of a Spy - Daniel Silva [review]
  5. Guilt by Association - Marcia Clark
  6. Black Wolf - Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice [review]
  7. Coup d' état - Ben Coes [review]
  8. Scorpions for Breakfast - Governor Jan Brewer [review]
  9. Rin Tin Tin - Susan Orlean [review]
  10. The Reversal - Michael Connelly [Book review] [Audio review]

Jan Fields

  1. The Midnight Tunnel - Angie Frazier
  2. The Luck of the Buttons - Anne Ylvisaker
  3. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  4. Rocky Road - Rose Kent
  5. Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates - Eva Gray
  6. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything - Uma Krishnaswami
  7. Stir It Up! - Ramin Ganeshram
  8. Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George
  9. The Aviary - Kathleen O'Dell
  10. Nowhere Girl - A.J. Paquette [review]

Jo Rogers

  1. Cleopatra – Stacy Schief [review] (Audio)
  2. Top Secret America – Priest / Arkin [review] (Audio)
  3. Suicide Run – Michael Connelly [review] (Audio)
  4. The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz [review] (Audio)
  5. Gideon’s Sword – Preston & Child [review] (Audio)
  6. Angel – James Patterson [review] (Audio)
  7. After Dark, My Sweet – Jim Thompson [review] (Audio)
  8. The Drop – Michael Connelly [review] (Audio)
  9. A Darkness More Than Night – Michael Connelly [review] (Audio)
  10. Now You See Her – James Patterson [review] (Audio)

Laura Hinds

  1. Curiosity Thrilled The Cat - Sofie Kelly
  2. Pleating for Mercy - Melissa Bourbon [review]
  3. Lawn Order - Molly McRae
  4. Button Holed - Kylie Logan [review]
  5. The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen
  6. Mind Over Matter - Alison Kingsley
  7. Chihuahua of the Baskervilles - Esri Allbritten
  8. The Gingerbread Bump Off - Livia J Washburn [review]
  9. The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown
  10. Dangerous Alterations - Elizabeth Lynn Casey [review]

Leslie Halpern

  1. The Power - Rhonda Byrne
  2. Return to Love - Marianne Williamson
  3. The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman
  4. The Rum Diary - Hunter S. Thompson
  5. Ask and It Is Given - Esther and Jerry Hicks
  6. Green for Life - Victoria Boutenko
  7. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
  8. Bright Star. Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne - John Keats
  9. The Voice of the Dolphins - Hardy Jones [review]
  10. Entenmann's Big Book of Baking - Kathleen Robbins [review]

Linda Morelli

  1. The Redbreast - Jo Nesbø [review]
  2. A Killing in Antiques - Mary Moody [review]
  3. My Immortal Assassin - Carolyn Jewel [review]
  4. Deadly Heat - Cynthia Eden [review]
  5. It Happened One Season - Laurens, Balogh, D’Alessandro and Hern [review]
  6. Past Midnight -Mara Purnhagen [review]
  7. The First Love Cookie Club - Lori Wilde [review]
  8. An Uninvited Ghost - E J Copperman [review]
  9. Too Wicked to Love - Debra Mullins [review]
  10. Black Ties and Lullabies - Jane Graves [review]

Linda young

  1. The Viking's Captive - Sandra Hill [review]
  2. When Beauty Tamed the Beast - Eloisa James [review]
  3. Never a Gentleman - Eileen Dreyer [review]
  4. A Tale of Two Vikings - Sandra Hill [review]
  5. The Guardian - Margaret Mallory [review]
  6. Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon [review]
  7. Changling Moon - Dani Harper [review]
  8. How to Seduce a Scoundrel - Vicky Dreiling [review]
  9. Waking Up With the Duke - Lorraine Heath [review]
  10. The Wild Road - Marjorie M. Liu [review]

Michael G'Francisco

  1. The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes - Sidney Paget
  2. Crimes of the 20th Century A Chronology - Crescent Books
  3. The Outfit - Gus Russo
  4. FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  5. Return to the Scene of the Crime / Chicago by Richard Lindberg
  6. Democracy - Henry Brooks Adams
  7. All the Kings Men - Robert Penn Warren
  8. American Wife - Curtis Siottinfeld
  9. The Kerry Kilcannon Political Fiction Trilogy - Richard North Patterson (No Safe Place, Protect and Defend, Balance of Power)

Rachel A. Hyde

  1. Devil-Devil – G W Kent [review]
  2. A Dead Man in Malta - Michael Pearce [review]
  3. Hill of Bones - Mediaeval Murders [review]
  4. The Seal King Murders - Alanna Knight [review]
  5. Death in a Scarlet Coat - David Dickinson [review]
  6. Tomb of the Serpent - Guy Fraser [review]
  7. Anthem For Doomed Youth - Carola Dunn [review]
  8. Railway to the Grave - Edward Marston [review]
  9. Hawke’s Tor - E V Thompson [review]
  10. Bills of Mortality - Norman Russell [review]

Susan Johnson

  1. Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
  2. A Fine Dark Line - Joe Lansdale
  3. The Headhunters Daughter - Tamar Myers
  4. Winter Range - Claire Davis
  5. Hell is Empty - Craig Johnson [review]
  6. Still Missing - Chevy Stevens
  7. The Courage Tree -Diane Chamberlain
  8. Ape House - Sara Gruen
  9. Iron House -John Hart
  10. Peach Keeper - Sara Addision Allen

Willie Elliott

  1. A Good Talk - Daniel Menaker [review]
  2. Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin [review]
  3. Heaven Is for Real - Todd Burpo and Lylnn Vincent [column]
  4. Emory's Gift - Bruce Cameron [review]
  5. My Purple Toes - Blair Hahn [review]
  6. Ashfall - Mike Mullin [review]
  7. The Global Warming Deception - Dr. Grant R. Jeffery [review]
  8. God Gave Us You - Lisa T. Bergren [review]
  9. Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan - Hildi Kang [review]
  10. The Words That Shaped Me - Aliza Davidoit [review]

 
 
 
 

 

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