I know many of you are like me, always looking for a good book to read!! At the end of each year, I look back over my Good Reads list to see which books stood out among the rest for me. It is fun to go back and read my reviews and remember all the good stories I have enjoyed this year.
Here are my TOP TEN...
1. The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia S Fenollera was this years TOP READ. It is a book that will take you away from all your cares to a kinder and gentler community of refined citizens.
2. The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff is a thought provoking read but what a story!
3. The Bird House by Kelly Simmons was such a timely book for me as it is about a grandmother. Being in the same season of life, I could understand many of the main character's feelings.
4. The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel is a great police procedural/mystery. Set in England and Denmark it was very interesting to me.
5. The Hired Girl by Amy Laura Schlitz. This is an author to be aware of! Great writing and masterful story teller. I have read two of her books and look forward to more from Ms Schlitz.
6. The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan features a troubled young heroine who might or might not have killed her mother. Exactly who is the psychopath in this mystery?
7, Local Knowledge by Liza Gyllenhaal is set in New England and features a real estate agent as the main character. Two of my favorite topics in one book!
8. Easter at the Lakes by Sara Hylton is an older book that I found in the stacks at the library but charmed me from the get go. Ms Hylton's books are in the style of Rosamunde Pilcher, another favorite author of mine.
9. I Found You by Lisa Jewel was a real page turner for me. Amnesia is always an interesting subject in a mystery!
10. Magpie Murders by Joel Horowitz was a fun read for anyone who is a lover of all mystery genres. You will enjoy the references to other mysteries you might have read.
So there you go!! I realize not all readers have the same taste but I think there is something for everyone on this list!!
I am adding one I just finished...The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. It is a sweet story of friendship across the generational lines.