2016 is coming to a close. We had our last Mystery Book club of the year, earlier in December. We didn't have book that we all read for this month. Instead we brought snacks and treats and our favorite books that we read in 2016. Here we are.
Our book club leader, Kay, took notes for us and compiled the list of favorites. Thanks Kay! I have done that in the past. It isn't easy. I am sharing them with you in case you need some new books to read. You will notice, they are not all mysteries or fiction.
Alice Quentin series - Kate Rhodes – first book is CROSSBONES YARD
Bell Elkins series - Julia Keller – first book is A KILLING IN THE HILLS
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? – Roz Chast – graphic novel
DISPLACEMENT – Lucy Knisley – graphic novel
BRAIN BRIEFS: ANSWERS TO THE MOST (AND LEAST) PRESSING QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MIND – Art Markman and Bob Duke
MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST’S PERSONAL JOURNEY – Jill Bolte Taylor
THE ENGLISH GERMAN GIRL – Jake Wallis Simons
NEWS OF THE WORLD – Paulette Jiles
THE REST IS SILENCE (Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Book #9) – James R. Benn
THE GREAT RECKONING – Louise Penny
MY BELOVED WORLD – Sonia Sotomayor
GOLD OF OUR FATHERS – Kwei Quartey
THE SUSPECT – John Lescroart
BLOOD DEFENSE – Marcia Clark
THE BODY IN THE WARDROBE – Katherine Hall Page
UNDONE – Karen Slaughter
THE THREE DEATHS OF MAGDALENE LYNTON (Book #1) – Katherine Hayton
THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF (Book #2) – Katherine Hayton
DAWN GIRL – Leslie Wolfe
THE WARBLER GUIDE – Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle
MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND – Helen Simonson
ME BEFORE YOU – Jojo Moyes
A MAN CALLED OVE – Fredrick Backman
THE WHISTLER – John Grisham
THE WOMAN IN BLUE – Elly Griffiths
WHAT SHE KNEW – Gilly Macmillan
ESCAPE TO EDEN – Rachel McClellan
Jason Stafford series – Michael Sears
Cormoran Strike series – Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
THE DOG WHO DANCED – Susan Wilson
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: THE INSIDE STORY OF A HOMICIDE SQUAD – Del Quentin Wilber
BORN TO RUN – Bruce Springstein
John Ceepak/Danny Boyle series – Chris Grabenstein
These aren't even the books we read during the year for our monthly selections. Would you say we all read a lot? Did you find a couple in that list that were mine?
I have some series this year that I am enjoying reading:
The Ngaire Blake series by Katherine Hayton
Onxy Webb series by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Selkie Moon series by Virginia King
Jamie Quinn series by Barbara Venkataraman - cozy
Bill and Piper Robins series by Ed Lynskey - cozy
Isabel and Alma Trumbo by Ed Lynskey - cozy
I also really enjoyed Dawn Girl by Leslie Wolfe - not a cozy. I am reading Executive by her which is #1 in a Alex Hoffman series. Ohhh I did not know that until now.
And here is different year in books that you might identify with.
See you next year!