Books! Books! Books!
From 1995-2007, I catalogued all of the books I read in a database. There are a little more than 650 in that database. In 2008, I started using goodreads website. I have now moved the entire list and all the reviews to goodreads. I no longer really review the books I read but I do keep a list (mainly so I won't buy the same ones over and over again!) Here's a sampling of the books I've read most recently.
There is just something so compelling about any Thomas Perry story. One word just takes you to the other til you get to the end. This one was particularly good. A female burglar finds a murder scene and works to unravel it. Towards the e...
I enjoyed this book a lot until it fell into a bucket of melodrama at the very end. It grabbed onto the cliche of daddy's little girl and beat it nearly to death. I wish it had killed it all together but, alas, I'm sure it will be back. ...
What about children of those various women kidnapped and then held in captivity until they are released or they escape. How do they deal with their mother's history or do they? This was a great plot and well told. It bordered on the me...
I really liked this plot. A lot. Which was good because if ever a book needed an editor it was this one. The melodrama was applied with a pallet knife. Everyone stress vomited way too much. The last 10% of the book could have/should have...
I got this, I think as either a free book or on sale a while back and picked it up no long ago. It's a really interesting read. I'm not a football fan but I am a Seattle fan and appreciated the ties there but also the humanity and trials...
My top ten lists for 1996-2003
For several years, The Seattle Mystery Bookshop asked me to compile my top ten list for the year. I don't do it any more but the old lists are still good!
|1996 For the last four years, I was asked by my
a local bookshop to compile a list of my top ten favorites of the
year for their newsletter.
The rules are the lists can include NO Northwest authors.
What the Deaf Mute Heard, g.d. Gearino
Counting Coup, g.d. Gearino
Mangrove Squeeze, Laurence Shames
Outside the Rules - Dylan Jones
Outside the Rules - Dylan Jones
Nathan's Run - John Gilstrap
Even Steven - John Gilstrap
At All Costs - John Gilstrap
Saving Faith - David Baldacci
Demolition Angel - Robert Crais
Deep Background - David Corn
Void Moon - Michael Connelly
First Counsel - Brad Meltzer
Wild Justice - Phillip Margolin
|Decade The shop asked for top ten for the last 10 years....
This turned out to be very difficult. I could
have done the top 20 fairly easily and, as you can see, I cheated with
my 'anything by' entries.
Mortal Fear - Greg Illes
And, this leaves out Caleb Carr and Jeffrey Deaver who should not be left out - ooops cheating again. And, I would have loved to have room for Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer and Divorcing Jack by Colin Bateman. Ok. That's it. I'm done. (For various reasons, I was not allowed to include Northwest authors in these lists.)
I am no longer affiliated with the bookshop for which I gathered my top ten lists in previous years, but now I'm in the habit! Here are is the top 10 for 2001... (list now includes Northwest authors - at least one anyway!)
Anything by Stephen White
2002 2002 was not a spectacular year. I could only find 9 for my top 10!
Paint it Black by PJ Parrish
2003 - My 10 is 11 this year. Balance...
Scott Free- John Gilstrap
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