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About meMy thread for 2017 is at Hope you'll drop by for a visit soon!

Top Five-ish Favorites

This Thing of Darkness and The Dead House by Harry Bingham. Mystery thriller.
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. Latest Bosch.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Scifi/Thriller
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Nonfiction: anthropology, humanities, polysci.
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Literature.

Top Five Favorites

Lamentation by C. J. Sansom (historical mystery
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (scifi)
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (audio) (nonfiction)
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham (mystery)
Written in Red and the rest of The Others series by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy)

The Martian by Andy Weir (scifi)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (audio)(nonfiction)
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neal Gaiman (audio) (fantasy)
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler (fantasy)
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (audio)(contemporary)

Favorites ~ 2013
TILT A WHIRL and the rest of the John Ceepak mysteries by Chris Grabenstein (The books that gave me the most reading pleasure)
Fledgling by Octavia Butler (fantasy)
Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair (mystery)
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovich (fantasy, mystery)
Angel's Blood and the rest of the Guild Hunter fantasies by Nalini Singh

Favorites ~ 2012
THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan (YEAR'S BEST) (horror)
The Last Policeman by Ben Winters (pre-apocalyptic dystopian)
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James (historical fiction)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (YA fantasy)
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (magical realism)

Favorites ~ 2011
DOC by Mary Doria Russell (YEAR'S BEST)(historical fiction)
Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Preston and Child (thriller)
Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (graphic novel)
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn (humorous mystery)

Favorites ~ 2010
SOVEREIGN by Sansom (YEAR'S BEST) (historical mystery)
Palace of Justice by Susanne Alleyn (historical mystery)
White Night by Jim Butcher (fantasy)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (fantasy)
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane (mystery)

Favorites ~ 2009
"THE KILLER ANGELS" by Michael Shaara (audio) (YEAR'S BEST) (historical fiction)
"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman (audio) (YA fantasy)
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz (magical realism)
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse-Susanne Alleyn (LTAuthor!) (historical mystery)
Push-Sapphire (contemporary fiction)

My Favorite Books of 2008
"TIGANA" by Guy Gavriel Kay (YEAR'S BEST) (fantasy)
"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer (ER) (historical fiction)
"Mistress of the Art of Death" (audio) (historical mystery)
"The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende (magical realism)
"Hotel du Lac" by Anita Brookner (contemporary fiction)
"Special Topics in Calamity Physics" (audio) (magical realism)

My Favorite Books of 2007
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (history)
Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (fictional memoir)
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (nonfiction)
Find Me & Judas Child, both by Carol O'Connell (mystery)
The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay (fantasy)

My Favorite Books of 2006
Pride and Prejudice (classic)
The Great Gatsby (classic)
Never Let Me Go (dystopian scifi)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (historical fantasy)

About my libraryI moved at the end of April from Centennial to Pueblo, which is about 100 miles south. I'm still purging my Library. I've started another list of books I'm planning to donate to the Pueblo Public Library (they need help!) and put it in Collections as "Donate Pueblo." Some of these are classic scifi, fantasy, romance, mysteries that are hard to find anymore.

Most of the books I read these days are eAudios or eBooks, mostly borrowed from the library, and I've begun to add those to my LT library, marking them as "borrowed," so that they count on the ER algorithm. I'm also fortunate to have great LT friends who give me books after they've read them. Thank you!

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, Club Read 2016, Colorado Bibliophiles, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Elizabethan England, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, FantasyFans, Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests, Gardens & Books, Genealogy@LTshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Sarah Addison Allen, Susanne Alleyn, Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth Bear, Harry Bingham, Jim Butcher, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Lindsey Davis, Susan Higginbotham, Guy Gavriel Kay, Louise Marley, Walter Mosley, Carol O'Connell, Sharon Kay Penman, Elizabeth Peters, Ellis Peters, Arthur Phillips, John Maddox Roberts, Nora Roberts, Mary Doria Russell, C. J. Sansom, Sheri S. Tepper, S. L. Viehl, Janwillem van de Wetering, David Wishart (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresTattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), The Book A Near

Favorite librariesArapahoe Library District - Smoky Hill Library, Aurora Public Library - Central Library, Aurora Public Library - Mission Viejo Library

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Member sinceAug 16, 2006

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