*Sigh* Another great year of reading!

So…

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the time in the world to read…leisurely…with a nice cup of cocoa…and a warm blanket…

I wonder what that’s like?

Well, when I did manage to get some reading done this year, I found a few gems to share. Here they are:

1.  Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles. Think Seinfeld meets OCD. Very unique! Dark and funny.

2.  Defending Jacob by William Landay. WOW. A stunner. Total legal suspense.

3.  Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick. This man has a way with words. Awesome.

4.  Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. Icky but good, think Sleeping With the Enemy.

5.  In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner.  Historical, about the Khmer Rouge. Fascinating.

6.  The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Beautifully written story in the Pacific Northwest landscape.

7.  Gold by Chris Cleave. Character-driven fiction about the world of fast track cycling. Cool.

8.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Reading with my kids. Still rocks!

9.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Emotional, heartfelt read. Tissues!

10. Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller. This baking book might be the best thing ever. Mmmmm!

11. The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro. A mix of The DaVinci Code and the world of forgery. Superb!

—Maureen

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