Steve’s Mighty Top Ten

So here’s my top ten list for the year, succinctly summarized for you, with a bonus thrown in. Enjoy, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker

Two lawmen attempt to contain outlaws in the Old West.

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

Offbeat vampire love story.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Correspondence between friends on the  Guernsey Islands.  Fictional but you would swear these letters and stories are real.

Joyland by Stephen King

Young carny tries to solve murder mystery during his summer break in 1973.

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

The top novel on the Battle of Gettysburg.


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

You would think that a book about college rowers trying to make the 1936 Olympics would be a snoozer, but it’s just the opposite!

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

Two grown brothers, one’s a real quirky dude,  hit the trail in a historical wagon during modern times.

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy

Biography on the legend.

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest by Carl Hoffman

Hoffman tries to solve the mystery of Rockefeller’s death once and for all.

The WWE Attitude Era by Jon Robinson

A trot down memory lane during the explosive WWE attitude era of professional wrestling.

And for those adventurous enough to borrow through SearchOhio:

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson

Fascinating look at the history of baseball cards in America.

– Steve

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