Schoolwork has been taking up most of my time this year but as soon as finals are over I plan to catch up on some reading. Here are the one’s I plan on starting the year with:
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Camino Island by John Grisham
Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
Time of Death by Lucy Kerr is a debut mystery with a hospital setting. For fans of Jayne Anne Krentz and Julia Keller. ~Ann
MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2016
Descent by Tim Johnston
Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon
Cruel, Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
To Cleanse the Palate
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Dessert (the best for last!)
The Trespasser by Tana French
*With your Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate
Oliver, the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton >’.'<
It’s here-TODAY, October 4th!!
The new book by Tana French!
And if you haven’t read her previous books they are available in the Mystery section here at Rocky River Public Library.
IN THE WOODS
THE SECRET PLACE
“Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” MICKEY SPILLANE
My 2015 list this year includes Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers!
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn. Chet the Dog is so famous he has his own website- http://www.chetthedog.com/
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. The “good girl” runs into a bundle of trouble.
Last Words by Michael Koryta. He didn’t know it at the time, but they were the last words he spoke to her.
Little Black Lies by Sandra Block. Black lies are definitely worse than white lies.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. No doubt this will be on many best lists!
The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham. This ferry will take you on a wild ride.
Orient by Christopher Bollen. Strange things are occuring in the town of Orient on Long Island.
The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo. Some parts of this book are “unbearably grizzly”!
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis. A twisty, psychological thriller debut novel.
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. Another winner from author Chamberlain.
When private investigator Bernie Little and his partner Chet return home from their trip to Washington, D.C., they find a hole in the wall where Bernie’s safe used to be. And, Chet’s nose tells him his best friend Iggy, the dog next door, has been in the house. Then Mr. Parson, Iggy’s owner is in trouble for having a stolen Saguaro cactus planted in his front yard. To top things off, the ranger investigating the stolen cactus has a puppy that looks just like a Chet mini-me!
In Scents and Sensibility, the seventh adventure for Chet and Bernie, Chet’s point of view is spot on, and, despite his doggie ramblings, he is Bernie’s partner first and foremost. How could you not love Chet?
-by Evelyn Janoch