|#10 A brilliant, funny, whimsical novel|
|#9 Not kidding--this was really good, with a whiz-bang ending!|
|#8 A serial killer jumps through time in Chicago. Creepy and clever.|
|#7 First in a series about a medieval woman with a healing touch.|
|#6 Someone is killing cops in 1889 London. Victorian murder and forensics.|
|#5 Amazing historical novel that tells the tale|
of intertwined families.
|#4 First in a mystery series--forensic archaeologist|
helps solves murders in England.
|#3 Loved this! Paranormal, serial killer, and a touch|
of romance all combine to make this one you should read.
|#2 Meet Frederick and Jetta and their great American dream.|
Absolutely wonderful historical novel!
#1 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson! Woohoo!! I read this way back in February and it set the bar extremely high for this year. It has stayed with me all year, firmly set at "the best book I've read so far this year" status. If you haven't read this, pick it up. It's out in paperback in January 2014. Meet Ursula Todd, her amazing, wonderfully realized family, and her many many "lives". Yes, Ursula lives, dies, lives, dies over and over from 1910 through World War 2 in England. And every time she pops back, in the same spot where she died, she makes a slight change that sets her path on a different route. Just go with it, be patient, and accept the fact that she keeps living and dying. It is so amazing you will not be able to put it down. I cannot tell you how much I love this book. It is funny, heartbreaking, and thoughtful, and I don't know how the heck Kate Atkinson wrote it, but she did, and she has a permanent place as a favorite author of mine.
So there it is, folks. Looking at my list, I see I have a bit of a blood thirsty bent to my reading this year and less of a fun, romantic liking. I'm not sure what caused this look to the dark side, but I suspect grieving all year for my sister has something to do with it. I didn't want to read fun and happy. I don't know what this next year holds as far as reading patterns, but I know I'll be reading some of my favorite authors: Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, and Paula Brackston. And….I'm pretty sure I'll be dipping into some massive tomes, too.
What are you looking forward to reading in 2014? I love the start of a new year; so many possibilities that I am giddy with anticipation.
So on that note, I'm off to read! Have a wonderful New Year!