It’s been an interesting year and not always in a good way. These books helped me through some bad times. I want to thank every author who entertained me for a while. You all rock! And these are in no particular order. I loved them all.
1. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James
2. Heart Scarab (Taking Shield #2) by Anna Butler
Sci-fi is not an automatic buy for me, but Anna Butler’s stories caught my attention and wouldn’t let go. This book is one of the most emotional reads of the year.
3. Mrs. John Doe: A Thriller by Tom Savage
I hate dropping this book into number three. This book is so entertaining that it deserves to be number one. It was forced down the list by some amazing authors. Tom Savage is rapidly becoming an auto buy for me.
4. In The Dark by Chris Patchell
This is a new author for me, and she rocked it! One of the best mysteries in a while.
5. The Slayer (Untamed Hearts #2) by Kele Moon
Kele Moon never fails. She writes, I read. Simple. I love her stories and I love her characters.
6. Commodity by Shay Savage
Falk! The hot bodyguard with the great name. I’ve read pretty much everything Shay Savage has written, I think. Keep in mind that this is the author who gave me Transcendence, a book that will be in my favorites list forever. Falk is Ehd from a different time. Luffs!
7. Lies (Intrepid Women #5) by Kathryn Jane
The most authentically written story about horses I’ve read in many, many years, by an author who knows what she’s talking about and weaves her knowledge seamlessly into a great book!
8. Releasing Rage (Cyborg Sizzle #1) by Cynthia Sax
I would have never guessed that I would enjoy so much sci-fi. Between this author and Anna Butler, I’m becoming enchanted by the alien worlds. Cynthia Sax has a beautiful story with a lot of underlying social commentary. A treat in every way.
9. Vanished 3 by Carter Quinn
The final installment in Carter Quinn’s excellent mystery. And it was worth the wait. All questions are answered and we finally see the resolution.
10. Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy
The first book in a new series that I expect to be following for a long time. I love the characters and the style.
Wildcard: The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobsen
This book shouldn’t be anyone’s wildcard, but I ran out of places to put it! This is a great book with one of my favorite fictional heroines, Karen Vail. This should be on everyone’s must read list.