Make a List By Stereotypical Librarian


As one year ends and a new one begins people traditionally make lists.  These lists might include goals, resolutions, things to achieve, changes to make, books to read, etc. So here is my list of books I’ve read in 2016 that I enjoyed the most.

Touch – Alexi Zentner   –   a family saga with a big dollop of magic and mystery added.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – Walter Mosley   – an old man gets help from the devil.

The Welsh Girl – Peter Ho Davies   – War helps mix-up DNA as opposed to sheep who know their place.

Angels of Destruction – Keith Donohue    – I’m reading it now and if you remember the TV show “Dark Shadows” you might enjoy it too. Set in the 1970’s & 80’s.

The Turtle Catcher – Nicole Helget   – Family secrets, oh the trouble they cause.

I didn’t realize until I reviewed this list that I like stories with a little different twist to them, perhaps even a little supernatural element.  Hum, because I don’t read that kind of book, you know Science Fiction – Fantasy.  Not my cup of tea, but maybe my tastes are changing.  Is that possible?

For the pure mystery readers out there that read C.J. Box and Craig Johnson try these two new authors from my list.

The Territory – Tricia Fields   – adventures of a sheriff in a small border town.

Killing Trail – Margaret Mizushima  – K-9 Robo and his partner track down the clues.

In a magazine article I just read it lists reasons that reading is healthy for you:  helps you focus, keeps you connected, relaxing, broadens your world view, antidote to loneliness, and keeps your brain active.  When making your own list and checking it twice be sure that it includes reading a good book.  Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!   Who knows what 2017 will offer in reading possibilities?

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