Thursday, January 10, 2008
in alphabetical order
Note: click on the cover to see the review; on the title to purchase the book; and on the author's name to go to their website.
***** Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. Romantic adventure.
the mob! and flamingos!
***** Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Contemporary fantasy.
gods, brothers, and spiders--only Gaiman.
*****+ Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher. Fantasy.
book 4 in a series that just keeps getting better.
***** Cat in a Quicksilver Caper by Carole Nelson Douglas. Mystery.
18th in the series.
***** Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett. Historical fiction.
6th and last book in the series.
***** The Dream Hunter by Laura Kinsale. Historical romance.
typical Kinsale intensity
***** Guardian of Honor by Robin D. Owens. Fantasy.
first of the series, more of Robin's wonderful worldbuilding.
***** Ice Blue by Anne Stuart. Romantic suspense.
nobody does dark heroes like Anne Stuart.
***** It's Not About the Accent by Caridad Ferrer. YA.
a girl reinventing her life--and it's the current discussion on the Cherry Forums Book Club. Check it out.
*****+ Living Dead Girl by Tod Goldberg. General fiction.
a murder mystery, and more.
***** Love and Other Near-Death Experiences by Mil Millington. General fiction.
*****+ Small Favor by Jim Butcher. Contemporary fantasy.
10th in the series, and the best yet.
*****+ White Night by Jim Butcher. Contemporary fantasy.
9th in the series.
This was harder to do than I'd expected. The 5+ star books were easy enough--there were only four of them. But I read a lot of great books last year: 72 that I gave 5 stars to. So, these, in my current mood at least, are the best of the best. Next week I might have different answers.
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And I've seen you mention Jim Butcher before.
I love these kinds of lists. Thanks, Darla.
Too many books, ya know? Too many good choices out there (so why are they so hard to find?).
You also know that I have not yet try all of Laura Kinsale's books. But I'm getting there. I want to try Robin's Guardian of Honor but I wish it was printed in paperback instead of the hardcover. My library don't have a copy. I'm suppose to request it but when I try, it weren't allowed new request until Janurary 2008...hmmm now that it is 2008...I shall go see if I can request it again...*grin*....
Happy TTs Darla! Always enjoy your TTs every weeks!
Love the collection of covers.
Thanks for dropping by my site.
I am planning on the Gaiman book and haven't gotten around to it yet.
Ellen, it took me a while of listening to friends rave about Dunnett before I finally gave in and tried her books--but I absolutely love them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Dragonheart & Merlin: I agree about Gaiman. My daughter's a huge fan, and my older son is on the verge: he just started American Gods yesterday.
Robin: only 4 of these books came out in 2007, and one comes out in 2008. The rest are older, so if you're interested, they should be easier to find.
Julia: Guardian of Honor is in trade paperback, not hardcover. Not sure if that will make it easier or harder for you, though. :)
Doug, yes, you should read it. It's spiders! I'm surprised you didn't grab it as soon as it came out! :)
Thanks for visiting my T13 yesterday; 13 Quips Heard During Colonoscopies. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Thanks for visiting my expensive cities TT.
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