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Joy Calderwood
Barbara Fielding
Sissy Jacobson
Sunnie Gill
Sally Roddom
Kerrie Smith
 
 
Joy Calderwood's Favorite Reads of 2008
Based on books read in 2008. For those books without links to reviews, I've provided a page of thumbnails.
 
Favorite Read of 2008
Also Favorite Science Fiction
The
Shadow series, a novel in four books, Orson Scott Card 
  ENDER'S SHADOW
  SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON
  SHADOW PUPPETS
  SHADOW OF THE GIANT
 
Short Story
The Look of Eagles
, John Taintor Foote 
 
Contemporary Mystery
New read: SOMEBODY ELSE'S MUSIC, Jane Haddam
Reread: THE EDGE, Dick Francis
 
Historical Mystery
AN INCOMPLETE REVENGE, Jacqueline Winspear
THE RIVER GOD'S VENGEANCE, John Maddox Roberts
 
Fantasy
A DANGEROUS CLIMATE, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
 
Adventure
HANNIBAL'S CHILDREN, John Maddox Roberts
 
Contemporary Novel
A VIRGIN RIVER CHRISTMAS, Robyn Carr
 
Historical Novel
THE GREATEST KNIGHT, Elizabeth Chadwick
 
Romance
FLASHPOINT, Patricia Gardner Evans
 
Non-Fiction
FLOATING UNDER A RED BERET, Roger Payne OAM
 
Series
Gregor Demarkian Mysteries, Jane Haddam
  NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING
  PRECIOUS BLOOD
  ACT OF DARKNESS
  QUOTH THE RAVEN
  A GREAT DAY FOR THE DEADLY
  A FEAST OF MURDER
  A STILLNESS IN BETHLEHEM
  MURDER SUPERIOR
  DEAR OLD DEAD
  FESTIVAL OF DEATHS
  BLEEDING HEARTS
  FOUNTAIN OF DEATH
  AND ONE TO DIE ON
  BAPTISM IN BLOOD
  DEADLY BELOVED
  SKELETON KEY
  TRUE BELIEVERS
  SOMEBODY ELSE'S MUSIC
  CONSPIRACY THEORY
  THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE
Plus three more in the series that I haven't read yet.
 
 
Barbara Fielding's Favorites of 2008
 
Contemporary Fiction
  A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, Khalid Hosseni
 
Inspirational Fiction
  THE ROAD HOME, Tommy Tenney
  THE SHACK, William P Young
 
Non-Fiction
  A RESILIENT LIFE, Gordon McDonald
 
Favorite Reread
  DAISY FAYE AND THE MIRACLE MAN, Fannie Flagg


Sissy Jacobson's Favorite Reads of 2008

Based on books read in 2008
 
Women's Fiction
  FIREFLY LANE, Kristin Hannah
 
Contemporary Romance Series
Virgin River Series, Robyn Carr
  VIRGIN RIVER
  SHELTER MOUNTAIN
  WHISPERING ROCK
  A VIRGIN RIVER CHRISTMAS
 
Inspirational Fiction
THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, Glenn Beck
 
Non-Fiction
A YEAR WITH THE QUEEN, Robert Hardman
 
Historical Romance
THE SECRET PEARL, Mary Balogh
 
Some Favorite Rereads
  MORNING GLORY, LaVryle Spencer
  THAT CAMDEN SUMMER, LaVryle Spencer
  THE MAGIC SERIES, Patricia Rice
 
Most Disappointing Book
SHADOW MUSIC, Julie Garwood
 
 
Sunnie Gill's Favorite Reads
  Tops and Bottoms of 2008
 
 
Sally Roddom's Favorite Reads of 2008
Based on books read in 2008
 
Favorite Read of 2008
Literature/Fiction
THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO, Steven Galloway
 
Also Literature/Fiction
THE REDEMPTION OF ELSDON BIRD, Noel Virtue
 
Mystery
AN EASEFUL DEATH, Felicity Young
 
Mystery/Thriller
BLOOD PRECIOUS, Sara Banerji
 
Young Adult/Mystery
NATHAN FOX: TRAITOR'S GOLD, Lynn Brittney
 
Science Fiction
THE HOST, Stephanie Meyer
 
Young Adult/Science Fiction
SURVIVING ANTARCTICA: REALITY TV 2083, Andrea White
THE DEAD AND THE GONE, Susan Beth Pfeffer
 
Young Adult Fantasy
BEYOND THE DEEPWOODS, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
 
Children/Fantasy
HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, J.K. Rowling
THE TAIL OF PETER RABBIT, Beatrix Potter
 
Young Adult/Fiction
DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS?, Randa Abdel-Fattah
 
Historical
THE QUEEN'S FOOL, Philippa Gregory
 
Children/Historical
LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS, Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
Non-Fiction/Autobiography
ESCAPE, Carolyn Jessop
 
Chick Lit
GANG OF FOUR, Liz Byrski
 
 
Kerrie Smith's Top Ten Mysteries of 2008
 
SHATTER, Michael Robotham
NEMESIS, Jo Nesbo
FAN MAIL, P.D. Martin
DIRTY WEEKEND, Gabrielle Lord
A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, R.J. Ellory
A CURE FOR ALL DISEASES, Reginald Hill
BENEATH THE BLEEDING, Val McDermid
SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR, Fred Vargas
THE PRIVATE PATIENT, P.D. James
VOODOO DOLL, Leah Giarratano

 

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