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Each year I pick five books that I enjoyed most during the year. I try to choose books that represent the various genres that I like to read (mysteries, women's lives and relationships, and suspense/thriller).
In alphabetical order by author:
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
I always enjoy books about women's lives and relationships that feature several interesting characters combined with information about a particular subject or place. Garden Spells featured quirky characters, magic, cooking, and a sense of place of a small southern town.
The Watchman by Robert Crais
This was the best page turner I read this year. The storyline was fast-paced and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
By far, my favorite mystery discovery of the year. Hill writes a gutsy British police procedural series that doesn't always play by the rules that most mystery authors follow (which I loved).
Con Ed by Matthew Klein
Even though I guessed part of the ending, I loved the ride that Con Ed took you on--the world of con games and con men.
The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
Another novel with a well-drawn female main character, intriguing secondary characters, and a great sense of place.