Saturday, January 31, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Jane Whitefield made it her life's work to help people in danger to disappear forever by assisting in their escape and crafting new identities for them. For the past five years, however, Jane has been living a quiet life in upstate New York and is the wife of doctor Carey McKinnon. One evening, a pregnant young woman named Christine finds Jane and explains that a man named Richard Beale is after her. Richard has hired six goons to get Christine back, no matter the cost. It's six against one, but the group may have met their match in Jane.... Runner is the long awaited (nine years) next book in the Jane Whitefield series. It's my first, having only read the last few stand-alone thrillers from Perry. Since I had a very hard time tearing myself away from the book, I will definitely be going back and reading the others.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Here's my list of the books I enjoyed most in 2008. Some of my picks really don't fit into any genre. I read a lot of mysteries, but none were good enough to break the top five.
In alphabetical order by author:
A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living by Michael Dahlie
This book is memorable because of Dahlie's fully realized characterization of Arthur Camden, the clueless "gentle" gentleman and his aristocratic world.
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson
A charming story about two men who stage a contest to see who can identify the most birds in a week. The winner gets the right to ask the object of their affections to the Hunt Club Ball.
Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
I really enjoyed the story of Sarah, who learns to be comfortable with the next stage of her life--widowhood.
When the White House Was Ours by Porter Shreve
Shreve's flashback to our bicentennial year told through the eyes of a teenage boy is quirky, vivid, and heartfelt.
The Night Stalker by James Swain
The second book in the Jack Carpenter series is the best page turner I read in 2008.