Caleb Carr (Mystery).
York, turn-of-the-century, serial killer.
Premise is that
it is the first
time psychology is used to solve a crime.
Fay and the Miracle Man Fannie Flagg
Coming-of-age of wacky
southern girl. In the
form of her diary from 14 to 18.
Days of Summer
Stephen Kluger (Comedy).
A series of letters
between a Brookyn Dodger and a Jewish kid living in Brooklyn in the
1950’s. Very funny.
WWII story of a woman tormented by something that happened to her
during the war.
Stephen King (Horror).
Plague decimates the
population and the few survivors try to find
one another and go on with their lives.
The Bone Collector
Jeffrey Deaver (Mystery).
genius helps cop find a serial
Very weird book.
Man who has extremely heightened sense of
smell emits no odor.
Frank McCourt (Drama).
Non-fiction memoir of
the utter and extreme poverty that
the author faced while growing up in Ireland.
Love Hunter Jon
Powerful book about a
dying man’s efforts to have his best
friend take care of his wife when he’s gone.
Michael Connelly (Detective)
First Harry Bosch novel. Bosch is a detective in LA battling
the demons within and without.
of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus III (Drama)
Modern tragedy with two
factions warring over the
possesion of a house.
Dragonriders of Pern Anne McCaffrey (Fantasy)
People on a distant
planet develop empathic
relationships with genetically engineered dragons to fight the
biological threat to their planet.
Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley (Fantasy/legend)
Retelling of the
Arthurian legend from the perspectives of the
With the Vampire Anne Rice (Horror/Fantasy)
and philosophical examination of a
vampire's struggle with his identity.
of an Ugly Stepsister Gregory Maguire (historical/fantasy)
A twist on Cinderella
revealing the "real" story behind the fairy-tale.
Anna Quindlen (Drama)
Incredibly powerful book
based on the author's life
and her experience taking care of her ailing mother.
Excellent story with strong characters.
Alice Hoffman (Magical Realism)
Story about two
"normal" sisters who have a
talent for witchcraft. Great
Ann Patchett (Drama)
Beautiful book about a
group of people being held hostage at a birthday
party by terrorists. Great
One of the best reads
ever, a story about U.S. Marshalls,
their lives, loves, adventures in the wild west.
A huge book, but worth every page.
Falling on Cedars David Guterson (Drama)
Love story as a
flashback to WWII on the Pacific
coastal islands. Beautiful