Books Read in 2016

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Another exciting year lies ahead!  I created this blog in October 2009, and ever since, I have kept track of my books read, etc.

Here you will find the titles linked to my reviews.

 

JANUARY 2016:

1.    A Man Called Ove (e-book), by Fredrik Backman – 353 pages – (literary fiction) – 1/30/16

2.   All Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke – 271 pages – (suspense fiction) – 1/1/16 – First Book of 2016

3.  Behind Closed Doors (e-book), by Elizabeth Haynes – 401 pages – (crime fiction) – 1/12/16

4.  Black Widow, The (e-book), by Wendy Corsi Staub – 366 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/3/16

5.  Deep End, The (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 256 pages – (cozy mystery) – 1/8/16

6.   Good Liar, The, by Nicholas Searle – 332 pages – (literary fiction) – 1/23/16

7.   Guaranteed to Bleed (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 268 pages – (cozy mystery) – 1/22/16

8.   Missing Pieces (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf – 288 pages – (murder/suspense) – 1/16/16 (NetGalley)

9.   My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem – 254 pages – (memoir) – 1/15/16

10. Opposite of Everyone, The, by Joshilyn Jackson – 291 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 1/9/16 (Vine)

11. Secret Sisters (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – 336 pages – (romantic suspense) – 1/15/16

12.  Summer Wind, The (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe – 367 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/26/16

13.  Swans of Fifth Avenue, The (e-book), by Melanie Benjamin – 368 pages – (historical fictional events) – 1/6/16 (NetGalley)

14.  What Was Mine (e-book), by Helen Klein Ross – 336 pages – (contemporary fiction/suspense) – 1/18/16

15.    Widow, The (e-book), by Fiona Barton – 336 pages – (psychological suspense) – 1/20/16 – (NetGalley)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2016:     15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2016:      4,823

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                            15

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN JANUARY 2016:      Missing Pieces, by Heather Gudenkauf

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FEBRUARY 2016:

1.   After She’s Gone, by Lisa Jackson – 394 pages – (suspense thriller) – 2/10/16 (Vine)

2.  Crossing Places, The (e-book), by Elly Griffiths – 296 pages – (mystery) – 2/2/16

3.   Daylight Marriage, The (e-book), by Heidi Pitlor – 245 pages – (literary fiction) – 2/1/16

4.   Dune Road (e-book), by Jane Green – 364 – (contemporary fiction) – 2/29/16

5.   Ex, The (e-book), by Alafair Burke – 283 pages – (suspense/murder) – 2/24/16

6.    Find Her (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – 400 pages – (thriller) – 2/27/16

7.    Frog Prince, The (e-book), by Jane Porter – 262 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 2/19/16

8.   Gray Mountain (e-book), by John Grisham – 370 pages – (legal thriller) – 2/13/16

9.    I Was Here (e-book), by Gayle Forman – 290 pages – (YA – contemporary fiction) – 2/16/16

10. Just Say Yes (e-book), by Alyssa Goodnight – 332 pages – (romantic fiction) – 2/6/16

11. Multiple Listings (e-book), by Tracy McMillan – 336 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 2/22/16 (NetGalley)

12.  Passenger, The (e-book), by Lisa Lutz – 320 pages – (suspense thriller) – 2/17/16 (NetGalley)

13.  She’s Not There (e-book), by Joy Fielding – 368 pages – (suspense) – 2/3/16 – (NetGalley)

14.  Where I Lost Her (e-book), by T. Greenwood – 384 pages – (thriller) – 2/14/16 – (NetGalley)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2016:     14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2016:     4,644

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                            29

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN FEBRUARY 2016:  The Passenger

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MARCH 2016:

1. A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, by Debbie Macomber – 339 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/19/16 (Vine)

2.  A Long Time Gone (e-book), by Karen White – 417 pages – (historical fiction) – 3/12/16

3.  Brooklyn (e-book), by Colm Toibin – 262 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/26/16

4.   Duplicate Keys (e-book), by Jane Smiley – 304 pages – (literary mystery) – 3/20/16

5.  Girl in the Red Coat, The (e-book), by Kate Hamer -322 pages – (suspense thriller) – 3/16/16

6.   If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now (e-book), by Claire LaZebnik – 330 pages – (contemporary fiction)  – 3/28/16

7.  Losing Me (e-book), by Sue Margolis -384 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/3/2016

8.   Miller’s Valley (e-book), by Anna Quindlen – 273 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/18/16 – (NetGalley)

9.   Next Time You See Me, The (e-book), by Holly Goddard Jones – 361 pages – (suspense, psychological thriller) – 3/14/16

10. No One Knows (e-book), by J. T. Ellison – 384 pages – (psychological thriller) – 3/8/16-(NetGalley)

11.  Remember Mia (e-book), by Alexandra Burt – 336 pages – (psychological thriller) – 3/6/16

12. Shadow Year, The (e-book), by Hannah Richell – 416 pages -(historical/contemporary fiction) – 3/4/16

13.  Somewhere Out There (e-book), by Amy Hatvany – 368 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/24/16

14. Under the Influence (e-book), by Joyce Maynard – 336 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/10/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2016:     14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH 2016:     4,832

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       43

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN MARCH 2016:  Miller’s Valley

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APRIL 2016:

1.    A Fatal Grace (e-book, Book 2), by Louise Penny – 311 pages – (mystery) – 4/18/16

2.   Buried in a Bog (e-book), by Sheila Connolly – 293 pages – (cozy mystery) – 4/26/16

3.   Domestic Secrets (e-book), by Rosalind Noonan – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/7/16

4.  Dream of the Blue Room (e-book), by Michelle Richmond – 296 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/11/16

5.  Garden Spells (e-book), by Sarah Addison Allen – 289 pages – (contemporary/fantasy fiction) – 4/2/16

6.  June, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore – 379 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/22/16 – (Amazon Vine)

7.   Lila (e-book), by Marilynne Robinson- 262 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/15/16

8.   Most Wanted (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – 448 pages – (mystery/family) – 4/3/16 – (NetGalley – 4/12)

9.   Mother Knows Best, by Karen MacInerney – 293 pages – (cozy mystery) – 4/21/16 – (Amazon Vine)

10. Nest, The (e-book), by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – 345 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/5/16

11. North of Here (e-book), by Laurel Saville – 257 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/13/16

12.  Obsession, The (e-book), by Nora Roberts – 453 pages – (romantic suspense) – 4/24/16

13.  Price of Salt, The (e-book, Carol), by Patricia Highsmith – 250 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/8/16

14.  Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman – 254 pages – (fictionalized historic literature) – 4/20/16

15.   Three-Martini Lunch, by Suzanne Rindell – 498 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/29/16 – (Amazon Vine)

16. Virgin River (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 430 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/1/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2016:     16

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN APRIL 2016:    5,410

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       59

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN APRIL 2016:  Tied:  The Obsession; The Nest

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MAY 2016:

1.  Better Off Without Him (e-book), by Dee Ernst – 348 pages – (contemporary romance) – 5/27/16

2.   Born with Teeth:  A Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew – 302 pages – (nonfiction) – 5/23/16

3.   Breakdown (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman – 350 pages – (murder mystery) – 5/26/16

4.  Children, The (e-book), by Ann Leary – 256 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/11/16 – (NetGalley – 5/24)

5. Don’t You Cry (e-book), by Mary Kubica – 384 pages – (psychological thriller) – 5/4/17 (NetGalley – 5/17)

6.  Girls in the Garden, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – 432 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/29/16 (NetGalley – 6/7)

7.   Ink and Bone (e-book), by Lisa Unger – 352 pages – (thriller) – 5/31/16 – (NetGalley – 6/7)

8.  Lies & Other Acts of Love (e-book), Kristy Woodson Harvey – 322 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/1/16

9.   My Name Is Lucy Barton (e-book), by Elizabeth Strout – 209 pages – (literary fiction) – 5/10/16

10.  Other Typist, The (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell – 354 pages – (psychological thriller) – 5/16/16

11.   Ramblers, The (e-book), by Aidan Donnelley Rowley – 385 pages – (literary fiction) – 5/20/16

12 . What We Find (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/9/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MAY 2016:     12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MAY 2016:    4,046

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       71

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN MAY 2016:   Don’t You Cry, by Mary Kubica

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JUNE 2016:

1.   All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda – 384 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/18/16 – (NetGalley – 6/28)

2.   Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio – 411 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/24/16 – (Author Review Request)

3.  Girls, The (e-book), by Emma Cline – 368 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 6/12/16 –(NetGalley – 6/14)

4.  I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan – 355 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/2/2016 – (Amazon Vine)

5.  I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh – 369 pages – (thriller/mystery) – 6/9/16

6.  Intrusion (e-book), by Mary McCluskey – 246 pages – (psychological thriller) – 6/30/16

7.   Perfect Girl, The, by Gilly MacMillan – 435 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/29/16 (Amazon Vine Review)

8.  Perfect Neighbors, The (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/27/16 – (NetGalley – 7/5)

9.  Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss – 317 pages – (historical fiction) – 6/16/16-(Amazon Vine)

10.  Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman – 368 pages – (mystery/legal thriller) – 6/5/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2016:     10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JUNE 2016:      3,605

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       81

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN JUNE 2016:  Tied:  All the Missing Girls; Beach Blues

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JULY 2016:

1. All Is Not Forgotten (e-book), by Wendy Walker – 319 pages – (psychological thriller) – 7/11/16 – (NetGalley Review – 7/12)

2. Beauty of the End, The, by Debbie Howells – 413 pages – (psychological thriller) – 7/8/16 – (Amazon Vine Review)

3.  Clouds in My Coffee (e-book, Book 3), by Julie Mulhern – 256 pages- (cozy mystery) – 7/7/16

4.  Damaged (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – 416 pages – (legal thriller) – 7/30/16 (NetGalley – 8/16)

5.  Dear Carolina (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey – 307 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/12/16

6.  Death at Breakfast (e-book), by Beth Gutcheon – 288 pages – (cozy mystery) – 7/16/16

7.  Falling, by Jane Green – 295 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/23/16

8.   Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White – 401 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 7/29/16

9.  Friction (e-book), by Sandra Brown – 410 pages – (mystery) – 7/5/16

10. One True Loves (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/22/16

11. Orphan Choir, The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – 272 pages – (paranormal/thriller) – 7/24/16

12. Paris Runaway (e-book), by Paulita Kincer – 251 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/14/16 (Author Review)

13. River Road (e-book), by Carol Goodman – 288 pages (thriller/mystery) – 7/1/16

14.  Vinegar Girl (e-book), by Anne Tyler – 242 pages – (literary fiction) – 7/18/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JULY 2016:     14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JULY 2016:     4,510

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       95

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN JULY 2016:  Flight Patterns, by Karen White

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AUGUST 2016:

1. Behind Closed Doors (e-book), by B. A. Paris – 293 pages – (thriller/suspense) – 8/24/16

2. Blood Defense (e-book), by Marcia Clark – 389 pages – (legal thriller) – 8/10/16

3.  Book That Matters Most, The (e-book), by Ann Hood – 358 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 8/27/16

4. Couple Next Door, The (e-book), by Shari Lapena – 325 pages – (suspense thriller) – 8/13/16 – (NetGalley – 8/23)

5.  Excellent Lombards, The (e-book), by Jane Hamilton – 274 pages- (coming-of-age) – 8/23/16

6.  Girls of August, The (e-book), by Anne Rivers Siddons – 222 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 8/28/16

7. Girl You Lost, The (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – 318 pages – (thriller) – 8/3/16

8.  Leave Me (e-book), by Gayle Forman – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 8/29/16 – (NetGalley – 9/6)

9. Melody Lingers On, The (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark – 273 pages – (thriller) – 8/2/16

10. Mystic Summer (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 8/19/16

11. Siracusa (e-book), by Delia Ephron – 285 pages – (literary fiction) – 8/18/16

12. Truly Madly Guilty (e-book), by Liane Moriarty – 416 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 8/12/16

13. Truth-Teller’s Lie, The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – 363 pages – (suspense thriller) – 8/15/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN AUGUST 2016:     13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN AUGUST 2016:     4,172

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                          108

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN AUGUST 2016: Leave Me, by Gayle Forman

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SEPTEMBER 2016:

1.Cruel Beautiful World, by Caroline Leavitt – 352 pages – (Literary Fiction) – 9/28/16 (NetGalley – 10/4/16)

2.Girl on the Run, by Daryl Wood Gerber – 290 pages – (mystery/suspense) – 9/11/16 – (Author Review Request)

3. If I Forget You (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greene – 255 pages – (literary fiction) – 9/22/16

4.It Ends with Us (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – 384 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/5/16

5.I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline, et. al. -304 pages – (memoir) – 9/3/16

6. My Life, My Body, by Marge Piercy – 128 pages – (nonfiction) – 9/30/16

7. Sister, The (e-book), by Louise Jensen – 330 pages – (psychological thriller) – 9/9/16

8. Sunshine Beach (e-book), by Wendy Wax – 414 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/25/16

9.  They May Not Mean To, But They Do (e-book), by Cathleen Schine – 306 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/14/16

10.This Must Be the Place (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell – 400 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 9/2/16

11. Untethered, by Julie Lawson Timmer – 332 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/19/16 (Amazon Vine)

12.Watching Edie (e-book), by Camilla Way – 291 pages – (psychological thriller) – 9/16/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER 2016:         12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER 2016:    3,786

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     120

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN SEPTEMBER 2016:

It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover

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OCTOBER 2016:

1.All the Ugly & Wonderful Things (e-book), by Bryn Greenwood – 341 pages – (literary fiction) – 10/3/16

2. American Girl, The (e-book), by Kate Horsley – 432 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 10/15/16

3. Come & Find Me (e-book), by Hallie Ephron – 293 pages – (suspense thriller) – 10/6/16

4.  Commonwealth (e-book), by Ann Patchett – 322 pages – (literary fiction) – 10/15/16

5.  Confess, by Colleen Hoover – 306 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 10/26/16

6. Dinner, The (e-book), by Herman Koch – 292 pages – (literary fiction) – 10/8/16

7. Faithful (e-book), by Alice Hoffman – 272 pages – (literary fiction) – 10/10/16 (NetGalley – 11/1)

8. Family Tree (e-book), by Susan Wiggs – 368 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 10/12/16

9. Fractured, by Catherine McKenzie – 336 pages – (mystery/suspense) – 10/9/16 (Amazon Vine)

10. Kept Woman, The (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – 453 pages – (mystery/suspense) – 10/19/16

11. Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton – 188 pages – (memoir) – 10/16/16

12. Life She Wants, The (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction)

13.  Saturday Requiem, by Nicci French – 390 pages – (psychological thriller) – 10/30/16

14. Small Great Things (e-book), by Jodi Picoult – 480 pages – (literary fiction) – 10/5/16 (NetGalley – 10/11)

15.  Spelling It Like It Is, by Tori Spelling – 302 pages – (memoir) – 10/17/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2016:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN OCTOBER 2016:    5,127

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     135

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN OCTOBER 2016:  Fractured, by Catherine McKenzie

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NOVEMBER 2016:

1.American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin, 339 pages – (nonfiction) – 11/6/16

2. Echoes of Family (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White – 382 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/29/16

3. Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vance – 257 pages – (memoir) – 11/19/16

4.  Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishman – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/22/16

5.In Twenty Years (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch – 334 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/2/16

6.Last Good Girl, The (e-book), by Allison Leotta – 304 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 11/4/16

7. Murder Game, The (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple – 303 pages – (legal suspense) – 11/25/16

8. Results May Vary (e-book), by Bethany Chase – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/12/16

9.  Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson – 231 pages – (nonfiction/biography) – 11/13/16

10. Send in the Clowns (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 246 pages – (cozy mystery) – 11/17/16

11. Stealing Jason Wilde (e-book), by Dee Ernst – 208 pages – (romantic fiction) – 11/7/16

12. Two-Family House, The (e-book), by Lynda Cohen Loigman – 290 pages – (historical fiction) – 11/9/16

13.  Two If by Sea (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchard – 416 pages – (literary fiction) – 11/23/16

14. Unsinkable, by Debbie Reynolds – 283 pages – (memoir) – 11/8/16

15.  While You Were Sleeping (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – 11/30/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER 2016:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER 2016:    4,585

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     150

FAVORITE FICTION:  (TIED)  The Murder Game, by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple; and While You Were Sleeping, by Kathryn Croft

FAVORITE NONFICTION:  Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance

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DECEMBER 2016:

1.4th Man, The (e-book, short story), by Lisa Gardner – 44 pages – 12/3/16 – (NetGalley – 1/3/16)

2.Breakfast at Tiffany’s (e-book), by Truman Capote – 178 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/23/16

3.Dollhouse, The (e-book), by Fiona Davis – 289 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 12/16/16

4.Girl Before, The (e-book), by J. P. Delaney – 352 pages – (psychological thriller) – (NetGalley – 1/24/17)

5.In a Dark, Dark Wood (e-book), by Ruth Ware – 337 pages – (thriller) – 12/5/16

6.In Her Wake (e-book), by Amanda Jennings – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – 12/7/16

7.I See You, by Clare Mackintosh – 374 pages – (thriller) – 12/21/16 – (Amazon Vine)

8.Last Night at the Viper Room (e-book), by Gavin Edwards – 237 pages – (nonfiction) – 12/27/16

9.Little Deaths, by Emma Flint – 292 pages – (mystery) – 12/4/16 – (Amazon Vine)

10.Mothers, The (e-book), by Brit Bennett – 275 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/15/16

11.Premonition, The (e-book, short story, prequel), by Chris Bohjalian – 44 pages – (suspense) – 12/11/16

12.Scandal in Skibbereen (e-book, County Cork #2), by Sheila Connolly – 294 pages – (cozy mystery) – 12/18/16

13.Sleepwalker, The (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian – 304 pages – (suspense thriller) – 12/19/16 – (NetGalley – 1/10/17)

14.Sting (e-book), by Sandra Brown – 408 pages – (suspense thriller) – 12/2/16

15.Sweet Lamb of Heaven (e-book), by Lydia Millet – 256 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/13/16

16.Things We Wish Were True, The (e-book), by Marybeth M. Whalen – 278 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 12/25/16 (Kindle Prime Freebie)

17. When All the Girls Have Gone (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – 331 pages – (suspense/romantic suspense) – 12/9/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER 2016:         17

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN DECEMBER 2016:    4,585

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     167

FAVORITE FICTION:  The Sleepwalker, by Chris Bohjalian

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