Sally Woods at Murder By The Book since 2011
I read a bit of everything, so I've tried to include both old and new favorites. That said, my favorite genre is dystopian. Though,sometimes I think I read too much of it as I can get obsessed. Two of my favs are in this stack. ( I had to stop watching The Walking Dead when I started becoming too aware of my surroundings and looking for escape routes.)
Other favorite authors are Kevin Brockmeier, whose writing makes me happy, and Marianne Wiggins whose Evidence of Things Unseen is possibly my favorite book of all time.
Mystery wise, Tana French has a wonderful Irish series. I always look forward to anything by Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott. I'm trying to catch up on women crime writers from the 40's and 50's, the collection here is incredible. David Joy. His writing will stop you in your tracks with its beauty.
Sally's 2021 Top 10:
In no particular in order
Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar
Billy Summers by Stephen King
State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
Falling by T.J. Newman
The Guide by Peter Heller
We Begin at the End by Chris Whittaker
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
Where They Wait by Scott Carson
The Rovers by Richard Lange
The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier
Late to the Party Read:
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Check out Sally's Recommendations Playlist on the MBTB YouTube channel.
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