read_warbler, I knew I had to play along even though it meant poring over the pages of my reading journal for quite some time in order to make my choices.
We're at the halfway mark of 2012. What better time than now to look over what we've read and choose six books or authors that have made an impact-- for good or ill-- upon us in the following six categories? I must admit that I made an effort not to duplicate books/authors as much as possible, and the links are to relevant posts on my blog.
Here we go!
6 New-To-Me Authors
6 Authors I've Read Before
6 Authors I'm Looking Forward to Reading More Of
6 Books I Have Enjoyed the Most
- Desert Wind by Betty Webb
- On the Wrong Track by Steve Hockensmith
- Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read
- A Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott
- Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton
- The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
6 Books I Was Disappointed With
- The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey
- Button Holed by Kylie Logan
- The Cut by George Pelecanos
- Viral by James Lilliefors
- Only One Life by Sara Blaedel
- Q: Awakening by G.M. Lawrence
6 Series of Books Read or Started
- J.D. Books (Michael Norman)
- Threadville Mysteries (Janet Bolin)
- Professor Bradshaw (Bernadette Pajer)
- Mind For Murder Mysteries (Rochelle Staub)
- Dead Detective Mysteries (Chaz McGee)
- Peter Diamond Mysteries (Peter Lovesey)
Lists like these may be time-consuming, but I love to compile them. I really hope that many of you will want to play along with this meme because, not only do I love compiling these lists, I love to read the lists of others! If you do decide to play along, please come back and let me know so I can hotfoot it over to take a look!