Generally, of course, everyone comes up with a Top Ten Books of the Year list, but obviously I have never been one to follow the rules. Those of you who've been around for a while recognize this, and you shake your heads but you put up with me anyway. Thank you!
So this year, because (as usual) I've read a ton, I figured I'd give myself THREE Top Ten lists -- Local, Paperback and Hardback -- so I'd have a total of 30 slots. Greedy, yes, but remember, I read a lot, and I pinky-swear that these are not all the books I've read through the year; I actually muttered and scribbled and scratched off titles and rearranged things for weeks. And of course none of these deals with my non-mystery reading, which I do from time to time to clear my head.
So then. Turns out I didn't have a full 10 for Local and Paperback, so I not-so-cleverly shoved all my empty slots into the other Hardback section, and that raised an issue, but that's for the next post. Anyway, here are my Local and Paperback Best of Lists for 2013. These are in alphabetical order by author, since I can't actually rank them. I love them all.
1. Patricia Briggs - Fair Game (Ace, $26.95) Signed copies still available
2. Robert Dugoni - The Conviction (Simon & Schuster, $25.00) Signed copies still available
3. Mike Lawson - House Blood (PGW, $25.00) We can get signed copies if you want them
4. Matt Ruff - The Mirage (Harper, $25.99) Signed copies still available
5. Kat Richardson - Seawitch (Roc. $25.95) Signed copies still avalable
6. Jess Walter - Beautiful Ruins (Harper, $25.99)
1. Stella Cameron -- Darkness Bound (4Ever, $7.99) Signed copies still available
2. Natalie Collins -- Ties That Bind (St. Martins, $7.99)
4. Allison Mendel -- Etiquette for an Apocalypse (Bracketts Press, $14.99) Signed copies
5. Ben Winters -- The Last Policeman (Quirk, $14.95)