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September 13: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre (I know, I know. Picking all time faves. I’m MEAN. But I like knowing people’s definitive faves). Can also break it down into sub-genre if that helps?
This is a tough one. I think I’ll have to pick mystery, because sometimes a good whodunit is a wonderful thing.
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Alan Bradley. I can’t help but adore Flavia, pushy as she is. She’s so determined!
2. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards; Lillian Jackson Braun. Solving mysteries… with cats.
3. Storm Front; Jim Butcher. A wizard P.I, for hire on the weird cases. Complete with talking skull sidekick.
4. Size 12 Is Not Fat; Meg Cabot. Heavy on the humor and romance, these mysteries are great when you want something a little light.
5. The Hound of the Baskervilles; Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s amazing how many modern detectives were patterned on this character.
6. Grave Sight; Charlaine Harris. My favorite series by her, mystery meets supernatural as a lightning-struck woman uses her talent to find the dead, and uncover their killers.
7. Johannes Cabal: The Detective; James L. Howard. When a necromancer investigates a murder, things gets done.
8. The Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton. Family can be quite mysterious.
9. Deja Dead; Kathy Reichs. I found these books after the TV show based on them. At first I was baffled by the many changes, but then I liked this version of Dr. Brennan just as much.
10. Naked in Death; J.D. Robb. There’s something the characters and their development that still draws me in to this series. Also, the futuristic world is rather amazing.