Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What's on My Kindle - An Annotated List

Listed by GENRE below.

King, Emily R. - The Hundredth Queen (#1 in a series)
    Not sure if it's YA or Adult...sounds particularly good, high fantasy
Miranda, Megan - The Perfect Stranger (3.75)
     Mystery/Thriller - journalist sets out to find a missing friend
North, Julian - Age of Order, 2017 (4.31 - 67) YA Dystopia
     compared to Divergent, Red Queen, and even Hunger Games....
Thomas, Angie - The Hate U Give, 2017 YA

Black, Lisa - That Darkness (Gardiner & Renner #1) 2016, 336 pgs.
     Myst - Cleveland Forensics
Bracken, Alexandra - Passenger, 2016 (3.88)
     Time travel - a contemporary violinist and a young man at sea two to three hundred years
      before...trying to solve a mystery.  Looks really good.  First in a series.            
Burton, Jessie - The Muse, 2016 (3.88) GREAT COVER!!
     1967 - art world - author of The Miniaturist
Buxbaum, Julie - Tell Me Three Things, 2016 (4.14)
     YA - New and unhappy at an LA boarding school, secret emails offer to help a female junior
       navigate through the intimidating school.
Cameron, Sharon - The Forgetting, 2016 (3.98) 403 pgs. YA
     Every 12 in the city of Canaan, all memories are forgotten...except for Nadia's....
Crane, Rebekah - The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, 2016 (4.2)
     YA - Zander (female)'s parents send her to a summer camp for at-risk teens.
Hutchison, Dot - The Butterfly Garden, 2016 (4.07 with over 40,000 ratings)
     First in a series, the butterflies in this garden are kidnapped women.....
Johnson, Julia Claiborne - Be Frank With Me, 2016 (3.89)
     Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion and unwittingly becomes a full-time companion to
     Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year old (w/the wit of Noel Coward and the wardrobe of a 30s
     movie star) who has very little in common with his fellow fourth graders
Lyons, C. J. - Last Light (A Beacon Falls novel, can be read out-of-order)
     Lucy Guardino, a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who chases the worst of the worst for the FBI.
      In this episode, a violent predator targets her family and she sacrifices her career to keep her
      family safe.
Paul, Gill - The Secret Wife, 2016, 416 pgs. (4.24 - 8144)
     HF - 1914 & 2016 Russia and America - Looks excellent
Zentner, Jeff - The Serpent King, 2016 (4.22 - 6386)
     YA, Son of a pentecostal minister...

Barrows, Annie - The Truth According to Us,  (3.76)  ALSO ON AUDIBLE
     1938, WV, young Girl POV
Cogman, Genevieve - The Invisible Library (#1 in series) 2015 (3.74)
     Irene, a professional spy for the mysterious Library, is posted to an alternative London to retrieve
      a dangerous stolen book.
Donald, R. E. - Sundown on Top of the World (#4-okay to read out-of-order) (4.09 - 560) 2015 321
          pgs.      Myst - Alaskan bush, cold case
Fox, Candice - Hades (Archer & Bennet #1) 2015, 3.83
     Myst. Two cops - brother & sister - were raised by a master criminal.....
Hamilton, Glen Erik - Past Crimes (Van Sahw #1) 2015 (3.9)
     Van Shaw, raised to be a thief, joined the military and abandoned his past.  Now he's called back
      to Seattle and the criminal grandfather and crimes to solve.
Lister, Michael  - Innocent Blood (John Jordan #7) 2015 (3.86)
     This looks like a prequel to the previous in the series...back to the beginning with a "fascinating
      and unique" detective.
Marsons, Angela - Lost Girls (Kim Stone #3) 2015 (4.37)
     Have read the 1st two, this one's nesxt! (Goodreads 4.37 - 5078)
Ness, Patrick - The Rest of Us Just Live Here, 2015 (3.77)
     CRF with some fantasy....hard to say.....looks good.....
Nielsen, Susin - We Are All Made of Molecules, 2015 (3.87)
     YA - Two teenagers find themselves living together when their parents marry.  Heartbreaking and
     laugh out loud.
Niven, Jennifer - All the Bright Places, 2015 (4.2)
     YA A girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die......
Raphael, Kate - Murder Under the Bridge, 2015 (3.66)
     Female Palestinian cop and gay Jewish-American peace worker in Israel solve a murder &
     looking into Israel's sex trafficking trade.
Seskis, Tina - One Step Too Far, 2015 (3.56)
     Why does a seemingly happy lawyer walk out of her life one morning to start over as someone
Smith, Carrie - Silent City, 2015 (3.66)
     A female NYPD detective, newly in remission from cancer, returns to a tough homicide case
Toyne, Simon - The Searcher (#1 Solomon Creed, Redemption, AZ)
Yoerg, Sonja - The Middle of Somewhere, 2015 (3.91)
     A troubled young widow goes on a 3-week hike deep into the wilderness on the John Muir Trail
     trying to confront her shameful past.
Yoon, Nicola - Everything, Everything, 2015 (4.07)
     YA  A girl, allergic to the world and bound to her house, falls in love with the new boy next door.

Barr, Elisa - Outage (Powerless Nation Bk 1) YA (3.81)
Capri, Diane - Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller, 2014  (3.96)
     Jess Kimball (compared to a female Jack Reacher), a Taboo Magazine writer, rushes to JFK to
          catch the fated Flight 12 to Rome
Dugoni, Robert - My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite #1) 2014 (3.95)
     Story takes place after 20 years questioning whether the convicted rapist condemned for her
      sister's murder actually did it.
Fox, Candice - Hades (Archer & Bennett #1)
     Mystery - Adult - Twins raised by a master criminal become cops
Frasier, Anne - Stay Dead (Elise Sandberg #2) 2014 (4.11)
Holt, K. A. - Rhyme Schemer, 2014 (3.96) 176 pgs. Middle Grades
     The tables are turned on a bully.
Mayne, Andrew - Angel Killer (Jessica Blackwood #1) 2014
     Female FBI agent, computers and cemeteries....
Perry, Thomas - A String of Beads, 2014 (4.15)
      Jane Whitefield #8

Bass, Jefferson - Cut 2013, 368 pgs. (4.04 - 2431 pgs.)to the Bone (Body Farm #8) okay to read out-              of-order, this was the prequel      Just read it!
Bowmann, Corina - The Moonlit Garden, 2013 (3.73)
     Young widow tries to discover the mystery of a mysterious antique violin's legacy.
Brockmole, Jessica - Letters from Skye, 2013 (3.89)
     A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars - I and II
Green, Stacy - Tin God (Delta Crossroad #1) female protag.
     Mystery - Mississippi
Konigsberg, Bill - Openly Straight (#1 in series) 2013 (3.96)  Also on AUDIBLE
       YA a young man who is openly gay in Boulder goes to boarding school in the northeast and
       decides to keep his sexuality under wraps so that he can live "normally."
Kress, Adrienne - Outcast, 2013 (3.61 - 1799)
     YA Love, trust, coming-of-age, and a bit of the supernatural....
Moriarty, Jacklyn -  A Corner of White  (#1 The Colours of Madelein), 2013 (3.8)
     YA The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy.  Fantasy?  A tale of missing persons....
Ryan, Estelle - The Braque Connection (#3 Genevieve Lenard) 2013 (4.28)
Ryan, Estelle - The Dante Connection (#2 Genevieve Lenard) 2013 (4.12)
Ryan, Estelle -   The Gauguin Connection (#1 Genevieve Lenard) (4.02)
     Art theft.  Coded messages.  A high-level threat.  Despite her initial disbelief, Dr. Genevieve
     Lenard discovers that she is the key than connects.

Erdrich, Louise - The Round House, 2012 (3.9)
     1988 N. Dakota - After a woman is attacked and reluctant to reveal what happened, her 13 year
     old son's life is irrevocably changed.
Gagnon, Michelle - Don't Turn Around, 2012 (3.86)
    YA thriller - female computer hacker smart, tough, action-packed, 1st of 3
Robarchek & Stickell - In the Territories of Lies, 2012 (3.4)
     Two women discover family ties when they meet through an online genealogy site.
Rossi, Veronica - Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1), 2012 (4.01)
     YA "Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in
     the outer wasteland - know as The Death Sho - are slim."
Shields, Kieran - The Truth of All Things (Archie Lean #1, Portland, ME 1892) (3.47) 2012
     HF Myst - Three people come together to solve a killing that relates to the original Salem witch

Adams, Thelma - The Last Woman Standing, 2011 (3.52)   
          1880s - 18 yo SF girl marries Tombstone lawman
Dolley, Chris - An Unsafe Pair of Hands, 2011, (3.71) 343 pgs.
     Myst - England (CID) A woman's body is found in an old stone circle with another woman buried
      alive beneath her.
Hoffman, Alice - The Red Garden, 2011 (3.68)
     Smalltown America (Massachusetts) with three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty,
     and redemption of intertwined characters.
Wilkinson, Kerry - The Killer Inside (#1 Det. Jessica Daniel)
     Serial killer - Body (and then another) found inside a locked house.
Stelmach, Orest - The Boy from Reactor 4 (Nadia Tesla #1)  YA?  Adult?  MYSTERY sounds good

Fortier, Anne, Juliet: A Novel (Mystery)
     Girl is bequeathed a key to a safety deposit box in Italy

Clayton, Meg Waite - The Wednesday Sisters, 2008  (3.5)
     For 35 years, five women meet every Wednesday at the park in Palo Alto.
Ebershoff, David - The 19th Wife, 2008 (3.63)
     Flipping back and forth between 1875 and the story of Brigham Young's wife, Ann Eliza and
     current day when a young man who had been thrown out of the fundamentalist sect  reenters to
     discover the truth behind his father's death.
Flora, Kat - Angel of Knowlton Park (Joe Burgess #2), 2008 (3.95)
     Myst, Portland, ME - Young Timmy Watts is found brutally stabbed yet carefully preserved in a 
     local park.
Green, John; Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson - Let It Snow, 3 Holiday Stories YA
Helgason, Hallgrimur - The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning, 2008 (3.26) 
     Hitman Tomislav Bokse, fleeing from his life as a NY hitman, finds himself on a plane to
     Reykjavik disguised as an American televangelist.
Westerfeld, Scott - The Secret Hours (Midnighters #1) 2008 (2.81)
     Same author as Uglies series, time freezes at midnight for a few select people in this town...
Winskye, Paula F. - The Reverend Finds His Calling  (#1 Tony Wagner) 2008 (4.0)
     Seminary student begins summer employment in Evergreen national Park wondering if he's cut
     out for the ministry when a serial killer strikes.

French, Tana - In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) 2007, 429 pgs. (3.74 - 188,073)
Gunn, Elizabeth - Cool in Tucson  (Sarah Burke #1) (3.35)
     Ambitious Tucson police detective Sarah Burke, newly divorced, takes on two cases at the same
     time - one of her missing niece.
Swain, James - Midnight Rambler (Jack Carpenter #1) 2007 (3.82)
     Have read #2 and liked it a lot....Murder in south Florida, cop
Van Booy, Simon - The Secret Lives of People in Love, 2007 (4.03 - 1,648)
     Short stories

Joss, Morag - Half Broken Things, 2006 (3.57)
     Three reluctant, damaged loners, gather together in a secluded country house and build a tentative
     life for themselves.
Roy, Jennifer - Yellow Star, 2006 (4.19)
     Free verse, Holocaust, written for middle grades
Webb, Betty - Desert Run (#4 Lena Jones, Scottsdale) 2006 (3.93)
     Just read it - it's next in line!

Berg, Elizabeth - The Year of Pleasures, 2005 (3.68)
     Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew
Hellmann, Libby Fischer - A Shot To Die For (Ellie Foreman #4) 2005 (3.79) 
     (NOTE: Book #1 is avail on Kindle, but I believe this can be read without it)
     Returning from a video shoot, Ellie Foreman assists an abandoned women, only to witness her
     murder moments later.
Patchett, Ann - Bel Canto, 2005 (3.92)

Frasier, Anne - Play Dead (Elise Sandburg #1) 2004 (3.79)  ALSO ON AUDIBLE
     Myst - Savannah homicide detective with a connection to the local Gullah culture, with its spells 
     and voodoo.
Gischler, Victor - The Pistol Poets, 2004 (3.79) 
     A thrill-a-minute suspense novel of crime and academia, with hilarious results.

Talton, Jon - Camelback Falls (#2 David Mapstone, Phoenix), 2003 (3.81)

Walker, Mary Willis - All the Dead Lie Down (#3 but read now Molly Cate, Austin crime reporter) 
     2002 (3.8)
     New information on the death of her father 20 years previously has come Molly's way, and she 
     reopens the investigation - and the rush of old wounds - with a vengeance.

Harris, Joanne - Five Quarters of the Orange, 2001 (3.82)
     Framboise Simon returns to the small village in France where her mother is held responsible for a      terrible tragedy during WWII.

Indridason, Arnaldur - Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3), 2000 (3.8)
     NOTE:  Looks like this might be the first translation in the series.
     Reykjavik - murder mystery.

Nesbo, Jo - Cockroaches:  The Second Inspector Harry Hole Mystery

Nesbo, Jo, - The Bat (Harry Hole #1) 1997 (3.57)
     Harry Hole is sent to Sydney to investigate the murder of Inger Holter, a young Norwegian girl,
     who was working in a bar.

Kirstein, Rosemary - The Steerswoman, (#1 in series1989 (4.0)
       Fantasy?  Historical Fiction?  great ratings and sounds really interesting

Moore, Lorrie - Self-Help, 1985 (4.2)

Sharp, Margery - Under the Nutmeg Tree, 1937 (3.81)
     An almost homeless womans sets of to France to start her life anew.

The Secret Lives of People in Love - Van Booy
Self Help - Moore

A Shot to Die For - Hellman
All the Dead Lie Down - Walker
An Unsafe Pair of Hands (England)
Angel Killer - Mayne (FBI)
Angel of Knowlton Park - Flora (Portland ME)
Bat, The  (#1) and Cockroaches (#2) - Nesbo
Boy from Reactor 4 - Stelmach - YA or Adult?
Butterfly Garden - Hutchison (somewhere in the US, since it's FBI agents that pursue)
Camelback Falls - Talton (Phoenix)
Cool in Tucson - Gunn
Cut to the Bone (#8 but PREQUEL)- Bass (Body Farm)
Desert Run - Webb (Phoenix)
Flight 12 (Jess Kimball) - Capri
Gauguin Connection (#1), Dante, and Braque by Ryan
Hades - (#1 Archer & Bennett)) - Fox (Sydney)
Innocent Blood - Lister
In the Woods - French (Dublin)
Jar City - Indridason (Iceland)
Killer Inside, The - Wilkinson (US female cop)
Last Light - Lyons (Pittsburg)
Lost Girls - Marsons (England)
Murder Under the Bridge - Raphael (Palestine/Israel)
My Sister's Grave - Dugoni
Past Crimes - Hamilton (Seattle)
Perfect Stranger - Miranda (Boston & rural PA)
Play Dead - Frasier (Savannah)
Pistol Poets, The - Gischler (funny)
Reverend Finds His Calling, The - Winskye
Searcher, The - Toyne (AZ)
Silent City - Smith (NCY)
Stay Dead - Frasier (Savannah)
Still Waters - Sten (Sweden)
String of Beads, A - Thomas Perry (Jane Whitefield #8)
Sundown on Top of the World - Donald (Alaska)
That Darkness - Black (#1) Cleveland
Tin God - Tracy Green (mississippi)

Realistic Fiction/Mystery...
Moonlit Garden - Bowmann
The Muse 2016

Be Frank with Me 2016
Bel Canto - Patchett
Half Broken Things - Joss
(?) Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning - Helgason
In the Territories of Lies - Robarchek & Stickell
Juliet: A Novel - Fortier - Adult Myst/Time flipping back and forth - the kind I like, I think...
Red Garden, The - Hoffman
Round House, The  - Erdrich
Wednesday Sisters, The - Clayton
Year of Pleasures, The - Berg

Historical Fiction
19th Wife, The - Ebershoff - back & forth
Buried Book, The - Pulley (1916)
Five Quarters of the Orange - Harris
Last Woman Standing - Adams (Tombstone)
Letters from Skye - Brockmole (WWII)
Secret Wife, The - Gill (1914 & 2014 Russia & Usa)
Truth According to Us, The - Barrows (WV)
Under the Nutmeg Tree - Sharp 1937

The Invisible Library - Cogman
The Steerswoman - Kirstein

A Corner of White - Fantasy? funny
Age of Order - North 2016/7 Dystopia
All the Bright Places - Niven CRF
Don't Turn Around - CRF female computer hacker
Everything, Everything - YOON CRF
Forgetting, The - Cameron Fant/Dyst
Hate U Give, The - Angie Thomas CRF 2017
Hundredth Queen, The - Emily R. King, may not be YA, just FANTASY
Let It Snow - 3 Holiday Stories by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson
Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, The 2016 CRF
Openly Straight - Konigsberg - YA CRF
Outage - Barr - YA Dystopia
Outcast - Kress 2013 CRF w/some supernatural?
Rest of Us Just Live Here, The - Ness - CRF? Fant?
Secret Hour, The (Midnighters #`) - Westerfeld FANT
Tell Me Three Things 2016 CRF
Under the Never Sky - Rossi, Dyst
We Are All Made of Molecules - Nielsen CRF

Mid Grades
Middle of Somewhere, The - Yoerg
One Step Too Far - Seskis
Rhyme Schemer - Holt CRF
Yelow Star - Roy HF

In CLOUD - Already read
Addison, Katherine - The Goblin Emperor
Antani, Jay - The Leaving of Things, The
Battles, Brett -  Rewinder,  ALSO ON AUDIBLE
Black, J. Carson - Cry Wolf (Laura Cardinal #4)
Black, J. Carson - Darkscope (standalone ghost/mystery-Bisbee)
Black, J. Carson - The Devil's Hour (Laura Cardinal Book 3)
Black, J. Carson - Flight 12 (Laura Cardinal SS)
Black, J. Carson - The Survivor's Club
Blackwell, Elizabeth - In the Shadow of Lakecrest
Blakemore, Megan Frazer - The Water Castle
Brody, Jennifer - The Thirteenth Continuum
Bryndza, Robert - The Girl in the Ice (#1 DCI Erika Foster)
Burke, Alafair - Dead Connection (Ellie Hatcher #1), 2007 (3.73)
Carter, Scott William - The Gray and Guilty Sea, ALSO ON AUDIBLE
Castillo, Linda - A Hidden Secret (Kate Burkholder SS - 6.5)
Castillo, Linda - Long Lost (Kate Burkholder SS - 4.5)
Clare, Cassandra - City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2)
Collins, Suzanne - Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1)
Collins, Suzanne - Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)
Connelly, Michael - A Darkness More than Night (Harry Bosch?)
Daniels, Robert - Once Shadows Fall (Sturgis & Kale #1)
de Castrique, Mark - Blackman's Coffin (Sam Blackman #1)
Doiron, Paul - Trespasser (Mike Bowditch, ME #2)
Downs, Andrew - Mourning Gloria  (California FBI Agent Leah Hudson #1)
Ellis, Seeking the Dead (Joe Plantagenet #1)
Fine, Sarah - Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1)
Flora, Kate - Playing God (Jod Burgess #1)
Forrest, Bella - A Shade of Vampire 2: A Shade of Blood
Forrest, Bella - A Shade of Vampire (#1)
Griffiths, Elly - The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway #2)
Hamilton, Denise - Sugar Skull (Eve Diamond #2)  (Goodreads 3.56 - 226)  2004
Hand, Elizabeth - Generation Loss
Hayman, James - The Chill of Night (McCabe & Savage)
Hayman, James - Darkness First (McCabe & Savage)
Hayman, James - The Girl in the Glass (McCabe & Hayman)
Holt, K. A. - House Arrest Mid Grades CRF/Verse (5)
Jacobs, Mara - Against the Odds (Anna Dawson's Vegas #1)
Kline, Christina Baker - Orphan Train: A Novel
Kuzneski, Chris - The Plantation   Audible, too
Leveen, Tom - Till the Sun Breaks Down (Deviant Aeon Bk 1)
Leverone, Allan - Flight 12 A Kristin Cunningham Thriller
Lockhart, E. - We Were Liars
Luzzatto, Kfir - The Evelyn Project
Marsons, Angela - Evil Games
Marsons, Angela - Silent Scream
Michaels, Alicia - Bellamy and the Brute
Monir, Alexandra, Suspicion
Nickless, Barbara - Blood on the Tracks  ALSO ON AUDIBLE
Pavone, Chris - The Expats
Pulley, D. M. - The Buried Book, The  Also on Audible
Raasch, Sara - Snow Like Ashes
Robinson, Steve - In the Blood (Genealogical #1)
Salerni, Kianne K. - The Eighth Day
Sandford, John - Rules of Prey (#1)
Simmons, Kristen - Article 5  (Goodreads
Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
Smith, Andrew - Grasshopper Jungle
Sten, Viveca - Still Waters Also on Audible
Taylor, Laini - Daughter of Smoke & Bone (#1)
Thompson, James - Snow Angels (Insp. Vaara #1)
Valentino, Amanda & Silsbee - The Amanda Project Book 1 and Book 2
Wallace, Michael - Crow Hollow, 2015 (3.65)
Webb, Betty - Desert Shadows (Lena Jones #3)
Webb, Wendy - Tale of Halcyon Crane
Wiggs, Susan - Family Tree
Wood, Fiona - Six Impossible Things
Yancey, Rick - The 5th Wave
Ziboi, Ibi - American Street

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