"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Booked by 3: January 2007 Edition, My Answers

My top 3 reads for 2006, in no particular order.

  1. Inamorata by Joseph Gangemi. This was unusual. A historical suspense tale focused on an attempt to either find a genuine psychic or forever debunk them. I love psychological tales and this one played out well, keeping me guessing as to how the "psychic" in question accomplished her feats.
  2. The Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander. A lovely historical fantasy that probes the true meaning of friendship and the price friends pay for such a bond that's stronger than family. The evocative writing as well as memorable characters put this near the top of my list for the year.
  3. Walking Through Shadows by Bev Marshall is another historical mystery/suspense tale that perfectly renders a time and place, with characters that really stick with the reader.