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Books & Things we like in 2022


Anne recommends

Anne’s frequent travel adventures greatly complement her love of historical fiction and historical biographies.

The Girls in the stilt houseKelly Mustian
Hidden Valley RoadRobert Kolker
The Saints of Swallow HillDonna Everhart
The Missing SisterLucinda Riley
The Riviera HouseNatasha Lester
The Sister’s TaleBeth Powning
Not a Happy FamilyShari Lapena
Letters Across the SeaGenevieve Graham
Three Hours in ParisCara Black
The Nature of Fragile ThingsSusan Meissner
The woman with the blue starPam Jenoff
Those who are savedAlexis Landau


Betty Anne is in to

All things suspense!

Pretty little wifeDarby Kane
SooleyJohn Grisham
The Forgotten DaughterJoanna Goodman
E. R. NursesJames Patterson
The Great AloneKristin Hannah
The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekKim Michele Richardson
Lady ClementineMarie Benedict
Local Woman Missing Mary Kubica
The Missing SisterLucinda Riley
Love & CourageJagmeet Singh
The Silent WifeKarin Slaughter
American DirtJeanine Cummins

The midnight BargainCL Polk
Siege and StormLeigh Bardugo
Shadow and BoneLeigh Bardugo
Project Hail MaryAndy Weir
The UnknownHeather Graham
WoolHugh Howey
An elderly lady is up to no good Helene Tursten
Danger in NumbersHeather Graham
The Final Girl Support GroupGrady Hendrix
Golden GirlElin Hilderbrand
The Southern book club’s guide to slaying VampiresGrady Hendrix
The HeiressMolly Greeley

A Prison diaryJeffery Archer
The lost and found bookshopSusan Wiggs
The Henna ArtistAlka Joshi
State of TerrorLouise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton
Garment of ShadowsLaurie R. King
Five Little IndiansMichelle Good
The Thirteenth TaleDiane Setterfield
The Storm SisterLucinda Riley
Deadly DecisionsKathy Reichs
Death du JourKathy Reichs
Deja DeadKathy Reichs
Past Reason HatedPeter Robinson

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horseCharlie Mackesy
Doctoring DataDr. Malcolm Kendrick
Mystery Road. Series 1
Snowblind: A ThrillerRagnar Jonasson
One Lane Bridge. Season 1
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be CrossedHelene Tursten
The Soul of a WomanIsabel Allende
An elderly lady is up to no good Helene Tursten
The CourierMovie
Minimal: For Simple & Sustainable LivingLaurie Barrette, Stephanie Mandrea
The Heart RemembersJan-Philipp Sendker
Plague of CorruptionDr Judy Mikovits & Kent Heckenlively, JD

Two sistersJosephine Cox
Blind SearchPaula Munier
The Girl They Left BehindRoxanne Veletzos
The Moonglow sistersLori Wilde
The Map That Leads To YouJoseph Monninger
The Golden HourBeatriz Williams
Rainy day friendsJill Shalvis
No place for a ladyGill Paul
The Honey BusMeridith May
The flight girlsNoelle Salazar
The girl they left behindRoxanne Veletzos
Window on the BayDebbie Macomber


Jamie likes

Young Adult reads, her favourite genre is dystopia.

LA. Brea. Season 1
Encanto [Movie]
Spider-Man: No Way Home [Movie]
Edge of Extinction 1 : The Ark PlanLaura Martin
Encanto [Soundtrack]
Not if I can help itCarolyn Mackler
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Movie]
Luca [Movie]
Return to ZeroPittacus Lore
Out of the Shadows: The Legacy Chronicles #4-6Pittacus Lore
The Upside of FallingAlex Light
Raya and the Last Dragon

VortexCatherine Coulter
City of the DeadJonathan Kellerman
MercyDavid Baldacci
Madness of crowdsLouise Penny
DownfallRobert Rotenberg
WinHarlan Coben
Missing and EndangeredJ.A. Jance
SerpentineJonathan Kellerman
The four windsKristin Hannah
DaylightDavid Baldacci
Deception CoveOwen Laukkanen
Texas OutlawJames Patterson

Paper Bag PrincessRobert Munsch
Give me back my dadRobert Munsch
Memoirs of The Godmother of Canadian Country Music: “Johnny Reid Changed My Life”Mary Rae Knapp
Into the Planet : My Life as A Cave DiverJill Heinerth
The night before St. Patrick’s DayNatasha Wing
SnoozapaloozaKimberlee Gard
Ten on the sledKim Norman
Hibernation stationMichelle Meadows
Pete the Cat : I love my white shoesEric Litwen
Atticus CaticusSarah Maizes
Duck Duck MooseMary Sullivan
And then it’s SpringJulie Fogliano


Liz likes

Liz is a lover of Can-lit, magical and quirky reads.

When we lost our headsHeather O’Neill
The hunter and the old womanPamela Korgemagi
We Want What We WantAlix Ohlin
Second PlaceRachel Cusk
Growing up on the family farmRuth Freeman
RingAndre Alexis
FuzzMary Roach
The Nickel BoysColson Whitehead
LookoutTrina Moyles
After the floodKassandra Montag
NomadlandJessica Bruder
Crow winterKaren McBride

The last chance Olive RanchSusan Wittig Albert
The stepsistersSusan Mallery
The Cookbook ClubBeth Harbison
A Christmas ResolutionAnne Perry
Promises of the HeartNan Rossiter
Golden GirlElin Hilderbrand
WenjackJoseph Boyden
Confessions from the quilting circle Maisey Yates
The PalaceChristopher Reich
Finding AshleyDanielle Steel
Danger in NumbersHeather Graham
Noel StreetRichard Paul Evans

Second first impressionSally Thorne
Last night at the telegraph clubMalinda Lo
Finding the Mother TreeSuzanne Simard
Cloud Cuckoo LandAnthony Doerr
Bookish life of Nina HillAbbi Waxman
Harlem ShuffleColson Whitehead
Fabric of CivilizationVirginia Postrel
Klara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro
My year abroadChang-rae Lee
Mexican GothicSilvia Moreno-Garcia
Great circleMaggie Shipstead
Butter honey pig breadFrancesca Ekwuyasi
Firekeeper’s DaughterAngeline Boulley