Book List - This Years Reading: 2018

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This Years Reading: 2018
List created by Elizabeth S. (flooblover) - , on Jan 1, 2018
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In Pursuit of the Green Lion (Margaret of Ashbury, Bk 2) by Judith Merkle Riley
The unforgettable Margaret of Ashbury returns in the second book of the trilogy that began with A Vision of Light. Margaret, a resourceful midwife, is living with the insufferable relatives of her third husband, Gilbert de Vilers, known as Gregory. She is carving out a life for herself and...  more


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The Water Devil (Margaret of Ashbury, Bk 3) by Judith Merkle Riley
The final adventure in the beloved and bestselling Margaret of Ashbury trilogy, which began with A Vision of Light and In Pursuit of the Green Lion. Margaret of Ashbury is ready to settle down; the medieval healer is looking forward to an uneventful life in the country. And, indeed, life...  more


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The Rising (The Rising, Bk 1) by Brian Keene
The dead are returning to life as intelligent zombies. Trapped by the undead, escape seems impossible for Jim Thurmond. But Jim’s young son is alive and in dire peril hundreds of miles away. Despite overwhelming odds, Jim vows to find him— or die trying. Joined by an elderly...  more


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Humans and other Aliens: Book 2 by Alexander Winzer
Jon, Delta and his team are back in book two of the ?Humans and other Aliens? series to face an even more deadly enemy. Get ready for a mind-bending ride where good clashes with ultimate evil, where ideas of time and space dissolve into universal truth, where time travel meets genetic...  more


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Late at Night by William Schoell
Bedtime Story - They had gathered for a weekend on notorious Lammerty Island, a harsh outcropping of rock off the coast of Maine with an unsavory reputation for repeated violence and bloodshed. But none of the assembled guests believed rumors of an evil psychic force emanating from the...  more


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Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 7) by Dorothy Gilman
Although recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports -- a one-time agency front. Only Mrs. Pollifax has earned Sheng's trust, and only she can possibly stop what turns out...  more


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Green River Rising: A Novel by Tim Willocks
A debut thriller set in a Texas prison by a young British psychiatrist who has never been to Texas, or to a prison. Nevertheless, the book's description of life in Green River, a mythical maximum security prison, is frighteningly convincing. The plot, however, is action-movie simple. A...  more


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Mrs Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 9) by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax is on hand in Morocco to back up an inept CIA agent, and it's a good thing. Their first informant is killed, and Mrs. Pollifax begins to get the idea that her colleague is not who he says he is. Still, she forges ahead, checking out suspicious informants, and coming to the...  more


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Why Not You and I? by Karl Edward Wagner
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Strange Is the Night by S. P. Miskowski
Over cocktails an executive describes to a friend the disturbing history of a strangely potent guardian angel. A young mom tries to perfect and prolong her daughter?s childhood with obsessive parenting. A critic?s petty denouncement of an ingénue?s performance leads to a theatrical night of...  more


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The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson
Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.New York City, New Year?s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist,...  more


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Mars (Planetary Exploration) by Simone Payment
This curriculum-based, fun, and approachable book offers everything young readers need to know to begin their study of the Red Planet. They will learn about the fundamental aspects of the Mars, including its size, mass, surface features, interior, orbit, and spin. Further, they will learn about...  more


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Feral by James DeMonaco & B. K. Evenson
From James DeMonaco, the writer/director of The Purge film franchise, comes the provocative and terrifying last stand of a lone outpost of women in the wake of a deadly pandemic.   Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top-secret research facility released an air-borne pathogen...  more


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Mars: The Red Planet: Rocks, Rovers, Pioneers, and More! by Elizabeth Carney
Budding scientists and kids curious about Earth's next-door neighbor can blast off to the red planet! This highly visual book will cover all kinds of topics, from extreme weather to high-tech rovers to plans for a human colony on Mars. Complete with up-to-date facts about water and all...  more


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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj
This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly...  more


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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction by Chris D. T...
Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad. It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth,...  more


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Uglies (Uglies, Bk 1) by Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly...  more


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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings -- like...  more


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Gretel (Gretel Book One) by Christopher Coleman
Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you. There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking. When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of...  more


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Valhalla by Jennifer Willis
Sixteen-year-old Sally Dahl is a rare, modern-day Norse Witch with more power than she realizes. Playing sick from school in Portland, she's casting rune spells during a rare astronomical convergence to bring about a better, happier planet -- and hoping her parents don't find out. What Sally...  more


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Brimstone by Cherie Priest
A new dark historical fantasy from the ?supremely gifted?* Cherie Priest, author of Mapelcroft and Boneshaker. In the trenches of Europe during the Great War, Tomas Cordero operated a weapon more devastating than any gun?a flame projector that doused the enemy in liquid fire. Having left the...  more


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Life First by R J Crayton
"The prospect of being the human parts drawer society reaches into to cure its neediest patients would drive anyone mad." - Kelsey Reed, Life First  Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.  She'll need the help...  more


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They Who Fell (Volume 1) by Kevin Kneupper
They say that long ago, there was a rebellion in Heaven. That an army of angels sought to seize the throne, and were cast down into the pits of Hell in punishment. Those are the affairs of angels, and everything would have been fine if they?d kept them to themselves. But there?s been another...  more


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The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi
First the birds disappeared. Then the insects took over. Then the madness began . . . They call it Wanderer's Folly--a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race. After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning...  more


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Chaos Umpire Sits (They Who Fell) (Volume 2) by Kevin Kneupper
The tower is fallen, its residents scattered or dead. A mob of human refugees swarm the city, tossed into a world they haven?t seen in years, and one Jana knows only from distant memories as a child. The ones who tore down her home would have her flee to safety, and to abandon her need to find...  more


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Three Short Novels by Kay Boyle
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City of the Dead: Author's Preferred Edition by Brian Keene
The sequel to one of those most popular zombies of all time in a new, uncut, author's preferred edition! In this sequel to THE RISING, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors...  more


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K2 : Triumph and Tragedy by Jim Curran
K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to cllimb. In 1986, it was the site of both dazzling triumph and great loss as twenty-seven men and women reached the top but thirteen died trying. Tto this day it ramains the single greatest tragedy in...  more


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The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
Nicholas Close has always had an uncanny intuition, but after the death of his wife he becomes haunted, literally, by ghosts doomed to repeat their final violent moments in a chilling and endless loop. Torn by guilt and fearing for his sanity, Nicholas returns to his childhood home seeking a...  more


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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield -- her brother, fighting with the enemy -- the...  more


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Adversary (They Who Fell) (Volume 3) by Kevin Kneupper
Adversary is the third and final book in the They Who Fell series, which readers are calling "absolutely epic" and a "fantastic tale." Jana, Rhamiel, and Thane are on the run, pursued by Suriel and an army of seraphs who've bent their knees in servitude. They thought he was the only threat they...  more


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Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We by Harriet A. Washington
A groundbreaking look at the connection between germs and mental illness, and how we can protect ourselves. Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics...  more


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The Last Artifact - Book One - The Dark Rift: The Supernatural Grail Quest Zombie Apo...
When they come into possession of a mysterious prehistoric cube, relic hunter Gabriel Parker, and the alluring artifact historian Natasha Rossi, find themselves inexplicably bound to a dark mythology dating back to the roots of civilization. Throughout history the long lost Cube has been sought...  more


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The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
From his Books of Blood to The Damnation Game, Weaveworld, and The Great and Secret Show, to scores of short stories, bestselling novels, and now major motion pictures, no one comes close to the vivid imagination and unique terrors provided by Clive Barker.The Hellbound Heart is one of his best,...  more


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Pretties (Uglies, Bk 2) by Scott Westerfeld
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun - the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom - is a nagging...  more


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The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates
She's always watching... When Guy finds the deeds to a house in his mother?s attic, it seems like an incredible stroke of luck. Sure, the building hasn?t been inhabited in forty years and vines strangle the age-stained walls, but Guy is convinced he can clean it up and sell it. He?d be crazy...  more


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Avalon: Web of Magic Book 4: Secret of the Unicorn (Bk. 4) by Rachel Roberts
A unicorn whispers...Something has happened in the heart of Aldenmor: the Fairy Glade has vanished! New animal refugees are arriving in Ravenswood, including a mysterious, wild unicorn. The creature is frightened, confused ? and wounded. Emily faces her greatest challenge as a healer to save the...  more


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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New...  more


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Stranded No Where: Book 1: The No Where Apocalypse (Volume 1) by e a lake
Bob Reiniger needs a break from his stressful job. Alone he heads to an old family cabin in the center of the upper peninsula of northern Michigan. And two days in?the world (as he knows it) ends. He?s as unprepared, and hungover, as a person can be. Miles from civilization with no working...  more


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Everyone Dies in the End by Brian Katcher
At seventeen, Sherman Andrews has been accepted in the Missouri Scholars' Academy. Sherman has had a ten-year plan since he was eight, and he is determined to become an award-winning investigative journalist. He is going places, unlike his low-brow plumber father or his absent mother. While...  more


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Half in Love with Artful Death (Dan Rhodes, Bk 21) by Bill Crider
The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is called to the antique store because Collins has been accused of...  more


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The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series) by Ezekiel Boone
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march in this ?apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism" (Publishers Weekly). Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a...  more


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Avalon: Web of Magic Book 5: Spellsinger (Bk. 5) by Rachel Roberts
The first benefit concert for the Ravenswood Wildlife Preserve is on! Everyone is depending on the event to ensure the survival of Ravenswood. It?s got to be a success. And Kara?s on the case. She?s booked two mega rock acts, a fabulous girl band and hot pop idol Johnny Conrad. But Conrad may be...  more


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Skitter (Hatching, Bk 2) by Ezekiel Boone
First, there was the black swarm that swallowed a man whole, the suspicious seismic irregularities in India that confounded scientists, the nuclear bomb China dropped on its own territory without any explanation. Then, scientist Melanie Guyer's lab received a package containing a mysterious...  more

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