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Subject: It's December 2020 - What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 12/2/2020 8:28 PM ET
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  1. "The Best of Us" (Sullivan's Crossing #4) by Robyn Carr (A++++) Life's best surprises happen in the most unexpected places...Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado, after her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan's Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best lives.
  2. "Left for Dead" (Ali Reynolds #7) by J.A. Jance (A++++) When Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali's classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there's much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing.Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier when she was dealing with a troubled friend. When she's summoned to his bedside at Physicians Medical Center in Tucson, it's impossible for her to turn away. And knowing Reyes as well as she does, Ali finds it hard to believe that he's become mixed up in the drug trade, despite evidence to the contrary. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds that her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there, too - working as a patient advocate on behalf of another seriously injured victim, an unidentified young woman presumed to be an illegal border crosser, who was raped and savagely beaten.Ali becomes determined to seek justice in both cases and secure safety for both victims. Together with Sister Anselm and a conscientious officer who won’t let the case drop despite pressure from above, Ali digs for clues to find the true culprits. 


  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "More Than Words" "The Greatest Gift" by Diana Palmer "Shelternet" by Jan Richardson and Kathryn Babcock "Close Call" by Carla Neggers "Quilts from Caring Hands" by June Nielsen "Hanging by a Thread" by Emilie Richards "Memory Box Artist Program" by Tera Leigh "Small Packages" by Brenda Novak "The Motheread/Fatheread Literacy Program" by Dena Wortzel "Built to Last" by Susan Mallery
  4. "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" by Heather Morris 


  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Rob (listening to on an Audible app on my phone) 
  2. "Long Road to Mercy" (Atlee Pine #1) by Matt Logelin (unabridged audio CD)

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Date Posted: 12/3/2020 7:34 AM ET
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The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

Blown Away by AE Hotchner



The Ghost War by Alex Berenson

Southern Fatality by T. Lynn Ocean

Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda

The Forgotten History of America by Cormac O'Brien

The Last Odyssey by James Rollins

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

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The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - excellent!

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier - I must the only one who didn't think this was great

Potsdam Station by David Downing - only read for a bookclub but I did enjoy it very much

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Finished this month: Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber, Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton, Stranger in Paradise by Eileen Goudge, Taste of Honey by Eileen Goudge, Wish Come True by Eileen Goudge, Hounded to Death by Rita Mae Brown, The Third Heiress by Brenda Joyce, Love  Mercy by Earlene Fowler, The Target by David Baldacci, The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts, The Alpine Journey by Mary Daheim, Tribute by Nora Roberts


Currently reading: undecided


Books read in:  2014  95,   2015   98,    2016   98,     2017    107,    2018    108,     2019    113,    2020    128

Books read  this year:   Jan.   12,    Feb.    9,     Mar.    10,    Apr.    17,     May    8,     Jun.    9,     July    10,     Aug.    11,     Sept.    8,     Oct.    9,     Nov.    12,     Dec.    12












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Finished in November:  Ryan's Hand  by: Leila Meacham

                                  Distant Star  by:  Barbara Bickmore

                                  The Intuitionist  by:  Colson Whitehead

                                  Night Ward by:  Noah Gordon

Finished in December:  The Girl In The Fall-Away Dress  by:  Michelle Richmond

Hope to get to in December:  Hawke's Cove  by:  Susan Wilson

                                           Intrusions  by:  Ursula Hegi

                                           On Gold Mountain  by:  Lisa See

                                           Glitter  by:  Celia Brayfield

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Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

Gustav Gloom And The People Eater by Adam-Troy Castro

Currently Reading

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham

Love, Tink Collection by Elle Strauss

To Fetch A Thief by Spencer Quinn


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