Rachel Cross

Top Ten Books Read in 2013

My list in no particular order:

1. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. Ten books in, loving the plot twists and action. Can’t pick a favorite. http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Floor-Jack-Reacher-No-ebook/dp/B000OZ0NXA/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1387409501

2. Stephen King’s Dr. Sleep. Back to The Overlook from The Shining. Loved this book. Themes of addiction and recovery woven throughout. He keeps getting better (though The Stand will always be my favorite). Another one I shared with my spouse–and our tastes are pretty different. http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Sleep-Shining-Stephen-King-ebook/dp/B00A6CCF0K/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1387409542

3. Julie Anne Long’s What I Did for a Duke. Witty, angsty, beautifully written regency. http://www.amazon.com/What-Did-Duke-Pennyroyal-Green-ebook/dp/B0049B1VMC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1387409583

4. Eloisa James When Beauty Tamed the Beast Read this twice, laughed, cried and put on keeper shelf. http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Tamed-Beast-Fairy-Tales-ebook/dp/B004A8ZYXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387409623&sr=1-1&keywords=when+beauty+tamed+the+beast

5. Holly Lisle’s books on writing. She’s written several, they’re all great. http://www.amazon.com/Holly-Lisles-Create-Plot-Clinic-ebook/dp/B004EYUHXS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1387409663&sr=8-3&keywords=holly+lisle

6. Jenny Jacobs The Matchmaker Meets Her Match. The hero is handicapped. And funny and clever.  Non-traditional, wonderful.  http://www.amazon.com/Matchmaker-Meets-Match-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00CA9DF1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387409700&sr=8-1&keywords=the+matchmaker+meets+her+match

7. Jess Verdi My Life After Now–I don’t read Young Adult anymore but the story in this one hooked me. Realistic, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting. http://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Now-Jessica-Verdi-ebook/dp/B00APIVOMA/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1387409765

8. Lick by Kylie Scott. New Adult which I rarely read,  but this funny sexy story was terrific. What a great opener. http://www.amazon.com/Lick-Kylie-Scott-ebook/dp/B00GL3XJFS/ref=la_B009CJ8188_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387409820&sr=1-1

9 It’s So Easy and Other Lies by Duff McKagan. I’ve written a lot on this book this year, even used his story as an inspiration for my debut romance Rock Her. Read it. http://www.amazon.com/Its-So-Easy-other-lies-ebook/dp/B004T4KX82/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1387409878

10. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. One of my all time favorite books. Disturbing and beautiful. Sequel Children of God  great too. http://www.amazon.com/Sparrow-Novel-Ballantine-Readers-Circle-ebook/dp/B000SEIFGO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387409913&sr=1-1&keywords=the+sparrow+by+mary+doria+russell

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