It's nice to have my writing going well, but authors need to support one another. I usually do a blog about once a year on books I've particularly enjoyed, and realized that I haven't done that in nearly 14 months. Well, why not now? Today, I'd like to give you an update on my list of recommended reads that I couldn't put down over the past year. Get your Kindle ready. Here are some titles that are guaranteed to keep you up late reading:
The Fossil, by Joshua T. Calvert. An impossible discovery in Antarctica in 2018 connects with another impossible discovery on the first manned mission to Mars 24 years later. I reviewed this novel for Reader's Favorite last weekend, and couldn't put it down! An amazing science fiction tale about turning the origins of man on it's head. This book comes out on March 15, 2021.
Goldenears, The Whispering Mountain and Goldenears:The Pale Skulls, by Jane H. Wood. This young adult series about the unique bond between a teenager and a wolf he saves on vacation with his Dad. Both are excellent tales, but I liked The Pale Skulls more because it has more of a paranormal element and more intriguing characters.
Murder on Tyneside, by Eileen Thorton. Recently widowed Agnes Lockwood decides to visit her old hometown in Northeast England when a jewel thief strikes at the hotel where she's staying. The detective on the case turns out to be an old school friend, and she finds herself in the middle of a theft and murder investigation. If you like British mysteries, then this tale is just right for you.
Quantum, by Patricia Cornwall. Captain Calli Chase detects an alarm deep below a NASA research center on the eve of a blizzard. She rushes to investigate what happened, only to find it's connected with a complex scientific plot that involves her twin sister, who recently went missing. The race is on not only to unravel the mystery, but to clear her sister's name - and the weather is the least of her problems. Scifi fans will love this fast paced thriller.
Top Producer, by Laura Wolf. Mara finally has a lucky break when she lands a job with one of Chicago's top realtors. It doesn't take her long to learn that success in the business comes with a price - especially with this boss who is willing to sell her soul for success, and has no loyalties. Will Mara break free, or will she become a victim of a monster fighting to become the city's top producer? This is a fast paced, intriguing tale that mystery/suspense fans will love.
These are top picks, but I've read a lot of great books over the past year. Feel free to friend/follow me on Goodreads if you want to see more on the books that enrich my life.
That's all today. Take care, and have a great week.