Sunday, December 31, 2006

Readers Picks For Best of 2006

Our readers picks for Best of The Best 2006

Our readers have spoken, and they should be heard. As you all know, we held our last contest of 2006 recently. The contest was quite simple, really. We told you our Top Three Picks of 2006, and we asked you to tell us yours. Many of you were kind enough to respond, and we've compiled a list, based on what YOU liked best this past year. Without further ado, we present YOUR picks for the Best of the Best of 2006. This list is in no particular order, it's just a complilation of your choices. We've deleted your comments, for the sake of space and time. However, if you're interested to know about a particular title on the list, zap us an e-mail and we'll be happy to share what other readers had to say. No, we won't tell you who picked what, but here you go...

The Marriage Spell by Mary Jo Putney
Intuition by Allegra Goodman
All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Single in Suburbia by Wendy Wax
Email to the Front by Alesia Holiday*** (2003)
Welcome to Temptation by Jenny Crusie***
Faking It by Jenny Crusie***
Confessions of a Super Mom by Melanie Lynne Hauser
Total Waste of Make-Up by Kim Gruenenfelder
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
Heat by Bill Buford
The Sharing Knife by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Witness by Dee Henderson
Beach Road by James Patterson
Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
The Comeback Kiss** by Lani Diane Rich (chosen twice)
Hex and the Single Girl by Valerie Frankel
Too Big to Miss by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Bleed by Laurie Ann Stolarz
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
12 Sharp * ** by Janet Evanovich (chosen twice)
Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris***
Body Movers by Stephanie Bond
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris***
Just for Kicks* by Susan Andersen
Francesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli
Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Triangle by Catherine Weber
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Sold by Patricia McCormick
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Dear John* by Nicholas Sparks
Testing Kate*# by Whitney Gaskell
Tenth Circle** by Jodi Picoult (chosen twice)
Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie*** and Bob Mayer
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Blondes Have More Felons* by Alesia Holiday***
Werewolf Rising*# by R.L. LaFevers
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

* This book was reviewed by us in 2006
** This book was chosen by more than one reader as a Top Pick
***This author was chosen by more than one reader
# This book was one of the six chosen by us as Best of the Best 2006

What's the list tell us? Well, two of your Top Picks were also two of ours. We reviewed more than a few of the books on your list, and read (but didn't review) at least a few others. And, of course, it tells us that you like a very wide range of books, just like we do. Thanks for taking the time to let us know what moved you most, what you like best, and of course, for tuning in to see what we've been reading. If you have a book you'd like us to review, we're always open for suggestions. Just drop us a line at deeanddeedish@sbcglobal.net , or leave us a comment. That's what we're here for! And, as always...

Take Care and Keep turning those pages!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG! I'm just finishing Bet Me after seeing some people rave about it over here, and I have a new favorite author! Can't wait to read Faking It and also looking forward to Baby Proof when I get my hands on it.

Julia said...

Wow, my favorite authors include Lois McMaster Bujold, Jenny Crusie, Charlaine Harris AND Ray Bradbury (with Jodi Picoult on my "newbie" list). I LOVE this site! Thank you so much for thinking of me, and may you have a happy and prosperous New Year.
Yours,
Julia

dee said...

michelle - We are BOTH Crusie fans, aka Cherries. "Bet Me" is wonderful. "Faking It" was amazing. My personal favorite Crusie's include "Tell Me Lies" and "Welcome To Temptation". Really, Jenny is a wonderful lady, and her books are just plain rockin'. You really can't go wrong with anything by her. Also, "Baby Proof" was pretty good, but I enjoyed "Something Blue" more.
Julia - Thanks so much for stopping by. You've managed to list some of my very favorite authors as well! I agree - I LOVE this site too. Aren't our readers fantastic?!?