What books are you reading in 2019

Zunardo

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The new Reacher book came out 2 days ago. I'm on the wait list at the library for it. I also go back and re-read some of the older ones. Diane Capri has a series of books where a couple FBI agents are on the hunt for Reacher. Not anywhere as good as a Lee Child book, but interesting.
Ah, thanks. I'll get on the wait list here as well.

Interesting info. I've been reading "The Jack Reacher Field Guide: An Unofficial Guide to Lee Child and the Reacher Novels" by George Beahm, and it mentions several different authors who involve Reacher in the plots somehow even though he never makes an actual appearance in their books.
 

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In Diane Capri's books the FBI agents go the towns where Reacher has left his mark. Her 1st book, Don't Know Jack, is based in Ga. as Childs' 1st book, The Killing Floor, was located. Each of her books follow that line and the agents talk to people who have come in contact with Reacher. Well, the ones still alive.
 

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1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
34-Lisa Gardner- Crash And Burn
35-Lisa Gardner- Never Tell
36- Ralph Compton- The Virginia City Trail
37-Robert Ellis-City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones #1)
38-Lisa Gardner-The Guy Who Died Twice
39-Peter Bowen-Coyote Wind
40-William W. Johnstone- Code Of The Mountain Man
41-William W. Johnstone- Pursuit of the Mountain Man
42- Alison Gaylin- If I Die Tonight
43- Ralph Compton- The Dodge City Trail
44-Heather Graham- The Forgotten
45-William W. Johnstone- Courage Of The Mountain Man
46-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal- The Hour Of Death
57-Ralph Cotton- While Angeles Dance
58-Ralph Compton- The Oregon Trail
59-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal
 

chs1971

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There are three authors that I am currently working my way through;
Jack Schaefer: westerns. Shane and Monte Walsh have both been made into movies. I read Shane a long time ago and Monte Walsh a couple of times. I'm starting on his other stuff.

J.P.S. Brown, westerns. His best stuff is mid-20th Century. His work is set in southern Arizona, where I have vacationed many times and he lives, and northern Mexico. I've read most of his stuff.

Ernest Hemingway. I'm currently on my 12th book in the last year.
 

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The Sixth Man--David Baldaccci
King and Maxwell--David Baldacci
TenTwo Jack--Diane Capri
Retribution--Anderson Harp
 

LICKING COUNTY FAN

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1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
34-Lisa Gardner- Crash And Burn
35-Lisa Gardner- Never Tell
36- Ralph Compton- The Virginia City Trail
37-Robert Ellis-City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones #1)
38-Lisa Gardner-The Guy Who Died Twice
39-Peter Bowen-Coyote Wind
40-William W. Johnstone- Code Of The Mountain Man
41-William W. Johnstone- Pursuit of the Mountain Man
42- Alison Gaylin- If I Die Tonight
43- Ralph Compton- The Dodge City Trail
44-Heather Graham- The Forgotten
45-William W. Johnstone- Courage Of The Mountain Man
46-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal- The Hour Of Death
57-Ralph Cotton- While Angeles Dance
58-Ralph Compton- The Oregon Trail
59-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal
60-Brad Taylor- Ring Of Fire
 

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The Jack Reacher Field Guide---George Beahm
The Rook---Steven James
The Drop---Michael Connelly
Dance for the Dead---Thomas Perry
Blue Moon---Lee Child---This is the latest Jack Reacher book. Very good, as usual
 

LICKING COUNTY FAN

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1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
34-Lisa Gardner- Crash And Burn
35-Lisa Gardner- Never Tell
36- Ralph Compton- The Virginia City Trail
37-Robert Ellis-City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones #1)
38-Lisa Gardner-The Guy Who Died Twice
39-Peter Bowen-Coyote Wind
40-William W. Johnstone- Code Of The Mountain Man
41-William W. Johnstone- Pursuit of the Mountain Man
42- Alison Gaylin- If I Die Tonight
43- Ralph Compton- The Dodge City Trail
44-Heather Graham- The Forgotten
45-William W. Johnstone- Courage Of The Mountain Man
46-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal- The Hour Of Death
57-Ralph Cotton- While Angeles Dance
58-Ralph Compton- The Oregon Trail
59-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal
60-Brad Taylor- Ring Of Fire
61-William W. Johnstone- Blood Of The Mountain Man
 

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Hell's Choice---David Baldacci
The Black Box---Michael Connelly
The Blue Edge of MIdnight---Johnathon King
Long Road to Mercy---David Baldacci
 

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Eye of the Storm---Jack Higgins
Holy Ghost---John Sandford
The Knight---Steven James
Directed Verdict---Randy Singer
 

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Thunder Point---Jack Higgins
6 Days of the Condor---James Grady
The Last Plea Bargain---Randy Singer
Judgment---Carey Baldwin
On Dangerous Ground---Jack Higgins

These last few Jack Higgins books I've read have been in the Sean Dillon series and are very entertaining. Dillon is an Irishman and a real "character".
 

lotr10

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Just finished reading Peter Hamilton's Salvation Lost. This is a sequel to Salvation and if you like big concept space opera science fiction then you'll love this series and pretty much everything written by Hamilton.

I'm about half way through a biography of one of Romes most famous women - Agrippina - Grand duaghter of Augustus; daughter of Germanicus; sister to Caligula; wife of Claudius and mother of Nero! As you can imagine this lady has an interesting back story.

The author is feminist historian Emma Southon, which is definitely outside my comfort zone, but her take on Agrippina is sharp and different and a lot less dry then your typical Roman history book.
 

eastisbest

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Until they find a way to put tobasco on it, there is no way to wet Roman History enough for my tastes. The other mentioned, "Salvation" I'll give a try though.

I've been watching For All Mankind so thought I'd give the Lady Astronaut series by Mary Kowal a shot.

The Calculating Stars Alternate History, post WWII, meteor smack, conveniently Washington DC, ya da, ya da. Storyiine so forced and dialogue and personalities so limited I simply cannot figure how it won so many awards. Not boring. Just not high art. From a purely Sci-Fi POV, doesn't show great knowledge or predictive nature. Breaks most of the rules of Alternate History and is more make believe history or wishful/revisionist history.
 
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Tropical Depression---Jeff Lindsay
Single White Female---John Lutz
The Girl in the Woods---Gregg Olsen
In for the Kill---John Lutz
Red Tide---Jeff Lindsay
Night Kills---John Lutz
 

LICKING COUNTY FAN

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1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
34-Lisa Gardner- Crash And Burn
35-Lisa Gardner- Never Tell
36- Ralph Compton- The Virginia City Trail
37-Robert Ellis-City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones #1)
38-Lisa Gardner-The Guy Who Died Twice
39-Peter Bowen-Coyote Wind
40-William W. Johnstone- Code Of The Mountain Man
41-William W. Johnstone- Pursuit of the Mountain Man
42- Alison Gaylin- If I Die Tonight
43- Ralph Compton- The Dodge City Trail
44-Heather Graham- The Forgotten
45-William W. Johnstone- Courage Of The Mountain Man
46-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal- The Hour Of Death
57-Ralph Cotton- While Angeles Dance
58-Ralph Compton- The Oregon Trail
59-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal
60-Brad Taylor- Ring Of Fire
61-William W. Johnstone- Blood Of The Mountain Man
62-Elmer Kelton- Captain's Rangers
63-Elmer Kelton- The Day The Cowboy's Quit
 

LICKING COUNTY FAN

Well-known member
1-Meg Gardiner-Unsub
2-Jory Sherman-Shadow Rider - Blood Sky at Morning
3- Alex Kava-A Necessary Evil
4- Heather Graham-When Irish Eyes Are Haunting
5-Jory Sherman- Shadow Rider- Ghost Warrior
6-Lisa Gardner- Catch Me
7-Alex Kava- Exposed
8-Meg Gardiner-Into the Black Nowhere
9-Ralph Compton- The Shawnee Trail
10-Chet Cunningham-Wade's War
11-Charles G. West-Wrath Of The Savage
12-Jess Cody- Gold Wagon
13-Charles G. West- Crow Creek Crossing
14-William W. Johnstone- The Last Mountain Man
15-Jack Higgins- Death Trade
16-Michael Robotham- Life Or Death
17-William W. Johnstone- Return Of The Mountain Man
18-Chet Cunningham- Gold Train
19-Charles West- Stone Hand
20-Heather Graham- The Silenced
21-William W. Johnstone- Trail of the Mountain Man
22-Meg Gardiner- Mission Canyon
23-William W. Johnstone- Revenge Of The Mountain Man
24-Jeanne Sommers- Comanche Revenge
25-Tim Bryant-Dead And Buried
26-William W. Johnstone- Journey Of The Mountain Man
27-Lisa Gardner- Fear Nothing
28-Lisa Gardner- Love You More
29-William W. Johnstone- Law Of The Mountain Man
30-Lisa Gardner- Three Truths And A Lie
31-Lisa Gardner- The Seventh Month
32-Lisa Gardner- Touch And Go
33-William W. Johnstone- War Of The Mountain Man
34-Lisa Gardner- Crash And Burn
35-Lisa Gardner- Never Tell
36- Ralph Compton- The Virginia City Trail
37-Robert Ellis-City of Echoes (Detective Matt Jones #1)
38-Lisa Gardner-The Guy Who Died Twice
39-Peter Bowen-Coyote Wind
40-William W. Johnstone- Code Of The Mountain Man
41-William W. Johnstone- Pursuit of the Mountain Man
42- Alison Gaylin- If I Die Tonight
43- Ralph Compton- The Dodge City Trail
44-Heather Graham- The Forgotten
45-William W. Johnstone- Courage Of The Mountain Man
46-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal- The Hour Of Death
57-Ralph Cotton- While Angeles Dance
58-Ralph Compton- The Oregon Trail
59-William W. Johnstone-Sixkiller U.S.Marshal
60-Brad Taylor- Ring Of Fire
61-William W. Johnstone- Blood Of The Mountain Man
62-Elmer Kelton- Captain's Rangers
63-Elmer Kelton- The Day The Cowboy's Quit
64-Elmer Kelton- The Buckskin Line
 
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