This year was a weird reading year for me. I went on MANY bookish adventures but I have only read a handful of books since June. Quite frankly, for most of the year I have felt bored with books. I could think of 100 other things that I wanted to do or needed to do instead of reading so in order to keep my slow momentum going I am choosing to not put a number on how many books I want to read in 2016. I want to truly get lost in a story and just savour each book instead of reading them once and instantly forgetting what the story was about because I have other books I have to read to meet my challenge goal. I’m sticking to (mostly) tried and true favourite authors this year and I’m so excited to get reading!
Here are the 6 books I can’t wait to read in 2016:
1. Among The Wicked by Linda Castillo – This is the 8th book in the Amish mystery series. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish community and the death of a young Amish girl. Unable to bridge the gap between the Amish and “English” communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. While there Kate unearths a series of shocking crimes.
2. Far From True by Linwood Barclay – This is the second book set in Promise Falls. After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a break-in at her father’s house. Cal discovers a hidden room in the basement where salacious activities took place – along with evidence of missing DVDs.
Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders he believes are connected. When yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to solve their investigations.
3. Find Her by Lisa Gardner – This is the 8th full-length novel showcasing D.D. Warren. Flora was kidnapped as a college student, but 5 years later she is a survivor.
When detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—she learns that Flora has had run-ins with three other suspects since escaping from her kidnapper. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister criminal is behind the crimes. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
4. Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger – Finley Montgomery can see into the future through her dreams.
Finley lands in the middle of an investigation involving a young girl who has been missing for ten months.
With time running out there’s only so much Finley can do as The Hollows begins to reveal its true colors. As she digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, nothing is what it seems.
5. Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline – When a woman and her husband find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. The heroine decides to use a sperm donor. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must confront a horrible truth.
6. She’s Not There by Joy Fielding – Caroline and Hunter are celebrating their anniversary with a family trip to Baja, Mexico. Caroline’s husband, Hunter, convinces her to leave their two young daughters, Michelle and Samantha, alone in their hotel suite while the couple enjoys an anniversary dinner in the restaurant downstairs. But returning afterward, Caroline and Hunter make a horrifying discovery: Two-year-old Samantha has vanished without a trace.
What follows are days, weeks, and years of anguish for Caroline. She’s tormented by media attention that has branded her a cold, incompetent mother. Through it all, Caroline desperately clings to the hope that Samantha will someday be found—only to be stung again and again by cruel reality.
Years later, Caroline receives a phone call from someone who claims to be Samantha and she’s thrust back to that fateful night.
So tell me, what books are you excited to read in 2016?