A few of my 2009 OKIE AUTHOR’s of MERIT are:
Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks has hit the road running. It’s a gorgeous book, wonderful pictures, yummy recipes, folksy articles and makes you Okie proud.
I had begun to feel William Bernhardt’s Ben Kincaid mysteries were getting a bit stale, but with Capital Offense I think he is definitely back in the game, and Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness is hitting the ball out of the park.
Dr. Blue Clark has given us a new Guide to Indian Tribes of Oklahoma. We’ve desperately needed this updated and authoritative work.
Marcia Preston is always a good author to pick up. The Wind Comes Sweeping is a 2009 selection. I’ve always really enjoyed her mysteries, I hope she is going to do some more of those in 2010. Speaking of mysteries Donis Casey has a new Alafair Tucker mystery, The Sky Took Him.
For the Younger Young Adult readers you can never go wrong with Anna Myers. Go for Spy (about Nathan Hale)or her new one, Time of the Witches. She has solid plotting, good characters, and usually the books are based on an historical event.
For the Older Young Adults who need spicy vamp tales, give the Cast mother and daughter team a try with the House of Night series.
Just a few of the OKIE’s out there, giving us plenty of choices for our reading palates.
Need to find ways to keep track next year of your 2010 reads. Try out one or two of these suggestions.
Jessamyn West at librarian.net has a clever way to keep track of what she’s reading. I’ve never thought to keep track of whether I read more male or female writers or my average reads per month.
If you like to share titles with others or want to find titles others are enjoying, try GoodReads .
AllConsuming is a strange but interesting place to proclaim your latest consumption of books, movies, food, just about anything.
If you have a whole library of books you need to keep track of and have somehow missed hearing about LibraryThing, give it a try.
I think I’m going to try my own version of Jessamyn West’s book statistics. Who knows what categories I might come up with by next December.