Bagels and Books is a program at the Maynard Public Library.  We choose a category each month and invite our patrons and friends to choose a book in that category/subject and then join us on the 4th Saturday of each month at the library at 10:30 to share what they have read.  We hope to come away with some great recommendations (and perhaps some warnings on time wasters).  The blog is intended to let people communicate during the month while they are reading and to allow people who can’t join us on Saturday morning to be a part of the program.

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  1. Some mysteries/thrillers

    *Black Out, Die For You, Sliver of Truth Lisa Unger (easy read for escapism)
    Skeletons at the Feast Chris Bohjalian
    The Double Bind Chris Bohjalian
    Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott
    The Last Child John Hart
    *The Brutal Telling (start), Bury Your Dead (next) Louise Penny
    *The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    *The Angel’s Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    The Dante Club, The Last Dickens Matthew Pearl
    The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
    *The Alienist Caleb Carr
    *Gabriel Allon Series (e.g. A Death in Vienna) , plus The Unlikely Spy Daniel Silva
    *In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick (non-fiction); the best of his books
    *The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Daniel Mendelsohn (non-fiction); amazing story
    The Man who Loved Books Too Much Allison Hoover Bartlett, non-fiction
    *Found Wanting, Long Time Coming, Sight Unseen Robert Goddard, very good English mystery writer; written a number of books
    *The Disappeared Kim Echlin
    The Medusa Amulet Robert Masello
    The Coral Thief Rebecca Stott
    The Lockup Artist , Night Work Steve Hamilton
    Altar of Bones Philip Carter
    The Last Brother Nathacha Appanah
    The School of Night Louis Bayard
    The Man from Saigon Marti Leimbach
    *Iron Horse John Hart
    *Portrait of the Spy Daniel Silva
    Spycatcher Matthew Dunn
    *The Hypnotist Lars Kepler
    The Ice Princess Camilla Lackberg
    The Snowman Jo Nesbo
    *A Trick of Light Louise Penny
    *Red Leaves Thomas H.Cook
    *Master of the Delta Thomas H. Cook
    The Devil’s Star Jo Nesbo
    The Night Strangers Chris Bohjalian
    *Before I Go to Sleep .J.Watson
    *The Leopard Jo Nesbo
    Rogue Island Bruce Desilva
    The List Martin Fletcher
    Three Seconds Roslund and Hellstrom
    *Cell 8 Roslund and Hellstrom
    Box 21 Roslund and Hellstrom
    Murder in the Marais Cara Black
    *Defending Jacob William Landay
    The Whisperer Donato Carrisi
    *A Good American Alex George
    The Invisible Ones Stef Penney
    *The Bedlam Detective Stephen Gallagher
    The Retribution Val McDermid
    *A Place of Execution Val McDermid
    The Grave Tattoo Val McDermid
    Killing The Shadows Val McDermid
    Kingdom of Bones Stephen Gallagher
    A Darker Domain Val McDermid
    *Blue Monday Nicci French
    Gods of Gotham Lyndsay Faye
    The October Killings Wessel Ebersohn
    *Dorchester Terrace Anne Perry
    The Expats Chris Pavone
    The Inquisitor Mark Allen Smith
    The Neruda Case Robert Ampuero
    The Orphanmaster Jean Zimmerman
    The Nightmare Lars Kepler
    The Absolutist John Boyne
    Trespasser Paul Doiron
    The Poacher’s Son Paul Doiron
    The Fear Artist Timothy Hallihan
    I’d Know You Anywhere Laura Lippman
    A Foreign Country Charles Cumming
    Bad Little Falls Paul Doiron
    Mission to Paris Alan Furst
    Faith Jennifer Haigh
    City of Women David R. Gillmam
    *The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny
    *The Fallen Angel Daniel Silva
    Broken Harbor Tana French
    A Killing in the Hills Julia Keller
    The Absent One Adler-Olsen
    *Sutton J.R. Moehringer
    Invisible Murder Lene Kaaberbol & Agnette Friis
    *Live by Night Dennis Lehane
    Phantom Jo Nesbo

  2. Wow – what a great list. Lots of books I have enjoyed but more than I haven’t read – which is a really good thing. I’ll have to add them to my to-read list on good reads.

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