de Grom’s Top Ten Reads of 2013
by – Sheri de Grom
Sheri de Grom’s Top Nine Fiction Novels and a Memoir
Please note that not all of the novels listed in my top ten for the year 2013 were published in 2013.
The number one criteria I look for in any read is purpose. If the purpose of the book is absent or weak, I’ll not read beyond the first fifty pages.
My top ten picks aren’t listed in any particular order. I selected them from the 57 fiction novels, 9 memoirs and 28 non-fiction books I read in 2013.
I did not include non-fiction in the top ten list as reading interests are individualized. Each book contributed equally to my passion for excellence in storytelling.
SHERI de GROM’S TOP NINE FICTION AND A MEMOIR
The Comfort of Lies – Randy Susan Meyers
Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier – Lisa Dale
Calling Me Home – Julie Kibler
The Promise of Stardust – Pricille Shibley
The Pieces We Keep – Kristina McMorris
The Meryl Streep Movie Club – Mia March
Three Sisters – Susan Mallery
Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital – Eric Manheimer, MD **
Margaret From Maine – Joseph Monninger
** annotate memoir
Note: Kristina McMorris is the one author that has made my top ten lists two consecutive years. In 2012, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves was the most requested novel from all long-term care Veteran’s Reading Groups. The Pieces We Keep holds the same title for 2013.
Each Veteran’s Reading Group is facilitated by volunteers consisting of military wives whose husbands are deployed.
If interested, you’ll find my 2012 Top Ten at: https://sheridegrom.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/sheri-de-groms. . . ovels-for-2012/
Thank you for reading with me.