The Terrace Public Library has released their top 10 books taken out by patrons in 2019. (File Photo)

Terrace Public Library releases top 10 books read in 2019

These titles had Terracites booking it to the shelves

Books are a great escape from the never-ending worrisome news of 2019, from foreign leaders deciding politics via social media, to record wildfires spreading in the province.

Instead, readers can open up fictional pages and explore the world of a brave 12-year-old detective, find illuminating moments of joy, or make a connection with someone they’ve never met simply by reading their life’s story.

Here were the top 10 reads of 2019 in Terrace from the public library and their descriptions.

1. Wild Card by Stuart Woods:

The 49th installment of the long-running Stone Barrington series from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger.

2. The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen:

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.

3. Run Away by Harlan Coben:

A book about a woman addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found, until one day her parent follows her into her world.

4. The Golden Tresses of the Dead : A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan C. Bradley:

Flavia is not your normal twelve-year-old girl. An expert in the chemical nature of poisons, she has solved many mysteries, sharpening her considerable detection skills to the point where she had little choice but to turn professional.

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5. Untouchable by Ann Jayne Krentz:

A man’s quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows.

6. No Exit: A Novel by Taylor Adams:

College student Darby Thorne is forced to wait out a storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm … and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.

7. The Best of Us by Robyn Carr:

Dr. Leigh Culver loves practising medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it’s time that Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister’s orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it’s time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her.

8. Liar, Liar by James Patterson:

Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she’ll be the one to pull the trigger.

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9. The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn:

On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches – an all-female bomber regiment. But when she is downed behind enemy lines, Nina must use all her wits to survive her encounter with a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress. British war correspondent Ian Graham abandons journalism to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. And Nina Markova is the only witness to escape her alive.

10. Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J.D. Robb:

A novel that follows Eve Dallas as she fights to save the innocent-and serve justice to the guilty-on the streets of New York.

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