- 1. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
- 2. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
- 3. Deep River by Karl Marlantes
- 4. BIRDIE by Candace Simar
- 5. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The list is short but 2 of the books were long, but long or relatively short, each one was well worth reading.