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TravisMcGee

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Since we are almost halfway, I looked at my 24 reads this year of which 15 were 2017 books and picked a top 5 eligible for the Golden Post. My top 3 were 5 star reads for me.

1) Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
2) Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
3) The Weight of the World by David Joy
4) Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
5) Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

What are yours?
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Great idea Travis..............in no particular order here are my Top 5 2017 books so far.....


Cruel Mercy - David Mark
A Dark so Deadly - Stuart MacBride
Love Like Blood - Mark Billingham
Police at the Station - Adrian McKinty
The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
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My top 5 so far is similar to Travis'

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
The Ridge by John Rector
Weight of This World by David Joy
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
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very similar to you guys, I have read 45 books so far this year including all of Travis's picks, 2 of Tigers and 4 of Betty's.  Tiger, I do intend to get to the Tom Thorne and Harry Hole series at some point.....so many books, so little time as the saying goes.....

in no particular order

Weight of this World - Joy
Desperation Road - Farris Smith
Police at the Station and they Don't Look Friendly - McKinty
The Deep Dark Descending - Eskens
Everything You Want Me to Be - Mejia

Since We Fell by Lehane and Killer Harvest by Cleave are my other 5 star reads so far this year

looks like I need to check out She Rides Shotgun, while it has a young protagonist it does not seem to have any young adult tags (not that there is anything wrong with that) just generally more up my alley
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very similar to you guys, I have read 45 books so far this year including all of Travis's picks, 2 of Tigers and 4 of Betty's.  Tiger, I do intend to get to the Tom Thorne and Harry Hole series at some point.....so many books, so little time as the saying goes.....

in no particular order

Weight of this World - Joy
Desperation Road - Farris Smith
Police at the Station and they Don't Look Friendly - McKinty
The Deep Dark Descending - Eskens
Everything You Want Me to Be - Mejia

Since We Fell by Lehane and Killer Harvest by Cleave are my other 5 star reads so far this year

Wow seven 5-stars reads already this year! You've mellowed! ;) Or it's been a great 6 months. I just read the 1st chapter of Deep Dark Descending and overjoyed at the great writing.
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yeah, there has been some pretty great books so far this year, that is how I choose to explain it.......lol

there are some books I start but then find I cannot get into them that I don't even bother mentioning or posting on goodreads.  maybe I am doing a better job of weeding out books I don't want to read so therefore the ones I do finish I enjoy more.......lol, who knows!

you will love the new Eskens I am sure
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'Golden Prey' ...  John Sandford
'The Old Man' ...  Thomas Perry
'The Burial Hour'  ...   Jeffery Deaver
'Since We Fell' ... Dennis Lehane
'And We’re Off' ...  Dana Schwartz  ... YA

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Cottonmouths
Desperation Road
Deep Dark Descending 
A Dark So Deadly
Beyond the Bright Sea
The Weight of This World


six books,  no order yet,  going to be a very good year


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actually 7,   reading She Rides Shotgun right now,75% done and its very very good....



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actually 7,   reading She Rides Shotgun right now,75% done and its very very good....



I really enjoyed that one, too. 

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Looks like Scince We Fell and Desperation Road are going to be on the list. :)
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We are now 2/3 of the way to the Golden Post and I've read 3 stunningly superb books, 2 fantastic books and another 2 great reads. 4 other reads fill out my top 10, well 11.
1Everything You Want Me to Be Mejia, Mindy
1Desperation RoadSmith, Michael Farris
1She Rides ShotgunHarper, Jordan
4The Weight of the WorldJoy, David
4The Deep Dark DescendingEskenes, Allen
6The Late ShowConnelly, Michael 
7Knife CreekDoiron, Paul
8Since We FellLehane, Dennis
9Beyond the Bright SeaWolk, Lauren
10Her Every FearSwanson, Peter
10Mississippi BloodIles, Greg
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So far my top 5 are:

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

The Late Show by Michael Connelly
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So far my top 5 are:

Dodgers by Bill Beverly



hey, nice to see a shout out for Dodgers!

this was a great book, but it came out last year so I guess not eligible for this year.  it was in my top 5 for last year tho I think and a 5 star read for me.  looking forward to whatever he writes next.  I also see Betty liked I, and I think most of you would as well.
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This is going to take some time as I have read 99 books this year that received a 5 star rating. I will go through and eliminate all the Louis L'Amours as they obviously were not released in 2017. There are several authors that do write Westerns, though, so one of those might male the cut.

Can someone go over the rules for this year again? I thought we agreed to limit them to police procedurals, etc.
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Darn!  I even took the time to check the release date on Amazon to confirm that it came out 2017, but I see now I was looking at the paperback edition.  Maybe I should change my 2016 Golden Post vote to Dodgers, thereby unraveling all those tie votes and changing the final result...


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hey, nice to see a shout out for Dodgers!

this was a great book, but it came out last year so I guess not eligible for this year.  it was in my top 5 for last year tho I think and a 5 star read for me.  looking forward to whatever he writes next.  I also see Betty liked I, and I think most of you would as well.
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Okay, piece of cake. So far this year I have given 5 star ratings to 21 books that were released in 2017. I am waiting on an ARC to be released that will surely be added to the list and be one of the top 10.
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2017 Releases. This is going to be really tough to narrow down! So far this year I have read 21 books released in 2017 that I liked a lot and give 5 star ratings. Every one of them are recommended reading! As soon as Robert McDermott's Promises To Keep and A. J. Stewart's The Compound are released, they will be added to the list. What a great year for reading this has been! BTW, these are not in order.

Winter's Rage- Sean Black
Glidepath- Andrew Watts
Paragon- Nate Granzow
Ronin- Steven Hildreth Jr.
Make It Happen- Claude Bouchard
Pawns Of The Pacific- Andrew Watts
A Far Road To Key West- Michael Reisig
Fair City Blues- Patrick Emmett
Sweet Dreams- "
Mirror, Mirror- "
Silver Bullet- "
The Alamo- Mark Dawson
Fury- Andy Maslen
Arbor Hill- Vincent Zandri
Phoenix- Mark Dawson
End Game- Casey Hill
KingTide- A. J. Stewart
End Game- L. T. Ryan
Free Fall To Black- John H. Cunningham
Never Forget- Richard Davis
Blackout- Mark Dawson
Gunmetal Gray- Mark Greaney

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I am adding,
'Sulphur Springs' by William Kent Krueger
'Knife Creek' by  Paul Doiron


'Golden Prey' ...  John Sandford
'The Old Man' ...  Thomas Perry
'The Burial Hour'  ...   Jeffery Deaver
'Since We Fell' ... Dennis Lehane
'And We’re Off' ...  Dana Schwartz  ... YA

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