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Heartland 100

As Neil stated, it’s that time of year again. List making time. I like lists. I like making them. I like reading them. I like looking for the unusual items on lists I won’t find elsewhere.

I find the year-end top 10, 20, 100, billion books of the closing year lists useful. This is book group planning month and I’m always looking for something compelling, discussable, and as-yet-undiscovered-by-other-book groups.

The Kansas City Star obliged by publishing the year’s top 100 books for the Kansas and Missouri area. Titles are broken out into categorifoolselfes to make the list reading even easier. The Fiction list holds many titles we’ve seen and talked about on this blog–The Cookbook Collector, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, and The Lonely Polygamist. Look for dark horses Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, a collection of short stories by Danielle Evans, and The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni, an adult novel that will appeal to teens.

Other categories are Poetry, Children and Teens, Biography & Memoir, and Mysteries, Thrillers, & Suspense. Ostensibly a gift guide for the voracious reader on your shopping list, the book list provides suggestions for whiling away hours absorbed in a better-than-average book.

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Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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