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Book Match: Patty M.

Patty M.

Patty will read almost anything, fiction or nonfiction, but she loves a good, gritty mystery! As Stephen King says, “Sometimes you read for the story, sometimes you read for the words.” She loves a beautifully written literary story, but she will then jump into an Appalachian or Ozark dark tale. She loves a good memoir, but then she'll dive into a Scandinavian noir thriller. Let Patty create a book list for you based on what you like!

Ask Patty what to read.

Great Mystery Series

trophy hunt
the thirst
The Ranger
Jolie Blon's Bounce
Bone on Bone
Desolation Mountain
The Lost Boy
How the light gets in
A Gathering of Secrets
The Lion

Random Nonfiction That I Love

The Worst Hard Time
Beautiful Boy
Nothing to Envy
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
The Glass Castle
Men We Reaped
Martin Luther