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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

All Time Book Awards

None of these lists are in ranking order, unless otherwise indicated.

Elite List:

(books we have rated 4 stars and above)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

The Iron Sceptre by John White

A Season of Shadows by Paul McCusker

The Mill House by Paul McCusker

Epiphany by Paul McCusker

Arin's Judgement by Paul McCusker

The Hand That Bears the Sword by George Brian Polivka

Decieved by James Scott Bell

Glimpses of Paradise by James Scott Bell

Deadlocked by James Scott Bell

The Whole Truth by James Scott Bell

No Legal Grounds by Jams Scott Bell

Try Fear by James Scott Bell

Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer

Fuse of Armageddon by Sigmund Brouwer

The Leper by Sigmund Brouwer

Tyrone's Story by Sigmund Brouwer

The Disappearing Jewel of Madagascar by Sigmund Brouwer

Creature of the Mists by Sigmund Brouwer

The Second Thief by Travis Thrasher

Sky Blue by Travis Thrasher

Out of the Devil's Mouth by Travis Thrasher

City of Dreams by Stephen and Ross Lawhead

Dominion by Randy Alcorn

Deception by Randy Alcorn

Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn

Armando's Treasure by Melody Carlson

Let My People Go by Jefferson Scott

Operation Firebrand by Jefferson Scott

Fatal Defect by Jefferson Scott

The Resurrection File by Craig Parshall

The Second Time Around by Nancy Moser

Solemnly Swear by Nancy Moser

Growing Up on the Edge of the World by Phil Callaway

Nobody by Creston Mapes

Oxygen by Randy Ingermanson

The Fifth Man by Randy Ingermanson

The Root of All Evil by Brandt Dodson

Original Sin by Brandt Dodson

False Witness by Randy Singer

By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer

Self-Incrimination by Randy Singer

Dying Declaration by Randy Singer

The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney by Randy Singer

The Justice Game by Randy Singer

Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins

The Rookie by Jerry B. Jenkins

Out of Time by Alton Gansky

Dark Moon by Alton Gansky

A Ship Possesed by Alton Gansky

The Awakening by Angela Hunt

The Elevator by Angela Hunt

The Face by Angela Hunt

The Immortal by Angela Hunt

Uncharted by Angela Hunt

Brothers by Angela Hunt

Unspoken by Angela Hunt

The Justice by Angela Hunt

The Debt by Angela Hunt

Let Darkness Come by Angela Hunt

Even Now by Karen Kingsbury

Ever After by Karen Kingsbury

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury

Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury

Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury

Widows and Orphans by Susan Meissner

Days and Hours by Susan Meissner

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

Whom Shall I Fear? by Athol Dickson

Winter Haven by Athol Dickson

They Shall See God by Athol Dickson

Tribulation House by Chris Well

An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers

As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers

Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers

The End of Act Three by Gilbert Morris

Firestorm by Jeanette Windle

Veiled Freedom by Jeanette Windle

Blood Brothers by Rick Acker

Turn Four by Tom Morrisy

Deep Blue by Tom Morrisy

Secrets by Kristen Heitzmann

Unforgotten by Kristen Heitzmann

Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow

Life Support by Robert Whitlow

Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow

Jimmy by Robert Whitlow

The Edge of Darkness by Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips

Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney

Kyra's Story by Dandi Daley Mackall

Island of Refuge by Linda Hall

Kathyn's Secret by Linda Hall

Dark Water by Linda Hall

Sadie's Song by Linda Hall

The End is Now by Rob Stennet

Perfect by Harry Kraus

Salty Like Blood by Harry Kraus

Could I Have This Dance? by Harry Kraus

For the Rest of My Life by Harry Kraus

Dogwood by Chris Fabry

Quinlin's Estate by David Ryan Long

Face to Face by Linda Dorrell

Eli by Bill Myers

Skid by Rene Gutteridge

Snitch by Rene Gutteridge

Ghost Writer by Rene Gutteridge

Troubled Waters by Rene Gutteridge

Listen by Rene Gutteridge

Relentless by Robin Parrish

Fearless by Robin Parrish

Merciless by Robin Parrish

Offworld by Robin Parrish

Black by Ted Dekker

Red by Ted Dekker

Thr3e by Ted Dekker

Showdown by Ted Dekker

Saint by Ted Dekker

Sinner by Ted Dekker

Skin by Ted Dekker

Lunatic by Ted Dekker

Adam by Ted Dekker

Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healey

Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker

Exposure by Brandilyn Collins

The Rook by Steven James

The Knight by Steven James

The Unseen by T L Hines

Waking Lazarus by T L Hines

Chop Shop by Tim Downs

Less Than Dead by Tim Downs

North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

Leaper by Geoffrey Wood

The Living End by Lisa Samson

Club Sandwich by Lisa Samson

Embrace Me by Lisa Samson

Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson

The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson

Tiger Lillie by Lisa Samson

Songbird by Lisa Samson

Straight Up by Lisa Samson

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown

Daisy Chain by Mary E DeMuth

A Slow Burn by Mary E DeMuth

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klaven

Home Another Way by Christa Parrish

Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish

DragonSpell by Donita K Paul

DragonKight by Donita K Paul

DragonFire by Donita K Paul

The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K Paul

The Candlestone by Bryan Davis

Tears of a Dragon by Bryan Davis

The Assignment by Mark Andrew Olsen

Ulterior Motives by Mark Andrew Olsen

Rescued by John Bevere and Mark Andrew Olsen

Rolling Thunder by Mark Mynheir

The Void by Mark Mynheir

All Through the Night by T Davis Bunn

My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells

When the Day of Evil Comes by Melanie Wells

Beyond the Night by Marlo Schalesky

The Other Side of Darkness by Melody Carlson

Crystal Lies by Melody Carlson

The Sacred Cipher by Terry Brennan

Expiration Date by Eric Wilson

The Best of Evil by Eric Wilson

Abduction by Wanda L Dyson

While this list looks long, it's only a small percentage of the books on the Christian market. Notice the authors that made it on the Elite List and those that did not. Also notice the numbers of books from certain authors.

However, you might just say that this is one reviewer's opinion. But look at the consistency of the list and ask yourself "do I really want to read the same plot over and over again or do I want something original?"

A Good Start List:

(the best debut novels we've ever reviewed)

Relentless by Robin Parrish (5 stars)

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown (5 stars)

Dogwood by Chris Fabry (4.5 stars)

Growing Up on the Edge of the World by Phil Callaway (4.5 stars)

Leaper by Geoffrey Wood (4.5 stars)

Original Sin by Brandt Dodson (4 stars)

Waking Lazarus by T L Hines (4 stars)

The Shack by William P. Young (3.5 stars)

Arena by Karen Hancock (3.5 stars)

Monday Night Jihad by Jason Elam (3.5 stars)

Reluctant Burglar by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (3.5 stars)

Ezekiel's Shadow by David Ryan Long (3.5 stars)

Vanish by Tom Pawlik (3.5 stars)

Shoofly Pie by Tim Downs (3.5 stars)

The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher by Rob Stennet (3.5 stars)

The Legend of the Firefish by George Brain Polivka (3 stars)

Through the Fire by Shawn Grady (3 stars)

The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers (3 stars)

Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe (3 stars)

The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson (3 stars)

The Pawn by Steven James (3 stars)

Eye of the God by Ariel Allison (3 stars)

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