I've written variations of this Thanksgiving list just about every year since I read a book a day. Thank you to the authors who make my year of reading -- whether it is a book a day or a book a week -- a core pleasure of my life.
I'd like to dub a new queen in the realm of thrillers: S.J. Bolton. All of Bolton's novels feature strong and smart female characters, and you could call Bolton's books thrillers for intelligent women.