That said, let's go to number Ten (out of 111 books read this year):
Ten, by Gretchen McNeil
Why did this stay with me? First, I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan. She was my first love in mysteries with a hint of romance, and I read every one of her books (with the exception of a few Miss Marple books -- I just didn't like her). So finding a retell of a Christie classic is gold to me. :) Second, the setting was great. Yes, it's great in the Christie book, as well, but this was a smart move for the retell, and I felt the atmosphere was vivid and enhancing. Third, I liked the MC. She was clever and thoughtful, and I was on her side from the get-go. Fourth, the mystery was great. I honestly don't remember the ins and outs of the Christie mystery, but I think this one had its own motivations -- and they were good and very true to that classic mystery feel. It was simply a very entertaining read from beginning to end!