Wednesday, May 01, 2013

April Reading

Books I read in April

Cape Fear by John D MacDonald the book that the movie was based on aka The Executioners
Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford the story of Flagler and the railroad to key west --bought this one on vacation in the keys and very much enjoyed it
In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson (library) I enjoyed it although Ryan thought I might find it dry I actually liked it better than Devil in the White City
Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent (library) quite enjoyed
Free Fall in Crimson by John D MacDonald ballooning, the movie business alot going on in this one
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (library)  YA fun, very Lemony Snicket/Harry Potter fantasy
The Carrie Diaries by Candance Bushnell (library) cute, I was watching the series on TV and thought I'd try the book
The Garner Files by James Garner (library) autobiography and I am a James Garner fan 
 Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean (library) trying to make new habits (exercising and eating right)
We live in Water by Jess Walter (library) short stories awesome, the same author that wrote Beautiful Ruins. Great stuff
Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald I just read this one a couple of months ago...but I am rereading the books in order and had to do it again :-) which is fine with me because this is one of my favorite Travis McGee books
The Lonely Silver Rain by John D MacDonald
The Boy by Lara Santoro (library) Mom has affair with her neighbor's son--poignant
Life after Life by Jill McCorkle (library) wonderful, love her stuff
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (library) great, about George Mallory and his climb of Everest -- a fictional account, I very much enjoyed it and highly recommend it
Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley the latest Favia de Luce book and I LOVE these!!
Killing Them Softly by George V. Higgins This was originally titled as Cogan's Trade and I read it YEARS ago!! But the recent Brad Pitt movie was based on this book and it was rereleased as Killing Them Softly. A passenger on the airplane gave me this book after he was finished with it. I noticed he had it and had started a conversation with him about the book and the movie. 
The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
Catalogue of Death by Jo Dereske a Miss Zukas librarian mystery I always enjoy these
Unfinished Portrait by Agatha Christie writing as Mary Westmacott this is a gothic romance by Christie that she had published under the name Mary Westmacott --she only did 6 of these

20 books read this month

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