Friday, July 31, 2015

Books I read in July 2015

Deadline by John Sandford (library audiobook) another Virgil Flowers mystery to listen to, the story involves a dog-napping, a meth lab take down and a very shady city council.
You Are Here : Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall by Colin Ellard (library) another book about maps and finding our way in the world, I liked this one better than the previous book I read last month.
Hyacinth Girls by Lauren Frankel (library) very good, somewhat depressing about bullying and suicide.
The Impersonator by Mary Miley (library) lots of fun reminds me of some of Rhys Bowen's series. About a vaudeville performer impersonating an heiress and a murder happens.
Pines by Blake Crouch (library) The first book in a trilogy that the new TV show Wayward Pines is based on. Very much an homage to Twin Peaks. (On a side note a homage or an homage? I went with the french pronunciation of homage which is how I hear it in my head so with a silent h....therefore, an homage. )
Throwing Shadows by E. L. Konigsburg a book of short stories, in my continuing quest to read everything by this author.
Night and Fear by Cornell Woolrich (library) and a collection of short stories by Cornell Woolrich as I try to read everything by him as well. I recommend this collection. Great Forward and little notes on each story that were very interesting.
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (library) British thriller, reminded me of some Kate Atkinson or Ruth Rendell
The Mystery of the Hidden Hand by Phyllis A. Whitney another of her young adult mysteries which I like so much better than her adult Gothic romances. This one is set in Greece!
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (audiobook) set in the 1920's during Prohibition in Boston and Tampa. My TPA friends, this had some interesting Ybor City 1920's flavor...I'm curious now about the history of Tampa during this time period
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood (library) enjoyed and I will be reading more by her!!
The Phantom of Pine Hill by Carolyn Keene Nancy Drew book, that I read for a book club meeting  in NC that I was going to :-)
Silent Murders by Mary Miley (library) another by Mary Miley featuring her Vaudeville Sleuth and I really really like these, this time she is in Hollywood during the silent film era.
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (library) it was okay, I was interested in the plane crash theme she had going on

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1 comment:

Rabid Quilter from California said...

I think "an homage" is correct; after all, we say "an hour" don't we?