Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Books I read in September 2015

Finders Keepers by Stephen King (library) some cross over characters from Mercedes will be interesting to see where else he goes with this, because at the end....there are still unresolved issues.
Day Four by Sarah Lotz (library) This is why I don't go on cruises!! Bad things happen on Day Four of a Cruise!Stephen King could have written this, very sinister/supernatural vibe. Loved it
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (library) enjoyed it very much....Of course the spoiler is that there is a I had it figured out immediately, because of this.....and I was right.
The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens (library) really enjoyed this.....hikers out there, put this on your TBR list, a survival story about being lost on a mountain
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy (library) Scheduled to go to an island in South Carolina for my birthday this coming March and read this one because it is set on an island in South Carolina. I had read it previously when I was in high school.
Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith (audiobook) I cannot decide if I liked it or not. I liked parts of it. But on the whole, I am not a huge fan of any of his books. I don't think I will read anymore in this series
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly (library) still trying to get through the Bosch books
Ruth Fielding Clearing Her Name by Alice B Emerson (library) this is one of the Ruth Fielding titles that was written by Mildred Wirt (author of many of the Nancy Drew books)  I found it at a used bookstore while I was on a layover and could not allow it to stay there, now it will go onward to another collector.
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (library). Loved the characters. She really makes you care about them.  Teddy says at one point, his life is boring and nothing really happens to him. However, she puts just enough suspense in.   What happens to Nancy? What happens to Dominic? Loved it. If you are a Downton Abbey fan this covers some of the same time periods WWI thru WW II. And more. It is a sort of companion piece with her previous book Life after Life. And just so you know, I cried buckets at the end of the book.
The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. (library) a mash up of Sex in the City and Gone Girl.  It was okay.
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (library) about a racetrack.  I learned a lot considering I've only been to the track twice and watch the Kentucky Derby once in a blue moon. It is fiction, like one of my favorite movies, Let it Ride.
Into the Night by Cornnell Woolrich and Lawrence Block. This book was found among Cornnell Woolrich's papers when he died.  Lawrence Block helped to finish it for publication.   A great noir novel.
The Last Days of the Romanovs by Michael Mullen. In the wake of my trip to St Petersburg, I've been enjoying reading about Russia  I picked up this book at Oxfam in Ireland.
The Busy Body by Donald Westlake.  A fun novel about gangsters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A "fun" novel about gangsters. Intrigued. Sounds like a hard one to pass up...