Tuesday, November 01, 2016
October 2016 Reading
Not so many books this month because I spent all my time walking from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The Grizzly Maze by Nick Jans About Timothy Treadwell and his fatal obsession with the bears in Alaska. I liked it, it has a bit of a different slant than the movie The Grizzly Man and it talks about the movie too.
The Animal Lovers Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith A book of short stories about animals that commit murder. Some of them are amusing. You are usually rooting for the animal to get it's revenge on evil humans.
The Secret of Sarah Revere by Ann Rinaldi Revolutionary War American from the point of view of the young daughter of Paul Revere. I did not like this one as much as the other book I read by Ann Rinaldi, I got sick of the teen crush angst in this one faster than I did in Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons
In Plain Sight by C J Box This latest Joe Pickett has an ex-con stalking Joe and his family for revenge and lots of job frustration for Joe. It was okay. Not my favorite of this series
The Phantom of the Temple by Robert van Gulik The detective Judge Dee gets 3 mysteries set up in the first chapter and of course solves all three by the end of the book. In contrast to the CJ Box books, I am enjoying each one of these....although I am reading them out of order. But I don't think it really matters.
An Imaginative Experience by Mary Wesley I picked up this book by a British author in a hostel in Portugal. And I enjoyed it! I am going to look for more by Mary Wesley. This one has a woman who lost her ex-husband and son in a car accident trying to get her life back together. She crosses paths with a man who is in the midst of a divorce and trying to get his life back together.
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen I am a huge fan of this "Royal Spyness" series. Always fun to see what the great granddaughter of the Queen is up to this time. And this time she is traveling to Hollywood, CA and mystery and drama follow.
White Trash: the 400-year untold history of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg (library) reads like a text book, but I found the subject matter really interesting and I learned some North Carolina history!
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tylaer ( library) a modern retelling of The taming of the Shrew. Part of The Hogarth Shakespeare Project, modern authors take on some of Shakespeare's great stories. If you are a fan of the Bard, I highly recommend putting these on your TBR list. Vinegar Girl was fun !
You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein (library) Ms. Klein is a comedy writer and has worked on SNL. This is a collection of stories and they were very funny. A fun read.
Sudden Prey by John Sandford ( audiobook ) I am addicted to having a book going when I ride in the car.