Thursday, May 31, 2018

Books I read in May 2018

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The Recovering by Leslie Jamison (library) about alcoholism. I enjoyed it. Basically a memoir of her journey to sobriety.
Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools by Marni Fylling just a gorgeous book wonderful illustrations
The Dark Side of River Heights by Renee Walker If you are not a Nancy Drew fan, you will probably not have any reason to ever read this book. I am rereading now and thoroughly enjoying it. It explores the ways in which Nancy Drew is not perfect. The things that she does wrong, the ways in which she is careless and so focused on a mystery that she breaks the law or neglects her family. 
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook (library) The basis of the movie with John Cusack, it is the beginning of an entire series of books, so I will be reading more of these.
Dallas Noir ed. by David Hale Smith Short stories set in Dallas (reading because I will be spending a week in Dallas doing training for the airline this month.)
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (library) I really liked this one, a retelling of the Scarlet Letter, modernized
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (library) very interesting book about a woman obsessed with her college roommate, she follows her to Tangiers. I liked the exotic locale and the interesting plot.
New Leash on Life by Claire Cook (library) the next book in the "Must Love Dogs" was okay
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (library) I enjoyed this thriller. It is a throwback to the idea of a group of kids ala Scooby Doo has a mystery solving club. And what happens when those kids grow up and they are pulled back into a mystery that they thought they had solved as kids.
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia Really liked this one. a girl is murdered and we see the steps leading up to it
Fetch You Later by Claire Cook (library) yet another book in the "Must Love Dogs" series....I am getting tired of these, she just creates misunderstandings between the main characters to keep them apart and then brings them back together again in the end.
Loss of Innocence by Chassie West  Chassie West was once a Nancy Drew ghost writer and I am reading some of her books in preparation  to write an article about her for a Nancy Drew fanzine
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (library) Wow, I really enjoyed this one. It is the story of a priest traveling to New Mexico back in the 1800's when the missions were just being formed. I loved her descriptions, the story is loosely based on real life and if you love the desert, you should read this!!

To Be Read:

The Riders by Tim Winton
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
Blog Post Mortem by Mark Berkeland
Who Let the Cats In by Claire Cook

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