Friday, February 28, 2020

February 2020 Books I read

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng I enjoyed it, very good about a Chinese-American family torn apart by the death of one daughter.
No I Don't want to join a Book Club by Virginia Ironside fun book highly recommend
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey Australian gangster (much like our Billy the Kid) Ned Kelly and his family are the subject of this book, written as if it is coming from his diaries.
Decluttering at the Speed of  Life by Dana White (library) good book about wrapping your head around decluttering. Some nice to actually do it.
Institute by Stephen King (library) I really liked this one, much better than some of his other stuff recently. Special kids being taken from their families and used by a secret government agency.
The Wild One by Nick Petrie (library) The latest Peter Ash novel. This one is set in Iceland. Terrific.
Innocent Victims by Minette Walters two novellas read if you are a fan of Minette Walters
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (library) dysfunctional family drama, I am getting a little tired of these books, so did not enjoy this one as much as I might have if I was in another mindset.
Wild and Crazy Guys by Nick De Semlyen (library) look at the 1980's comedy masters from SNL and SCTV. Very good --I am a huge fan of that era of comedy.
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (library) Romance and mystery set in the late 1800's. I enjoyed it thought it was fun.
1222 by Anne Holt (library) good mystery.  Like murder on the orient express in Norway
The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams (library) loved it. But y'all know I'm on a paleontology kick.   About a guy who allegedly steals dinosaur fossils and sells to private collectors.  I found it fascinating.   It's a true story
Front Page Girls by Jean Marie Lutes (library) the story of the beginnings and evolution of female journalists. I enjoyed it and learned a lot
Blood Child and other stories by Octavia Butler (library) very good some sci-fi and she explains her process and intentions after each story, so very enjoyable for that.
The Story of Sushi by Trevor Corson thanks to Krista for recommending this one! I really liked it. If you are already squeamish about eating raw fish, it probably will not convince you!! But for fans of sushi, it is a very enjoyable read.
Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (library) really enjoyed this book, but it made me cry. It is about a Junvenile facility for boys in Florida and specifically about the black boys who went there. Based on true stories, this is a fictionalized account.

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