Sunday, April 30, 2023

Book List April 2023


Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland This was the basis of the movie, Dead Ringers and it is full of gratuitous sex. Very much a book of the 70's in my opinion. Supposedly based on a true story of 2 men in NYC who were twins. 
Naked Airport by Alastair Gordon  The evolution of airport design from the beginning of flight to today, (or at least 2004 when this book was written) I really found it fascinating. If you like aviation, this is interesting. 
Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I really appreciated the research that went into this book, placing Ingalls Wilder within the broader scope of the history of the time. If you are a fan of the books, this is a must read. 
Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley (library) the latest biography of Agatha Christie and like Caroline Fraser with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Worsley does a wonderful job of placing Agatha within the framework of the times that she lived. I really liked it
Dying of Politeness by Geena Davis (library) an autobiography of actress, Geena Davis--it was interesting
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld (library) after I enjoyed Sisterland so much, I decided to give Romantic Comedy a  try and it was a fun little read. 
Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling (library) dystopian and depressing, not  my favorite
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (library) several people had been recommending this one to me, including a bunch of facebook friends and random passengers on the airplane (everyone who I saw reading the book, I would ask them about it) 
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (library) loved it. the second one I have read by this author, the protagonist is an archaeologist--so a specialist about bones and gets called in to identify some remains and gets caught up in the murder investigation.  
Alias: Infiltration by Breen Frazier a prequel novel to the TV series. If I was not a fan of the series, I don't think I would have picked this up. It was just okay. 
Psych: A Mind is a terrible thing to read by William Rabkin another book based on a TV series and I really wanted to like it, but it was just okay
The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths (library) I liked it and I should be reading these books in order instead of willy nilly. There were some spoilers for sure in this later book and it would have been nicer if I read things in order. I am going to try to go back and do that now! LOL I really like the characters and I care about what happens to them  and then there is a mystery too. 
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (library) Non-fiction about how images of beauty are used against women to "keep them in their place" in society. I wish I had read it in my 20's!!!!

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