Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sixkill, by Robert B Parker

Title: Sixkill
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/26/2020
Finished: 5/27/2020


The last if Parker's Spenser novels.  

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Bridges of Madison County, by Robert James Waller

Title: The Bridges of Madison County
Author: Robert James Waller
Borrowed from Little Free Library in DC hardback
Started: 4/1/2020
Finished: 5/25/2020

I'm too cynical -- romance novel where the lady is cheating on her loving husband and family.  Didn't enjoy it much. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Chasing the Bear, by Robert B Parker

Title: Chasing the Bear
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/24/2020
Finished: 5/24/2020

Young Spenser novel, decent, very short. 

Painted Ladies, by Robert B Parker

Title: Painted Ladies
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/22/2020
Finished: 5/23/2020

So so Spenser novel. Second to last I think. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Professional, by Robert B Parker

Title: The Professional
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/19/2020
Finished: 5/20/2020

So so Spenser, near the end of the series now.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Aunt's Aren't Gentlemen, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title:  Aunt's Aren't Gentlemen
  • Author:  P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 5/15/2020
  • Finished: 5/19/2020
I took my time over this one since it is the last in the series.  Great book, but depressing knowing there won't be any others.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Rough Weather, by Robert B Parker

Title: Rough Weather
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/17/2020
Finished: 5/18/2020

So so Spenser novel, abrupt ending. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Now & Then, by Robert B Parker

Title: Now & Then
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/13/2020
Finished: 5/15/2020

Ok Spenser novel. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hundred-Dollar Baby, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title:  Hundred-Dollar Baby
  • Author:  Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD, Public Library Kindle Edition
  • Started: 5/12/2020
  • Finished: 5/13/2020
Decent last entry in the Spenser series, abrupt ending.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jeeves and the Tie that Binds, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title:  Jeeves and the Tie that Binds
  • Author: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 5/12/2020
  • Finished: 5/13/2020
An all too short entry in the Jeeves/Wooster series.  Enjoyable stuff -- only one book left in the series...

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Cold Service, by Robert B Parker

Title: Cold Service
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/8/2020
Finished: 5/10/2020

Read this one before, a not great Spenser novel.  

The Overstory, by Richard Powers

Title: The Overstory
Author: Richard Powers
Purchased from Audible Audiobook
Started: 4/20/2020
Finished: 5/10/2020

Book club selection, liked it more than I thought I would.  

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Trouble in Paradise, by Robert B Parker

Title: Trouble in Paradise
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/4/2020
Finished: 5/7/2020

Enjoyable Jesse Stone novel   

Monday, May 4, 2020

Devil may Care, by Sebastian Faulks

Title: Devil may Care
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/28/2020
Finished: 5/4/2020

Non-Flemming Bond book. Decent enough. 

Bad Business, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title:  Bad Business
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Kindle Edition
  • Started: 5/2/2020
  • Finished: 5/3/2020
Remember Enron?  Seems like ancient history now.  This was Parker's take on that scandal (I assume) in Spenser form.  Decent entry in the series.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Night Passage, by Robert B Parker

Title: Night Passage
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 5/1/2020
Finished: 5/2/2020

First Jesse Stone novel, easy and entertaining. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Back Story, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title:  Back Story
  • Author:  Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Kindle Edition
  • Started: 4/29/2020
  • Finished: 4/30/2020
Bit of a crossover novel as it also features Jesse Stone.  I've read a few of those and you can tell Parker was enjoying writing them more than these Spenser novels at that time.  This one wasn't great.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

Title: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
Author: P G. Wodehouse
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/25/2020
Finished: 4/27/2020

Another enjoyable Jeeves book. 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, by P.G. Wodehouse

Title: Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/23/2020
Finished: 4/24/2020

Another entertaining Jeeves book. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Right Ho, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title: Right Ho, Jeeves
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/15/2020
  • Finished: 4/16/2020
Forgot to log this one, which I read between Thank you, Jeeves, and The Code of the Woosters.  very enjoyable.

The Mating Season, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title:  The Mating Season
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/20/2020
  • Finished: 4/23/2020
Another great and hilarious Wooster & Jeeves novel.  

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Joy in the Morning, by P.G. Wodehouse

Title: Joy in the Morning
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/18/2020
Finished: 4/19/2020

Enjoyable Jeeves novel. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title: The Code of the Woosters
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/15/2020
  • Finished: 4/17/2020
These books are amazing.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Thank You, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title:  Thank You, Jeeves
  • Author:  P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/13/2020
  • Finished: 4/14/2020
The first full length Jeeves novel, good stuff, but I imagine many modern readers will take issue with the black face scenes and similar dated language.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad

Title: Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/13/2020
Finished: 4/13/2020

Haven't read this one since college, enjoyable and dark. 


Very Good, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title: Very Good, Jeeves
  • Author:  P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/11/2020
  • Finished: 4/12/2020
Extremely enjoyable Jeeves book.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Jeeves in the Offing, by P.G. Wodehouse

Title: Jeeves in the Offing
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/9/2020
Finished: 4/11/2020

This was a fantastic book, can't believe it took me so long to get into these Jeeves books. So clever and entertaining.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Potshot, by Robert B Parker

Title: Potshot
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 4/6/2020
Finished: 4/8/2020

Decent Spenser novel. 

The Innocence of Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton

Title: The Innocence of Father Brown
Author: G.K. Chesterton
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
Started: 4/4/2020
Finished: 4/9/2020

Decent collection of short mysteries, liked the first half better than the second. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson

Title: American Spy
Author: Lauren Wilkinson
Purchased from Kramer Books hardcover
Started:  2/15/2020
Finished: 4/5/2020

Book club books, took me a long time to really start to force myself to read it.  Didn't love it.  

Rumpole Misbehaves, by John Mortimer

Title: Rumpole Misbehaves
Author: John Mortimer
Purchased used softback from Amazon
Started: 1/30/2020
Finished: 4/5/2020

This is a short novel that shouldn't take 3 months to read. But I used it as my backup reading to fill in between other books, so only finally finished today. Overall enjoyed this one. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Carry On, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

  • Title:  Carry On, Jeeves
  • Author:  P.G. Wodehouse
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started;   3/28/2020
  • Finished: 4/3/2020
Despite the fact that most of these Jeeves stories are the same plot repeated, they're damn funny and in these crazy days it a good distraction

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Bark of the Night, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  Bark of the Night
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library, Audiobook
  • Started: 3/28/2020
  • Finished: 4/1/2020
Another in the Andy Carpenter series.  Takes him to my hometown area of Tampa, takes the cheap shot against the sports teams down there.  Not as funny as some entries in the series, but good enough to pass the time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hugger Mugger, by Robert B Parker

Title: Hugger Mugger
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started:. 3/28/2020
Finished:  3/31/2020

Stupidist title of any book, a decent Spenser novel otherwise. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hush Money, by Robert B Parker

Title: Hush Money
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 3/24/2020
Finished: 3/28/2020

So so Spenser novel. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Inimitable Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse

Title:. The Inimitable Jeeves
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 3/23/2020
Finished: 3/27/2020

Took my time with this short collection of stories. I've tried several times to get into these Wodehouse Jeeves novels, I think this time it finally clicked.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Sudden Mischief, by Robert B Parker

  • Title:  Sudden Mischief
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Little Free Library, Hardback
  • Started: 3/14/2020
  • Finished: 3/17/2020
A not very good Spenser novel.  

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Small Vices, by Robert B Parker

Title: Small Vices
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 3/1/2020
Finished: 3/12/2020

Decent Spenser novel, took me a while as I haven't had much time to read. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Big Sky, by Kate Atkinson

  • Title:  Big Sky
  • Author:  Kate Atkinson
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/25/2020
  • Finished: 3/1/2020
A new Jackson Brodie book -- been years since the last one.  I liked this series a lot and this new book just continued that feeling.  This felt like the last book in the series, but you never know.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Chance, by Robert B Parker

Title: Chance
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/24/2020
Finished: 2/28/2020

So so Spencer novel. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Thin Air, by Robert B Parker

Title: Thin Air
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/22/2020
Finished: 2/23/2020

One of the better later Spenser novels. 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Walking Shadow, by Robert B Parker

Title: Walking Shadow
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/21/2020
Finished: 2/22/2020

Pretty sure I read this one before, not a great Spenser novel. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Double Deuce, by Robert B Parker

Title: Double Deuce
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/11/2020
Finished: 2/14/2020

Decent Spenser novel

Paper Doll, by Robert B Parker

Title: Paper Doll
Author: Robert B Parker
Borrowed from Worcester MD Public Library Kindle Edition
Started 2/16/2020
Finished: 2/21/2020

So so Spenser novel

Friday, February 14, 2020

A Better Man, by Louise Penny

  • Title:  A Better Man
  • Author:  Louise Penny
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/7/2020
  • Finished: 2/14/2020
I generally don't like my first read of a mystery series to be a late entry, but that's just what I did here.  Even not knowing the characters from previous novels, this was an entertaining read.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pastime, by Robert B. Parker

Title: Pastime
Author: Robert B. Parker
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 2/6/2020
Finished: 2/8/2020

One of the better Spenser novels. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Stardust, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title:  Stardust
  • Author:  Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/5/2020
  • Finished: 2/6/2020
Guessing this one was written after Parker's experience with the TV show Spenser for Hire.  Decent Spenser book but ending was pretty abrupt.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Crimson Joy, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title: Crimson Joy
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/2/2020
  • Finished: 2/4/2020
Another so-so Spenser novel, but these do pass the time.

Monday, February 3, 2020

School Days, by Robert B. Parker

Title: School Days
Author: Robert B. Parker
Paperback from little free library in DC 
Started: 2/1/2020
Finished: 2/2/2020

So so Spenser novel

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Taming a Sea-Horse, by Robert B. Parker

Title: Taming a Sea-Horse
Author: Robert B. Parker
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
Started; 1/29/2020
Finished 2/1/2020

So so Spenser novel.