Sunday, November 27, 2016

One Shot, by Lee Child

Title: One Shot
Author: Lee Child
Borrowed from Fairfax VA Public Library
Started: 11/20/2016
Finished: 11/27/2016

Another Jack Reacher book, this was the basis of the first movie.  Happy to see it went back to third person as the last few had been first person and not as enjoyable. 

Still terrible books overall, still enjoying them despite that fact.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Enemy, by Lee Child

Title: The Enemy
Author: Lee Child
Borrowed from Fairfax VA Public Library
Started: 11/17/2016
Finished: 11/19/2016

Another Jack Reacher novel.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, by George MacDonald Fraser

Title: Flashman and the Angel of the Lord
Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Borrowed from Fairfax VA Public Library
Started: 11/10/2016
Finished: 11/18/2016

Another in the Flashman series.  Liked this one quite a bit. Funny how when I started this series I hated it, now I love it, and hate that I only have a few books remaining. 

Also, I sometime put audiobook on my home stereo when I get home (usually listen on headphones) but I date not with this series.  Too many non-pc statements from flashy-- I'd be tossed out of my condo.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Instant Enemy, by Ross MacDonald

  • Title:  The Instant Enemy
  • Author:  Ross MacDonald
  • Purchased used from Amazon (print) in a three book collection titled "Archer in Jeopardy"
  • Started: 11/6/2016
  • Finished:  11/13/2016
Continuing to work my way through the Lew Archer series in order, rapidly approaching the end of the series.  This was a rare swing and a miss for me.  I did not actively dislike it, but I found myself not fully concentrating on it, something of a zone-out as I read.  So I had too much confusion each time I picked it up, trying to remember which character was which. 

Happy to blame myself, but I typically love these books so who knows.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters

  • Title:  Crocodile on the Sandbank
  • Author: Elizabeth Peters
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started:  11/2/2016
  • Finished:  11/9/2016
This was a cute, harmless, mystery novel that I did not care for at all.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Persuader, by Lee Child

Title: Persuader
Author: Jack Reacher
Borrowed from DC Public Library
Started: 11/4/2016
Finished: 11/6/2016

Next in line in the Jack Reacher series, this one had the best opening chapter of the series, quickly devolved into the usual terrible novel that I can't stop reading.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Without Fail, by Lee Child

  • Title:  Without Fail
  • Author:  Lee Child
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 11/2/2016
  • Finished: 11/4/2016
I keep saying it, but these Jack Reacher books are seriously terrible and seriously addictive.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

His Bloody Project, by Graeme Macrae Burnet

  • Title: His Bloody Project
  • Author:  Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Purchased from Amazon (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 10/22/2016
  • Finished: 11/1/2016
Book club selection, so I'm not going to write much here except to say I loved this book.

The Mystery of the Yellow Room, by Gaston Leroux

  • Title:  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • Author:  Gaston Leroux
  • Borrowed from Fairfax, VA Public Library (AudioBook)
  • Started:  10/29/2016
  • Finished:  11/1/2016
Classic (original?) locked room mystery.  Wanted to like it more than I did.