Friday, August 31, 2018

Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • Title:  Aurora
  • Author:  Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started:  8/23/2018
  • Finished: 8/31/2018
Really enjoyed the first half of this one, but it fell apart for me once they got to Aurora and (spoiler alert) immediately decided to leave it.  Found the second half fairly tedious.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hoodoo Harry, by Joe R. Lansdale

  • Title:  Hoodoo Harry
  • Author:  Joe R. Lansdale
  • Borrowed from Hoopla Digital via Worcester County Public Library, MD (ebook)
  • Started: 8/22/2018
  • Finished: 8/23/2018
Hardly seems worth listing this one, just 84 pages, more of a short story than a novel or even a novella.  But since the point of this blog is to keep track of what I have read, I'm posting it.  Decent enough Hap & Leonard novel to keep me occupied for a couple of hours of down time.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Virginian, by Owen Wister

Title: The Virginian
Author: Owen Wister
Borrowed from Hoopla Digital via Worcester County Public Library, MD
Started: 8/9/2018
Finished: 8/21/2018

Not at all what I expected, but spectacular all the same.  Really enjoyed this one. Well deserved reputation as a great Western. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1776, by David McCullough

Title: 1776
Author: David McCullough
Borrowed from Fairfax county, VA public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 8/14/2018
Finished: 8/15/2018

I expected a biography of the constitutional convention, but what I git was a bio of the war in 1776.  Still excellent. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

Title: The Power
Author: Naom Alderman
Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 8/13/2018
Finished: 8/14/2018

Book club read, enjoyable, not what I expected.  Ending a disappointment. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Mandibles, by Lionel Shriver

Title: The Mandibles
Author: Lionel Shriver
Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
Started: 7/20/2018
Finished: 8/7/2018

A pretty good apocalyptic (for lack of a better word) novel, this one was pretty scary for seeming like it could happen/events right around the corner.  

But the book drifted a bit and probably went on a bit too long.  Ending was also pretty obvious. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

Title: Crossing to Safety
Author: Wallace Stegner
Borrowed from DC Public Library Kindle Edition
Started: 7/20/2018
Finished: 8/3/2018

Book club colleague recommendation, loved this book.