Monday, October 21, 2019

Give-a-Damn Jones, by Bill Pronzini

  • Title:  Give-a-Damn Jones
  • Author:  Bill Pronzini
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 10/16/2019
  • Finished: 10/20/2019
A so-so novel about a newspaper typesetter in the old west.  But credit where do, I was curious and kept at it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Flashman and the Redskins, by George MacDonald Fraser

  • Title:  Flashman and the Redskins
  • Author:  George MacDonald Fraser
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started:  10/10/2019
  • Finished:  10/15/2019
By far the best of this fantastic series.  My review from 2016 stands, I love this book.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Rumpole and the Primrose Path, by John Mortimer

Title: Rumpole and the Primrose Path
Author: John Mortimer
Purchased used from Amazon hardback
Started: 10/1/2019
Finished: 10/13/2019

First story was very entertaining, the rest less so but still enjoyable. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Jewel That Was Ours, by Colin Dexter

  • Title:  The Jewel that was Ours
  • Author:  Colin Dexter
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 10/3/2019
  • Finished: 10/8/2019
My first Inspector Morse book (9th in the series).  Not bad, not amazing.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen

  • Title:  All Cry Chaos
  • Author:  Leonard Rosen
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 9/28/2019
  • Finished: 10/2/2019
I didn't really like this one, but there was just enough in the story to keep me going.  Really it was Grover Gardner's narration that kept me going.  

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown

Title: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Author: Dee Brown
Borrowed from Fairfax County VA Public Library Audiobook
Started: 9/24/2019
Finished: 9/27/2019

Whew, this was a tough, emotional read. Glad I read it. 

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror, by John Mortimer

  • Title:  Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
  • Author: John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Kindle Edition)
  • Started: 9/24/2019
  • Finished: 9/26/2019
While there is a lot of repetition in these later Rumpole books, I do enjoy that they are a bit more current day. This one follows the 9/11 attacks and is pretty interesting for that alone.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders, by John Mortimer

Pretty good, but after hearing so much about the Penge Bungalow Murders I expected something a bit more.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Trent's Last Case, by E. C. Bentley

  • Title:  Trent's Last Case
  • Author:  E. C. Bentley
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 9/18/2019
  • Finished: 9/23/2019
Didn't enjoy this one much.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

A Rumpole Christmas, by John Mortimer

Title: A Rumpole Christmas
Author: John Mortimer
Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Kindle edition
Started: 9/22/2019
Finished: 9/22/2019

My first Rumpole in print. Still good stuff. 

The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Purchased from Kramer Books, hardback
Started: 9/13/2019
Finished: 9/22/2019

Book club selection. Good page Turner, disappointment when compared to The Handmaid's Tale. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Perfect Murder, by H. R. F. Keating

  • Title:  The Perfect Murder
  • Author: H. R. F. Keating
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 9/15/2019
  • Finished: 9/17/2019
Very enjoyable mystery.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Rumpole and the Angel of Death, by John Mortimer

Title: Rumpole and the Angel of Death
Author: John Mortimer
Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library audiobook
Started: 9/10/2019
Finished: 9/15/2019

Another great Rumpole novel. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Rumpole for the Defense, by John Mortimer

  • Title:  Rumpole for the Defense
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 9/7/2019
  • Finished: 9/9/2019
Another great Rumpole book.

Friday, September 6, 2019

King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard

  • Title:  King Solomon's Mines
  • Author:  H. Rider Haggard
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 9/4/2019
  • Finished: 9/6/2019
Fun, easy, classic adventure story.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

She, by H. Rider Haggard

Title: She
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library audiobook
Started: 8/30/2019
Finished: 9/3/2019

Entertaining adventure story. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Dear Mr M, by Herman Koch

  • Title:  Dear Mr. M
  • Author:  Herman Koch
  • Purchased from Ocean City, MD Public Library (hardback, book sale)
  • Started:  8/27/2019
  • Finished: 9/2/2019
Didn't love this one, but I have to admit I did not see the twist coming.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Rumpole and the Golden Thread, by John Mortimer

  • Title:  Rumpole and the Golden Thread
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:  8/28/2019
  • Finished:  8/29/2019
These are just fantastic books.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Paris, I love you but you're bringing me down, by Rosecrans Baldwin

Book club selection -- an easy read but not very enjoyable.


Monday, August 26, 2019

The Trials of Rumpole, by John Mortimer

  • Title:  The Trials of Rumpole
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 8/25/2019
  • Finished: 8/26/2019
It is all Rumpole all the time for me, I should move onto something else but these are just so enjoyable...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rumpole a'la Carte, by John Mortimer

  • Title: Rumpole a'la Carte
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:8/22/2019
  • Finished: 8/23/2019
Absolutely loving these Rumpole short stories.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rumpole of the Bailey, by John Mortimer

  • Title: Rumpole of the Bailey
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 8/19/2019
  • Finished: 8/20/2019
Really enjoying these Rumpole books, in the middle of another one now.  Expertly read by David Case (aka Frederick Davidson).

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rumpole's Last Case, by John Mortimer

  • Title: Rumpole's Last Case
  • Author:  John Mortimer
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 8/1/2019
  • Finished: 8/19/2019
Very entertaining, I'll be listening to more of these...

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lullaby, by Ace Atkins

Title: Lullaby
Author: Ace Atkins
Purchased paperback from salvation army in Key Largo
Started: 8/17/2019
Finished 8/18/2019

Spenser novel, pretty enjoyable. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Death in Paradise, by Robert Parker

Title: Death in Paradise
Author: Robert Parker
Purchased in paperback from salvation army in Key Largo, FL
Started: 8/16/2019
Finished: 8/17/2019

Enjoyable Jesse Stone novel. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

A Red Death, by Walter Mosley

Title: A Red Death
Author: Walter Mosley
Borrowed from Little Free Library in Ocean City MD (paperback)
Started: 8/10/2019
Finished: 8/16/2019

Second book in the Easy Rawlins series, a bit far fetched but a fun read. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Ticket to the Boneyard

Title: A Ticket to the Boneyard
Author: Lawrence Block
Borrowed from Little Library in Ocean City, MD (paperback)
Started: 8/4/2019
Finished: 8/6/2019

Easy and decent detective novel. Good vacation read. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Ice Harvest, by Scott Phillips

  • Title:  The Ice Harvest
  • Author:  Scott Phillips
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 7/30/2019
  • Finished: 7/31/2019
This was entertaining enough, but seemed a bit like an Elmore Leonard knock-off.  You could see the ending coming from a mile away.  Still, enjoyable short novel.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Out of Sight, by Elmore Leonard

  • Title:  Out of Sight
  • Author:  Elmore Leonard
  • Borrowed from Worcester County, MD Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 7/25/2019
  • Finished: 7/30/2019
Another enjoyable Leonard crime novel.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Deck the Hounds, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  Deck the Hounds
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 7/23/2019
  • Finished: 7/24/2019
Not the best of these books, but a good way to spend a few hours walking to/from the office.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Night Film, by Marisha Pessl

  • Title:  Night Film
  • Author:  Marisha Pessl
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 7/13/2019
  • Finished: 7/22/2019
I liked this one a lot, kept me guessing, was never sure where it was going.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Normal People, by Sally Rooney

Title: Normal People
Author: Sally Rooney
Purchased hardback from Kramer Books in DC
Started: 7/09/2019
Finished: 7/21/2019

Book club selection, didn't love it. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Elephant of Surprise, by Joe R. Lansdale

Title: The Elephant of Surprise
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Borrowed from DC Public Library (Hardback)
Started: 7/13/2019
Finished: 7/13/2019

Picked up this hold from my local library on Saturday late morning and spent a pleasant day reading it off and on between walks with the dog, sitting on the balcony, grilling, and of course drinking.  An easy, fun, action-movie read for a relaxing day. 

Friday, July 12, 2019

The House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz

  • Title:  The House of Silk
  • Author:  Anthony Horowitz
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 7/9/2019
  • Finished: 7/12/2019
I've been reading a lot of Horowitz recently... this was probably the best of the bunch.  It wasn't tough to figure out the mystery, but it was definitely a good Holmes pastiche.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Crossing, by Howard Fast

  • Title:  The Crossing
  • Author:  Howard Fast
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library, ebook
  • Started:6/10/2019
  • Finished: 7/8/2019
This is not a long novel and it is very good, so don't let the month it took me to read it fool you.  I was simply having difficulty finding the time to devote to it.

In fact, I loved this book, as I have many of Fast's novels.  I'd venture to say he is right now one of my favorite writers for historical fiction.  July 4th was a fun time to be reading this one.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Trigger Mortis, by Anthony Horowitz

  • Title:  Trigger Mortis
  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 7/2/2019
  • Finished: 7/8/2019
Non-Flemming Bond book, not bad.  The narrator did a decent job with Bond, but terrible with many other characters and all females. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by Suetonius

  • Title:  Lives of the Twelve Caesars
  • Author:  Suetonius
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 6/25/2019
  • Finished: 7/1/2019
Enjoyable & gossipy, hard to believe how long ago these events took place and when this was written.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Moriarty, by Anthony Horowitz

  • Title:  Moriarty
  • Author:  Anthony Horowitz
  • Borrowed from Worcester County Public Library
  • Started: 6/19/2019
  • Finished: 6/24/2019
This book wasn't great, but the ending was pretty good.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The World's Most Haunted House, by William J. Hall

  • Title:  The World's Most Haunted House
  • Author:  William J Hall
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started:6/16/2019
  • Finished: 6/18/2019
After seeing some of The Conjuring movies I was curious about Ed & Lorraine Warren books.  I couldn't locate any so I went with this one that the Warren's at least participated in.  Wasn't a great book, but to my mind neither was the Amityville Horror (never understood people who thought that book was scary).  One thing this book did have going for it were the official documents and transcripts.  Near the end you get a clear-headed account in one of these transcripts that provides the most rational explanation of the events.  It's a sad story for the little girl at the center, and her overbearing parents (especially mom).

Monday, June 10, 2019

Circe, by Madeline Miller

  • Title:  Circe
  • Author:  Madeline Miller
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library
  • Started: 6/6/2019
  • Finished: 6/10/2019
Following Miller's Song of Achilles I decided to move right onto Circe.  I liked them both, but I need a break from mythology now...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Machines Like Me, by Ian McEwan

Title: Machines Like Me
Author: Ian McEwan
Purchased from Amazon Kindle edition
Started: 5/32019
Finished: 6/9/2019

Book club selection, not sure how I feel about it. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

  • Title:  The Song of Achilles
  • Author:  Madeline Miller
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 6/2/2019
  • Finished: 6/5/2019
Took me a while to get into this one but overall enjoyed it.  Wasn't thrilled with the narrator, but he did a reasonable job.  

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rescued, by David Rosenfelt

Title: Rescued
Author: David Rosenfeld
Borrowed from Worcester Md Public Library audiobook
Started:5/28/2019
Finished: 6/2/2019

Another Andy Carpenter book, funny but not as funny as some.  Another major terrorist attack thwarted...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Ten Caesars, by Barry Strauss

Title: Ten Caesars
Author: Barry Strauss
Borrowed from DC Public Library Hardback
Started: 5/15/2019
Finished: 5/28/2019

This was ok but not great. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

Title: The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Borrowed from Fairfax county public library audiobook
Started: 5/20/2019
Finished: 5/27/2019

Pretty blah thriller. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Mexican Tree Duck, by James Crumley

Title: The Mexican Tree Duck
Author: James Crumley
Purchased from Amazon used hardback
Started: 5/18/2019
Finished: 5/24/2019

Enjoyed this one but not as much as The Last Good Kiss. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sharpe's Triumph, by Bernard Cornwell

Title:  Sharpe's Triumph
Author:  Bernard Cornwell
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library
Started: 5/15/2019
Finished: 5/19/2019

I still don't love these Richard Sharpe books, but I do love the narration (David Case).  Going to try to find something else and not turn back to these.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Witch Elm, by Tana French

  • Title:  The Witch Elm
  • Author: Tana French
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 5/6/2019
  • Finished: 5/14/2019
Struggled with this one, didn't like it nearly as much as other French novels.  Didn't care for or about any of the characters which made it a tough read to enjoy.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bunker Hill, by Howard Fast

Title: Bunker Hill
Author: Howard Fast
Borrowed from Worcester Md Public Library e-book
Started: 5/7/2019
Finished: 5/11/2019

Loving these Howard Fast novels, this was no exception.  

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sharpe's Tiger, by Bernard Cornwell

Title: Sharpe's Tiger
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library audiobook
Started: 4/30/2019
Finished: 5/5/2019

First in the Richard Sharpe books (chronologically, anyway).  Reasonably enjoyable, but no Flashman...

The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See

Title: The Island of Sea Women
Author: Lisa See
Purchased from Amazon Kindle edition
Started: 4/29/2018
Finished: 5/52019

Book club book, did not like this one. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina, by Robert Graves

I'm very sad this is over, I love I, Claudius as well as this second volume, Claudius the God.  I think I could read this on an annual basis.


Friday, April 26, 2019

April Morning, by Howard Fast

Title: April Morning
Author: Howard Fast
Borrowed from Worcester Md Public library ebook
Started: 4/20/2019
Finished: 4/26/2019

Loved this book of the revolutionary war. Fantastic. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

  • Title:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Author:  Mark Twain
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:4/20/2019
  • Finished: 4/25/2019
Somehow I had never read this book, although I've read Huck Finn and several other Twain books.  Very enjoyable.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Annotated Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler; Edited by Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Rizzuto

  • Title:  The Annotated Big Sleep
  • Author:  Raymond Chandler
  • Editors: Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, Anthony Rizzuto
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library Paperback
  • Started:  3/18/2019
  • Finished: 4/17/2019
I had high hopes for this one, because as you can see in my earlier posts I LOVE annotated classics.  Those Holmes and Dracula annotated volumes by Leslie Klinger are some of my favorites.  

Unfortunately the Annotated Big Sleep didn't live up to those expectations.  It was still good and entertaining, but the annotations were a pretty big disappointment.  Some were insightful, most unnecessary or mundane. 

Still, fun to revisit this book.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Rounding the Mark, by Andrea Camilleri

  • Title:  Rounding the Mark
  • Author:  Andrea Camilleri
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library Audiobook
  • Started:4/9/2019
  • Finished: 4/11/2019
Another Inspector Montalbano book,not great.

Monday, April 8, 2019

I, Claudius, by Robert Graves

  • Title:  I, Claudius
  • Author:  Robert Graves
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 4/1/2019
  • Finished: 4/8/2019
I had listened to the BBC radio production before but never the actual book, loved it.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Death is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa

Title: Death is Hard Work
Author: Khaled Khalifa
Purchased from Amazon.com Kindle edition
Started: 3/23/2019
Finished: 3/31/2019

Book club book, my selection. Liked it, saving the rest for the discussion. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips

  • Title: Fierce Kingdom
  • Author:  Gin Phillips
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 3/27/2019
  • Finished: 3/29/2019
A recommendation from my mother, this was a pretty good if somewhat frustrating thriller.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates

  • Title:  The Accursed
  • Author:  Joyce Carol Oates
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 3/18/2019
  • Finished: 3/26/2019
This was an interesting (and huge) novel.  Or maybe it just felt huge because it seemed to go on and on.  That sounds like a complaint, but it isn't really (or not entirely).  I liked it, sometimes a lot, but it was strange -- at times very.   Overall I enjoyed it, but I'm also glad it is behind me...

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Lady in the Lake, by Raymond Chandler

Title: The Lady in the Lake
Author: Raymond Chandler
Borrowed from little library (paperback) on S St NW in DC
Started: 3/6/2019
Finished: 3/17/2019

Philip Marlowe book, pretty enjoyable.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Collard, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  Collard
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 3/8/2019
  • Finished:  3/11/2019
It's a tossup as to which I like better about these mysteries:  the banter between the characters, or the narration by Grover Gardner.  Maybe it is the combo, but it is good stuff and I typically find myself chuckling/laughing out loud as I listen to them.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Double-A Western Detective Agency, by Steve Hockensmith

I loved the first book in this series, Holmes on the Range, and since then I've liked some and not others.  This book I'm happy to say is in the strong-like category.  In fact it has been so long since I've gotten to enjoy reading about the Amlingmeyer brothers that I'm tempted to say I loved it.  The mystery is only so-so, but as is often the case it is the characters and the banter that is really so enjoyable.  I even read this one through the acknowledgements where Hockensmith credits the inventor of bourbon "for services rendered".

What's not to love?

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 3/5/2019
  • Finished: 3/6/2019
I've long since given into my enjoyment of these novels.  Still laugh out-loud at these no matter how silly the plots. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

American Gods: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman

Very enjoyable, and very well done audiobook.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

7 Deadly Wonders, by Matthew Reilly

Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author: Matthew Reilly
Borrowed from Fairfax county public library audiobook
Started: 2/19/2019
Finished: 2/24/2019

Indiana Jones meets Da Vinci code, over the too ridiculous.  I can understand the appeal but not for me. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Disappearance at Devil's Rock, by Paul Tremblay

  • Title:  Disappearance at Devil's Rock
  • Author:  Paul Tremblay
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/13/2019
  • Finished: 2/18/2019
Liked this one ok, but didn't love it.  Was hoping for more, maybe?  I don't know.  Mixed feelings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rum Punch, by Elmore Leonard

  • Title:  Rum Punch
  • Author:  Elmore Leonard
  • Borrowed from Little Free Library in DC
  • Started: 2/8/2019
  • Finished: 2/12/2019
The movie Jackie Brown was based off this book.  The book is good, like more Leonard books are, but for once I liked the movie version better.  Of course, Jackie Brown is (IMO) Tarantino's best movie. 

The Gaslight Collection, by Pennie Mae Cartawick

  • Title:  The Gaslight Collection
  • Author:  Pennie Mae Cartawick
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/11/2019
  • Finished: 2/12/2019
The nicest thing I can say about this Holmes pastiche is that it was short.  Did not enjoy this one.

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Under Dog and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie

  • Title: The Under Dog and Other Stories
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 2/6/2019
  • Finished: 2/11/2019
Interesting mixture of Poirot short stories, many featuring Hastings.  At least one with Japp.  One of the short stories was obviously the basis for the Mystery of the Blue Train which I had just read recently.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

Title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Author: Richard Flanagan
Borrowed from DC Public Library Audiobook
Started: 1/23/2019
Finished: 2/5/2019

Book club selection -- liked it at times, hated the melodramatic love story plot. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Mystery on the Blue Train, by Agatha Christie

  • Title:  The Mystery on the Blue Train
  • Author:  Agatha Christie
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 1/15/2019
  • Finished: 1/22/2019
Enjoyable Poirot novel with a great twist at the end.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cold Service, by Robert B. Parker

Title:  Cold Service
Author:  Robert B. Parker
Borrowed from Little Library on S ST NW in DC, Paperback
Started:  1/14/2019
Finished: 1/18/2019

A Spenser book, pretty terrible.  Returning the previous Spenser book to the little library, this one was in there.  Worse than the last one I read, and that one was bad enough. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Widow's Walk, by Robert B. Parker

  • Title:  Widow's Walk
  • Author:  Robert B. Parker
  • Borrowed from Little Library on S ST NW in DC, Paperback
  • Started:  1/12/2019
  • Finished: 1/14/2019
A Spenser book, pretty terrible.

The Brothers of Baker Street, by Michael Robertson

  • Title:  The Brothers of Baker Street
  • Author: Michael Robertson
  • Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
  • Started: 1/10/2019
  • Finished: 1/14/2019
The second book in this series, I didn't care for either book so this is the last one for me.  

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Past Tense, by Lee Child

Title: Past Tense
Author: Lee Child
Borrowed from Worcester, MD public library Kindle edition
Started: 1/6/2019
Finished: 1/10/2019

Most recent Jack Reacher book. Less terrible than those that came before it. Still not great, still practically impossible for me to put down. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Title: A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman
Borrowed from Worcester County MD Public Library Audiobook
Started: 1/2/2019
Finished: 1/8/2019

This was a good one, really enjoyable.  

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Educated, by Tara Westover

Title: Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Purchased from Amazon.com Kindle edition
Started: 1/1/2019
Finished: 1/6/2019

Book club book, did not enjoy, suspect everyone else will have loved it.