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.