Category Archives: Books

May (2021) reads

Autumn has passed in a whirlwind and winter is upon us. The time has arrived for another reading list. First off is Norwegian Wood, the book that made Haruki Murakami a superstar. This is more of a period novel, first … Continue reading

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April (2021) reads

This April has been throwback month for me. Stephen King’s Later is the first entry on the list. While it was set in the present, as noted, the title is part of Hard Case Crime. The next read is Baldacci’s … Continue reading

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Trans-seasonal reads

Since my last list, I’ve focused on perusing fiction. Jodi Picoult’s House Rules was the first novel I crested. This time, the bestselling author explored an Aspie teen who was charged with the murder of his tutor. Picoult gave an … Continue reading

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La nina reads

This summer has been unseasonably milder. The heat came in spots, with cloud cover and showers taking its place. The cooler temperature and occasional rain could be attributed to La Nina. Regardless, the first month of the year saw me … Continue reading

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Holiday reads

The Yuletide season saw me eclipsing Educated, Tara Westover’s biography. Recursion (Blake Crouch) followed. Another nonfiction title (Emmanuel Acho) rounds out the trio of reads. In all, I have read six more books than 2019. Most of them were crime … Continue reading

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Fresh reads

Christmas is almost upon us, a festive season most unlike prior celebrations. The pandemic has brought a different milieu. This list includes another Grisham, his bestselling A Time for Mercy. This is the third instalment in his Jake Brigance series. … Continue reading

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My updated reads

Another three books knocked back; it’s time for an update. This list includes books 35-37 of the year. With my 36th read (Picoult), I’ve bettered last year’s total. This batch is another pair of fiction must-reads and, of course, a … Continue reading

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Latest reads

Another few weeks have passed; it’s time to collate. I’ll be serving another dose of the usual: three books comprised of two novels and one nonfiction read. Once again, I’ve included two crime novels. The Silent Wife (Slaughter) marks my … Continue reading

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September 2020 reads

This month’s reads are another mixed bunch. I started off with The Snowman, Harry Hole 7. The book was adapted into film and featured Michael Fassbender as the star detective. I followed this with a classic for a change. Lord … Continue reading

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