Monday, May 31, 2010
May Reading Roundup
British Crime Fiction
City of Fear, by David Hewson (not yet reviewed/ British author, set in Italy)
Fever Dream, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (#10 in the Pendergast series)
Tell-All, by Chuck Palahniuk
The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas (Australian)
Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel (not yet reviewed)
Lost City Radio, by Daniel Alarcon (not yet reviewed)
German crime fiction
The Murder Farm, by Andrea Maria Schenkel
The Informer, by Craig Nova
Regeneration, by Pat Barker (not yet reviewed)
Columbine, by Dave Cullen.
Scandinavian Crime Fiction:
Sun Storm, by Asa Larsson (not yet reviewed)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson (not yet reviewed)
Don't Look Back, by Karin Fossum
Blackout, by Connie Willis
So that's what, 14 books?
Other book/reading news:
1) My book group read and discussed The Jane Austen Book Club, and the overall census was that we didn't much care for it, but it did bring out a lively discussion which is really all that matters.
2) Added to the Amazon wishlist:
Our Circus Presents, by
3) 10 books left home via Swaptree and Paperback Swap; an ARC of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet was given away via Librarything's Member Giveaway Program; and Sheila Korman won my copy of The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
4) I went a little nuts buying books this month -- a combination of being in close proximity to two Half-Price Books stores in the Seattle area and being released from my earlier self-imposed ban on buying new books.
so that's it for May. I am going to have a LOT of reading time in June, because Larry's traveling pretty much the entire month, and it's summer - time to stretch out on the lounger by the pool and lose myself in a few novels.