September 1, 2011

August 2011 Reads

77   I'll Never Get Out OF This World Alive by  Steve Earle
78   The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
79   Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
80   State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
81   A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
82   The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow
83   Cypress Grove by James Sallis
84   If Jack's in Love by Stephen Wetta
85   Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
86   The Stranger by You Seek Amanda Kyle Williams
87   Drive by James Sallis
88   The Cut by George Pelecanos
89   The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
90   All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is an outstanding debut novel.  I loved it and think everyone should read it.  I'll Never Get Out OF This World Alive is the first novel by  Steve Earle; his earlier short story collections was fabulous, as was this one.  If Jack's in Love by Stephen Wetta is another good debut novel, I highly recommend.

I read some of my favorite authors this month.  These are authors who I've read everything they've written.  The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow and The Cut by George Pelecanos did not disappoint.  Love these guys.

I've discovered a new to me author James Sallis.  I ordered a stack of his books, used, and dove in.  I really loved Drive, Cypress Grove was medium.  I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin is a YA novel. Imagine Chocolate and Coffee being illegal, gets your curiosity up, doesn't it?  I really enjoyed this novel.
What are you reading?

1 comment

  1. This is my summer to read The Earth's Children series by Jean Auel. Just finished number 5. One more to go.


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