June 22, 2013

June 2013 Reads

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June 42 The Double George Pelecanos
43 Strip Thomas Perry
44 The Son Philipp Meyer
45 Duplex Kathryn Davis
46 Stupid Fast Geoff Herbach
47 Someone Else's Love Story Joshilyn Jackson
48 Norwegian by Night Derek B. Miller
49 Silver Star  Jeannette Walls

Lots of great books this month.  I did start and cast aside two books; I made it 1/3 of the way thru each, then decided not to waste my time.  It's rare for me to do that.

On to the good ones!  A couple of months ago, I read The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry, this month I read Strip.  Perry can write!  These are great police procedurals, they're hard to put down and they have a great twists!

Stupid Fast is a YA, geared toward boys.  I don't read many YA's, I think I avoid them because they're geared toward airheads, females, and fantasy freaks.  I am female, but not an airhead or fantasy freak.  Stupid Fast was a good insightful read about what it's like to be a boy, coming of age in the current time.

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson is a Southern tale.  It's funny and charming; a all around good read.  I highly recommend it.

Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller is a debut novel.  I really loved it but find it hard to nail down a description, so I'm going to steal one.  From Kirkus Reviews:  "An unusual hybrid: part memory novel, part police procedural, part sociopolitical tract, and part existential meditation."  Read it!

Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, is another must read.  It's a coming of age story about two sisters searching for family.  Their mom isn't much of a mom and when she goes AWOL, they travel from California to Virginia, alone, searching for their only relative.  If you've read The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses, you know Walls can really write.  You won't be disappointed if you pick this one up.
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