September 4, 2016

August 2016 Reads

Aug 42 Underground Airlines Ben H. Winters
43 Missing, Presumed Susie Steiner
44 The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Joanna Canon
45 Rough Trade Todd Robinson
46 The Dollhouse Fiona Davis
47 Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty
48 The Hard Bounce Todd Robinson

August was a great reading month!

As you might guess, the list of my favorite authors is as long as my arm.  Ben H. Winters is on the list.  Underground Airlines is American history re-imagined.  The Civil War didn't happen, there's still slavery in the States, everything else is pretty much the same.  This is a wonderful thought-provoking read.

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner is a great British police procedural.  I love police procedurals, I think part of that is that my husband was a cop.  Steiner fleshes out the characters, you can't ask for a better read in this genre.

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is so much fun.  A neighbor has disappeared and two young girls are on the case!   This is one of the best, most lively mystery/coming of age stories I’ve read in ages.  It's a quirky and charming debut novel that I highly recommend.

This month I added a "new" favorite author to my list, Todd Robinson.  The main characters Boo and Junior really did come from the school of hard-knocks.  Robinson is a good solid author, the action is quick and I loved the two I read, Rough Trade and The Hard Bounce.

I loved The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.  Here's a quote from Publishers Weekly, "Davis’s impeccably structured debut is equal parts mystery, tribute to midcentury New York City, and classic love story."  It has something for every reader and it's a great read.

This is the first time I've read Liane Moriarty.  From the title, I thought Truly Madly Guilty would be light-chic-lit.  It wasn't.  It was a well-written, fast-paced, nonlinear narrative that will have you puzzling together the before, the after, and the in between.  I like a book that makes me think!

What are you reading?

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