July 13, 2018

May 2018 Reads

or books.

May 33 Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate
34 American Fire Monica Hess
35 The Rising Heather Graham/Jon Land
36 Midnight War of Mateo Martinez Robin Yardu
37 Mean Streets Jim Butcher
38 Before I Let Go Marieke Nijkamp
39 Woman In The Window A. J. Finn
40 County Line Bill Cameron
41 Anatomy of a Scandal Sarah Vaughan

Mays' reading started out with a bang.  Before We Were Yours, is good historical, well researched, fiction about a shameful chapter in American adoption. My heart broke a couple of times.

American Fire is in-depth reporting of an American crime. Arson is hard for me to understand and because the lead perpetrator wouldn't grant interviews, I still have questions. Hesse interviewed everyone she could, including the volunteer firefighters and crime scene investigators, plus victims and other affected residents. Very worth the read.

The Rising is a Terminator-like suspense story that has everything you would want in a science fiction fantasy…action, mystery, thrills and a storyline that will spur your imagination and give you hours of reading pleasure.  Jon Land was one of my husband's favorite authors, this is the reason I gave this book a try, and I'm so glad I did.  It's YA, but I'm an adult and loved it.

Midnight War of Mateo Martinez is a children's book, geared toward 7-10-year-olds. It's well written, a lot of fun, and involves best friends, little sisters, and talking skunks!

Woman in The Window has been on the bestseller list for months. I packed it for a 3-week trip, hoping that it'd be good. (Sometimes bestsellers are stinkers.) This is suspenseful and well written, I couldn't put it down. A great debut. I really recommend that you read it.

Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn't get much better than County Line. This was a suspenseful read; another one that was hard to put down. I recommend it.

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