January 4, 2019

December 2018 Reads



90 Saving Meghan D J Palmer
91 The Wolf and the Watchman Niklas Natt Och Dag
92 Trouble No Man Brian Hart
93 Newcomer Keigo Higashino
94 The Suspect Fiona Barton
95 The Falconer Dana Czapnik
96 Sadie Courtney Summers
97 The Girl He Used to Know Tracey Garvis Graves
98 The List Mick Herron

In 2018 I challenged myself to read 100 books; I almost made it!  I've been tracking the books I read since 2004, in that time I've read 1687 books, for an average of 112 books a read.  My high was 150 books and the low was 78!  Since I didn't meet my goal, I'm challenging myself to 100 books again this year!

Now, for the books I recommend.  Life is too short to read bad books, and I read great books this month!

Saving Meghan is one wild ride. The plot has many twists that kept me guessing. It's a medical mystery and so much more.  It'll be published in April.

The Wolf and The Watchman is a great debut novel and I'm looking forward to more from this author. His writing is thrilling, beautiful and unnerving.  It'll be released in March.

Trouble No Man is well written and reminded me of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but the noir is lighter. This is my first time reading Hart; he's really good.  Pub date is January 29th.

Newcomer is intriguing and complex, plus a look at current Japanese life. I really enjoyed this mystery and highly recommend it.

The Suspect by Fiona Barton ~ Talk about twisting psychological suspense! Two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, the novel follows their British families as they try to find them or what happened to them. Hard to put down, it'll be published 1/22/19. Put it on your list.

The Falconer is an NYC coming of age story. The writing is poetic and there's basketball. I loved every page of this debut novel. Pub. date is 1/29/19.

Sadie is YA and not my usual read, but I received as a Christmas gift from a quilter friend, so I knew I had to read it.  It's a gut-wrenching mystery and the writing is riveting.

The Girl He Used to Know ~ This was a good read. It's a love story with characters you wish you knew, you'll lose your heart to them. It'll be published in April, put it on your list

The List is a short novel packs a punch. It's full of sharp British wit and a unique take on the spy novel. 


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