Sunday, 31 March 2013
MARCH 2013 - READING LIST
Gerald Seymour - The Outsiders
Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played With Fire
Robert Crais - Lullaby Town
Gene Kerrigan - The Rage
Linwood Barclay - Clouded Vision
Max Allan Collins - Bait Money
Randy Wayne White - Sanibel Flats
Marek Krajewski - The End Of The World In Breslau
Bill Pronzini - The Snatch
Lawrence Block - In The Midst Of Death
Jack London - The Call Of The Wild
Dorothy B Hughes - In A Lonely Place
John D. MacDonald - Nightmare In Pink
Henry Baum - The Golden Calf
Pinckney Benedict - Dogs Of God
H. J. Hampson - The Vanity Game
A little bit of variety in my reading this month. I've been to 1920's Germany, late 19th century Canada, 60's New York and a crime infested present day Dublin, to mention a few. I've not got my non-fiction mojo back - sticking to fiction again for the second consecutive month. I have managed to read two books by female authors, which is two more than last month.
I've stayed on top of my reading challenges; Award winner - tick, Scandinavia - tick, overall numbers - double tick.
I've kept going with the two series I had started, plus I've begun a further three. If I maintain my series bent, my reading in coming months may become a little bit predictable, so I'll have to keep an eye on that. It doesn't pay to be too restrictive in my choices as my reading might turn into a chore rather than remain a pleasure.
One stinker in the month which I struggled with - Krajewski and Breslau. Pretty much everything else I enjoyed, some a lot more than others.........Kerrigan, Block, Seymour, London......were a lot closer to the top of the pile than the rest.
Book of the month though - the first in Bill Pronzini's long running Nameless detective series - The Snatch.