|Book of the month!|
My most productive and probably most enjoyable month's reading of the year, coming directly after my worst since records began. The wise among you reading last month's round-up, said don't fret and you were right - so thanks.
14 books read in the month - 12 were new to me with only McBain and Elaine Ash aka Anonymous-9 being read previously.
5 of the 14 were females, which is all good. (13 from 56 - 23% - a definite increase on last year)
I read 1 book from each of the following decades - the 30's, 40's, 60's, 70's and 90's, all the rest have been published either this year or in the past couple. I will have a few slots to cross off my Vintage reads bingo cards when I get around to it.
All authors are either UK or US plotting by nationality, so I guess I will have a couple of authors who will tick a box or two on my US State Reading Challenge when I update.
I reckon The Bone Church can be counted as an Espionage book.
Nothing to qualify for Scottish or Down Under reads.
1 ticked off on the TBR Mountain Challenge - Shock Corridor.
7 of those read weigh in at under 100 pages, which if I'm totally honest only number a couple of them at over 50 pages long. Do I care? Not really, just pleased to have located my mojo - it's been a while.
Nothing sucked - though Red Gardenias was the least enjoyable. It did have a couple of redeeming qualities though.
2 - 5 Star reads in the month. Matthew McBride and Joel Townsley Rogers.
Book of the month - The Red Right Hand, by virtue of the fact I'm still thinking about it on and off a week or more after reading.
Full list of July's books follows,
|The runner up!|
Michael Avallone - Shock Corridor (3)
Victoria Dougherty - The Bone Church (4)
Lori Rader-Day - The Black Hour (4)
Anonymous-9 - Just So You Know I'm Not Dead (4)
Ed McBain - Driving Lessons (3)
Matthew McBride - A Swollen Red Sun (5)
Joel Townsley Rogers - The Red Right Hand (5)
John Lutz - The Truth Of The Matter (4)
John Dolan - Jim Fosse's Expense Claim (4)
Jonathan Latimer - Red Gardenias (3)
Verge Le Noir - Black Pills And Red Bullets (4)
Keith Nixon - Dream Land (4)
Eva Hudson - The Last Ride (4)