October was an enjoyable and productive reading month. Yes a lot of my 16 reads were short - ie less than 50 pages, but hey I'm the one making up my own rules and the one playing by them. 7 were over 100 pages and my page count for the month was 1728.
11 of the 16 reads were from previously untried authors.
Shockingly, or maybe not only 1 read was by a female author, though a few of the short stories in the Rag Issue were penned by the fairer sex.
One book was from 1932, the Elmore Leonard was written in 1958 but only published late last year, all the rest are from the 2010's.
Mostly 4's in the month, with a couple of 3's - so no major struggles or disappointments.
3 FIVE STAR reads! One a short story by Craig Faustus Buck that had me ordering the second installment of his tale - Psycho Logic. To be read soon.
Pick of the month shared by Brian Stoddart's A Madras Miasma and Charles Dodd White's A Shelter of Others. Both different, but excellent and highly recommended.
Heath Lowrance - Hawthorne: Tales of a Weirder West (4)
Charles Cumming - A Colder War (4)
Craig Faustus Buck - Dead End (5)
Hugh Gilmore - Redneck Noir Lit (4)
Elmore Leonard -The Trespassers (4)
Brian Stoddart - A Madras Miasma (5)
D.S. Nelson - Hats off to Murder (3)
Stephen Tyrell - The Test (4)
Charles Dodd White - A Shelter of Others (5)
James Reasoner - The Man in the Moon (4)
Edgar Wallace - When the Gangs Came to London (3)
Joel Goldman - Fire in the Sky (4)
Daniel Pembrey - The Harbour Master II: The Maze (4)
Victor Vascolenos - Surviving Manhood: Getting Hitched (4)
ed. Seth Porter/Dan Reilly - The Rag Issue 6 (4)
Jess Walter - Don't Eat Cat (3)