Sunday, 16 April 2017

DECEMBER 2016 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

A year's reading ending with a bit of a damp squib rather than a big bang.....4 books read in the month......4.........WTF !!!!!


Minor consolation they were all very good, even if the paltry month gave me a yearly total of 108  - a dozen short of my annual 120 aim.

They were....

Parnell Hall - Detective (1987) - 5 STARS

Fingers Murphy - Everything I Tell You is a Lie (2011) - 4.5 STARS

Trace Conger - The Shadow Broker (2014) - 4.5 STARS

Jack Clark - Nobody's Angel (2013) - 4.5 STARS

None of have been reviewed as yet, and I expect I'll eventually get around to posting a few thought son each, more for my own amusement than anyone else's

Book of the month - obvious really Parnell Hall's Detective - the opener to a long series from Hall.

More useless trivia......

4 different authors.

3 of the 4 were new-to-me authors........  Jack Clark has been read before.

Gender analysis - no surprises here - all male, nada females


I think all 4 authors hail from the US,

All were fiction, all 4 were Kindle reads.

 

3 were published this decade - with 1 from 1987.

3 of the 8 books were pre-owned! 1 came from the author.

Favourite cover? Fingers Murphy - Everything I Tell You is a Lie

Nobody's Angel is my second favourite cover.

My reads were this long 239 - 128 - 299 - 224
Total page count =  890 (1419 in November)

0 < 50,
0 between 51 < 100,
1 between 101 < 200,
3 between 201 < 300,
0 between 301 < 400,
0 > 400 pages

Trace Conger's The Shadow Broker was the longest @ 299.

11 comments:

  1. I'm glad the books you read were good 'uns, Co. The Murphy and the Conger sound interesting, and I hope you'll post reviews at some point.

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    1. They were all good reads Margot - reviews at some point!

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  2. I am glad you liked Detective by Parnell Hall. That is one of Glen's favorite ongoing series and I enjoyed that book a lot too. I need to get to reading more of them.

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    1. As Tracy says this is one of my favorite current series. I'm going slow with it and have (i think) read four so far. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    2. I think I bought it on Glen's recommendation, or at least he sang Hall's praises so I thought I should give it a try. I have a couple more in the series, the 3rd and the 5th ones, Client and Favor. Maybe I'll get 2 and 4, but I don't think I can allow myself to go crazy. There's 20+ in total!

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  3. Col, there are times when I have read just one book a month. If last year was bad reading-wise, this one has been worse so far.

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    1. Prashant, I'm going well so far this year, hopefully it continues!

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  4. Parnell Hall sounds familiar, but I don't think I've read any from this series. And can't be starting on a new author!

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    1. He has about 19 books in another series - Puzzle Lady - maybe you encountered him there?

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    2. That doesn't sound familiar, but it does sound intriguing...

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    3. I'm sure you will have completed both series of books before I've read a second from him!

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