The stand-out read and pick of the month was Preston Lang's Sunk Costs - Lang's one of my favourite authors.
The full list is.......
Graham Smith - When the Waters Recede (2018) (4)
Dale Brendan Hyde - The Ink Run (2018) (3)
Andrew Barrett - The Lift (2015) (4)
John Mead - The Hanging Women (2018) (4)
Ann Girdharry - Chilling Tales of the Unexpected (2018) (4)
Cornell Woolrich - Four Novellas of Fear (2010) (4.5)
Preston Lang - Sunk Costs (2018) (5)
Andrew Barrett - The Note (2017) (4)
J.A. Marley - Godsend (2018) (4)
More trivia for my own amusement ....
1 - 4.5 STAR read - Cornell Woolrich with some entertaining 30s written tales.
7 of the 9 were 4 STAR reads and very enjoyable
1 - 3 STAR read - Dale Brendan Hyde's The Ink Run - which had its moments.
9 reads from 8 different authors,
6 of the 8 were new-to-me authors, Andrew Barrett, Dale Brendan Hyde, John Mead, Ann Girdharry, J.A. Marley and Cornell Woolrich - I have more on the pile from Woolrich, Girdharry, Marley and Barrett which I look forward to.
Graham Smith and Preston Lang have been enjoyed before with more to come in the future.
Gender analysis - 7 male authors, 1 female - shocking but no big surprise. I keep deferring my all female reading month.
8 authors read, 4 are English, 2 hail from the US, 1 from Scotland and 1 from Northern Ireland - I think.
All 9 of the reads were fiction - 5 novels - 2 collections of novellas or long short stories and a couple of long stories on their own.
All of the books were published in this decade ....6 from 2018, 1 from 2017, 1 from 2015 - 1 from 2010, though the 2010 collection had previously all been published as separate pieces in the late 30s and 1940.
Two of the reads were pre-owned. Of the other seven - one came from the author and six from publicists/publishers, five of them for participation in blog tours, though I only made the deadline for four of them.
Favourite cover? Cornell Woolrich's Four Novellas of Fear
Second favourite – Graham Smith - When the Waters Recede
My reads were this long 260 - 416 - 51 - 248 - 98 - 192 - 206 - 51 - 294
Total page count = 1816 (533 in May)....... a near 1300 page increase
5 were Kindle reads, and 4 were paperbacks
0 < 50,
3 between 51 < 100,
1 between 101 < 200,
4 between 201 < 300,
0 between 301 < 400,
1 > 400 pages
Dale Brendan Hyde's The Ink Run was the longest read at 416 pages
Andrew Barrett's The Lift and The Note were both equal shortest at 51 pages each