Sunday, 31 March 2013
MARCH 2013 - READING LIST
Gerald Seymour - The Outsiders (2012) (4)
Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) (4)
Robert Crais - Lullaby Town (1992) (4)
Gene Kerrigan - The Rage (2011) (4)
Linwood Barclay - Clouded Vision (2011) (3)
Max Allan Collins - Bait Money (1973) (3)
Randy Wayne White - Sanibel Flats (1990) (4)
Marek Krajewski - The End Of The World In Breslau (2009) (1)
Bill Pronzini - The Snatch (1971) (5)
Lawrence Block - In The Midst Of Death (1976) (4)
Jack London - The Call Of The Wild (1903) (4)
Dorothy B Hughes - In A Lonely Place (1947) (4)
John D. MacDonald - Nightmare In Pink (1964) (3)
Henry Baum - The Golden Calf (2000) (4)
Pinckney Benedict - Dogs Of God (1993) (3)
H. J. Hampson - The Vanity Game (2012) (4)
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.