Wednesday, 31 July 2013
JULY, 2013 - READING LIST
10 books read in the month which is probably the minimum I aim for. 6 of the books were new authors to me, 6 heralded from the US, with 2 from the UK, 1 from Norway and 1 from Ireland. I kept up to date on my Scandinavian and Award winner challenges I set myself, plus I also managed to read my Goodreads monthly book choice. I only got back to one of my series reads, so with a blank couple of months on that front, part of me thinks I have abandoned them for good, but I will see how I go this month.
Nothing stank for me this month, a few averagely enjoyable reads and the majority were above average.
Only 1 stand out book this month and it was the last thing I read - Gregory Widen's Blood Makes Noise, my choice for my book of the month.
Full list of the July reads below, with my rating from 5 after them.
Bill Pronzini - Blowback (1977) (4)
Joseph Hansen - Fadeout (1970) (4)
Stanley Ellin - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall (1972) (4)
Alan Bennett - Smut (2011) (3)
Jo Nesbo - Headhunters (2011) (3)
Belinda Bauer - Blacklands (2009) (4)
Harlan Coben - No Second Chance (2003) (3)
Jake Hinkson - Hell On Church Street (2011) (4)
Gerard Brennan - Possession, Obsession And A Diesel Compression Engine (2008) (4)
Gregory Widen - Blood Makes Noise (2013) (5)