|September's pick of the month!|
I managed eight, so it could have been less fruitful.
A couple of 5 stars among them, all the rest were 4's.
5 new-to-me's, 1 female (tut-tut), 5 American, 2 Canadian, 1 English.
5 books were e-reads and only 3 were hold in the hand, turn the pages books.
Of the 3 guys, I've read previously; Steinhauer was up to his usual standard and with Koenig and Kakonis - as a fan, I was delighted to see them both back with new books.
On my challenges, if I ever up date them - there was nothing from Down Under to tick off, nothing from Scotland either, nothing from the TBR Mountain challenge. Olen will fill a slot on the Espionage one. I can probably tick off a few states on my US challenge, if I ever get around to it. McKimmey will probably squeeze into the Vintage challenge somewhere. His book was the only thing read from the last century, with a 1958 book which I entered in Past Offences monthly meme.
Of the 2 - 5 star contenders for book of the month. Sam Wiebe's Last of the Independents and Joseph Koenig's Really the Blues, I'll pick Wiebe's as the book of the month. His main character Mike Drayton shading it over Koenig's Eddie Piron - on the tiebreaker question of which one would I rather go to the pub with.
Tom Kakonis - Treasure Coast (4)
Judy Nedry - An Unholy Alliance (4)
Rob Brunet - Stinking Rich (4)
Sam Wiebe - Last of the Independents (5)
James McKimmey - The Perfect Victim (4)
Scott McKenzie - Drawing Dead (4)
Joseph Koenig - Really the Blues (5)
Olen Steinhauer - On the Lisbon Disaster (4)
Hopefully I can hit 10 reads in October!
Kerrie over at Mysteries in Paradise collates a monthly meme with fellow bloggers pick of the month. Head over and get some more additions to your TBR pile!