Ten books enjoyed in the month - two stand out reads and one my top pick of the month, which was a bit of a surprise as I'm not usually a massive fan of supernatural or paranormal events, but Down to No Good by Earl Javorsky ticked every box for me.
The other book which was pretty damn good - Midday by David B. Lyons!
The other eight reads weren't too shoddy either. The full list was....
Sam Wiebe - Invisible Dead (2016) (4.5)
Max Everhart - All the Different Ways Love Can Feel (2017) (4)
Sam Wiebe - Cut You Down (2018) (4.5)
Keith Nixon - Dig Two Graves (2017) (4)
Jack Strange - Manchester Vice (2017) (4.5)
Keith Nixon - Burn the Evidence (2017) (4.5)
David B. Lyons - Midday (2018) (5)
Robert Parker - A Wanted Man (2017) (3.5)
Earl Javorsky - Down to No Good (2017) (5)
Steve Liszka - Dead Watch (2018) (4)
Dissecting the month to the nth degree.....
4 x 4.5 STAR READS...... Sam Wiebe twice, Jack Strange and Keith Nixon - all authors who have been enjoyed before and all authors with more from them on the TBR pile.
3 x 4 STAR READS..... Steve Liszka, Keith Nixon (again) and a collection of short stories by Max Everhart. Liszka was a new to me author, Everhart had been read before.
1 x 3.5 STAR READ ..... enjoyable, but a few niggles regarding the plot and motivation - Robert Parker's debut A Wanted Man
10 reads from 8 different authors, 2 from Sam Wiebe, 2 from Keith Nixon
3 of the 8 were new-to-me authors....... Steve Liszka, David B. Lyons and Robert Parker
There is more on the pile from Keith Nixon, Sam Wiebe, Earl Javorsky and Jack Strange. There was another one from Robert Parker, Crook's Hollow which has now been read in April.
Gender analysis - 8 male authors, 0 females - despite assertions that I'm going to correct the imbalance in my reading, I never do.
(An all female reading month is coming soon! Yada yada yada - seeing is believing)
I believe of the 8 authors I read, 4 are English, 2 hail from the US, 1 is Canadian and 1 is Irish
All 10 of the reads were fiction - 9 novels and a collection of short stories.
All of the books were published in the last three years....3 from 2018, 6 from 2017, 1 from 2016 - whatever happened to me reading older books?
1 of the books was pre-owned. 2 came from Net Galley, 1 from Edelweiss, 2 from a publishers, 1 from a publicist and 3 from the authors
Favourite cover? Sam Wiebe's Cut You Down
Second favourite – Robert Parker's A Wanted Man
My reads were this long 321 - 240 - 356 - 226 - 325 - 229 - 291 - 320 - 220 - 381
Total page count = 2909 (4170 in February)....... a near 1300 page decrease
8 Kindle reads, 1 x ePub on the laptop and 1 paperback.
0 < 50,
0 between 51 < 100,
0 between 101 < 200,
5 between 201 < 300,
5 between 301 < 400,
0 > 400 pages
Steve Liszka's Dead Watch was the longest read at 381 pages.
Robert Parker with Crook's Hollow was the shortest at 220 pages long