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.
6 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
I'm glad you had a good reading month, Col. And it looks as though most of your reads were good. You chose some excellent covers for books, too - I can see why you like them so well.ReplyDelete
Cheers Margot. It was nice to get back on track>Delete
I could've sworn I commented on the Woolrich, but it has disappeared into the dark web I guess! I thought it sounded like a great book, you did a good job selling it to me.ReplyDelete
Moira, I do think you would enjoy these Woolrich tales.Delete
Based on the titles and the covers, another month of mostly violent books. I think the Marley book appeals the most, and then there are the Woolrich stories. Nice month.ReplyDelete
Tracy, I think you would definitely get on well with the Woolrich and possibly the Barrett's.Delete