02/2018

These are the books I read in February 2018.  Out of 14 total,  there were 4 crime novels,  5 classics (including a trilogy) 4  contemporary fiction and 1 nonfiction.   7 were by women authors,  3 translated (the trilogy).  The total is low because 1.  it was a short month;  2.   Lord Jim was a slog;  3.  I read quite a lot of the book Montaigne’s Essays by Michael de Montaigne (Screech translation),  and a large chunk of How to Read the Bible by James L. Kugel.

Crime:

The Good Lawyer 
by Thomas Benigno
2012 / 346 pages
read by Dan Triandiflou  – 9h 38m
rating:  B+ /  crime – legal
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Murder on Astor Place
by Victoria Thompson
2015 / 288 pages
read by Callie Beaulieu –  8h 32m
rating:  B+ /  historical-procedural
(Gaslight Mysteries #1)
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Flat Spin
by David Freed
2012 / 300 pages
read by Ray Porter – 9h 7m
rating:  A- / crime thriller
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The Good Lawyer 
by Thomas Benigno
2012 / 346 pages
read by Dan Triandiflou  – 9h 38m
rating:  B+ /  crime – legal
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CLASSIC FICTION:
Lord Jim
by Joseph Conrad
1899 / 308 pages (Kindle)
read by Ric Jerrom
rating:   5 /   classic fiction
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Kristin Lavransdatter – The Trilogy:
1. The Wreath;
2.  The Wife:
3. The Cross
by Sigrid Undset
1921 – 1925 /  1168 pages
read by Erin Bennett  – 44h 59m
(read and listened)
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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
1813 / 254 pages
read by Rosamund Pike – 11h 35m
rating:  10 / classic of classics
(read and listened)
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CONTEMPORARY FICTION:
Reservoir 13

by Jon McDonald  (England) 
2017 / 304 pages
read by Matt Bates – 8h 48m
rating:  9 / psychological suspense
(Booker Prize Long List)
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Rules of Civility 
by Amor Towles
2011 / 368 pages
read by Rebecca Lowman – 12h  3m
rating:   8  / historical fiction –
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Longbourn
by Jo Baker
2013/ 331 pages
read by Emma Fielding – 13h 31m
rating:  8.75 / historical fiction
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Autumn
by Ali Smith  
2016 / 272 pages
read by Melody Grove / 5h 27m
Rating:  8.25/  contemp fiction
(both read and listened)
** second of a seasonal quartet **
(but NO need to read in order)
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NONFICTION:
Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City

by Matthew Desmond
2017 / 448 pages
read by Dion Graham – 11h 10m
rating:  8/  nonfiction – current events (policy analysis?)
(both read and listened)
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