10/2016

These are the books I read in October, 2016  –  16 books –   8 crime,  1 sci-fi,   5 general fiction,  and 2 nonfiction with 5 women authors and 1 translated (from Chinese).  (5562 pages)

GENERAL FICTION –
Ireland
by Frank Delaney
2008 / 560 pages
read by Frank Delaney
rating:  9 / historical fiction

The Flamethrowers  x2
by Rachel Kushner
2013/400 pages
Rating:  8.5  /contemp fiction
(notes /spoilers —–>)

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
by Jackie Copleton
2016 / 292 pages
read by Nancy Wu – 11h 9m
rating:  4  / historical fiction – romance (imo)

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
by MIchael Chabon
2007 / 412 pages
(both read and listened)
read by ______
rating:   8.75

The Fixer
by Bernard Malamud
1966 / 301 pages
rating:   8

*****CRIME:
The Gauguin Connection
by Estelle Ryan
2015 / 430 pages
rating:   B+
(#1 of Genevieve Leonard series)

Before the Fall 
by Noah Hawley
2016 / 391 pages
read by Robert Petcoff – 12h 59m
Rating:  B+ / literary crime-suspense

Precious and Grace
by Alexander McCall Smith
2016 / 240 pages
read by Lisette Lecat – 9h 49m
rating:  A+ / very cozy crime
(19th in Ladies #1 Detective Agency series)

Dawn Patrol
by Don Winslow
2008 / 320 pages
read by Ray Porter – 9h 37m
Rating :    B-   crime
(#1 in the Boone Daniels series of 2 books)

The Professor 
by Robert Bailey
2014 / 418 pages
read by Eric G. Dove – 10h 28m
rating:  B+

Between Black and White
by Robert Bailey
2015/  398 pages
read by Eric G.Dove
rating –  B+

The Trespasser
by Tana French
2016 / 464 pages
rating A + /  crime
(6th in Dublin Murder Squad series)

Saving Jason
(#4 in Jason Stafford series)
by Michael Sears
2016/ 360 pages
read by David Chandler
rating:  C+ / crime  – thriller

***** SCI-FI:
Death’s End
by Cixin Liu and translated by Ken Liu
2010 China – 2016 US  / 608 pages
read by P.J. Ochian – 28h 56m

***** NON-FICTION
The Bible:  The Biography
by Karen Armstrong
2007 / 229 pages
read by Josephine Bailey  6h 8m
rating –  9

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
by Mary Beard
2016 / 537 pages (kindle – narrative only
rating:  9.5
read by Phyllida Nash -18h 30m
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