10/2012

These are the books and short stories I read in October 2012.  There were 9 general fiction,  4 crime novels,  2 non-fiction and 3 short stories.

A Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling
2012 / 512 pages
read by Tom Hollander 17h. 55m.
rating – 8

Cards On the Table
by Agatha Christie
1936 / 224 pages
read by Hugh Fraser / 6h
rating 7

Galore
by Michael Crummey
Kindle – 338 pages
Rating – 9

The Racketeer
by John Grisham
2012 / 352 pages
read by J.D. Jackson – 12h 45m
rating – A-

Half-Blood Blues
by Esi Edugyan
2012 / 343 pages
rating 9

Hanging By a Thread
by Monica Ferris  (6th in the Needlecraft series)
2003 / 272 pages
read by Susan Boyce / 6h 19m
A- (if you like cozies)

In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez
1994 / 352 pages
Rating: 6

Last Night in Montreal
by Emily St. John Mandel
2009 / 256 pgs
rating – A-

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
2012/ 304 pages
read by Ari Fliakos / 7h 41m
Rating 4

New Finnish Grammar
by Diego Marani
Italian – 2000 –  US 2011
196 pgs –
rating – 8

Scumbler
by William Wharton
1985/288 pages
rating – 5

The Cossacks
by Leo Tolstoy
1863 / 104 pages
rating 9

The First American: The LIfe and Times of Benjamin Franklin
by H.W. Brands
2000 / 784 pages
Read by Nelson Runger 36h 38m
Rating:  8.5

The Kitchen Daughter
by Jael McHenry
2011 / Kindle / 306 pages
Rating – 8.5  (mainly because it was fun)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving
1820 – short story

Travels With Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
1961 / 283 pages
rating 8

The Nose 
by Nikolai Gogol
1836 / short story
Rating – 9

The Fall of the House of Usher
by Edgar Allen Poe
1839  (short story)
no review but I’m not fond of Poe

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