02/2013

These are the books I read in February of 2013

A bit lower in count this month but some excellent books –  10 total,  2 mysteries, 4 general fiction,  3 non-fiction.  5 US authors,  5 non-US,  3 translated,  6 women authors,  4 men.

Mysteries –  (rated A-F)
1.  The Dinner
by Herman Koch  (Dutch – translated)
2013 / 306 pages (Kindle)
Rating:  A-

2.   The Ice Princess – (series)
by Camilla Läckberg (Swedish – translated)
2008 / crime / 480 pages
read by David Thorn 15h 8m
rating:  B

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General Fiction: (rated 1 – 10)

3.   The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine
by Alina Bronsky  (Russian  – translated)
2011 / Kindle 275 pages
Rating:  8

4.   The Lighthouse
by Alison Moore  (UK)
2012/192 pages
Genre:  fiction
Rating: 8.5

5.   Warlock
by Oakley Hall  (US)
1959 / 471 pages
Rating:  10
This may be the best book I read all year – it certainly is the best  to date, so… Excellent,  excellent book – wow,  omg,  yes!
6.   A Passage to India 
by E.M. Forster  (UK)
1927 / 362 pages
genre:  classic
rating – 9

7.   The Round House
by Louise Erdrich
2012
genre: contemp. lit
Rating – 8


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8.  Non-fiction: (rated 1 – 10)
Leonardo and The Last Supper
by Ross King  (US)
2012/336 pages
Rating:  7.5   (I just can’t get excited about Leonardo anymore)

9.   Quiet: The Power of Introverts
by Susan Cain (US)
2012 / 352 pages
Read by Kathe Mazur 10h 39m
Rating:  8

10.   The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It
by Kelly McDonagal, PhD   (US)
2012 / 272 pages
read by Walter Dixon  8h. 20m.
Rating:   8

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