04/2013

The books I read in April, 2013:
General fiction and non-fiction are rated on a scale of 1-10,  mysteries on a scale of A-F

It was a fair month –  18 books,  2 non-fiction,  6 mysteries, 10 general fiction or classics,  5 women authors and ratings between 7 and 10 and A and C-.    That’s close to 16,ooo pages – (but I didn’t read all of What God Hath Wrought in April and I’m about done with The Year of the Hare so …)

Fiction:
Angel
by Elizabeth Taylor
2012 by NYRB Classics 272 pages / orig. 1957
Rating:  9

Canada
by Richard Ford
2012 / 432 pages
rating:  8

House of Earth
by Woodie Guthrie
2013 (written in 1947)  288 pages
read by Will Patton  6h 36m
rating:  9

Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh
1944 / 432 pages
read by Jeremy Irons 11h. 33m.
rating:  7

The Dead
by James Joyce
1914? / 40 pages
rating 10 (reread)

The Falls
by Joyce Carol Oates
2004 / 481 pages
rating: 7.5

Jude the Obscure
by Thomas Hardy
1895 / Kindle – 455 pages
rating: 9

Anil’s Ghost
by Michael Ondaatje
2000 / 303 pgs (Kindle)
Rating:  8

Narcopolis
by Jeet Thayil
2012 / 288 pgs ( Kindle)
rating:  8

Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger
2013 / 320 pages
read by Rich Orlow – 11h 2m
rating:  8

*****
Non-fiction
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People,  Nations and Business
by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
2013/336 pages
read by Roger Wayne 10h 48m
Rating:  8.5

What God Hath Wrought
by Daniel Walker Howe
Oxford University Press, USA; 2009
928 pages
Rating:  9.5

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Mysteries  (genre)

Black Fridays
by Michael Sears
2012 / 352 pages
read by Erik Bergmann 11h 1m
Rating:  A-

The Stonecutter
by Camilla Lackberg
2005 (US 2013 / 528 pgs
read by David Thorn 16h 58m
Scandi-crime
Rating:  A-

Suspect
by Robert Crais
2012 / 320 pages
read by MacLeod Andrews 8h 30m
rating: C-

The Mercy Rule (#5 of Dismas Hardy)
by John Lescroart
1998 – 640 pages
read by David Colacci 18h 3m
rating – B+

Learning to Swim
by Sara J. Henry
2011 / 304 pages
read by Suzanne Torin 11h 1m
rating: A+

The Cruelest Month (Det. Garmache #4)
by Louise Penny
2008 / 320 pages
Read by Ralph Cosham – 11h 46m
Rating:   B+

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