01/2015

These are the books I read in January, 2015.  There are 13 books total – this is down a bit because of a couple books I didn’t finish.  (This boils down to  3680 pages in books I finished – fwiw.)   There are 5 general fictions,  7 crime,  1 nonfiction and zero classics (whaaa).   BUT,  there are  (ta-da!) 7 by women authors!   (I don’t aim for this – I just like to keep a tally while reading what I want.)

how to be both
by Ali Smith
2014/ 384 pages
rating – 8.5 / general fiction

The Gift of Rain
by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
2007 / 432 pages
Rating 9 / historical  fiction
1/14/15

Lila
by Marilynne Robinson
2014 / 261 pages
Rating 9+ / contemp fiction

Happy All the Time
by Laurie Colwin
1978 / 213 pages
read by Marc Vietor  6h 13m
Rating:  8 / 20th century fiction

The Rosie Effect
by Graeme Simsion
2014 / 352 pages
Read by Dan O’Grady 7h 32m
Rating:  7.5 / fiction (humor)

 

CRIME:
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
2015 / 326  pages
Read by  Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher / 10h 59m
Rating:  A / crime (thriller)

The Hidden Child
by Camilla Läckberg  (Norwegian)
2007 (2011 in English) / 400 pages
read by Simon Vance / 14h 58m
rating: B- / crime (police procedural)

Proof
by Dick Francis
1984 / 272 pages
read by Simon Prebble 9h 43m
rating B+  / Crime (traditional/thriller)

A Plague of Secrets
by John Lescroart
(Dismas Hardy #13)
2009 / 512 pages
read by David Caldacci  15h 33m
rating – B+ / crime

Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder
by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
2006/292 pages
Read by Cynthia Darlow 6h 47m
Rating:  B-  / crime / cozy

Rage Against the Dying
by Becky Masterman
2013 / 320 pages
Read by Judy Kaye 11h 17m
rating A / crime (thriller)

A Place of Execution
by Val McDermid
2000 / 486 pages
Read by Paddy Glynn 14h 34m
rating A- / crime
NONFICTION:
The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson
2013 / 208 pages
read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m
rating – 8.75?  / nonfiction – science philosophy
(I both read and listened to this one)

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