03/2015

I read 19 books in March of 2015 –  there were 10 contemporary fiction ( I read 1 of these completely twice – almost back to back.  Also 5 crime novels and 4 non-fiction.)  Nine of the books were by non-US authors and 1 was translated. There were 8 women authors out of the 19.

FICTION:
Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng
2014 / 304 pages
read by Cassandra Campbell
rating 7 / contemporary fiction

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral
by Mary Doria Russell
2015 / 592 pages
read by Hillary Huber 19h 33m
rating: 9 / historical fiction

Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill
2014 / 180 pages
rating: 9.5 / contemp fiction (experimental?)

The World We Found
by Thrity Umrigar  (b. India)
2012 / 336 pages
rating – 6.5 / contemp. fiction (love story)

Consolation
by Michael Redhill  (Canadian)
2006 / 466 pages
rating: 8.75/ historical fiction

On Such a Full Sea
by Chang-rae Lee  (b. South Korea)
2014/368 pages
read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m
rating: 9 / dystopian fiction
(read and listened)

Arctic Summer
by Damon Galgut  (South Africa)
2014/352 pages
rating: 6 /fiction – fictionalized biography

On Such a Full Sea
by Chang-rae Lee  (b. South Korea)
2014/368 pages
read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m
rating: 8 / dystopian fiction

A Tale for the Time Being x2
by Ruth Ozeki (Canada)
2013 / 422 pages
read by Ruth Ozeki 14h 43m
rating – 8 / fiction

Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
2008 / 288 pages
read by Ann Marie Lee – 11h 26m
rating: 5 / historical fiction

CRIME:

My First Murder
by Leena Lehtolainen (Finland – translated)
1993/ 2012 Eng. – 251 pages
read by Amy Ruminate 7h 23m
rating: B+ / crime – police procedural/”who-done-it”
(both read and listened)

The Burning Room
by Michael Connelly
2015/ 400 pages
read by Titus Welliver 10h 11m
rating: B+ / crime (police procedural)
#19 featuring Harry Bosch

Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta
2014/ 400 pages
read by Robert Petkoff – 10h 30m
rating: C+ / thriller

The Woods
by Harlan Coban
2007 / 528 pages
read by Scott Brick / 12h 31m
Rating: A- / crime

Darned If You Do
by Monica Ferris
2015/ 308 pages
read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m
rating A / crime (traditional/cozy)
(Needlecraft series #18)

NONFICTION

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
by Carl Hoffman
2014 / 323 pages
read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m
rating: 8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime
(I both read and listened to this one)

1177: The Year Civilization Collapsed
by Eric H. Cline
2014 / 253 pages
read by Andy Caploe / 8h 3m
Rating: 8.5 / ancient history-anthropology

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
2014 / 282 pages
read by Robert Patoff 9h 3m
rating: 9 / nonfiction (health – medicine)
(read and listened)

The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
by Dan Jones  (England)
2014 / 416 pages
read by John Curless 15h 7m
rating 9 / history – England 15th century
(I both read and listened to this one)

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