04/2015

These are the books I read in April of 2015 – 13 books including 1 mystery,  3 sci-fi,  2 classics,   2 nonfiction.  2 women authors. (DNF – did not finish)

FICTION:
City of God
by E.L. Docotow
2000 / 288 pages
rating:  5  (mixed) / 21st century fiction (philosophical)

Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami
1999/ 224 pages
read by Adam Sims 7h 6m
rating:  7/ 20th century fiction

Suspended Sentences
by Patrick Modiano  (French)
2014 / 232 pages
rating – 9.5 / three novellas (autobiographical)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert Pirsig
1974 (1999) / 403 pages
read by Michael Kramer 15h 58m
rating: 8.5 / non-fiction classic – philosophy
* both read and listened)

A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
2015/ 368 pages
read by Kimberly Farr 13h 23m
rating 5 (enjoyed parts of it)  / contemp fiction

MYSTERIES:

A Beautiful Blue Death
by Charles Finch
2007 / 336 pages
read by James Langton 8h 58m
rating: B+ / historical crime

Her Enemy
by Leena Lehtolainen  (Finland)
1994 / 261 pages
read by Amy Ruminate 7h 51m
rating:  B+ / crime

SCI-FI:

The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick
1962/ 259 pages
rating 9 / classic sci-fi (alternative history)

The Word Exchange
by Alena Graedon
2014/370 pages
read by Tavia Gilbert/Paul Michael Garcia / 16h 23m
rating:  4 / contemporary fiction (tech-dystopian)

The Martian
by Andy Weir
2011 / (385 pages)
read by R.C. Bray 10h 53m
Rating:  A / sci-fi (space travel)

NONFICTION:

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
2015/448 pages
read by Scott Brick 13h 4m
rating:  8.5  /  popular history
* both read and listened –

Days of Rage:
by Bryan Burrough
2015 / 608 pages
read by Ray Porter 22h 13m
rating:  8.5 (for literary value mainly) /  20th cent US (“true” crime?)
* both read and listened

DNF –

The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
2014 /  576 pages
read by Juliet Stevenson 21h 26m
Rating-  DNF –  I got about 190 pages – 1/3rd and had to rate it less than 0 – I returned it

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s