09/2015

These are the books I read in September 2015 –  17  books including 5 crime novels,  1 classic and 1 nonfiction.  The list includes only 2 women authors and 6 non-US authors with only 1 being translated.  (Links to my “review.”)

Did You Ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg
2014/ 304 pages
rating – 9.25 /  contemp. fiction

Purity
by Jonathan Franzen
2015 / 576 pages
read by a cast: 25 h
rating 6.5  (that’s out of 10) /  contemp. fiction

Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
2015 / 188 pages
rating –  8.5 /  contemp lit (US)

The Riders – reread –
by Tim Winton  (Australia)
1994 / 388 pages
read by Stanley McGeagh 10h 9m
rating 8.5 / literary suspense/thriller
(read and listened)

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
by Christopher Scotton
2015 / 480 pages
read by Robert Petcoff – 13h 32m
rating 7 / contemp fiction

A Head Full of Ghosts
by Paul Trembly
2015 / 304 pages
read by Joy Osmanski
rating 8.5  / literary horror (?)

Nora Webster
by Colm Toibin
2015 / 374 pages (Kindle)
rating – 9 / contemp. fiction

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
by Salman Rushdie  (England)
2015 / 304 pages
read by Robert G. Slade 11h 26m
rating -8.25  / literary fantasy
(read and listened)

The Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood  (Canada)
2015/ 320 pages
read by Cassandra Campbell & Mark Deakins 12h 10m
rating –   / literary sci-fi (dystopian)

Flood of Fire
(3rd book of Ibis Trilogy)
by Amitov Ghosh (India)
2015/616 pages
read by Raj Ghatak 23h 10m
rating 8 / historical fiction
(read and listened)

CRIME:  
The Cartel

by Don Winslow
2015 / (640 p.)
read by Ray Porter 23h 24m
rating – A+ /  fictionalized true crime

California Fire and Life
by Don Winslow
1999 / 352 pages
read by Jon Lindstrom (2015) 12h 49m
rating B+

The Girl in the Spider’s Web
by David Lagercrantz (Sweden)
2015 / 416 pages
read by Simon Vance – 13h 22m
rating A   / techno-thriller

Raven Black
(Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet)
by Anne Cleeeves  (England)
2008/ 384 pages
read by Gordon Griffin 11h 20m
rating – A-  / contemp detective

Death on a High Floor
by Charles Rosenberg
2014 / 562 pages print
read by Christopher Lane  16h 25m
rating A- / legal thriller –

CLASSICS:
The Rise of Silas Latham
by William D. Howells
1895 / 286 pages
read by Grover Gardner / 12h 2m
rating  / classic American – 19th century
(both read and listened)

NONFICTION
A Brief History of the Soul
by Stewart Goetz  & Charles Taliaferro 
2011/ 248 pages
read by Michael Scherer  8h 1m
rating – 8.5 / nonfiction – philosophy
(both read and listened)

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