11/2015

These are the books I read in November, 2015 – 19 books total,  6 general fiction, 7 crime and 6 nonfiction.   3 women authors and nothing translated –

** FICTION:

Rabbit Run
by John Updike
1960 / 336 pages
read by Arthur Morey 12h 5m
Rating:  5 / classic 20th century angst

Evan Harrington
by George Meredith
1860 / 427 pages
rating  8 / classic satire

Sweetland
by Michael Crummey
2014/ 336 pages
read by John Lee 9h 12m
Rating: 7 /  literary survival fiction

An Ice Cream War
by William Boyd
1982 / 397 pages
rating – 7  / historical fiction

Matterhorn
by Karl Marlantes
2009 / 640 pages
read by Bronson Pinchot 21h 10m
rating:  9.5   / literary war

The Dwarfs
by Harold Pinter
published in 1992 but written in the 1950s, 184 pages
Rating:  8  –  mid 20th century lit

**  CRIME:

Down Among the Dead Men
by Peter Lovesy
2015 / 384 pages
read by Simon Prebble 10h 41m
rating:
(15th in the Peter Diamond series)

Rogue Lawyer
by John Grisham
2015 / 352 pages
read by Mark Deakins 11h 18m
rating A+ /  legal thriller

Monsieur Lecoq
by Émile Gaboriau
1869 / 316 pages
Rating:  A+ / classic crime– police procedural –

The Inner Circle
by Brad Melzer
2011 / 544 pages
read by Scott Brick 14h 15m
rating  B  /  political thriller

The Attorney
by Steven Martini
1999 / 448 pages
read by Eric Bergmann 11h 5m
rating B- / legal thriller

The Crossing
by Michael Connelly
2015 / 400 pages
read by Titus Welliver 9h 20m
rating A+  / crime
(#20 in the Harry Bosch series)

The Lake House
by Kate Morton
2015/ 512 pages
read by Caroline Lee 21h 24m
rating –

NONFICTION:

The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
by John Carey
2014/ 384 pages
rating: 9 / biography-lit crit

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzia with Christina Lamb as a contributor
2013 / 352 pages
read by  Archie Panjabi 9h 55m
Rating:  7.5

The Edge of the World:
A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
by Michael Pye
2014/403 pages (K)
Rating:  8.5  / European history

A Killer Among Us
by Charles Bosworth
1998 / 460 pages
read by Kevin Pierce 16h 14m
rating:  C / True Crime

The Vikings
from The Great Courses
by and read by Professor Kenneth W. Harl
rating –  NA? –  quite good –  8.5?

The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss and Love
by Rahimeh Andalibian
2012 / 328 pages (Kindle)
Rating ___ / memoir

 

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