03/2016

These are the books I read in March of 2016 –  17  books;  15 general fiction,  2 classics,  8 crime books,  1 sci-fi,  and 1 nonfiction.   There were also 4 by women authors,  and 2 translated – 12 audios (some of these also in e-book format)  and 1 paperback (3 e-book only).  –  Ratings are 1-10 for all but Crimei novels which are rated A-F.

GENERAL FICTION

*In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist
by Ruchama King Feuerman
2013/ 281 pages
read by Sam Gunder  9h 36m
rating 8  / general fiction (religious)

* My Struggle – Book 1
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
2012 / 448 pages
read by Edoardo Ballerini 16h 10m
Rating 9 /  fictionalized autobiography
(read and listened)

*Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel
by William Trevor (Ireland)
1969 / 265 pages (and I’m reading the paperback!)
rating –  8  – 20th century fiction  

* The Incarnations
by Susan Barker
2015 / 374 pages
read by Timo Chen and Joy Osmanski 14h 20m
(both read and listened)
rating – 9.25

* Submission
by Michael Houellebecq  (France)
2014 / 250 pages
rating 8.5 /  contempt lit – futurist
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CLASSICS
* Daisy Miller
by Henry James
1878/  104 pages (?)
rating – 10 /  classic of classics –

* The Cossacks
by Leo Tolstoy
1864/ 104 pages (Kindle)
read by David Thorne – 7h 16m
rating –  9.25 /  classic

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CRIME NOVELS
* Betrayal:  A Dismas Hardy Novel
by John Lescroart / 2008
(#12 in the Dismas Hardy series)
read by David Collacci  14h 43m
rating:   B+

* Orphan X
by Greg Hurwitz
2016/ 368 pages
Read by Scott Brick 11h 15m
Rating:   B-

Mean Streak
by Sandra Brown
2014/ 496 pages
read by Jonathan Davis  11h 51m
rating – A- / suspense-thriller-romance

NYPD Red 3
by James Patterson with Marshall Karp
2015/ 384 pages
read by Edoardo Ballerina 7h 5m
rating:  A /  crime – detective
(#3 in the NYPD Red series)

Reconstructing Amelia
by Kimberly McWreight
2013 / 382 pages
read by Khristine Hvam
rating –   B+ / crime  (YA?)

The Quiet Game
by Greg Iles
1999 / 640 pages
read by Tom Stechschulte 20h
rating:  B+  / crime –
(Penn Cage series #1)

The Kind Worth Killing
by Peter Swanson
2015 / 320 pages
read by four narrators – 10h 18 m
rating:  A

The Hot Countries
by Tim Hallinan
2015/ 336 pages
read by Victor Bovine – 10h 3m
rating:  A++    / literary crime
(#7  in the Poke Rafferty series)

SCI-FI
The Water Knife
by Pablo Bacigalupi
2015 / 379 pages
read by Almarie Guerra 14h 5m
rating:  A+/  dystopian future-thriller

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NONFICTION 
Jesus Before the Gospels
by Bart Ehrman
2015 / 336 pages
read by Joe Barrett
Rating:  9 – 10h  5m

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