So above is some, if not most or all, of what I’ll be reading for this month. For what I read last month, see this post. Since then, I also have finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood by Dave Barry.
The books pictured from top to bottom:
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
- Morality for Beautiful Girls, the third No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery, by Alexander McCall Smith
- The Kalahari Typing School for Men, the fourth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery, by Alexander McCall Smith
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
- The Patriotic Murders by Agatha Christie
- Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
- The Courage to be Catholic: Crisis, Reform and the Future of the Church by George Weigel
- River of Gods by Ian McDonald
- The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History by David A. Vise
- Die Trying by Lee Child
- Drowned Hopes by Donald E. Westlake
- Don’t Ask by Donald E. Westlake
- Mainspring by Jay Lake
- Escapement by Jay Lake
- Pinion by Jay Lake
- How The Scots Invented The Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It by Arthur Herman
- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
- Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
- Between, Georgia also by Jackson
- Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie,
which brings the total to 20 for the month.
The Durrell and the Vise books were just added Friday after I was working at the library, and the Lake books were added just last weekend. The others, for the most part, already had been on my list previously. With Child, I’m reading his Jack Reacher series with this one being the second; with Westlake, his Dortmunder novels; Christie, all of her novels and Smith, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Being Catholic, I thought the Weigel book looked promising and being of Scottish descent, the Herman book, of course, interested me. I picked up the Wroblewski book from the bench at our library where people drop off books for the book sale (the privileges of working at the library; when I’m done, I’ll most likely return to the bench). A friend recommended to me the work of Ian McDonald and last month I read his Brasyl, which I enjoyed, even though it was a bit difficult to get into at first.
I have no idea what I will choose to read today. To be honest, I’m a little overwhelmed after putting the pile together (or at least attempting to do so since I missed three books). I’m thinking I might tackle the Lake books today, just so when I go to my parents, I can “impress” my brother-in-law with what I’m reading. I’ll let you know next week what I chose.
So what’s on your reading radar for this month? What are you reading today?