Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2018-04-04
Date Read (thru) - 2018-01-01

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2018-04-04 6 Crazy Rich Asians
(Kwan, Kevin - 2013)
Fiction Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
Singapore high society where the crowd makes the Upper East Side girls look like Mennonites. Huh. I think this would be cooler if it was non-fiction, but it might be fun.
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2013 - read 2018/04)
  • China Rich Girlfriend (2014)
  • Rich People Problems (2016)
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-03 5 The Burning Room
(Connelly, Michael - 2014)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Bosch and new partner "Lucky" Lucy Soto are assigned to investigate when a victim paralyzed twenty years ago in by a shooting dies as a delayed result of the shooting. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random. Lucy Soto takes on a "hobby case" investigating a fire, coincidentally on the same day as the shooting, in an apartment which killed several children and adults trapped in an illegal daycare in the building. Lucy was one of the few children who survived the fire.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-02 6 The Black Box
(Connelly, Michael - 2012)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-04-01 7 Ready Player One
(Cline, Ernest - 2011)
Fantasy Suggested By: Author.
$2.96 Kindle book. BooksAndBars for August 2012. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-10 6 The Drop
(Connelly, Michael - 2011)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Two cases: DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a man who would have been 8 years old at the time. Harry is assigned to investigate to save face in case it was a mistake. The investigation is interrupted when he is called to look into an incident with Councilman Irvin Irving's son who may have jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. The case is full of "high jingo" - touchy politics.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-09 6 The Cafe by the Sea
(Colgan, Jenny - 2016)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$2.27 Kindle book. Bought after reading a library copy. Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up -- and she hasn't looked back. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous paralegal, ambitious, and hopelessly in love with her lawyer boss. But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers -- all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework -- and her father. And she opens a cafe.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-08 7 Little House in the Big Woods
(Wilder, Laura Ingalls - 1932)
Youth Suggested By: Author.
Little House in the Big Woods, the first book in the Little House series, takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack. Pioneer life isn't easy for the Ingalls family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But they make the best of every tough situation. They celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do their spring planting, bring in the harvest in the fall, and make their first trip into town. And every night, safe and warm in their little house, the sound of Pa's fiddle lulls Laura and her sisters into sleep.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-07 5 Naked Prey
(Sandford, John - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 14. Two people are found hanging naked from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes the situation particularly sensitive is the bodies are of a black man and a white woman. Lynching is the word everyone's trying not to say. 12 year old fur trapper, Letty, helps Lucas and Del scope out the town.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-06 5 U Is for Undertow
(Grafton, Sue - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone's office with a story to tell. When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, the long-forgotten events have come back to him--and he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-05 6 T is for Trespass
(Grafton, Sue - 2007)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
A drab, middle-aged nurse named Solana Rojas, who is taking care of Kinsey's neighbor Gus, turns out to be bad bad bad.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-04 5 One Day Ahead: A Tour de France Misadventure
(Grady, Richard - 2014)
Memoir Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. It didn't even seem like a good idea when first suggested so how did Richard Grady get hooked into a 5000 kilometre drive around France in a motorhome? He found himself as a member of the cyclists' support team to four riders cycling the Tour route one day ahead of the professional racers.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-03 7 The House at the End of Hope Street
(van Praag, Menna - 2013)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
$7.54 Kindle book. Recommended by Sarah Addison Allen. There's a house at the end of Hope Street which is visible only to the women whom the house hopes to help.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-02 4 Stuck in the Middle With You
(Boylan, Jennifer Finney - 2013)
GLBT Suggested By: Other.
$2.14 Kindle book. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-03-01 6 Nine Dragons
(Connelly, Michael - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer. The investigation ends up involving his daughter in Hong Kong, taking the search there for one long day.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-04 6 Mortal Prey
(Sandford, John - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Prey series book 16. Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, her boyfriend and her baby die when former business colleagues from St. Louis put out a hit on her. She returns to kill for revenge. http://www.johnsandford.org/listofbooks.html
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-03 6 Still Me
(Moyes, Jojo - 2018)
Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
$15.09 Kindle book. Sequel to Me Before You and After You. Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-02 4 Riding The Rap
(Leonard, Elmore - 1995)
Fiction Suggested By: Movie/TV.
Before U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens began electrifying TV viewers across America (in the hit series Justified), he "starred" in Elmore Leonard's Riding the Rap--an explosive, twisty tale of a brazen Florida kidnap caper gone outrageously wrong.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-02-01 6 S is for Silence
(Grafton, Sue - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Kinsey Milhone mystery series. The freshest, tautest installment in quite a while. Violet Sullivan disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But PI Kinsey Millhone has promised the now adult Daisy she'll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. All signs point to a runaway wife--the clothes that disappeared; the secret stash of money Violet bragged about; the brazen flirtations she indulged in with local men, including some married ones.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-12   Backseat Saints
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2010)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! Rose Mae Lolley, a minor character from Gods in Alabama gets her very own book. She's living in Texas as Ro Grandee, married to Thom Grandee who beats her regularly, and often savagely.
Source: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-11 7 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2008)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.
Source: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-10 6 Between, Georgia
(Jackson, Joshilyn - 2006)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
Read by Joshilyn Jackson!!! Nonny Frett has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right, and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can't forget that they've been done wrong.
Source: Other.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-09 4 Aftermath
(McMan, Ann - 2012)
GLBT Suggested By: Friend.
Audiobook read by Christine Williams. Over the past 18 months, Syd, Maddie, and little Henry have become a family, and things are going surprisingly well for most of Jericho's residents...if you don't count the devastating storm that whips through town. In the weeks and months to come, Syd, Maddie, and all of Jericho are forced to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes, their lives, and their town.
Source: Owned.
Format: Audiobook.
 
2018-01-08 6 Silver Bay
(Moyes, Jojo - 2007)
Brit Lit Suggested By: Author.
Liza McCullen runs a whale-watching boat in sleepy Silver Bay, Australia. Mike Dormer comes from England to set up a holiday resort development deal which threatens to disrupt both sea life in the bay and the slow way of life that residents have come to love.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-07 7 Good Behavior
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1985)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Dortmunder Book 6. Dortmunder almost gets caught, but escapes into a convent full of nuns who have taken a vow of silence. They agree to help him evade the police if he will help them return one of their nuns who is being held hostage by her father. She is being held in the private floors at the top of her rich father's office building. While in the building to rescue the nun, Dortmunder and gang figure they might as well rob the building to make the rescue worth their effort.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-06 7 Why Me
(Westlake, Donald E. - 1983)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Author.
Dortmunder Book 5. Dortmunder goes on a solo jewelry store heist and finds a gaudy red ring in the safe. Turns out, it's a famous stone, and theft sets off a huge manhunt to get it back.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-05 5 Dinner
(Clark, Melissa)
Cookbook Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
$4.55 Kindle book. Finally cookbooks are beginning to reflect the realities of peoples' lives. Brims with single-dish meals that both look delicious and easy.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-04 4 Beacon 23
(Howey, Hugh - 2015)
SciFi Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book. Contains the five Beacon 23 stories, originally released in serialized form. For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the 23rd century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-03 5 Land
(Shaver, Theresa - 2012)
Post-Apocalyptic Suggested By: Other.
Free Kindle book. Stranded book 1 out of 5. A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500 miles of adventure and lawless country await. Will their determination be enough?
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-02 6 Travels With Rachel: In Search of South America
(Mahood, George - 2017)
Memoir Suggested By: Author.
$3.23 Kindle book. Join George and Rachel on their hilarious journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent's strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
 
2018-01-01 5 The Well-Wishers
(Eager, Edward - 1960)
Magical/Mystical Suggested By: Author.
James, Laura, and Deborah along with their friends Kip, Lydia, and Gordy relate their experiences when the unpredictable old wishing well in the backyard continues to involve them in a variety of magical adventures.
Source: Library.
Format: eBook.
 
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