A decent month's reading to start the year. I managed to complete 11 books in the month, a couple of which were re-reads.
They were......Robin Sloan
- Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (2012)
(3)Mark J. Newman
- Violence in the Blood (2016)
- King Solomon's Carpet (1991)
- The Madam (2016)
- 68 Kill (2013)
- Hit Man (1998) (5)Joe R. Lansdale
- Dead Aim (2013) (4)Catriona McPherson
- The Child Garden (2015)
- Maximum Bob (1991)
- South of No North (1975) (3)Jo Nesbo
- Blood on Snow (2015) (4)Book of the month - Lawrence Block - Hit Man
- second time of reading and just as enthralling as the first!
More useless trivia......
11 different authors.
5 of the 11 were new-to-me authors........ Robin Sloan, Catriona McPherson, Jaime Raven, Bryan Smith
and Barbara Vine
. I'd be interested in reading more from 4 of them in the future.
I'm probably done with Robin Sloan
I must have a couple of dozen books on the shelves and device from each of Elmore Leonard
, Lawrence Block
and Joe R. Lansdale -
all are firm favourites!Jo Nesbo
- I'm not quite convinced on him yet - Blood on Snow
was my 3rd book from him.Charles Bukowski
has been enjoyed in the past with more to come in the future, but the short story collection I read had a few flat notes.
Young gun Mark J. Newman
writes the short, sharp, snappy violent gangster crime books I like to read. Two down from him, with two to go!
Gender analysis - no surprises here - 9 male, 2 females
I think 6 authors hail from the US
, though Charles Bukowski
was actually born in Germany
3 authors are English
, 1 Scottish
, 1 from Norway
All 11 were fiction, 1 was a collection of short stories.
7 were published this decade - with 1 from 1970s, 3 from the 90s.
8 of the 11 books were pre-owned! 1 came from the publisher, 2 from the authors.Favourite cover? Elmore Leonard - Maximum BobSouth of No North
is my second favourite cover.
My reads were this long 304 - 51 - 358 - 330 - 258 - 310 - 104 - 294 - 298 - 192 - 188
Total page count = 2687 (890 in December)
0 < 50,
1 between 51 < 100,
3 between 101 < 200,
3 between 201 < 300,
4 between 301 < 400,
0 > 400 pagesBarbara Vine's King Solomon's Carpet
was the longest @ 358.