NOVEMBER 2016 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

NOVEMBER 2016 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

November 2016 seems like a long time ago, but hey all the books I read were fantastic and remain fresh in my memory.....haha yeah of course they do.

Eight titles were read in the month and thus far I've reviewed one of them. Only seven behind then!

The eight were.......

Jim Fusilli - Road to Nowhere (The Samaritan Book 1) (2012) - 5 STARS

Grant Jerkins - Abnormal Man (2015) - 4 STARS

Eric Beetner - The Year I Died Seven Times Book 2 (2014) - 4.5 STARS

Jonathan Stone - Dead Letters (2014) 4.5 STARS

Nigel Bird - Beat on the Brat (And Other Stories) (2011) - 4.5 STARS

Carl Hiaasen - Razor Girl (2016) - 3 STARS

Graham Wynd - Satan's Sorority (2015) - 4.5 STARS

John Preston - A Very English Scandal (2016) - 3.5 STARS


Book of the month - Jim Fusilli - Road to Nowhere November's only 5 star read. 

4 x 4.5 stars - Graham Wynd, Jonathan Stone, Eric Beetner and Nigel Bird. 
1 x 4 star rating, Grant Jerkins
1 x 3.5 and 1 x 3 stars - another month where they all entertained me and nothing was a struggle to enjoy.

Carl Hiaasen - bottom of the class with a 3 - I enjoyed it, it just wasn't up to the standard of some of his previous books - Tourist Season and Double Whammy for example.


A bit more trivia or data........

8 different authors.

4 of the 8 were new-to-me authors........  Grant JerkinsJonathan StoneJim Fusilli  and John Preston. I have more from the first three to read.

4 authors have been read before - Nigel Bird, Eric Beetner, Graham Wynd (aka K. A. Laity) and Florida funnyman Carl Hiaasen. All will be read again in the future.

Gender analysis - no surprises here - 7 dudes, 1 lady called Graham!


I think 6 authors hail from the US, and 2 from England,

7 reads were fiction. 1 non-fiction and a trip down memory lane. John Preston's A Very English Scandal concerning itself with Liberal politician Jeremy Thorpe's high profile trial in the 70s. 

1 was a hardback read, 1 a paperback, 6 were Kindle books.

All 8 were published this decade - with 2 from 2016.

5 of the 8 books were pre-owned! 3 came from the publishers.

Favourite cover? John Preston - A Very English Scandal






















Abnormal Man is my second favourite cover. Unusual to say the least.

My reads were this long 217 - 256 - 40 - 30 - 76 - 342 - 106 - 352
Total page count =  1419 (1115 in October)

2 < 50,
1 between 51 < 100,
1 between 101 < 200,
2 between 201 < 300,
2 between 301 < 400,
0 > 400 pages

John Preston's A Very English Scandal was the longest @ 352.




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