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Just put aside (tossed) two highly praised Scandinavian novels, one by Lene Klaaberbol and Agnete Friis: DEATH OF A nIGHTINGALE;  the other by jens Lapidus: NEVER FUCK UP. I daresay the title on the second guaranteed instant reader interest.

The first book is about the suffering of immigrant women and children in Sweden, the theme a repeat of THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, their previous book. Sorry, but I don't believe it and I'm tired of agenda books directed at female audiences. 

The second appears to be hard-boiled crime tracing the path of a young criminal to disaster. I don't need this either.  I don't care about young criminals.

As far as I'm concerned, the new Scandinavian novels are overrated because of previous bestsellers.

Finished Royal Blood now on Naughty In Nice.  Both books by Rhys Bowen.

I had 4 grandsons keeping me busy, so needed some lighter reading. Quite enjoyed the Sebastian St Cyr books by C.S. Harris. 

Over Christmas / New Year managed to catch up with Pink Tide by Jarad Henry, treated myself to the latest Stuart MacBride, A Song for the Dying, and finished Watching You by Michael Robotham. Now I'm about to start on the latest Peter Corris - Silent Kill.

JH1, how are you liking latest Louise Penny mystery? Do tell.  :-)

Don't like Louise Penny at all. Read one and hated it.

Where Serpents Lie by T. Jefferson Parker. 

I'm about to re-read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

Currently rolling around in self-indulgence - Monkey Business by Kathryn Ledson, then In The Morning I'll be Gone by Adrian McKinty, Beams Falling by P.M. Newton and Through the Cracks by Honey Brown... and that's after quite a few other local books as well. 

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John Le Carre. The greatest spy novel of all time (apart from mine).

On the second of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series,  my best reading find in years.

Modern day westerns turned into crime thrillers.

2/3 into Hill Girl by Charles Williams. This was his breakout novel, many years ago. Sold over a million copies. Read his Hard Case Crime reprint, A Touch of Death, last year, and am enjoying this one even more.

Don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask, but several of the folks on this thread seems to read a book a week--or more. Very impressive to me. I try to read about 1 every two weeks. What's typical for you?


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