Saturday, August 8, 2009

Reading Update

I just added 23 books to my "Recently Read" list over there...guess I haven't updated in a while.

A slew of them were Terry Pratchett's that I read when I was in such a funk in June. But there have been some others worth mentioning.

The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas Cook, was, if not one of his best mysteries, still a very haunting tale.

The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan is a wonderful first novel. The narrator is 12-year-old Gwennie, who lives in a small Welsh town and becomes intrigues by a mystery in the town and a mystery in her family. Her voice is one that rings very true. Hope the author has a second book in her.

Still Waters by Nigel McCrery is the start of a series of mysteries investigated by DCI Mark Lapslie. When this book begins, Lapslie is called off sick leave, or "gardening leave" as they call it, that he has been on because he suffers from synesthesia and can barely cope with the sensations that flood him when people speak... Interesting character and very creepy mystery.

There were other good ones in the bunch, but these were the ones that got stars beside them in my journal.

1 comment:

Erica said...

Your reading list is always so intriguing and inspiring...thanks for posting it!