Denise701 2019 Reading Marathon

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Denise701 2019 Reading Marathon

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1Denise701
Maio 24, 2019, 12:19am

Hi--Here's my list so far. I was teaching in the spring, or else I would have read more. :)

Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The White Darkness by David Grann
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barjer
Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
A Study in Honor by Claire O'Dell
Down the River Unto the Sea
Splendor in the Dark by Margaret George
Little by Edward Carey
Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
The Black Ascot by Charles Todd
The Vanishing Man by Charles Finch
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon
A Question of Belief by Donna Leon
The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
Who Slays the Wicked? by C.S. Harris

2dchaikin
Maio 24, 2019, 8:54am

Welcome Denise. Hoping you’re enjoying a summer break. Any favorites?

3NanaCC
Maio 24, 2019, 10:26am

Welcome!

Looking at your list, I see Transcription which I really enjoyed. I haven’t read anything by Alexander McCall Smith in a while. I might put one of the next in a series on my list to read soon. I’m not as far as you in the Ian Rutledge series, but I do enjoy it.

4rhian_of_oz
Maio 25, 2019, 7:07am

Welcome Denise. How did you find Nine Lessons? There was probably a bit much relationship angsting (I know, not a word) in the last couple for my liking so I'm hoping she gets back to more mystery.

5Denise701
Maio 26, 2019, 1:42am

>4 rhian_of_oz: I completely agree with you about the relationship business. I don't know why I keep reading this series, honestly. I picked up the book at the library and then I put it down and picked it up again. At this point, I guess it's like visiting relatives. But I did find the mystery interesting, so perhaps it needs more Archie and less Josephine, or just more Josephine detecting. I do like Archie, though.

6Denise701
Editado: Maio 26, 2019, 1:54am

>2 dchaikin: I have to say that my favorites were the Mike Chen novel Here and Now and Then, Little by Edward Carey, The White Darkness by David Grann, and Good Omens. I guess those are pretty different from one another, but they are the ones that stuck with me. The Chen novel is a sweet time travel adventure, and Little is about Madame Tussaud as she grows up. The Grann book is a true story about an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Antarctic solo (with photos), and Good Omens is about and angel and a demon trying to prevent the apocalypse. It's funny as h*ll. But that's the kind of reader I am--I like different kinds of books and always have three or four going at the same time, which isn't always a good thing, but "some days you feel like a nut and some days you don't."

I have a short break now, but I am teaching one online class. I designed a class that is a sort of history of the mystery. I wanted college kids to read some books that might encourage them to pick up others in the genre. So they read Poe, Doyle, Morrison, Sayers, Orczy, Christie, Chandler, and Joe Ide IQ. So it's pretty fun to teach. I have had several students ask me about other books they might like, so I feel good about that.

7NanaCC
Maio 26, 2019, 9:31am

>6 Denise701: That sounds like a fun class. Will you replicate it during the fall semester, or is it a one off?

8dchaikin
Maio 28, 2019, 1:05pm

>6 Denise701: your class sounds terrific. Maybe I would read mysteries now if I had had that kind of class. : )

Of the four you mentioned, I’m only familiar with Good Omens, have a copy mixed in with our discworld books, but I haven’t read it. Noting the other three, especially Little.