Tuesday, June 19, 2012

JUNE 2012

You may have noticed (or maybe not!) that I didn't post a list or reviews last month. I've decided (at least for now) to hang it up. I probably will eventually publish my monthly "What I've read" lists with just a grade for the book, but I have found that trying to do all the "stuff" associated with being an avid reader, like updating my lists at Goodreads and FictFact, trying to write reviews (whether for Amazon or for my own self) and keeping up with this blog, participating in book discussions in various places and the forums at Paperbackswap, etc. detracts from my enjoyment of and also the amount of time I have for the actual reading of books.

Perhaps one day when my situation or my attitude or whatever changes I will come back to this, but for now it will likely be just a quick list of what I've read without any details about my thoughts.

Okay, here is a list of what I have read in May and June 2012, just to catch up. Future months will use this same brief format...title, author, series, format (if no indication, it means it was a plain old print book) and overall grade.

MAY 2012

1. THE JANUS STONE by Elly Griffiths (Ruth Galloway mystery #2) (Kindle) B

2.  THE KILL CALL by Stephen Booth (Cooper & Fry #9) A

3. HEAVEN PRESERVE US by Cricket McRae (Home Crafting mystery #2) (Kindle) B+

4. FUN HOUSE by Chris Grabenstein (Ceepak mystery #7) A

5. GETTING OLD IS MURDER by Rita Lakin (Gladdy Gold mystery #1) (Kindle) A

6. V is for VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone #22) A

7. UNHALLOWED GROUND by Mel Starr (Hugh de Singleton historical mystery #4) B

8. THE VOWS OF SILENCE by Susan Hill (Simon Serrailler mystery #4) (Audio) A

9. THE TYPHOON LOVER by Sujata Massey (Rei Shimura mystery #8) (Kindle) B

10. A BITTER CHILL by Jane Finnis (Aurelia Marcella historical mystery #2) B+

11. LAST RITUALS by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Thora Gundmundsdottir mystery #1) (Kindle) B+

JUNE 2012

1.     THE SNOW QUEEN'S SHADOW by Jim C. Hines (Princess fantasy series #4) A

2.     DOUBLE DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay (Dexter Morgan mystery #6) (Audio) B+

3.     SIREN OF THE WATERS by Michael Genelin (Jana Matinova mystery #1) (Kindle) B+

4.     AS THE CROW FLIES by Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire mystery #8) A

5.     GAMES TO KEEP THE DARK AWAY by Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone mystery #4) (Audio) A

6.     THE STING OF JUSTICE by Cora Harrison (Brehon Mara historical mystery #3) B+

7.     A QUESTION OF BELIEF by Donna Leon (Commissario Brunetti mystery #19) (Audio) B+

8.     DEEP WATERS by Barbara Nadel (Cetin Ikmen mystery #4) A

9.     HEXED by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles urban fantasy #2) (Audio) A+

10. BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS by Christopher Fowler (Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery #8) (Kindle) A+

11. STONE QUARRY by S.J. Rozan (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin #5) A

12. FACE DOWN O'ER THE BORDER by Kathy Lynn Emerson (#11 Lady Susanna Appleton historical mystery) C