Jul 19, 2017

Just a list

of books I have not finished lately.

The Girl Before - JP Delaney - Not badly written or edited but what's the point?

Flesh and Blood - Patricia Cornwell - If you have insomnia, try this. When did this series become such a snore and a bore?

Until Proven Guilty - J.A. Jance - I just read the synopsis I linked to and I don't remember this book at all and it was less than a month ago that I attempted to read it. Enough said.

Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson - What's the definition of insane - Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Why do I torture myself with attempting to read anything this woman writes. Who says I'm not an optimist. This is a Jackson Brody book and I liked the first one and then it all went down hill.

Mercies in Disguise - Gina Kolata - Non-fiction, a rarity for me. Read probably the first third, scanned through to the end.  Why I took this out of the library I have no idea.

The Chinese Shawl - Patricia Wentworth - I've read the first two books in this series and now I just cannot read any more books set in Great Britain in the early 20th Century featuring a plucky young woman. Stick a fork in me, I am done!

Lonely Hearts - John Harvey - Meh. Just didn't care; didn't even read the end to find out who dunnit.

Different Class - Joanne Harris I simply did not care - not a whit. No more books that take place in any part of Great Britain during the middle of the 20th Century!

The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry I should have liked this book, I didn't. I like supernatural type stuff; I like mysteries and haunted houses and all of that but this one was too girly for me. Too romance-y.

The Solitary House - Lynn Shepard I kinda like the beginning of this book and then - Yawn! I also took out the next book in this series A Fatal Likeness which I never even opened. What did I say about books set in England in the 20th Century - let's now include books set in Great Britain in the 19th century as well.

Were there any books I've cracked open (so to speak) over the last two months that I enjoyed? Yes. There were one or two, and aside from The Poisoner's Handbook - Deborah Blum, they were free ebooks of little or no literary import or interest and I probably scrolled through most of them BUT at least I finished them.

I am currently dragging myself through "Every Dead Thing" by John Connolly. I don't think I am going to make it to the end.

(The links are mostly reviews and they should open in a new tab or page, depending on how you have your browser configured.)