Books 8-20

May. 31st, 2016 11:23 am
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(Or, part two of the long-overdue book backup)

8. As Chimney-Sweepers Come To Dust, by Alan Bradley

I liked this, but I didn't love it as much as previous Flavias. I feel that all that background-y stuff about the secret organisations is becoming a bit ... weird? Thoughts, anyone?

9. Total Control, by David Baldacci
10. The Target, by David Baldacci
11. First Family, by David Baldacci

Okay, so the first one of these was mildly enjoyable mostly for retro-fun and the big bad turning out to be a Trump By Another Name, but I hated the second and have no idea why I even read the third. Yeah, no. Not going to read again. Too dumb.

12. Tuesday's Gone, by Nicci French

I read the first one in this series last year, and if I recall correctly, found it mostly okay but not that intriguing. I liked the second one much better, especially the way that the over-reaching arch was set up.

13. The Taming of the Queen, by Philippa Gregory

This is the one about Kateryn Parr. It was enjoyable, mostly, but a few things were a bit weird. Like when she basically had Kateryn quote the Tilbury speech to Elizabeth, implying that she made it up all along.

14. Waiting for Wednesday, by Nicci French
15. Thursday's Child, by Nicci French
16. Friday on my Mind, by Nicci French

I continue to like the series, and wait for my library to have the Saturday book. I was a bit disappointed though about the Sandy development in Thursday and Friday, I feel that the character deserved more. Still very nice mysteries though.

17. The Shepherd's Crown, by Terry Pratchett

Oh, Pterry. I will miss you.

18. Call the Midwife, by Jennifer Worth

Absolutely fascinating to see where the idea for the show started and Jennifer Worth is a really interesting narrator (though she could have benefitted from a better editor). But is it sacrilege to say I like the nuns on the show better?

19. The Sacred Art of Stealing, by Christopher Brookmyre

Two thumbs up! Very enjoyable, irreverent read. Not for the faint of heart :)

20. Thin Air, by Ann Cleeves

I think what I like best about the Shetland mysteries is not the crime story but the fact that they always make me want to emigrate to the Shetlands.

Whew! All caught up now!
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