Thursday, September 5, 2013
So what did I read in August? A pretty even split between fantasy and mystery.
As always, the book title will take you to my review of that book, the author name will take you to a list of books by that author, and Amazon links will give me a penny or two if you click through and buy.
Death in a Strange Country (1993) Donna Leon
Dressed for Death (1994) Donna Leon
Death and Judgment (1995) Donna Leon
Acqua Alta (1996) Donna Leon
The Fencing Master (1988) Arturo Pérez-Reverte translated by Margaret Jull Costa
I love Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti and Venice and the food–ah the food.
Night Watch (1998/2006) Sergei Lukyanenko translated by Andrew Bromfield
Day Watch (1999/2007) Sergei Lukyanenko translated by Andrew Bromfield
Twilight Watch (2003/2007) Sergei Lukyanenko translated by Andrew
Last Watch (2009) Sergei Lukyanenko translated by Andrew Bromfield
Fade to Black (2013) Francis Knight
Evil Dark (2012) Justin Gustainis
Kitty in the Underworld (2013) Carrie Vaughn
Magic Rises (2013) Ilona Andrews
I love Sergei Lukyanenko’s Night Watch series. For me, the second book is the weakest in the series, but it’s still quiet good, and one you have to read.
Carrie Vaughn and Ilona Andrews are both authors that I automatically pre-order, because I’m almost never let down.
I had this for awhile before I read it, mostly because it was a large, heavy book.
So that’s fifteen books, nine of which were re-reads, three of which were pre-ordered new releases.
I think for the first time this year, I read more paper books than ebooks, due entirely to the re-reads and the pre-ordered new releases.
Trade Paperback: 6
As to the genre break down, fantasy won out this month, but just barely.