Random (but not really)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The BOOKS of MAY

Yup, the weather definitely changed this month so we were able to get out and go hiking. That’s not a bad thing, because I love to hike. Just means I read fewer books this month.

So, I can’t say that I read a lot of excellent books this month. I’ve been trying to finish the Elvis Cole series, but the later books are often Joe Pike books, and the last book I read just… it wasn’t what I wanted out of an Elvis Cole book.

I re-read Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel which was excellent. I believe there is a fair amount of misunderstanding about Galilelo’s Catholic faith. This book–which contains letters his daughter wrote to him–makes it clear that despite his treatment by the Catholic hierarchy, he never lost his faith in God, or even in the Catholic church as an institution. Which is what makes the story so fascinating.

Mystery

Elvis Cole & Joe Pike
The Forgotten Man (2005) Robert Crais
The Watchman (2007) Robert Crais
Chasing Darkness (2008) Robert Crais
The First Rule (2010) Robert Crais
The Sentry (2011) Robert Crais
Taken (2012) Robert Crais

Non-Fiction, History and Science

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love (1999) Dava Sobel

Audio Books, Mystery

The Shape of Water, Audible Version (1994/2006) Andrea Camilleri narrated by Grover Gardner
Spenser
Looking for Rachel Wallace, Audio Version (1980/1987) Robert B. Parker narrated by Michael Prichard
A Savage Place, Audio Version (1981/1987) Robert B. Parker narrated by Michael Prichard
Early Autumn, Audio Edition (1981/1992) Robert B. Parker narrated by Michael Prichard

Stats wise, as I said, we were finally able to really go hiking this month, so I read only (HA!) eleven books this month. And four of them are audio books that I listen to while we travel or while I walk.

As far as genre, except for Dava Sobel’s book, everything else was mystery.

And male authors caught up more this month, with only that single book by a female author. That puts male authors ahead 52 to 40 so far this year. However, I think I am done trying to finish Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole series, so we’ll see how that changes things in the coming months.

Thus closes May’s reading.

Powered by WordPress

books main pictures cats e-mail