Monthly Archives: February 2020

Caffeine~ by Michael Pollen

This is mainly an entertaining and informational listen. (I’m not sure it’s a whole book.)  It was free with my Audible membership. I’ve read two or three books by Michael Pollan and enjoyed them quite a lot – especially The … Continue reading

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Acts of Omission ~ by James S. Bostick

This started slow but at about 1/3 through it  picked up.   It’s different to read a crime novel with no murder victim in it and only one “thriller” type episode.     ******* Acts of Omission by James S. … Continue reading

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Yellow Bird ~ by Sierra Crane Murdoch

This is an important book and it’s very well written,  but the author should not have read it in her whispery, breathy soft voice.  This is true crime!  It’s not “no matter how bad they were, remember when your kids … Continue reading

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A Very Stable Genius ~ by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig 2020 / 466 pgsread by Hilary Huber and authors – 17h 22mrating – 9.5 / current events(both read and listened) I hesitated for several weeks before buying this book/recording.  After … Continue reading

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Furious Hours ~ by Casey Cep

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee2020/ 315 pages rating: 8 / true crime(Both read and listened) Interesting book. There are two main sections involved in this book. One is Harper Lee’s life while the other … Continue reading

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The Holdout ~ by Graham Moore

The Holdout by Graham Moore – 2020read by Abby Craden/ 10h 15mrating:  A / 8  – literary legal thriller ******* I was hooked in at about 1 hour 40 minutes, 20%.    Pay attention,  things change in a heartbeat because something happens … Continue reading

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The Chestnut Man ~ by Søren Sveistrup

Excellent but gory. I started another great one before I wrote the blurb for this – oh dear. This one is about a serial killer in Denmark. It’s like the old Scandi-noir books by Jo Nesbo and others. This one … Continue reading

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Wolf Pack ~ by C. J. Box

Wolf PackBy C. J. Box2019 /read by David Chandler 8h 51mrating – B+ / crime series (book #19)  Not my favorite series but one that always satisfies.  This book is mostly about as good as any of the 18 which … Continue reading

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This Tender Land ~ by William Kent Krueger

This Tender Landby William Kent Krueger 2019 Read by Scott Brick – 14h 19mRating – 7.5  / historical fiction  I’ve read a few of Krueger’s books,  Iron Lake (the first of his Cork O’Connor series), another of that series and Amazing Grace, … Continue reading

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Quichotte ~ by Salman Rushdie x2

Quichotteby Salman Rushdie 2019 / 398 pagesread by Sasha Rotermund 15h 38mrating – 8.75 / contempt lit fiction my 1st review – https://mybecky.blog/2019/11/15/quichotte-by-salman-rushdie/******* This was my second read and I often get so much more out of Rushdie’s books on second … Continue reading

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The Pioneers ~ by David McCullough x2

This turned out to be very much worth the second read. There are five main characters and I was better able to follow them in their lives. I was better able to understand the Indian problems and the other issues … Continue reading

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Only the Good ~ 
by Rosemary Reeve

Only the Goodby Rosemary Reeveread by Noah DeBlase 10h 3m rating: B /  legal thriller Jack Hart/Harmony Series #3 In this third book of the Jack Hart trilogy, Harmony is getting over her trauma in Japan and Jack is settling down … Continue reading

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