Monthly Archives: May 2022

Pride and Prejudice ~ by Jane Austen

Oh my – I was looking at The Murder of Mr Wickhan and trying to think if I remembered P&P well enough to venture into something which was using the same characters for a new plot.  ??? –   Pride … Continue reading

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Your House Will Pay ~ by Steph Cha

This novel is based on the true story of teenager Latasha Harlins who ,a few days after the Rodney King beating in March of 1991, went to the local liquor store in LA to buy some orange juice.  There Latisha was … Continue reading

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The Netanyahus ~ by Joshua Cohen

Just what I needed!  Yes!  Good fiction – really good literary-historical fiction and also quite funny as well. Also, this book is quite a ride.  The book i’s a mixture of fiction and nonfiction so, because it takes place in … Continue reading

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22 Seconds ~ by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

I was so surprised when I read the James Patterson/Maxine Paetro book last Christmas and enjoyed it – it was a Christmas themed book entitled The 19th Christmas and part of the Women’s Mystery Club series. Okay. I thought, let’s … Continue reading

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Bloodlands ~ by Timothy Snyder

My goodness! When this book was selected for the All-nonfiction Reading Group I had no idea it was basically about the mass murder in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and other Baltic states between World Wars 1 and 2. The killers were both … Continue reading

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The Tenant ~ by Katrine Engberg

I had this in my Wish List for some reason and then it went on sale. Sometimes things just don’t work out. After bouncing between thinking pretty good and not good, I really didn’t care for it – not overall. The … Continue reading

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The List by Mick Herron

This is an older Slough House novella, published in 2018 and numbered 2.5 in the order. That’s out of book #s 1-8 so far.   The ListBy Mick Herron2019 /  novella Read by Gerard Doyle 1h 53mRating: A / spy novella#2.5 … Continue reading

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Bad Actors ~ by Mick Herron

Since I went on my binge read of this series back in March of last year, (see https://mybecky.blog/2021/03/ for my reviews) I really feel I ought to keep up.  So I’ve been looking forward to this novel for about 6 months.  Same … Continue reading

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The Dreamseller – by Augusto Cury

This was recommended by a friend whose taste in books is different in many ways, but similar in others. This time it clicked.  (The friend lives in New Zealand.)  The Dreamseller Collection:The Calling and The Revolutionby Augusto Cury 2008translated by … Continue reading

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Franchise ~ by Marcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University where she specializes in Black history. This book won a Pulitzer in History in 2020 and is well worth the read – it is indeed very, very good.   “This … Continue reading

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This Will Not Pass ~ by Jonathan Marin and Alexander Burns

I’d been waiting for this book for about a week and got it a few days ago, the day it was released.  🙂  It certainly has been getting some play on MSNBC.  Sad to say, I’m about half disappointed with … Continue reading

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The Violin Conspiracy ~ By Brendan Slocumb

This is the debut novel by a young black classical musician, a violinist actually, and it’s partlyinspired by some of his own life experiences. The major theme is racism but it’s a good novel – compelling and well written. The … Continue reading

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