Here we go again with more books! Daily reading is one of my favourite – and fast – ways to pamper and get some self-preservation! As you will quickly realise, I have a penchant for cozy mysteries and seldom read non-fiction. I very rarely buy books, preferring to borrow them from our wonderful Danish local libraries (I have lots of library tours on this YouTube series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9Cl9A30CHOtlnmwQxk-CTy )! I use eReolenGlobal and Libby apps to find/read/listen to books, plus Goodreads to track what I’ve read. I love listening to books while I work in the garden or do housework! Here’s another round-up…
The Safety Net (Inspector Montalbano #25) by Andrea Camilleri What can I say? I love this entire series and these are the only books I buy to have a physical copy. Not one of the best Inspector Montalbano books but I always enjoy the setting and the characters. My rating: three out of five.
The Ghosts of Galway (Jack Taylor #13) by Ken Bruen. I’ve never read Ken Bruen’s books but I have listened to several on audiobook – and love them, despite them being full of expletives! Narration is brilliant. As with Bruen’s previous books in the series, you can expect dry and dark humour and seething social commentary. Jack Taylor is an anti-hero, thrown out of the Irish Garda police, now working as a private eye but spends most of his time drinking his life away and swearing. My rating: four out of five.
The Old Reliable by P.G. Wodehouse. I found a copy of this at our local book exchange. As much as I love P.G. Wodehouse (one of my favourite authors), this one wasn’t fantastic though there were a lot of great one-liners. My rating: three out of five.
The Master Key by Masako Togawa. This one started off well – lots of connected stories about old ladies living in a shared appartment building in post-war Tokyo – but became so crazy that I got tired of it. My rating: three out of five.
The House in the Woods (Atticus Priest #1) by Mark Dawson. I found this by accident, a free audiobook. Really clever murder mystery, exciting plot and would make a great winter read (it starts at Christmas). Excellent narration. Looking forward to listening/reading more from Mark Dawson. My rating: four out of five.
In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus #22) by Ian Rankin. Picked up this book at one of our Clothes Swap parties. I’m fairly new to the Rebus books but have enjoyed being “back home” in Edinburgh and it’s always funny to read about familiar places. This particular Rebus dragged a bit for me. In future I’ll stick to the audiobooks. My rating: three out of five.
If you’re looking for more book suggestions and reviews, my dear friend Sue (formerly a book seller, now a librarian) has a great book blog! http://bookaliciousbabe.blogspot.com/ Please check her out and say hi from me!
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