I managed to finish seven books this month.
- In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George was an old book by one of my favorite authors. I always enjoy her books. It was another Inspector Lynley novel. There are few better mystery writers, in my opinion, than Elizabeth George
- Everyone Dies by Michael McGarrity was a fun read. McGarrity lives in and writes about New Mexico, and I really enjoy his books. This one was especially fun because I knew the places he was talking about. His main character is a cop, now Police Chief in Santa Fe.
- Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen. What more do I need to say. Hiaasen is hilarious! I really enjoyed this book.
- Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton was a book I have intended to read for a long time and just now finally got around to it. I used to read Wheaton’s blog and knew I would enjoy the book. It is, as far as I can tell anyway, very honest. If you haven’t read it, please do.
- The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander was interesting to me because it provided more information about a subject I was already very interested in: Shackleton’s trip to the Antarctic. The author used journals of the men who accompanied Shackleton, providing more insight into the man and the trip. I recommend it if you are interested in the topic at all.
- Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a quick, easy read. I haven’t read a lot of Sherlock Holmes, and I enjoyed this set of stories.
- Roads Not Taken edited by Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt was a series of alternate history short stories. A lot of alternate history seems to focus on war, and this collection was no exception. I enjoyed the other stories more just because I am not into reading about World War II.
It was, as I had hoped, a good month for reading. I have finished my first November book already and can’t wait to start on another one!