Here I am to update you on my reading. It has been picking up a lot — even though I haven’t written about it. I may not have gone back quite far enough (This is October and November.) but you can find anything I may miss on my Books I’ve Read in 2014 page.
Only one non-fiction book since I last wrote: Spirituality 101: For Dropouts of the School of Life (Review for the Final Exam) by Ivan Figueroa Otero, MD. It was interesting, although nothing especially new. It was a free book I got from Amazon. Since I have been feeling a little disconnected from spirituality lately, it was good to be reminded of what I already knew.
I was really able to read a lot of fiction over the last couple months. The books, all of which I read as ebooks that I got for free, include:
- Zombie Day Care by Craig Halloran
The title of this book was so ludicrous that I had to read it. And sure enough, it was about a day care for zombie children. It was a hoot! And I can never look at Mountain Dew the same way again!
- Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
This was a somewhat dated but still excellent book. Japanese businessmen are trying to help the US get its economic edge back — but there is an ulterior motive.
- The Silversmith by Jeff Carson
This was a mystery set in Colorado. I seem to be drawn to books set in my part of the world right now! It was a good read. I have the first book in the series but haven’t read it yet. Have to do that!
- Big Lake by Nick Russell
This was the first book I finished in November. The first of seven! It was a great book. I was surprised right up to the very end. Again, it is set in my part of the US — Arizona this time. It was a fairly fast read because it was so full of twists and turns.
- Murder at Volcano House by Chip Hughes
Another mystery — not set in my part of the country this time. I enjoyed learning a little about Hawaii and its legends as I read a good story. It was a quick read and definitely not taxing in any way, but I enjoyed it.
- Elusive by Sara Rosett
This story was definitely more escapism than anything possible in my reality, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the main character, Zoe, because she is nothing like me.
- Cold Crossover by Tim Kelly
For some reason, I had a hard time getting really going in this book — maybe because the main character is a retired high school basketball coach who now is in real estate. Once I got past that, it was a good book, but I have to admit I don’t remember the ending real well.
- Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan
The main character here is a paranormal investigator — not my usual cup of tea. The book was very good, though. It was definitely a fun read.
- Song of the Sword by K.L. Bauman
I have had this book forever, but for some reason I had never gotten around to reading it before. I am glad I finally took the time to do it. Fantasy is sometimes difficult for me to read, but this one really wasn’t. It was complicated but not too complicated. I really enjoyed it.
- Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R.Winters
This was a really quick, easy read. Tiffany Black works at a casino but finally has a shot at being a real detective. This one won’t tax your brain, but I can almost guarantee you will enjoy it if you are anything like me!
I have already read a couple books this month and will probably get several more read before the end of the year. I’ll let you know!