I read a lot last month, but I got busy and haven’t posted about it until now.
The only non-fiction book I read was #Houston70: The Miracle Journey of Apollo 13 by Phillip Gibson. It is the second book like this by Gibson that I have read. I really enjoy the format – presenting history in a series of tweets. It makes the event accessible to almost anyone, I think.
I read a few novels.
Calamity by Bob B. Bernstein was a good detective story. I enjoyed the fact that the detective was a boat captain, too. This was, as are most of the books I read anymore, a book I got for free for the Kindle app. I would have been willing to pay for it, though!
Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs was another free ebook. It is a romance/mystery and a very light read. I enjoyed it a lot, though; the story was good.
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery is the second thing I have read by M. Louisa Locke. I liked this because the story was good and also because it gives a pretty good picture of like in San Francisco in the late 1800s.
Double Ugly by Jim Murray was a much better book than I expected it to be. It took a while to get into it, but once I did, it was really good. The main character, an Irish policeman, gets a heart transplant that changes his life in many ways. It is a mystery — a little darker than I usually read, but good.
I read a lot of short stories, old ones but well worth the time. I recommend them all.
- “2br02b” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- “The Man with the Twisted Lip” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- “The Adventure of the Crooked Man” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- “The Mystery of the Solitary Cyclist” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- “All Cats Are Gray” by Andre Norton
- “The Gallery” by Rog Phillips
- “Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong” by M. Louisa Locke
Also, I started listening to audiobooks in the car this last month. I downloaded them from Librivox.org. I recommend all of them.
- The Amethyst Box by Anna Katherine Green
- Boston Blackie by Jack Boyle
- The Man Who Fell through the Earth by Carolyn Wells
I especially enjoyed The Man Who Fell through the Earth.