Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Books of 2014 - October

1.Mystery Mile. Fiction by Margery Allingham. Series mystery. (Part of the Albert Campion series.)

2.Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises. Nonfiction by David Long.

3.The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery. Fiction by Sophie Hannah. Sometimes interesting but it's not really the same.

4.Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy Book 3). Fiction by Veronica Roth. HATED THIS.

5.An Expert in Murder. Fiction by Nicola Upson. First in a series. Didn't love it but it showed some skill.

6.The Gyrth Chalice Mystery. Fiction by Margery Allingham. Another one in the Albert Campion series.

7.The Return of Captain John Emmett. Fiction by Elizabeth Speller. Really liked this start. If you like the Ian Rutledge mystery series, you might like this.

8.The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton. Fiction by Elizabeth Speller. Second in the above series. Improves on a few mistakes in the first, but makes some new errors. Still interested to see what else Ms. Speller comes up with.

9.Angel with Two Faces. Fiction by Nicola Upson. Bit of an improvement over the first in the series (#5 above), but still a little too "icky" for my taste.

10.Police at the Funeral.Fiction by MargeryAllingham. Yes, another Albert Campion series mystery. This one may have been my favorite in the series so far (it's the first to not feature some implausibly huge crime syndicate).

What this list tells me, if I didn't already know: I've been feeling stressed, to say the least. This is all easy, comfort, escapist reading. Nothing challenging in the lot.

Totals for October: 10
Fiction: 9 (8 series mysteries and 1 dystopian YA series)
Nonfiction: 1 (and it was a light read)

As always, if you'd like to see my thorough reviews of these (and many other) books, you can find me on Goodreads.

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