Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

Seven Bridges by LJ Ross Banner

Seven Bridges by LJ Ross — Latest Read

I finished Book 8 in the DCI Ryan Mysteries series, Seven Bridges by LJ Ross, on the last day of March. That let me hit my goal of 9 books for the first three months of the year.
9 Dragons by Michael Connelly Banner

9 Dragons — Latest Read

Just finished "9 Dragons" by Michael Connelly. This one has lots of momentum even for a Connelly story.
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick Banner

Mayflower — Latest Read

Just finished up Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick. This book explores the history of the Plymouth colony over a 71 year period from its charter in 1620 to its absorption into the larger Massachusetts Bay royal colony in 1691.
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Dark Skies by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Wrapped up February with Book 7 in the DCI Ryan Mysteries series, Dark Skies by LJ Ross. Ross builds on her signature mix of a stunning setting, fast-paced plot, and engaging characters.
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordon — Latest Read

Finished up the second book in The Wheel of Time series, The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. Like the other books in the series, this one is a "long" read with a prologue and fifty chapters.
Cragside by LJ Ross Banner

Cragside by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Finished Cragside by LJ Ross over the holiday weekend. This was a quick read. Like most of LJ Ross's work, not the deepest, but a relaxing, enjoyable read.

High Force by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Just finished High Force by LJ Ross. The plot in this one is fairly intense since one of the main characters has been taken by a serial killer and the pace is fast.
The Closers by Michael Connelly

The Closers by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Just finished The Closers by Michael Connelly. This is Book 11 in the Harry Bosch series. It is, essentially, a series reboot that brings Bosch back into the LAPD and returns to Connelly's classic third person narrative style.
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire — Latest Read

Just finished the 2020 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. Character development, plot line, world-building were pretty well done, but fell short as a "great read."