Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

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The Reversal by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Finished The Reversal, the third book in the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly. This one has a number of interesting twists starting with Haller being recruited as an independent prosecutor for the retrial of a 20 year old murder case.
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This Is How You Lose The Time War — Latest Read

My latest read was This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. This 2019 novella is an epistolary story, a series of letters between the two main characters, Red and Blue. They are agents for two warring empires fighting a battle across time.
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Ryan’s Christmas — Latest Read

Just finished reading Ryan's Christmas by LJ Ross. This is the 15th installment in Ross's DCI Ryan series. This is a short quick read that was released on Christmas Day 2019.
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The Last Campaign — Latest Read

Just finished The Last Campaign, the second book in Martin L. Shoemaker's Near-Earth Mystery series. I read the first book, The Last Dance, last year. Since I wasn't sharing each book I was reading then, I thought I would cover them both here.

The Brass Verdict — Latest Read

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly is the second book in the Mickey Haller series. Not sure if Haller draws you in the same way that Harry Bosch did, but both books have been ok reads and have book 3, The Reversal, downloaded to read next.
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Still Life by Louise Penny — Latest Read

I am getting caught up on both the Bosch and DCI Ryan series that I have been reading, so thought I would look for another mystery series. Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series was recommended and available on KU, so I decided to check it out.

Citadel by Marko Kloos — Latest Read

Just finished up Citadel by Marko Kloos, book 3 in his Palladium Wars series. Kloss is known for his military science fiction Frontlines series. All three books have been quick reads. Kloos tends to leave each with key elements unanswered. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Borderlands — Latest Read

Just finished Borderlands by LJ Ross, Book 14 in the DCI Ryan series. As always in a DCI Ryan story, this story features a stunning setting in Northumberland in the United Kingdom. This time the primary setting is the Otterburn Training Area, a military facility in the Northumberland National Park. The story highlighted the Cheviots, a range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

The Lincoln Lawyer — Latest Read

Got to the point in Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch book series where the characters Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller really cross. Decided I would stop and go back and read the Mickey Haller books starting with The Lincoln Lawyer before reading The Crossing.
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Autonomous by Annalee Newitz — Latest Read

Finished up Autonomous by Annalee Newitz earlier this week. For the past year, I have been trying to blend more recent works of fiction into my reading list. When I read the blurb, it was obvious the book would be advocating strong political and social positions, but the reviews indicated it was a book worth reading.
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Penshaw by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Penshaw by LJ Ross is the thirteenth book in her DCI Ryan series. This one takes you into the history of the miners' strike in the 1980s.
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Chasing Fireflies — Latest Read

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin was an interesting summer read. Martin is a Florida author and this 2008 book was ranking pretty consistently on the Kindle lists, so I decided to check it out.