Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

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."
Angel by LJ Ross Banner

Angel by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Just finished Angel by LJ Ross. This is Book 4 in Ross's DCI Ryan Series. Like the previous books in the series, murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humor set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. Not for everyone, but an enjoyable read.
The Narrows by Micheal Connelly

The Narrows — Latest Read

Finished The Narrows by Michael Connelly last night. This is Book #10 in the Connelly's Harry Bosch series. This 2004 title is actually the sequel to The Poet which was released in 1996.

The Silence — Latest Read

Just finished The Silence by Don DeLillo. I had read a number of articles that recommended DeLillo as a contemporary author worth reading. So when I saw this recently released novel by DeLillo, I added it to my "Want to Read" list.
The Diary of a Man at 50 by Henry James Author and Cover

The Diary of a Man of Fifty — Latest Read

Just hit my reading goal of 26 books for 2020 with The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James. This was a bit of a cheat since it really is only a short story, so I will be doing at least a couple more "real" books before the end of the year.

The Infirmary by LJ Ross — Latest Read

This is the prequel to the DCI Ryan series. This book tells the story of the case and the horrific events that set the stage for DCI Ryan being on Holy Island in Book 1 of the series.
Heavenfield by LJ Ross

Heavenfield by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Just wrapped up Heavenfield by LJ Ross, Book 3 in the DCI Ryan mystery series. I started on the series when someone recommended reading Holy Island, the first book in the series.