Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

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Bamburgh by LJ Ross—Latest Read

I finished up the newest book in the DCI Ryan series by LJ Ross in late April. Bamburgh is the nineteenth book in the series and follows the formula that has made Ross one of the most successful authors on the Kindle platform.

Dark Sacred Night — Latest Read

I finished reading Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly in the middle of April. I have been behind with journaling.This 2018 release brings together Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch for the first time.

Chronos Origins — Latest Read

My latest read was the Chronos Origins series by Rysa Walker. I read the first book back in 2020 because it is based on an interesting take on a time travel trope. I am trying to catch up on series I have already started and this one was next.
The Interdependency by John Scalzi

The Interdependency — Latest Read

My latest read was The Interdependency series by John Scalzi. It is a space opera trilogy. I thought the writing was pretty good and world building was interesting, although Scalzi tends to be less than subtle in expressing his personal political and cultural opinions.
Deepak Malhotra - Author of The Peacemaker's Code

The Peacemaker’s Code — Latest Read

The Peacemaker's Code by Deepak Malhotra was my latest read. Malhotra is a Harvard Business School professor. The story is used to demonstrate some of Malhotra's key theories about negotiation and conflict resolution.
Brad Parks, author of Interference

Interference by Brad Parks — Latest Read

My latest read was Interference by Brad Parks. This is a Michael Crichton style thriller. The story was based on an interesting premise and is pretty well paced. The ending was weaker than expected.
Michael Connelly Talking About Two Kinds of Truth

Two Kinds of Truth — Latest Read

My third book for 2022 was Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly. It is book 20 in Connelly's Harry Bosch series. Connelly intertwines two separate stories in this one. Each had an interesting premise, but seemed like both were a little "light" for Bosch plotlines.
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The Cider House Rules — Latest Read

My latest read is The Cider House Rules by John Irving. I read a few of Irving's books when they were first published, but this one never made my reading list. Not sure my take on the book reflects how other readers have seen it.
Robert Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land — Latest Read

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein was my first book for 2022. I was a big Heinlein fan in college and decided to reread to see if I would feel differently about the book now.
2021 Reading

Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Small changes can make a difference. I continued my daily reading streak and I exceeded my goal to read at least three books a month in 2021 with 44 books.

The Late Show — Latest Read

Finished up 2021 with The Late Show by Michael Connelly. This book launches a new Connelly character, Detective Renée Ballard.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye — Latest Read

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly is the 19th book in the Harry Bosch series. Connelly intertwines two plotlines in this one. It has been interesting to see how Connelly has "extended" the Bosch story arc.