Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

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.
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The Rock by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Finished The Rock by LJ Ross last week. This story was released in May 2021. It is the eighteenth, and latest, novel in the DCI Ryan series that started with Holy Island which was published in December 2014.
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The Crossing by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Finished reading The Crossing by Michael Connelly last week. This 2015 novel finally fully merges the Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller story arcs. Another fast, tight story from Connelly.

Cuthbert’s Way — Latest Read

My latest read was Cuthbert's Way by LJ Ross. This is book 17 in Ross's DCI Ryan series. This book is the second half of the story started in book 16, The Shrine. While many of Ross's novels can be read standalone, I would probably recommend reading from the beginning of the series.
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The Gods of Guilt — Latest Read

I am in the process of catching up on Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller. The Gods of Guilt is the fifth book in the series.

The Fifth Witness — Latest Read

Finished up The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly last week. This is the fourth book in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller.
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The Shrine by LJ Ross — Latest Read

My latest read was the Shrine by LJ Ross. This is the sixteenth book in the DCI Ryan series. It was a quick read, but enjoyable if you are a fan of the series.
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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.