My latest read was Wide Awake by Steven Konkoly. This is the third book in the Devin Gray series. This one was a very fast read. There was lots of military tech and action like the earlier books. The plot development was shallow and predictable.
I finished Failure Mode by Craig Alanson this week. This is book #15 in the Expeditionary Force series. It had been positioned as the last book in the series, but Alanson has announced that a sixteenth book, Aftermath, is planned for this December. Ending can be difficult. This one has its flaws, but Alanson did ok. I will miss the Joe and Skippy show.
Just finished Match Game by Craig Alanson. This is book #14 in the Expeditionary Force series. I have been powering through the last half of this series all summer. This one moves the story in an unexpected direction as Alanson wraps up the series. Will be interesting to see how he ties it all up.
Just finished Fallout by Craig Alanson. This is book #13 in the Expeditionary Force series. I have been reading one of these each month for the past year to stay immersed in the storyline. This one leverages all the elements that Alanson has used to make this an enjoyable series.
My latest read was Breakaway by Craig Alanson. This is the twelfth book in the Expeditionary Force series, the continuing escapades of Joe, Skippy and the Merry Band of Pirates.
My latest read was Brushfire by Craig Alanson. This is Book 11 in the Expeditionary Force series. This is a solid story with many plot turns setting the stage for the last third of the series. I am reading through the last two-thirds of this series as a long summer read.
My latest "read" was actually the two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force Mavericks series, Deathtrap and Freefall. This is a spin-off of Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. Like the main series, Alanson's world-building and story arcs in the Mavericks series are well done. The development of some of the key characters from the early books in the main series was solid. It was actually a nice break from the "Joe-Skippy" show in the main series.
My latest "read" was actually the next two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. I read Valkyrie (Book 9) and Critical Mass (Book 10) in May and June. Both of these entries in the series had complex plotlines and big "cliffhangers" at the end.
I finished Trinity by Leon Uris last week. This novel explores the history of Ireland from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Despite how popular it was when it was released in 1976, this book never made my "TBR" list. When it came up on sale recently, I decided to give it a read.
Just finished Lady's Well by LJ Ross. This is book 20 in the DCI Ryan Mysteries series. This story is another easy read from Ross that blends an appealing cast of characters and the Northumberland setting.
Just finished The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. This is the second book the Osman's Thursday Murder Club Mystery series. The Thursday Murder Club series is set in a luxury retirement village in the UK where four residents gather to investigate crime cases.
My latest read was A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke. This is the fourth book in the Dave Robicheaux series. This is more than just a detective novel; it's a deep dive into the heart and soul of its characters and setting.