May 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Last month I read nine books, all novels this time. I read a couple for the summer reading program, and discovered two new to me authors.

monthly reading wrap up graphic

I read my first title from Gayle Roper, Shadows on the Sand, a mystery in New Jersey with ties to a cult out west.

Shadows on the Sand (Seaside Mysteries)

I also read my first novel, Protect and Defend, by Vince Flynn, who unfortunately died a few years ago. I will read all his titles as I enjoyed the suspense and military aspect of his plot.

Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn

I also read two more titles by Terri Blackstock, both very good also. They are the first two titles in her Sun Coast Chronicles series. I had to wait for the third from a different library, and will read it later this month.

Evidence of Mercy by Terri Blackstock                                        Justifiable Means by Terri Blackstock

For my book-to-movie category for the summer reading program, I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It gave me insight on what it was like in the south during the 60s and what those maids had to deal with. I then watched the movie and enjoyed it almost as much as the book.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I also read a mass paperback mystery, By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates which was okay, but not spectacular.

By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates

And for my one word title for summer reading, I read Caught by Harlan Coben. I like all his books, because they are mostly clean without a lot of language that bogs a story down and they always have a twist or two and suspense which I enjoy.

Caught by Harlan Coben

I also read another installment in Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering mystery series, which take place in the 20s and 30s in England. They are nice gentle stories from an era and place I’m always interested in.

Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering

I also read another Miss Silver mystery, Miss Silver Deals with Death, the sixth in that series. They are always good and clean, from the 30s and 40s in England.

Miss Silver Deals With Death by Patricia Wentworth

It was a great month for reading!

Do you join a summer reading program at your library?

Happy reading!



2 thoughts on “May 2017 Reading Wrap Up

  1. Didn’t join a reading program, but found a “new” author. Her name is Louise Penny and she writes a nifty mystery. Started with Still Life—her first book—and have moved on to her second —A Fatal Grace. Bring on the heat and humidity, I’m ready to stay in my air conditioned home and bask in the excitement of murder and mayhem.


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