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Reading report for May 2012

I finished 15 books in May. As spring moved into summer I found myself seeking out typical beach reads – books that can be read quickly without too much effort, mostly mysteries and romances, among them a few rereads. In among the lighter fare there are a few more substantial books, e.g. the James and McCrumb novels, and a couple of non-fiction books. One is a biography of the early life of Elizabeth I of England, and the other Walter Lord‘s history of the sinking of the Titanic. I thought it was about time I read it, considering that this year is the 100th anniversary of that disaster.

The Books:
  • Suzanne Brockmann: Hot Target. Romantic thriller. Reread.
  • Rachel Gibson: Any Man of Mine. Romance, contemporary.
  • Rachel Gibson: True Confessions . Romance, contemporary.
  • Rachel Gibson: The Trouble With Valentine's Day. Romance, contemporary.
  • Rachel Gibson: See Jane Score. Romance, contemporary. Reread.
  • Cyril Hare: Tenant for Death. Mystery.
  • P.D. James: Devices and Desires. Mystery.
  • Diana Killian: High Rhymes and Misdemeanors. Mystery, romantic.
  • Walter Lord: A Night to Remember. History.
  • Sharyn McCrumb: The Songcatcher. Novel, partly historical.
  • J.D. Robb: Divided in Death. Mystery, futuristic.
  • J.D. Robb: Visions in Death. Mystery, futuristic.
  • J.D. Robb: Naked in Death. Mystery, futuristic. Reread.
  • J.D. Robb: Survivor in Death. Mystery, futuristic.
  • David Starkey: Elizabeth. Biography, history.


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