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.
- 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.