April 2, 2017 | 4 comments
In spite of reading 21 books in March, I feel like I’m getting into a reading slump. With the exception of a few of the books from last month, most of them were only ok and far from great or exciting reads. I also did not read anything in Swedish last month, or make any progress on Les Miserables.
Passing Strange by Ellen Klages ★★★★ (4.5)
Ebook | 224 pages (Read March 2-4)
This historical fiction (with a dash of magic) about a group of women in 1940 San Francisco was without a doubt the highlight of March for me. It is a beautifully written story that was hard to put down and I also love the cover. Big thanks to Kazen for recommending it.
The Dead Room by Chris Mooney ★★★★ (4.5)
Paperback | 458 pages (Read March 24-26)
I finally got around to continuing this series that I started (and loved) in 2015. The third book in the series did not disappoint. This time, crime scene investigator Darby McCormick investigates multiple cases where neither the victims, nor all the people involved in the investigation, are who they claim to be, and Darby cannot be sure who to trust. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
The Ice Queen by Nele Neuhaus ★★★★ (4.5)
Audiobook | 15 hours (Read March 4-9)
This is the third book (and first I’ve read) in a crime series set in Germany. It had everything I want from a crime novel: great characters and an interesting plot that kept me guessing until the very last chapter. I will definitely be reading more from this series soon.
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs (audio) | Nemesis by Agatha Christie (audio) | Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum | High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2 by Clint Willis (audio) | The Lewis Man by Peter May | Epic: Stories of Survival from the World’s Highest Peaks by Clint Willis (audio) | Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie (audio) | Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie (audio) | After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (audio) | The Chessmen by Peter May | Coffee, Tea, or Murder? by Jessica Fletcher (audio) | Panning for Murder by Jessica Fletcher (audio) | Margaritas and Murder by Jessica Fletcher (audio) | Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs (audio)
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