Saturday, June 22, 2019

13. City of Mirrors

By Justin Cronin (598 pp)

Finally finished this trilogy! It was excellent. You always wonder how an author is going to pull off ending an epic series and this one was just fine. Recommend.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

12. The Twelve

By Justin Cronin (588 pp)

A reading frenzy going on here. I had a long weekend away and this book is easy to zoom through. More post-apocalyptic vampire-like creature end of civilization adventures. Book 3 has been sitting here since xmas 2016. Finally cracking it tonight.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11. The Passage

By Justin Cronin (766 pp)

I've had book 3 of this trilogy sitting on my shelf since Xmas 2016. I didn't intend to re-read the first two but I enjoyed The Passage TV series and couldn't remember details. I can't believe how fast I got back into it. Most of the commutes this week were hideous but bus ride went quick when I had this book with me. Military fiddles with vampire-like virus to make super soldiers. The plan goes wrong on every level and the rest of the book is surviving humans trying to keep surviving.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

10. Tiamat's Wrath (Expanse #8)

By James S.A. Corey (531 pp)

These books are so good. This is one of my favorites. More battles in space with great characters and unexpected developments. I've been behind since Christmas of 2016 and it took me 3 weeks to catch up. Now I have to wait for book 9.

Monday, May 27, 2019

9. Persepolis Rising

By James S.A. Corey (549 pp)

Zooming through these books. Lots of crazy stuff happening in space. Why can't people just get along? Love all these characters.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8.5 Strange Dogs (Expanse novella)

By James S. A. Corey (54 pp)(ebook)

Read this on the bus before I started book #7 which I am well into. These books are so good. This one takes place on a colony planet. The inhabitants originally were on a short term research mission but plot things happened and now they live there. A young girl communes with the local fauna and creepy stuff happens.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

8. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse Book 6)

By James S. A. Corey (536 pp)

Finally back to the Expanse Books!! I would have read it faster except it's hardcover and I don't like to take hardcover on the bus. There's a novella to read before I start #7. Battles in space with great characters. Avasarala and Amos are two of my favorite fictional characters in the past few years.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

7. Beginners Luck: Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains

By Malcolm Terence (236 pp)

This is a terrific memoir about life up the Salmon River in NW California. There's a little bit of everything: hippies, commune living, logging, mining, fire fighting, and Karuks. Malcolm has a great story starting in the Bay Area and ending up at Black Bear commune and eventually settling in the area. Also a good history for how tribes/rural areas dealt with government agencies several decades ago.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6. Shrill

By Lindy West (260 pp ebook)

I was a Lindy fan when she wrote for the Stranger and when she wrote for Jezebel. Bob and I love the TV series. I grabbed the book when it was on a discount promotion (this ebook discounts are killing me. I buy SO MANY BOOKS) and I zoomed through it on the bus last week. Love Lindy's voice.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

5. There There

By Tommy Orange (290 pp)

I was out of town last weekend and I brought one book with me and managed to finish it. This is about urban NDNs in Oakland and it's really good. I loved the characters and the way their stories weaved together. Recommend.

Monday, February 25, 2019

4. After theFall Before the Fall During the Fall

By  Nancy Kress (190 pp ebook)

I wanted to read this forever and it turned up on sale in my Bookbub and here we are. These sale books will be the end of me. This is a future ecological disaster story with three timelines. A fast read. I enjoyed.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

3. Bird Box

By Josh Malerman (294 pp ebook)

Just last week I put up a photo of my to read pile (more or less). After fretting about having so many books to read and finding books I'd forgotten about, I had to buy this book (on sale!) and read it immediately. It's been on my list for awhile. I thought it was fun to read but doesn't hold up under scrutiny. I enjoyed. I haven't seen the movie.