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Showing posts from March 25, 2018

The Quarterly Reading Report

It's been waaaaaay too long since I posted a Quarterly Reading Report . I'm about to amend that situation. I have lucked on some pretty spectacular reading in 2018 so far--some recent publications but most not--and I'd be a bad friend if I didn't share these titles with you. In the excellent crime detective/thriller department, we have Yrsa Sigur ðardóttir 's THE SILENCE OF THE SEA , which I've already posted about . It was the perfect book for atmospheric Iceland. I also loved Tana French's THE TRESPASSER . Set in Dublin, Ireland (I think 80% of what I love best about a crime detective/thriller is that it is placed in an incredibly interesting setting), the protagonist is a difficult (and therefore interesting) woman in a man's world working the hardest case of her life. The writing is super in this engrossing page-turner. I got to fill in some sad gaps in my consumption of books written in the 80s and 90s and early Oughts. Also a thriller, Pete