Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The House of Memories, Monica McInerney

This is really different to Monica McInerney's usual offerings.  It's the very poignant story of Ella O'Hanlon, whose son has been killed in a tragic accident.  Ella runs away to London, trying to escape her grief only to find that's impossible.

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

I wonder if I would have come across this one if not for the revelation of the true identity of the author, who turned out to be J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame.  I liked it very much, and now am waiting for the next in the series - I'm assuming there will be a part 2 because it is identified as Cormoran Strike #1.

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I'd had this one on the Kindle for a while, but put off reading it because of all the hype surrounding the series.  I tend to be a bit dubious about that, but its turn came up, and I'm very glad it did.  I really liked the story of Katniss and the Hunger Games was well done.  Catching Fire (part 2) is now on the TBR list.

Even the Wicked, Lawrence Block

Another favourite series with Matthew Scudder as the protagonist.  Very satisfying read.

The Black Ice, Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly's series of Harry Bosch books is one of my great favourites, which I started re-reading a while ago, and still like them.