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May 2020: Books I Read Last Month

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Written by Graeme Hi everyone,

Welcome to May. Hope all is well during this crazy time and you are at least using books as a medium to distract yourself from the going ons in the world right now.

I had a decent enough month reading. I’m quite busy with my own work and we’re actually working on something big here for BSIO that I will talk about later so that has kept me busy.

I did manage to get SOME reading down however. Let’s get to that:

The Closers by Michael Connelly: Over the past few months I’ve been slowly working my way through the Harry Bosch universe. I really am enjoying this series however I feel like I will read 2-3 books at a time then take a break. This one has Bosch working in a department that deals with closed cases and one closed case in particular. I really enjoyed this and I hope Bosch works within this department for at least a few future books. I enjoyed the process of digging into something that took place 20 years ago and this was one of my favourite Bosch books.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly: I absolutely LOVED this one. What I really liked about it was it didn’t seem like the regular Connelly books. I love good legal thrillers and that’s what this one was. Being able to picture Matthew McConaughey in the role as Haller really helped too of course. It’s been awhile since I got to do a “book then a movie” so it was nice to do that too.

Power Down by Ben Coes: I was in the mood for a spy thriller or a badass thriller or whatever you want to call it. I had read this one many years ago when it debuted but I hadn’t read anything else in this series. I decided to give it a try again. My memories of it were correct in terms of it starts rather clunky with some tough scenes on top of an oil rig and a dam – but it gets better as time goes on and I ended up really enjoying it. It motivated me to read the next one in the series.

Coup d’Etat by Ben Coes: I enjoyed this one too, although it was a bit too heavy on the “America is great” deal. However I still really enjoyed the book regardless. That sort of thing might be a turn off for some people but I’m able to ignore it and really enjoyed the book. I’ll continue reading this series for sure.

Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman: This was a very solid standalone thriller. One of those that start a bit frustrating with mystery after mystery to get you hooked. I’m getting a bit annoyed by that trope these days. Despite that I really enjoyed it. It’s about a man who wakes up on a beach and he has no idea how he got there.

What did you read in April?

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2 Responses to “May 2020: Books I Read Last Month”

  1. Joan Kemp: 2 years ago

    I’ve just recently discovered you and love reading this site. I have ask….since you seem to like thrillers as i do…have you read Presumed Innocent by Turow. It was one of the few books that i “couldn’t put down”

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Oh yes that was one of those books I read many years ago. Incredible book. I always meant to read more in that series but never actually did. Maybe I’ll start that again soon.


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