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May 2023: Books I Read Last Month

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Written by Graeme

Hi everyone,

I’m starting to ease into reading more, after a lot of time working on Book Notification.

Honestly, I thought that the time I was spending on that site was the issue in regard to my reading. Now I realize, it’s the weather!

A couple of years ago I bought a hot tub. And when in there, I read 100% of the time. I’m now realizing that when not in the hot tub, I actually don’t read as much at all. Very odd situation. With the weather better in April, I spent more time in there and thus, more reading.

Now I’m aware of that, I’ll hopefully get more reading done out of the top as well. Still didn’t read my usual amount of 2-3 a week. Here’s what I read in April:

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben: Think I’m done with Harlan. This was a standalone novel and I don’t know what’s going on with him, but to hear two FBI agents discuss their nipples during an interview with a suspect? I’ve no idea if he has lost touch with reality or he is writing with an adaptation in mind these days. But, this is now the 4th Coben book in a row I have read that I did not enjoy at all. He’s went from being on my “blindly buy” list to “never buy”. Well – unless he releases a new Myron book!

The Inmate by Freida McFadden: I love Freida. And for 70% of this book, I loved it. Then it went downhill so fast it was scary. Then it got worse, and worse. Then just when I didn’t think it could get worse, the epilogue occured. Like I said – the first 70% was excellent to the point I would give it 10/10. It became 0/10 in the final act due to how ludicrous it got.

DMV by Bentley Little: Excellent book. Not sure who ticked Bentley off down at the DMV, but whoever it was? Thank you! This was one of Bentleys better books for sure.

Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll:The third novel by Teresa featuring Matthew Hill, the private investigator. He is investigating a shooting at a graduation.

Teresa is a great author. I liked the style of this book. I can’t remember if the rest of her books are like this, but she starts the book off with about 10 different mysteries that the characters know about, but we, the reader, don’t. Then she lets us into each mystery one by one. It’s a nice style as it doesn’t feel like she is hiding anything from us. Recommended if you like thrillers or mysteries.

In The Red by Christopher Swiedler: A young adult story about a teenage boy on Mars. He fails his suit test due to suit anxiety, then one night he decides to brave the outside world with a female acquaintance, only for a solar flare to cause catastrophic damage over the planet. It’s young adult so it was an easy read and well-written. Nice change of pace in a book.

The Killing Code by J.D. Kirk: Usual great stuff from J.D. Kirk. The narration by Angus is top notch, and all the cast of characters in these books are more enjoyable every time I listen. Looking forward to the next one.

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3 Responses to “May 2023: Books I Read Last Month”

  1. Marti: 8 months ago

    I have read many of Harlan Coben books. I have read some of his novels and different series. I love his books. I will read the new book myself.

  2. Anita: 1 year ago

    I enjoyed I Will Find you
    by Harlan Coben. It’s the
    1st time I read a Coben
    book & it was a page-turner
    for me. I liked it.

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      I wasn’t a fan at all as mentioned, but if you liked that be sure to read many of his other standalone. They are great 🙂


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