Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Books read during October

It's time to summarize the books I read during October. It's a mixture, this month, made up mostly of lighter mysteries and nonfiction. Fun month!

One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald - Kyle traded one red paperclip for a house, bartering in front of millions on his blog.

Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan - Charlie McNally investigates for Channel 3 in Boston when a woman's lawyer insists she wasn't guilty of her husband's murder, despite her confession.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury - A juvenile novel, but a must read this time of year as Death himself shows eight boys the history of Halloween.

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs - Forensics pathologist, Tempe Brennan, examines clues to the deaths of teenage girls in Quebec, while searching for a childhood friend, connected to Acadia.

Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen - Fun mystery that introduces Elliot Freed, owner of a movie theater that only shows comedies, until a man dies during Young Frankenstein, and Elliot is mad enough to investigate.

Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth D. Samet - Samet became a civilian literature instructor at West Point, while the country was still at peace, but her experiences changed after 9/11.

The Drop Edge of Yonder by Donis Casey - In a mystery set in 1914 in Oklahoma, Alafair Tucker, mother of ten, investigates when her daughter, Mary, witnesses a murder, but can't remember what she saw because she was also hit by a bullet.

Tutu Deadly by Natalie M. Roberts - Introduces the first Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery, in which the dance instructor becomes a suspect when one of her "psycho dance moms" is killed, and the woman's daughter disappears.

Tapped Out by Natalie M. Roberts - Jenny T. Partridge gets caught up in a dance convention gone bad, when instructors disappear, her Volkswagen goes up in flames, and she's attacked by a snowplow.

The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd & John Mitchanson - Short pieces that prove our knowledge about "known facts" to be misconceptions.

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer - Two page historical anecdotes, in chronological order, about the presidents.

Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber - Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, the three Prayer Ambassadors, return to earth to help three people before Christmas, in another warm, funny story.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesa - when reading your selection, I thought you might enjoy The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter. Colleen MacD

Lesa said...

Thanks, Colleen. I'll check it out.