Despite a very chaotic month, I managed to read a few books. I was too lazy to blog about most of them. Sorry. Here they are.
Show Boat - Edna Ferber
I didn't like this one as much as I liked So Big. I plan to read Cimarron one of these days.
Death on the Dragon's Tongue - Margot Arnold
The Toby Glendower / Penny Spring archeological mysteries are usually good. I like them so much that I tracked them all down on the Internet. This one, which took place in Brittany, didn't hold my attention. Maybe that was because I read it in the middle of some of the aforementioned chaos.
My Mother Was Nuts - Penny Marshall
This was purely a distraction for me. I came away with a completely different perception of Penny Marshall, of Laverne and Shirley, actress and director. I didn't think it was particularly well written and it jumped around a lot. It was more like a casual chat than an autobiography.
City of Shadows - Ariana Franklin
I especially enjoyed City of Shadows, a suspense / murder novel about a woman who pretended to be, Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. It's got a kicker of a surprise ending.
The Abbey Court Murder - Annie Haynes
Annie Haynes is all the rage at the moment. I bought three of her mysteries for a few dollars for my Kindle. This one was good, so I'm eager to read the others. This was one of those books where I wanted to reach into the pages and shake a few people for being idiots, though.
Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger
I also liked Thunder Bay, which is one of the series about Cork Corcoran, an ex-sheriff who solves mysteries in Minnesota. It's full of action and I like the deep woods locales.
I hope to do better in November