Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thanh Ho Delivers

Fiction by Fred Bonnie.

Thanh Ho Delivers

I found this in the book exchange at the library in Shelby County, Alabama. It's by a local author, and I'm always interested in things like that.

The story was pretty good, but unexpected. It's about a Vietnamese girl who flees the fall of Saigon in the mid-seventies and ends up in Birmingham, Alabama, of all places. I liked the book but I wasn't sure about the ending.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Fiction by Mary Anna Evans.

Relics (Faye Longchamp Series #2)

This was an archeological mystery, which is not a genre I've encountered before. It centered around a fictional ethnic group in Alabama,(which shared some traits with existing ones) and was pretty interesting.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A House Divided

Fiction by Robert Whitlow.

A House Divided

This was a good legal thriller with some believeable characters.

I also read recently by this author: The Witness

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Miracle Cure

Fiction by Harlan Coben.

Miracle Cure

This, apparently, was one of Harlan Coben's very early novels that has been re-released. It was pretty good.

It's a medical thriller from the very early 90's about AIDS, so if you are old enough to remember that era and the attitudes that existed --which I am-- you'll find it interesting.

I also read recently by this author: Promise Me

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dean Koontz Frankenstein Series

Fiction by Dean Koontz

The Frankenstein Series 5-Book Bundle: Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, City of Night, Dead and Alive, Lost Souls, The Dead Town

I started reading this series a long time ago and just recently found out that the last two books had been published. I had enjoyed the first books a lot but had forgotten quite a bit about them. So, of course, I had to go back and re read the first three books.

This is an interesting take on the "Frankenstein" theme and an exciting read. I liked the conclusion.

I also read recently by this author: Ashley Bell

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Ice Princess

Fiction by Camilla Lackberg,

The Ice Princess (FjÀllbacka Series #1)

I had some trouble getting interested in this book. I'm not sure what the problem was, but I didn't care as much as I should about who murdered this girl.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Girls in the Garden

Fiction by Lisa Jewell.

The Girls in the Garden

In this story, a woman with two adolescent daughters moves into a house with a communal park in the backyard, and something terrible happens to one of the girls in that park.

It was an interesting story with good characters. I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending, though.