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Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Mon November 30th, 2015, 1:35 am
by Susan
40) The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan; finished 11/29/15

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Mon November 30th, 2015, 1:58 am
by Susan
41) I read A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley back in May and never entered it here. I have loved Susanna Kearsley's books. I've given them all either 4 or 5 stars, so I have high expectations and this one did not meet those expectations. It was slow moving and nothing much happened. Although there is a past and present story, there is none of Kearsley's time slips or supernatural elements here. The present story was more appealing to me and I give Kearsley credit for giving the present story's protagonist Asperpeger syndrome.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Sun December 6th, 2015, 1:44 pm
by Susan
42) The Blue Virgin (Nora Tierney Mysteries #1) by M. K. Graff; finished 12/6/15; A pleasant surprise! I went to school with the author and have postponed reading this (it was published in 2010) in case I didn't like it. It takes place in Oxford, UK and I spent July of this year in a rented house 12 miles away, so Oxford was a place we frequented. The essence of Oxford is captured and the characters are interesting. There are two more books in this series which I will definitely read.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Thu December 17th, 2015, 12:50 pm
by Susan
43) Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym), J.K. Rowling; finished 12/16/15; loved the characterization, but the plot dragged a bit for me. I liked the first two books much better.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Thu December 17th, 2015, 6:38 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Susan wrote:42) The Blue Virgin (Nora Tierney Mysteries #1) by M. K. Graff; finished 12/6/15; A pleasant surprise! I went to school with the author and have postponed reading this (it was published in 2010) in case I didn't like it. It takes place in Oxford, UK and I spent July of this year in a rented house 12 miles away, so Oxford was a place we frequented. The essence of Oxford is captured and the characters are interesting. There are two more books in this series which I will definitely read.
Isn't it the pits when you know the author and you are worried you won't like it? I have a positive STACK of books sitting on the shelf given by author friends that I dread reading.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Thu December 17th, 2015, 10:36 pm
by Susan
MLE (Emily Cotton) wrote:
Susan wrote:42) The Blue Virgin (Nora Tierney Mysteries #1) by M. K. Graff; finished 12/6/15; A pleasant surprise! I went to school with the author and have postponed reading this (it was published in 2010) in case I didn't like it. It takes place in Oxford, UK and I spent July of this year in a rented house 12 miles away, so Oxford was a place we frequented. The essence of Oxford is captured and the characters are interesting. There are two more books in this series which I will definitely read.
Isn't it the pits when you know the author and you are worried you won't like it? I have a positive STACK of books sitting on the shelf given by author friends that I dread reading.
Yes! I postponed reading that book for five years and perhaps would not have read it if I have not spent so much time in Oxford in July.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Sun December 20th, 2015, 2:01 pm
by Susan
44) How Far to Bethlehem? by Norah Lofts, finished 12/20/15; I appreciate Lofts' concept of telling the story through various people and getting a glimpse of how life back then might have been, but sometimes I found these stories and the characters' backstories a bit tedious. And Melchior coming from Pyongyang, now in North Korea was a bit far-fetched for me.

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Thu December 24th, 2015, 6:09 pm
by Susan
45) The Green Remains (A Nora Tierney Mystery, #2) by Marni Graff (also known as M.K. Graff); finished 12/24/15; The author is a high school friend. This one is set in England's Lake District which sounds lovely!

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Tue December 29th, 2015, 1:28 am
by Susan
46) The Scarlet Wench (Nora Tierney Mysteries, #3) by Marni Graff; finished 12/28/15

Re: Susan's 2015 Books

Posted: Tue December 29th, 2015, 11:30 am
by Madeleine
Susan wrote:45) The Green Remains (A Nora Tierney Mystery, #2) by Marni Graff (also known as M.K. Graff); finished 12/24/15; The author is a high school friend. This one is set in England's Lake District which sounds lovely!
It is lovely, although sadly parts of it have suffered terrible flooding recently, with more rain to come :o