October's reading in summary.
I kind of struggled in the month to concentrate on my reading which might explain why I watched so many films instead. A break towards the end of October with a few days away with my wife, saw me spending more time loitering in book shops and the book sections of charity shops than actually reading. Hopefully November sees an improvement.
|Nick Triplow - Frank's Wild Years - best book in the month!|
A bit of a stretch considering the length of some of these, but hey hoh - my blog, my rules - 11 books read in the month.
Andrew Nette - Gunshine State (2016) (4.5)
Nick Triplow - Frank's Wild Years (2012) (5)
Stephen Puleston - The Devil's Kitchen (2016) (3)
Aidan Thorn - Criminal Thoughts (2013) (4)
Eric Beetner - The Year I Died Seven Times Book 1 (2014) (4)
Garnett Elliott - The Drifter Detective: Volume 1 (2013) (4)
William Marshall - Yellowthread Street (1975) (4)
Martin Stanley - The Curious Case of the Missing Moolah (A Stanton Brothers thriller) (2014) (4.5)
K. A. Laity - Hard Boiled Witch: Toil & Trouble (Hard-Boiled Witch Book 2) (2014) (4)
K. A. Laity - Hard Boiled Witch: Charms O'erthrown (Hard-Boiled Witch Book 3) (2014) (4)
Adam Maxwell - The Defective Detective: Murder on the Links (2011) (3.5)
Book of the month - Nick Triplow - Frank's Wild Years - October's only 5 star read.
2 x 4.5 stars - Andrew Nette and Martin Stanley.
6 x 4 star ratings,
1 x 3.5 and 1 x 3 stars - another month where they all entertained me and nothing was a struggle to enjoy.
A bit more trivia or data........
10 different authors.
5 of the 10 were new-to-me authors........ Stephen Puleston, Aidan Thorn, Garnett Elliott, William Marshall, and Martin Stanley - I have more from all of them in the library.
5 authors have been read before - Andrew Nette and Nick Triplow have been read one time previously, Eric Beetner has half a book credit to his name - I read Over Their Heads - a novel he co-authored with J.B. Kohl earlier this year. Third go for Adam Maxwell and fourth and fifth time around the block with K.A. Laity.
Gender analysis - no surprises here - 9 dudes, 1 lady - up on September! The lady was read twice.
Could do better Mr Keane.
3 authors hail from the US, 3 from England, 2 from Australia, 1 from Wales, 1 British (Welsh, Scottish or English but unconfirmed.)
All 11 reads were fiction.
1 was a paperback read, 10 were Kindle books.
10 from this decade - with 2 from this year. 1 book from the 1970s.
10 of the 11 books were pre-owned!
Though at a glance a few of them would have been Amazon Freebies when bought.
1 was received from the publisher 280 Steps via an early reviewing website - Edelweiss.
Favourite cover? Gunshine State - Andrew Nette
Garnett Elliott's The Drifter Detective is probably my second favourite cover.
My reads were this long 306 - 216 - 70 - 61 - 41 - 106 - 128 - 106 - 27 - 27 - 27
Total page count = 1115 (1789 in September)
4 < 50,
2 between 51 < 100,
3 between 101 < 200,
1 between 201 < 300,
1 between 301 < 400,
0 > 400 pages
Andrew Nette's Gunshine State was the longest @ 306.