Doesn't seem 5 minutes since I wrote 'Books read in June'... now I'm writing, 'Books read in July'! Frightening.
Anyway, moving swiftly on, I read 9 books this month - same as last month oddly enough - perhaps I've moved on a bit from my average of 6. Maybe. Regardless, it was a good reading month quality-wise and that's what counts.
41. The Body in the Ice - A.J. MacKenzie
42. The Hog's Back Mystery - Freeman Wills Crofts.
43. 21st. Century Yokel - Tom Cox. Not reviewed as time's been a bit short this month.
Wonderful book, written with a lot of love I think.
44. Maigret and the Old People - Georges Simenon. Very underwhelmed by this one so did not review.
45. Desert Noir - Betty Webb.
46. How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny.
47. Perfume from Provence - Winifred Fortescue. Another book not reviewed because of lack of time.
48. Unnatural Death - Dorothy L. Sayers.
49. An Incomplete Revenge - Jacqueline Winspear. To be reviewed.
So 9 books, 2 non-fiction, 7 fiction, all of those murder mysteries. It was such a good reading month, with ony one dud, that it's too difficult to choose a favourite. All but one of the crime stories were excellent and written by my favourite crime writers of the moment. So lucky to have such a good pool of 'go to' authors such as Louise Penny, Martin Walker, Jacqueline Winspear, Freeman Wills Crofts, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elly Griffiths and others that I've just started reading and will probably add to the list soon, such as A.J. MacKenzie, Damien Boyd, Betty Webb, Michael Gilbert. My cup runneth over.
My current reads:
Black Roses by Jane Thynne is a 1930s crime story, the main character being an actress working in Germany during the rise of the Nazi party. Fascinating. Blue River, Black Sea by Andrew Eames is about the author's journey along the Danube by bike, so two books about Germany although the author of the latter has just crossed into Austria. I seem to be reading quite a lot about this area of Europe this year.
Not sure what the plan is, reading-wise, for August, some of these I suspect:
Happy August reading!