43. Gardens of Stone - Stephen Grady. WW2, the story of a teenage boy in the French Resistance, non-fiction book.
44. The 12.30 From Croydon - Freeman Wills Crofts. Unusual vintage crime story.
45. The Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan. Part one of a fantasy series that portrays dragons as real.
46. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendall. An excellent Inspector Wexford crime yarn about the death of a female vicar.
47. Continental Crimes - edited by Martin Edwards. An anthology of short vintage crime stories.
48. Cruel Crossing - Edward Stourton. How the French Resistance helped escapees from Nazi Germany and allied airmen escape into Spain via The Pyrenees.
49. My Good Life in France - Janine Marsh. Non-fiction... a British couple buy a wreck of a house in France and settle there.
50. The Caves of Périgord - Martin Walker.
So, three non-fiction - a number I'm pleased with - and five fiction. Three decent crime books in there and one good fantasy novel which is a genre I've not read in quite a while. I need to rectify that as I do enjoy a good fantasy book and have quite a few on my tbr pile still. The three non-fictions were all excellent, all concerned France, and all got a five star rating from me on Goodreads.
Choosing a favourite is rather difficult because this was an especially good month, none of the books were disappointing or dragged and I haven't a bad word to say about any of them. I think I'm going to have to call it a draw between a non-fiction and a fiction:
I haven't reviewed The Caves of Périgord by Martin Walker yet, but I will soon as it was so good. Both of these books were excellent reads, both concerned the history of the French Resistance to a greater or lesser extent, and both taught me an awful lot.
And now here we are in September and autumn's on the way, my favourite time of year. Happy reading!
wow you did super... which is becoming your norm! It's odd for me not to be reading so many like you..many reasons but depressing lol. But... still slowly reading. There is always a book by my chair!
(Just worked for 10 hrs in two days to have LJ all fixed. I had to delete about 5 posts but now it is "whole" again)
Hey Pat! Glad you got LJ fixed and also got all your photoshop photos sorted out too.
Yeah I did ok for August but September'll be different. Peter has his knee op on the 15th. and for several weeks after that I doubt there'll be much reading. lol
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