Books read, 2017

I believe I read 159 books this year!  A bumper year..... I LOVE  the Toronto Public Library and Ebooks are sooooo marvelous. 

31.12.17 The Food Lab, Kenji López-Alt. Made the best scrambled eggs I've tasted in a looooong time from this book....
31.12.17, The Paris Spy, Susan Elia MacNeal, Fine.
27.12.17 In this Grave Time, Jacqueline Winspear, Very good...and the last published in the series (sob)
26.12.17 Journey to Munich, Jacqueline Winspear. Good.
26.12.17 The Highwayman, Craig Johnson, very good.
24.12.17 A Dangerous Place, Jacqueline Winspear. Good.
23.12.17 The Western Star, Craig Johnson. Very good, but too much of a cliffhanger ending
22.12.17 Glass Houses, Louise Penny, Excellent.
20.12.17 B is for Burglar, Sue Grafton, very good.
17.12.17 Leaving Everything Most Loved, Jacqueline Winspear. Very good.
15.12.17 Elegy for Eddie, Jacqueline Winspear. Good.
14.12.17 Last Act in Palymra, Lindsay Davis. Good.
10.12 17 Poseidon's Gold, Lindsey Davis, fine
9.12.17 The Iron Hand of Mars, Lindsey Davis, fine.
6.12.17 Smoke gets in your Eyes and other lessons from the crematory, Caitlin Doughty, Very good.
5.12.17 I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong, Fascinating but frustratingly scattered.
29.11.17 A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton, good.
27.11.17 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, excellent.
26.11.17 A Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear, good.
22.11.17 A Town like Alice, Neville Shute, a very good story, the language horribly dated in ways
20.11.17 Strawberry Yellow, Naomi Hirahara, Good.
20.11.17 Venus in Copper, Lindsey Davis. Good
11.11.17 The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear, Very good.
10.11.17 Blood Hina, Naomi Hirahara, Good.
8.11.17 The Queen's Accomplice, Susan Elie MacNeal. Good.
6.11.17 Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear. Good.
5.11.17 Mrs Roosevelt's Confidante, Susan Elia MacNeal. Fine.
4.11.17 Shadows in Bronze, Lindsey Davis, good.
29.10.17 The Silver Pigs, Lindsey Davis. Good.
23.10.17 The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, Susan Elia MacNeal, Good.
22.10.17 Princess Elizabeth's spy, Susan Elia MacNeal, Good
20.10.17 Restoree, Anne McCaffery, Good.
18.10.17 Trustee from the Toolroom, Nevil Shute Lovely.
15.10.17 Snakeskin Shamisen, Naomi Hirahara, Very good.
14.10.17 His Majesty's Hope, Susan Elia MacNeal, Fine.
13.10.17 The Poisoner's Handbook, Deborah Blum, interesting.
12.10.17 An Incomplete Revenge, Jacqueline Winspear, Very good.
9.10.17 Folly, Laurie R King, very good.
6.10.17 Touchstone, Laurie R King, good.
29.9.17 Gasa-Gasa Girl, Naomi Hirahara, very good.
26.9.17 The Wombles, Elisabeth Beresford. Lovely.
25.9.17 The Missing Chapter, Robert Goldsborough, fine.
23.9.17 Mary Russell's War, Laurie R King, Good.
22.9.17 Mary's Christmas, Laurie R King, very good.
22.9.17 The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R King, Good.
21.9.17 The Marriage of Mary Russell, Laurie R King, Very good.
20.9.17 Dreaming Spies, Laurie R King, Good.
19.9.17 Mrs Hudson's Case. Laurie R King, good.
19.9.17 Beekeeping for Beginners, Laurie R King. Excellent.
19.9.17 Garment of Shadows, Laurie R King, excellent
18.9.17 Pirate King, Laurie R King, fine, but not great.
17.9.17 The God of the Hive, Laurie R King Excellent
16.9.17 The Language of Bees Laurie R King, excellent
14.9.17. The Art of Detection, Laurie R King, Excellent indeed.
9.9.17 Locked Rooms, Laurie R King, Excellent.
6.9.17 The Game, Laurie R King. Excellent
5.9.17 The Girl who Wrote Lonliness, Kyung-Sook Shin. Fine.
4.9.17 Daughters who Walk this Path, Yejide Kilanko, Good.
3.9.17 The Log of the Mahina, John, Neal. Good.
2.9.17 The Overloaded Ark, Gerald Durrell, Very good.
1.9.17 An Embarrassment of Mangoes, Ann Vanderhoof. Good
1.9.17 The First Wife, A tale of Polygamy, Pauline Chiziane, Meh, but interesting....a very repetitive writing style
31.8.17 Place of the Heart, Steinunn Sigurdardottir, fine.
30.8.17 The Headmaster's Wager, Vincent Lam, well-written, horrible
29.8.17 Bloodletting and other miraculous cures, Vincent Lam. Excellent
28.8.17 The summer of Big Bachi, Naomi Hirahara, good
28.8.17 In the Dark, Mai Jia, Irritating
27.8.17 Before Midnight, (Nero Wolfe) Rex Stout. Good.
26.8.17 Wicked Autumn, G. M. Maillet, OK
25.8.17 25.8.17 Maigret Stonewalled, Georges Simenon, OK
25.8.17 Mr Churchill's Secretary, Susan Elia MacNeil. Good
24.8.17 Defending Angels, Mary Slaton, Good.
23.8.17 Night Work, Laurie R King, Excellent
20.8.17 With Child, Laurie R King, Excellent
20.8.17 Messenger of Truth, Jaqueline Winspear, very good.
19.8.17. Justice Hall, Laurie R King, Excellent
13.8.17 O Jerusalem, Laurie R King, Excellent as well.
12.8.17 Unseen Academicals, Terry Prattchett. Excellent.
7.8.17, Hidden Figures, Margo Lee Shutterly. So important.
6.8.17, The Moor, Laurie R King, very good indeed.
31.7.17, A Darker Place, Laurie R King. Good, but dark.
29.7.17, Pardonable Lies, Jacquline Winspear. Very good.
25.7.17 Birds of a Feather, Jacquline Winspear, very good.
20.7.17 To Play the Fool, Laurie R King, very good.
17.7.17 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom, Good.
14.7.17, Inspector Singh investigatds: A curious Indian Cadaver by Shamini Flint. Fine
8.7.17 Wait for Signs, 12 Longmire stories. Craig Johnson. Good, but short stories are like being only allowed to eat 3 bites of a delicious meal.
8.7.17, Bad Monkey, Carl Hiassen. Great.
3.7.17. The Muralist B.A.Shapiro, fine.
1.7.17 The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion, very good.
27.6.17, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Amy Steward. Good.
24.6.17 Girl waits with gun. Amy Stewart, good, a little long.
21.6.17 The Gilr who Saved the King of Sweden. Jonas Jonasson, mediochre
19.6.17, The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict, man, what a bastard.
18.6.17 The Couturier of Milan, Ian Hamilton, fine.
15.6.17 A Monsterous Regiment of Women, Laurie R King, good.
13.6.17 Cara Black, Murder in the Marais, good, if a little gory.
11.6.17 Ru, Kim Thúy, good.
10.6.17 Garden of Lamentations, Deborah Crombie, Excellent
9.6.17 Jacqueline Winspeak, Maisie Dobbs. Very good.
5.6.17 A Letter of Mary, Laurie R King, Good.
4.6.17, The Samurai's Wife, Laura Joh Rowland, OK.
29.5.17 AGrave Talent, Laurie R King, great.
27.5.17 The Shoebox Bible, Alan Bradley. Sad.
26.5.17 The Concubine's Tattoo, Laura Joh Rowland, Good.
22.5.17 Thrice the Brindled Cat Hath Mew'd, Alan Bradley, Good, sad.
19.5.17 As Chimney Sweepers come to dust. Alan Bradley. Good.
16.5.17 The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse. Alan Bradley, good.
16.5.17 The Dead in their Vaulted Arches, Alan Bradley, Very good.
15.5.17 Speaking from Among the Bones, Alan Bradley. Good.
13.5.17 Grave Sight, Charlain Harris. Good.
11.5.17 Silk, Alessandro Baricco. Slow and beautiful.
10.5.17. Fluke, Christopher Moore. Weird, but good.
7.5.17 I am Half Sick of Shadows, Alan Bradley, Good.
6.5.17 The Way of the Traitor, Laura Joh Rowland, Good.
2.5.17 A Red Herring without Mustard , Alan Bradley, Good.
28.4.17 The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, Alan Bradley. Good.
25.4.17 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley. Good.
22.4.17, The Disciple of Las Vegas, Ian Hamilton. Meh.
20.4.17 The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R King, Fine.
15.4.17 The Dragon Head of Hong Kong, Ian Hamilton, Good.
15.4.17 The Princeling of Nanjing, Ian Hamilton. Good.
14.4.17 The Kind of Shanghai, Ian Hamilton, Fine.
12.4.17 The Two Sisters of Borneo, Ian Hamilton, Fine.
8.4.17 Divorce Horse, Craig Johnson, Good
8.4.17 The Scottish Banker of Surabaya, Ian Hamilton, Fair
7.4.17 The Red Pole of Mcau, Ian Hamilton, better.
4.3.17 The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, Ian Hamilton. meh....
30.3.17, The Water Rat of Wanchai, Ian Hamilton, good
26.3.17 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Mark Haddon. Good.
22.3.17, Dry Bones, Craig Johnson. Good.
19.3.17 Hard-Boiled Winderland and the End of the World. Haruki Murakami. Oof.
16.3.17 Swamp Angel, Ethel Wilson. Unusual, and very good.
5.3.17 An Obvious Fact, Craig Johnson, again, good.
4.3.17 Any other Name, Longmire, Craig Johnson, again, good.
2.3.17, The Cold Dish a Walt Longmire mystery, Craig Johnson. Good.
26.2.17 Virgins, Diana Gabaldon, fine
26.2.17 The Space Between, Diana Gabaldone, fine
25.2.17 A Leaf in the WInd of all Hallows, Dinana Gabaldon, fine.
25.2.17 The Custom of the Army, Diana Gabaldon, a little baldly told.
24.2.17 A Plague of Zombies, Diana Babaldon, good.
22.2.17 The Scottish Prisoner, Diana Gabaldon, good.
17.6.17 Lord John Grey and the hand of devils, fine.
16.2.17 Lord John Grey and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Diana Gabaldon, OK.
13.2.17, Lord John Grey and the Private Matter. Diana Gabaldon. Fine
11.2.17 Written in my own heart's blood, Diana Gabaldon, still good, still overt the top.
8.2.17, An Echo in the Bone, Diana Gabaldon, still good, if occasionally frustrating.
3.2.17 A breath of Snow and Ashes. Diana Gabaldon, still good.
26.1.17 The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon, Still good.
23.1.17 Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon. Still good.
19.1.17. Voyager, Diana Gabaldon, same, hooks you, but also stretches the boundries of imagination a little too far.
15.1.17 Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon, same....a little frustrating at times.
13.1.17. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon, not very credible and very melodramatic, but good trashy reading.
8.1.17 One Day, Dave Nicolls, intolerably schmarmy.
7.1.17. Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphanie Yanique, occasionally infuriating, but good.
6.1.17 The Essex Serpent. Sara Perry, fine.
4.1.17 Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Good.
2.1.17 The Martian, Andy Weir, bloody brilliant, the ultimate McGyver!
1.1.17 Us, Dave Nicolls. Fine. A bit chic lit-y

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