Sunday, May 3

april's books

  • The Associate by John Grisham.....This was handed down to me after the girls' beach trip by my mom. She and a friend were reading it while we were there and finished it up about the same time. Both of their review were NOT glowing. I basically read it because I have read everything else he has written and had the book in my possession. Their reviews definitely did not convince me to read it. I don't think it was that bad. What I do think, and what I have said about the last several Grisham books is, it was over before it got started good. It needed another 100 pages. Grisham does such a great job introducing characters and background and then wraps the whole story up in a couple of pages. I keep thinking the next one he writes will return to his early works.
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer..... hmmmm? I ran across this at my favorite used book store. I was interested because of numerous glowing reviews by other bloggers. I'm still scratching my head. I don't know if I got it, but it did have lots of good quotes like - "I'm sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things."
  • Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly.....The Lincoln Lawyer is back and meets up with Detective Harry Bosch. I really like Michael Connelly. I think I am going to have to go back and read some of the early books in this series.
  • Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown.....An easy read mystery with lots of twists and turns. A story about corruption and betrayal and of course a budding romance. The kind of book that I want to read when I have any down time and tends to get in the way of things like laundry and paperwork
  • Lost Light by Michael Connelly.....After reading Brass Verdict at the first of the month, I knew that I would have to go back and check out another Connelly, and I don't think I have it out of my system yet. In this one, Detective Bosch has recently retired and becomes interested in an old, unsolved case.


Keetha said...

I haven't read any Michael Connelly - I'll have to check out his books.

Keetha said...

Oh my, the picture on teh cover of that first book, the Grisham one - - - I took a very similar window picture in FL and have just been waiting for the spirit to move me to post it on Sky Watch Friday - - - maybe THIS Friday will be the day.

patsy said...

too funny- my hubby is sitting next to me reading The Associate right now-

Keetha said...

Here's an "ooooooops"

I got mixed up and thought I saw this post on Kudzu Keetha's blog. She CALLED me out on it and I've now CORRECTED my post - - - so I've given credit where credit is due. Sorry about my addle-brainness

Jill said...

I can see how you'd be scratching your head after reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, so I would suggest reading it again (it's even better) or listening to it. I missed so much the first time around and was confused for much of it, so when I reread it for book club, and listened to it because my sister had raved about it, I ended up loving it so, so much more.