I'm within inches of just canceling my blog because I'm so bad about updating it.
But for some bizarre reason, I can't bring myself to do it. So, at the very least, I'll bring you current with title, author, FR (Funky Rating), and perhaps a sentence when warranted. I think this is most of what I read in the past couple months; I know I'm missing some, I just don't remember them :)
Best Kept Secret ~ Amy Hatvany. FR = 2.0. Awful.
Blood Is the Sky ~ Steve Hamilton. FR = 9.0
The Edict: A Novel from the Beginnings of Golf ~ Bob Cupp. FR = 3. Bailed out.
Thunderstruck ~ Erik Larson. FR = 9.5. If you love history & technology/invention, this is good stuff!
The Litigators ~ John Grisham. FR = 9.0
The Gentlemen's Hour ~ Don Winslow. FR = 8.5
Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale ~ Dan Dye & Mark Beckloff. FR = 7.5
Fletch's Fortune ~ Gregory Macdonald. FR = 9.5. Oh how I love Fletch!!!
Going Rogue: An American Life ~ Sarah Palin. FR = 9.0. Fear not, I'm not voting for her; but if you think you know Sarah Palin, read this book - I guarantee you will see a completely different side of her.
Faith: A Novel ~ Jennifer Haigh. FR = 7.0. Tired and predictable storyline. But writing pulled it up from a 5.0.
A Pillar of Iron ~ Taylor Caldwell. FR = 11. If you can find this book, anywhere, buy it and read it; amazing (true) story of Cicero and ancient Rome. This is one of those books that changed my life when I read it as a teen and I just re-read it.
Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery ~ Marc Strange. FR = 8.0
Infected ~ Scott Sigler. FR = 8.0
The Last Child ~ John Hart. FR = 8.0.
Collision ~ Jeff Abbott. FR = 7.5
The Lord God Bird ~ Russell Hill. FR = 6.0. Perhaps some consider this "literature". I found it pompous, artificial and dull.
The Lock Artist ~ Steve Hamilton. FR = 8.5. Fun, very different storyline!
Miracle Cure ~ Harlon Coben. FR = 8.0. Not Coben's best, but a good read overall.
Adrenaline ~ Jeff Abbott. FR = 7.0. Too tricked up for me...
Damage Control ~ Robert Dugoni. FR = 8.0
The Dawn Patrol ~ Don Winslow. FR = 9.5. The dialog/slang is a bit over the top, but I really enjoyed this one.
Avarice ~ M.G. Crisci. FR = 9.0. Parts of this are crazy/silly, but it's a great novel of the slippery slope of pursuing wealth for money's sake.
The Affair ~ Lee Child. FR = 10.0. Boom goes the dynamite! I love Child/Reacher. Top of his game again. Need I say more?
Lucky Stiff ~ Deborah Coonts. FR = 9.0. I loved the first one - Wanna Get Lucky and this followed nicely; great beach/airplane read.
The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern. FR = 8.0. Definitely props for being different; didn't really hang together for me. Jack & Sharlene enjoyed very much.
The Drop ~ Michael Connelly. FR = 10.0. Ka-pow! This is what thriller fiction is all about.
The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf ~ Mark Frost. FR = 11. Maybe you've seen the movie, but the book goes to 11. Probably have to be a golfer to appreciate it fully, but if you want to understand humility, confidence, and nerve, read this...