Books of August, 2012

- January 27th, 2013

Counting down my 2012 reading list, here it is for August.

Payment in Blood (Elizabeth George)

A Hologram for the King (Dave Eggers)
Great read. Nice to see Dave Eggers focused on fiction.

The Hypnotist (Lars Kepler)
This book got a lot of buzz. I don’t know why. I struggled with it.

Callie’s Last Dance (John Locke)
The man who made a million dollars selling books for 99 cents. Another Donovan Creed mystery that hit all the right buttons.

Emmitt Stone (John Locke)

The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
I think I saw the movie on TV late one night and decided to read the book to see if it was a series I wanted to follow. This is one of the few times when I think the movie was better than the book.

Girls in White Dresses (Jennifer Close)
This book came highly recommended. It wasn’t on my radar at all, but it was a really good read. I hope this author has a few more like this.

Dare Me (Meg Abbott)
Abbott might be known more for her hardboiled fiction. I can see a bit of that writing style in this very contemporary book. Probably one of the better books I read in 2012. Based on the subject matter, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. Bu Abbot is a good storyteller, and in her hands, this book is more than just a routine story of bitchy cheerleaders.

Lionel Asbo (Martin Amis)
This was a highly anticipated novel. And although I was on a self-imposed buying ban, I had to make an exception for this one. Good novel. I’m not sure if it’s better than any of his previous works, but it certainly is no worse, and that’s a very good thing.

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