But I'm here about books. Because the list will be long, I'm dividing them by my enjoyment level (leaving out books that I've done full posts on or that have been or will be posted at Sacramento Book Review).
For details on my enjoyment level here's the link again on how I dole out stars.
5 stars -
4 stars -
Shibumi by Trevanian (highly recommended)
The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
The Main by Trevanian
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (highly recommended)
Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (highly recommended)
3 stars -
The Loo Sanction by Trevanian (recommended)
Shadow Chaser by Alexey Pehov
Imago by Octavia E. Butler (recommended)
The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer (recommended)
False Colours by Georgette Heyer
Arabella by Georgette Heyer (recommended)
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
2 stars -
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
--This is the top of my list for an actual post and I hope to discuss it with the SBD folks.
The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
Whirlwind by Joseph R. Garber
The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
1 star -
False Angel by Edith Layton
--I can't stomach a hero that strikes the heroine. Remove this and this book is fantastic. Keep it and I can't forget it. (Plus it was totally out of character.) Anyone else have something that will immediately ruin a book?
Louisiana: The First 300 Years by Joan B. Garvey
--Not rigorous enough in its research and presentation.
The Proud Breed: A Three-Generation Saga of California by Celeste De Blasis
--Too dated in its sentiments.
The Spanish Bride by Georgette Heyer
--Turns out I really don't care about troop movements.
Red Glove by Holly Black
--You're better off reading White Cat again.
I hope to report soon on the book review sites being up again and with that I'll include a few more books that I had for review.
What have you been reading