- Unwanted, the first Fredrika Bergman, by Kristina Ohlsson.
- The Black Box, the 18th Harry Bosch, by Michael Connelly.
Out of the two, the Connelly one was the better book by far, but I almost always enjoy Connelly’s books, especially the Bosch series. In this one, Bosch returns to a 20-year-old murder that occurred during the riots in 1992. Next up, as mentioned on Sunday, are these three first:
- Whose Body?, the first Lord Peter Wimsey, by Dorothy Sayers.
- The Man Who Went Up In Smoke, the second Martin Beck mystery, also by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.
- Monster by A. Lee Martinez.
The last two, which will make my count 75 for the year, are:
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
I’ve had the latter on my list –and my Nook– since the start of the year. At 1,000-plus pages, it was inevitable that it would be waiting for me at the end of the year. I have several days off for Christmas and plan to tackle it then. I already have completed half of the Sherlock Holmes collection and will get to that after these three books.
At the beginning of the year, I’m issuing my own reading challenge, as well as continuing two challenges in which I have participated in the past. I’ll talk more about that toward the end of the month. Until then, I’m going to focus on these last five books to make my goal.
How are you doing on your reading goals for this year? Getting any closer to the number you set for yourself? Any books you must read before the end of the year?
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