I managed to read five books last month raising my year-to-date total to 19 books, pretty much on track towards my estimated 50 books this year.
I started out with a Tom Wolfe novel originally released in the late 90s, A Man In Full. I think this was referenced in something I read in March and I decided to try it out. Taking place in 1990s Atlanta it was an interesting read about business, real estate development and inter-racial relations. I enjoyed it and rated it 4 stars.
Next up was number 21 in the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly, The Wrong Side of Goodbye. In it Harry is charged with hunting down an heir to a an elderly multi-millionaire on his private eye ticket while investigating a series of home invasion rapes for the San Fernando Police Department. A busy man? Yes, but of course he solves both cases with a little help from his half-brother the Lincoln Lawyer. A good read and another 4 stars.
The third book I read this month was Emily Schultz's new novel, Men Walking on Water. It takes place during prohibition and is about rum-runners in Detroit who use the Detroit River as their highway. This nourish novel complete with a diverse cast of characters didn't garner a very good review in the Globe and Mail but I quite liked it. It made me turn the pages and I gave it 4 stars.
Rounding out the month were two Rex Stout Nero Wolfe novels, number 5 - Too Many Cooks - and number 6 - Some Buried Caesar. I enjoy this Nero Wolfe series about the corpulent private detective as told by his trusty assistant Archie Goodwin. They're light and quite humorous. I have a ways to go though. Stout wrote over 30 of these stories. Each of these rated 4 stars.
Until next month...happy reading.