B Blood Men by Paul Cleave Blood thirsty crime novel set in Christchurch New Zealand. One of many books by this New Zealand author.
C Camino Island by John Grisham Standard Grisham fare featuring literary shenanigans. Pleased to find a C title on my work bookexchange shelf.
E Elephant Company by Vicki Croke - the story of colonial teak man in Burma who uses his skills with elephants during WW2
F Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. I am a fan of this author and his flawed Detective Wallander though i have never warmed to the TV series.
G Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Set two decades after the masterpiece To Kill A Mockingbird. Fails to live up to expectations.
H Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wonderful novel set in Nigeria and read for the 666 challenge. Looks in detail at three lives in the 1960s. Recommended
I Island Beneath the Sea. By Isabel Allende Starts in Haiti and moves to Louisiana. Set in the times of slaves. Read for the 666 challenge. An enjoyable long read.
K Krik? Krak! by Edwige Danticat A book of short stories of variable quality set in Haiti - read for the 666 challenge
L Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Humourous essays that never fail to amuse. I am going to Daylesford in Australia later in the year to do some family tree research. His description of it as being like "Dodge City designed by homosexuals" has me intrigued.
M Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam "Honour" murders in a Pakistani Community in a UK city. So difficult to comprehend this adherence to such a cruel code.
O Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf. Wonderful tender exploration of love, loneliness and aging. Highly recommended
P Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Korean Family saga spanning several generations and countries last century - excellent read
R Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft The true story of a tragic yacht delivery
S Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis Dr Bernieres. Read for the 666 challenge, the story of a Professor who dares to challenge with his letters to the editor the drug lords with disastrous consequences for those he loves. Wonderful read.
T The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson Revenge murders of a group who seriously sexually assaulted young Indian girl from the reservation, flawed cop and Indian side kick are on the trail - first in a series . I liked the portrayal of the Indians the author seemed honest and sensitive.
U Unsuitable for Ladies An anthology of women travellers by Jane Robinson Exactly as the title suggests
W Wonder by R J Palacio I rarely go to movies, but my friends and workmates do. I like to read the books of current movies so I can participate a little in the conversations.
Y Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton.The final in the alphabetical series starring the lovely PI Kinsey who has been a favourite of mine since the 1970s. Purchased with a birthday gift voucher. Sad we never got to Z
Z Zeitoun by Dave Eggers A hero of the Hurricane - shows the chaos and flawed response.