Books read so far this year.

One Way RoadThe Tour Down Under starts this week so it seems appropriate that the first book in this post is a cycling one.  Robbie McEwan is famous in the Australian cycling circle as he has won the Green Jersey in the Tour de France three times.  He retired a few years ago but is still heavily involved with commentating on the Tour.  His biography was a very interesting read.

Amy SchumerThe Girl with the Lower back Tattoo was certainly a clever idea for a title, playing on the extremely popular Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Amy Schumer book coverAnother biography but this time a comedienne although Amy would prefer no distinction on the gender of the comedy artist so I will say comedian.  She has certainly led an interesting life although still very young.  A very determined lady.  Not a book I would usually pick up myself but was interested to read it after seeing someone else reading it.

 

Prick with a forkThe title got me on this one.  Another clever play on words.  This book dissects the dining industry with a touch of humour.  I am glad I have never worked as a waitress as I don’t think I would have the patience or the stamina.

Stella Rimington was the head of MI5 before she retired.  She wrote her biography and then decided that she could write fiction.  I have read several of her novels now and these are two of them.  I can strongly recommend them.

no man's landAnother David Baldacci book.  Three quarters of the way into this book I was heard to say “That wasn’t meant to happen!”  You will have to read the book for yourself to find out what it was.  I read this book in one sitting interrupted only for food.

These three are crime fiction, but what I would call pulp fiction.  Fast moving, short sentences and very, very easy to read.  I am at a point where I have an Elmore Leonard book on the go while I also have another book happening.  Many of Elmore Leonard’s books have been made into movies.

Maybe out of these few you will find something you would like to read or perhaps you have read them already..

 

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