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what I've been reading lately | October Edition


I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I've been reading lately.

Now that I have finished my 52 New Books in 2016 way early and I am catching up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge I've noticed my reading has trimmed back quite a bit which serves to solidify my 2017 reading challenge needs to be - well - more challenging if I want to be challenged to keep reading.

On to what I've been reading lately:

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

This is a re-read and serves to fulfill MMD 2016 Reading Challenge, read a book you have already read at least once. Surprisingly, I don't remember the story line or reading this In Death book even though I have all, and read all, of Robb's novel-length books in the series. Because it's Robb; Because it's an In Death book; Because it is Lieutenant Eve Dallas, her mega-billionaire husband Roarke, and the whole slew of supporting characters; Thankless in Death was worth my time!

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst 

I had to plow my way through the first entire half of the book and almost put it down (to maybe read another time) but then flew through the second half, dog-earring pages, underlining, bracketing and writing notes in the margin. 

Sahara by Clive Cussler

Another Dirk Pitt novel (I've only read one other, Night Probe, which I enjoyed immensely) and another good book. I'm thrilled I've found another series to dig in and latch on to. There are a plethora of Dirk Pitt titles to choose from - and anticipate. This title was the basis for the 2005 movie, Sahara, with Matthew McConaughy. I haven't finished this lengthy novel but I'm picking it up here and there, page by page, slowly.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade

I almost bought this book once, when it first came out on the bookshelves, but held off figuring I could find it at the library at some point. The other day whilst browsing the new book selection of our local library (their new books aren't always new to the world just new to them), Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates was on the shelf and I snatched it up. Seriously, interesting read.

Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva

Another series that has quickly become a favorite. #8 in Silva's Gabriel Allon series is a bit slower than his other novels I've read (Books 1-7) and with less actionable spycraft until the last third of the book but Silva's delving into the realm of world orders, and terrorism, and the vicious and powerful is without fail - good, solid work. I have no qualms I'll finish the entire series over this coming year.

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