Thursday, July 25, 2013

June/July Reads

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran

Snapper by Brian Kimberling

Plus Doug and I listened to Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris on the way to/from the beach. 

I heard about the Claire DeWitt books via NPR books when the newest book came out back a few weeks ago. The first book sounded interesting and I was able to get it for $3.99 in the Kindle store. I sailed through it in a couple of days and really liked it. It's a mystery book but with a very modern protagonist who doesn't always make the smartest decisions. The first book (City of the Dead) is set in New Orleans, I enjoy reading about a city I'm somewhat familiar with. The second book is set in San Francisco and was also a really enjoyable and quick read. I'm super anxious for the next book (at least I hope there is a next book). 

Snapper was another book I heard about on NPR, it was described as a 'love letter to Indiana' It's also a series of shorter stories with the same narrator/character, a style I usually might dislike but it works here.