2019 Book Reviews

I have read over 20 books this year and here are few of my favourites.  All of these books are a 4 or 5 out 5.  I have also gotten several of these books through my library,  which has helped cut costs.  


Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz.  I struggled to put this book down.  Set in the 1890’s, Moriarty investigates the time after Sherlock Holmes’s disappearance.  


The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.  I am now a huge Horowitz fan.  Diane Cowper arranges her funeral and then dies later that day.  What!?  The detective assigned to the case is brilliant, hilarious, and a bit of a prick.  


The Front Runner by Matt Bai.   Gary Hart was a cinch to be president in 1988, but he got derailed by an alleged sex scandal.  This was neither the first nor last sex scandal in US politics, but for some reason, Gary Hart was the first to  be ruined by one.  


Underground Secrets to Faster Runner by Barry Ross.  It’s all in the title.  This book is short, sweet, and incredibly informative.  And Ross’ suggestions work.


Easy Strength by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline.   If you are interested in making improvements in your sport then I suggest you give this a read.  


The Firm by John Grisham.  They made a movie out this one staring Tom Cruise so you know it’s a good book!  Mitch McDeere is a machine of lawyer who lands his dream job,  but soon discovers that his new employers aren’t as lily white as they appear.  


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein.  A really simple approach to Buddhism,  written through the eyes of a psychiatrist. 


The Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld.   Jessica moves to a new a town and discovers that there is a magical hour during which the world freezes for everyone but for her, her friends, and some evil creatures.  


Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card.  I actually liked the second instalment in the Ender series better than the first.  Either way, both of these books were intriguing, entraining, and brutal.  


1984 by George Orwell.  I was suppose to read this in high school, but didn’t cause I use to hate reading.  Damn, what a mind bomb!   

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