Friday Reads 2/10/2023
I actually had to go look at my planner to work out today's date. The last week has sort of just run together while I sat at home dealing with vertigo. While I was doing that, I totally threw all my reading plans out the window. So this will be a ride.
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn - This is a mystery/thriller about four ladies in their sixties who are celebrating their retirement from an elite assassination group when they realize they are being targeted by the very same assassination group. Luckily, they have been in the game for 40 years, so they have a chance. It's pretty funny. It gives me Thursday Murder Club vibes.
Roses by Leila Meacham - I am creeping through this book. It's pretty dramatic, so I can only stand a chapter or two at a time. It's about 3 prominent families in an East Texas town as they go through the 20th century.
I'm going to spoil my library update later this month, but I went bananas on the request page and all of these books are currently winging their way to me.
A Death in Tokyo by Keigo Higashino - I loved The Devotion of Suspect X many years ago. I'm not sure what prompted me to request it now. Actually, I didn't request it now. I requested it a couple of months ago. It's just now getting to me.
Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War by Harold W. French - I requested a bunch of books that might help me meet one of my work goals to read 3 books about other cultures. I realize Africa is very large and includes many cultures, but this is a starting point.
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal - Another book for the work goal. We have an influx of Afghan refugees around her recently.
Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna - This is a graphic novel about a family trying to survive the Khmer Rouge.
The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - This is finally headed my way in print. I had it on ebook, but I just couldn't get into it that way.
The Golden Peninsula: Culture and Adaptation in Mainland and Southeast Asia by Charles F. Keyes - One more for my work goal. It has every possibility of being unreadably boring. I requested it from out of state.
News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - This is about the group kidnapping of 10 people by a drug cartel in 1990. Once again a possibility for that work reading goal.
I also went to the bookstore today, so there really is no telling what I'll actually read next.