Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June reviews

June proved to be a good and interesting month of reading.  All three of my best reads were non-fiction, which was a little unusual.  My book of the month was Sean O'Riain's The Rise and Fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger, which does an excellent job at providing a holistic, nuanced, interdisciplinary and comparative account of Ireland's boom and bust.

Gently Floating by Alan Hunter ***
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Horace McCoy ***.5
To Die in Beverly Hills by Gerald Petievich ****
The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger by Sean O’Riain *****
Raylan by Elmore Leonard ***.5
Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O'Bryan ***
Heartbreak and Vine by Woody Haut ****.5
Briarpatch by Ross Thomas ***.5
Behind the Night Bazaar by Angela Savage ***.5
The Secrets of Rue St Roch by Janet Morgan ****.5

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