The month in books – December 2016

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Thirteen books read this month (over twice as many as the previous month), thanks to a concentrated effort to get up-to-date with ARCs from NetGalley and move closer to that elusive 80% feedback ratio.  Now I just have to finish writing all the reviews!

5 out of 5 reads:

  • The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak (ARC)
  • The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin

4 out of 5 reads:

  • The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey (ARC)
  • Operation Finisterre by Graham Hurley
  • Stay With Me by Adebayo Ayobami (ARC)
  • Hell’s Gate by Laurent Gaude (ARC)
  • Mussolini’s Island by Sarah Day (ARC)
  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney (ARC)
  • Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn (ARC)
  • Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak (ARC)

3 out of 5 reads:

  • Legacy of the Lynx by Clio Gray
  • Charlotte by David Foenkinos (ARC)
  • The Book of Mirrors by E. O. Chirovici (ARC)

My read of the month was The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin, the third in his series of historical detective stories featuring Inspector Gregor Reinhardt set in post-WW2 Berlin.  A terrific mystery with an atmospheric period feel and a compelling central character.

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