It was good month for audio books, as most that I listened to were stellar and highly recommendable.
- Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) by Lucy Maude Montgomery
I am thoroughly enjoying this gentle series!
- Princesses Behaving
Badly (2013) by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Negative review coming soon.
- The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) by Diana Wynne Jones
A reread; I love this series!
- Overture to Death (1939) by Ngaio Marsh
I was fairly certain of the culprit early on, but enjoyed the narrative and characters tremendously.
- The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiel Hammet
I cannot believe how good this was! I can't believe I waited so long to read it!
- Towards Zero (1944) by Agatha Christie
Excellent mystery; kept me confused til the end.
- A Damsel in Distress (1919) by P.G. Wodehouse
A delightful tale, typical of Wodehouse. I knew from the first chapter what the happy endings would be, but that didn't lessen the enjoyment.
- Little Women (1868/9) by Louisa May Alcott
I had only read a child's annotated version before this, and yet have devoured all I can find of her sensation stories, so the heavy, preachy tone surprised me. I still enjoyed it, but not as much as I do her ridiculous thrillers.
- And Then There Were
None (1939) by Agatha Christie
A long-time favorite; this time I actually remembered "whodunnit", but still had a hard time believing it. This is such a great mystery.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013) by Robert Gailbraith
This was an excellent book and I highly recommend it; well plotted, with excellent character development. Looking forward to more in this series.
- Crooked House (1949) by Agatha Christie
I figured out the murderer just a few pages before the startling answer was revealed; another highly recommended Christie.
- The Silver Linings
Playbook (2008) by Matthew Quick
I strongly identified with Pat. This book was beautiful, funny and poignant. I recommend it universally. I will say this, though: I looked at a few of the film clips and from what I could tell, the movie took pivotal, beautiful scenes and farce-ified them. Read the book, skip the movie.
- The Black Angel (1943) by Cornell Woolrich
Stunningly good noir; highly recommend. This is my second time reading Woolrich and both were fantastic.
- The Marseilles Caper (2012) by Peter Mayle
I can't say that the book had a very riveting plot, and yet I kept listening to see what would happen next. I enjoyed it enough that I'm planning to read another of this series.