Top Reads for June

Inspired by fellow crime addict Kerrie from the Mysteries in Paradise website, I compiled a list of all the books I had read in June.  Imagine my surprise when I realised I’d actually read a lot more than I expected, probably thanks to Crime Fiction Lover, who keeps sending books my way to review.  Yes, the vast majority of them are crime fiction:

Jo Nesbø: The Snowman

Jo Nesbø: The Redeemer

Jo Nesbø: Headhunters

Camilla Läckberg: The Stonecutter

Pia Juul: The Murder of Halland

Sophie Hannah: A Room Swept White

Victoria Hislop: The Thread

Janet Hubbard: Champagne: The Farewell

Magdalena Nabb: Death of an Englishman

Mari Jungstedt: The Dead of Summer

Anna Jansson: Killer Island

D.A. Serra: Primal

Some of them have already been reviewed on this blog or on the Crime Fiction Lover site. You may notice a certain repetitiveness: Jo Nesbø features a lot, because there will be a special on him on the Crime Fiction Lover website later in July.  But which one was my pick of the month?  Well, it was a close call between ‘Primal’ (review and author interview will be coming up soon) and ‘Headhunters’.  In the end, ‘Headhunters’ won out, because the set-up was so absurd, the humour so wicked, the characters so vile… There was more than a touch of Patricia Highsmith about it, I felt.  Now I can’t wait to see the Morten Tyldum film version (perhaps less so the upcoming American version).

11 thoughts on “Top Reads for June”

  1. Wow, that’s an impressive list – looks like summer started early 🙂 I can’t wait to have time to indulge more in restive reading, I think I managed about 3 pages last night, my body over-ruling my brain and switching my reading eyes off, after a long day seeing 4 clients, I’m doing 5 days work in 2 days so I can go to Paris on Thursday with friends, might have to take Hemingway’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ with me for the train ride 🙂

    1. That’s a lovely book to take along for Paris. Although I think as a counterpoint ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain (about Hemingway’s wife at the time) might also be good.

  2. That’s it! I’m quitting my job and taking up reading.
    If only…
    Can I complain a little? I really want to quit my job and write and read! Seriously! How can one do this?

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