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This month: Craig Johnson, Peter Lovesey, Brandon Sanderson, and Bethany Turner.
I read quite a bit over the fall and the holidays, but few books stand out. Last fall I finished Craig Johnson’s Longmire series (book and tv). The only westerns I’ve ever really enjoyed besides the master of the genre, Louis L’Amour.
Last fall I also finished Lovesey’s Peter Diamond British mystery series. Beyond Agatha Christie, I tend to enjoy British detective stories via television, not print, but I enjoyed Peter Lovesey’s work.
I’m in the middle of reading Brandon Sanderson’s Edgedancer novel. Haven’t read much of his work for a while, but a writer’s podcast he co-hosts inspired me to pick it up. I’ve really been looking at with more of a writer’s eye than a reader’s eye, although it’s captivating enough.
I also finished a very atypical Christian romance novel, The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner. It’s much more realistic than I expected, and less fluffy. Don’t get me wrong — read it for entertainment, not for literary value. But it’s of much higher quality than I usually read in the genre.