Very few books read this month, mainly because I’ve been working my little, er, socks off checking the edits, copyedits and proofs of — then quickly doing the index for — my upcoming earthshattering masterpiece Eureka!: Fifty Scientists who Shaped Our World (coming this fall! hurry hurry! preorder multiple copies!) and then, as soon as I’d finished that, had to write a story pretty damn’ pronto that I’d promised to a charity anthology. A lesser, ancillary reason was that I got rather bogged down in one of the novels I was reading — it took me far longer to plow to the end of it than it should have. Blame dotage. (“Hmmm, yes, Minnie, my dear . . .”)
Anyway, here’s the meager list. Links are to my scrappy notes on Goodreads.
- The Limit by Kristen Landon
- Hollow Man by Mark Pryor
- An Empty Death by Laura Wilson
- The Execution by Hugo Wilcken
- Skeleton Key by Lenore Glen Offord
- The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai
- The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain
I’m well on through reading another novel, but the reporting of that will have to wait until next month because tomorrow I have to start writing about Lizabeth Scott (and, yes, I know how lucky that makes me).