Yes, good-by July. Summer is moving along much too quickly.
I have recently been rereading some of William G. Tapply's Brady Coyne novels. Tapply was an English professor in the New England area and has always been one of my favorites. His protagonist, Brady Coyne, was a lawyer who practiced in Boston and was featured in most of Tapply's books. Light, easy Summer reading. I had read most of his books several years ago but, in my dotage, I had pretty much forgotten the story lines. So it was like reading them anew.
A happy August to everyone in Bookoholics.
I was thinking about Tapply's books just the other day, but couldn't think of his name or the main character's name (Brady Coyne - - thank you)
Thanks for the info... read several of his Stoney Calhoun books awhile back and enjoyed them. Will have to check out Brady Coyne.
I just finished The Alice Network, A WWI/WWII novel by Kate Quinn. Loved it! Based on a true network of female spies... most of the characters in the book actually lived and much of the story is based on actual events... although set in a novel with an excellent ending.
Just starting The Zookeepers Wife, another WWII novel.
Speaking of WWII, I went to see the movie, Dunkirk, yesterday. If you want constant action, go see it. But it really was very good.
As far as books go, yesterday I picked up Golden Prey, John Sandford's latest novel from my library. Too early to tell anything about it yet. I will be taking it with me when I drive to Illinois next week to visit my son and daughter in law. Also going to the Chicago area to visit my best friend for a couple days. All in all I will be gone for at least a week. Gotta do those things when you're still able.
Yeah! Another Cork O'Conner book... my favorite series!!! Thanx for the heads up, rapa... we are going to be up north on 8-22 when it comes out and I am #14 on the request list... hope the library doesn't get more than 13 copies because I won't be in town to pick it up before Labor Day... :)
Thank you rapa! I didn't know he had another one in the works. I just finished placing the request. I am number 67 on the list. Yes, if he is not number one on my list, he is darn close.
I just finished Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer. It was a Kindle First last month and free with Prime. I downloaded it because I misread the title and thought it said Detectives instead of Defectives. A LOL takes in 'defectives', people who are broken or don't fit in society and gives them jobs around the house and takes care of them. When the main character, Markie, a just divorced woman with her teenage son, moves in next door, she doesn't realize she is a defective, but Mrs. Saint does. If you loved A Man Called Ove, you'll love this book too.
Another book isn't for everyone. It's The Rise and Fall of DODO by Neal Stephenson. Magic was actually real but came to an end in 1851. The government finds a way to go back in time and use magic for it own purpose. It's a good long read. One thing I learned was to never trust a witch on Halloween! Mercy!