August 8, 2017

Show Us Your Books

FINALLY. Made it here for book recaps. I've read more than the four books below, but finally making  a post meant quick like bunny writing and I only had time for four. You'll notice a theme, intrigue. WWI intrigue, military sniper intrigue, con artist and saving the nation intrigue and of course, the military investigator intrigue. All books were 5 out of 5 stars because I could not put them down. Does this mean you'll agree? Probably not, but that's the fun in recommendations, right?

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Fun fact: I've always wanted to be a sniper. Not the most logical job or relatable job but I grew up military and snipers always held a fascination. Cleary I don't have the stones or the patience, but I love reading true life stories or novels about snipers. This book is the sixth in the series that inspired the movie and television show, "Shooter". Bob Swagger is an old man, but returns to help clear the name of a fellow sniper, because he's the good guy. Great writing by Hunter, lots of twists, lots of intrigue and lots of military talk. If that and gun descriptions aren't your thing, this isn't the book for you. But, this book is really, really, really good.

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Good ol Bess Crawford is back. Sadly, this is the last in the series until October, boo. You'll remember my affinity for this WW1 nurse/detective. The war is nearing an end, but young Bess is continuing to answer the call until the very last moment. My imagination brings up moments from Downton when Bess describes the war and the hospitals. I am also fascinated by all the rules back then, what was proper, what caused gossip and how Bess had to finagle ways to see people without it being a stain on her reputation. I will be sad when this series is over and might actually purchase hard copies of this series because truly enjoy it so. If you are interested, I would suggest starting at the beginning, you'll be lost in the characters starting so close to the end.

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Baldacci was the first crime/murder/intrigue authors I read. I discovered him in college and it was my first taste of murder, deceit and descriptive evil people. His level of gore is about all I can take and I found myself trying to read every book of his I could get my hands on at the library. This is one of the last series of his I've started and I was immediately drawn to the military aspect of the main character John. Baldacci writes quick chapters, full of the unexpected and oh my gosh chapter ends. Pages fly as you keep looking for the next big thing. I realized halfway through the book I've read others in the series out of order, and this book solved a few 'huh' moments. I'm mad about one part, but don't authors piss us off on purpose? Great quick read.

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The Camel Club is one of my favorites by Baldacci. Big fan of groups of misfits right wrongs and taking down the bad guys. Another book out of order in the series when I read it, glad to finally have all the background on Miss Annabelle [love her name by the way]. A big time DC player and a not so big time DC player are murdered and it's up to the Camel Club to put it all together to bring the bad guys to justice, all while staying out of harms way. Fun peeks into the rare book collector's life and the con artist's too. I really enjoyed it and think it would be a great last part of vacation book.

There you have it, some of the books I've read. Nothing groundbreaking and all very similar but I tend to read the same kind of books all together when I just need SOMETHING to read before bed. The next batch might be all romancey or silly. I have quite a few deep reads on my list but with my studying and busy days I want something light before bedtime. 

What's the ONE book I need to add to my list?


15 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Well, looks like I've added a few new books to my "must read" list! I had no idea you always wanted to be a sniper. I have to admit, it's probably a pretty cool job! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

nice; i have Sniper on my TBR list.

You seem like the type to enjoy gritty novels so try The Force and The Cartel, both by Don Winslow. SO GOOD.

Katie Elizabeth said...

I do the same thing- I've read so many serious books in a row, that now I'm on a lighthearted kick. If you want that next, Crazy Rich Asians is pretty good!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I am really fascinated by snipers also.

Tanya said...

I've seen the movie Shooter and a couple of episodes of the TV show and was curious about the books. The military intrigue is fine, although descriptions about guns doesn't enthuse me as much. But I'm going to check out the books. I read the King and Maxwell series by Baldacci, which I enjoyed but none of his other series. The Camel Club, in particular, sounds really good - adding it to my TBR.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

being a sniper would be a pretty cool job! i liked the movie shooter lol. maybe i'll check out the book! that's the best thing about this link up, i would never have picked that book up on my own!

Jana @ Jana Says said...

I've read a few Baldacci books. I've liked them but don't really gravitate towards him for whatever reason.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I've heard such good things about the David Baldacci books, my friend is literally obsessed! I'm always in the mood for a good military type of thriller book.

Rebecca Jo said...

funny about your sniper obsession - but I get it.
I've seen enough movies where I say all the time to Ricky, "I wonder if someone could 'take us out' right now" when we're in a crown.
He always tells me that's the Italian in me :) haha

The Siberian American said...

I, Sniper sounds super interesting! I kinda love that you always wanted to be a sniper!

Jen said...

I, Sniper sounds like a book that I would enjoy. I've always been fascinated by that field as well.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ok now I'm totally intrigued by Sniper! I love hearing more from their point of view <3
Green Fashionista

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Adding a few of these to my "to-read" list! I used to put back a good two books a month, lately it's just one. Ugh!

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

The Bess Crawford series sounds great! I've just added the first one to my TBR! :) XO - Alexandra

Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

Carly Blogs Here said...

Yay book posts! I think David Baldacci was one of the first 'adult' authors I read, but I haven't read anything from him in years! The Collectors sounds really interesting!