My reading was quite spotty this month. I've been working on Sundays, so that's put a real dent in my Quality Reading Time. As a result, I've read mostly trash. At one point, it looked like I might only manage two books, but I eked out five. (Although probably only two of them are really worth reading. The rest are hospital waiting room/airplane/jury duty time-killing books.)
5. The Perfect Husband - Lisa Gardner - A woman hires a merceny to train her to defeat her evil serial killer ex-husband. Clumsy, transparent, and completely disappointing.
4. Cross - James Patterson - A phoned-in by-the-numbers thriller. Good for airplane or rainy day reading, not for much else.
3. The Mephisto Club - Tess Geritsen - A series of grisly murders have Dr. Isles and Detective Rizzoli seaching for the personification of evil. Procedural forensics detective novel meets supernatural thriller. Not quite as good a combination as chocolate and peanut butter, but passible entertainment nonetheless.
2. Echo Park -Michael Connelly - A cold case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch when a caught killer confesses to the case. My first foray into the Bosch series, which I found to be a pleasant surprise and I'm looking forward to reading more.
1. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakaur - Chronicles the events of the 1996 Everst climbing season, during which a number of people died. Compelling, well-written and well-worth a read.