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2014/07/16

So, I haven’t posted since February. For some reason I haven’t had the urge, although I’ve been reading. A lot. Here is a list of what I’ve read over the past 5 months since I last posted. Lots of nonfiction, as usual. For some reason basic true crime soothes my mind. I don’t know why. Escape I guess.

I have highlighted the ones I would recommend you read. Usually they are ones that are written well, and tell a very interesting story. Unless I said I hated it, the others are definitely readable, especially Caitlin Rother. Anyhoo, here it is:


The New Colossus
-historical fiction by Marshall Goldberg, who is also a very interesting person. I read it today. Instead of doing anything else.

Missy’s Murder-Karen Kingsbury

And Then She Killed Him – Robert Scott

I Forgot to Remember – Su Meck (so excellent, stayed up all night reading it.)

Deadly Pretender – Karen Kingsbury

Murder-Murder – John White

Empty Mansions
– Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr. (about heiress Huguette Clark–very good)

Wishing for Snow – Minrose Gwin (a memoir, very good read.)

I’ll Take Care of You – Caitlin Rother

One To the Wolves – Lois Duncan (part 2 of her memoirs about the murder of her daughter. She is a tween author.)

Death Sentence – Jerry Bledsoe (about Velma Barfield, serial killer)

Benghazi “The Definitive Report” editors of Sofrep.com Jack Murphy & Brandon Webb–interesting take on John Brennan’s culture in US defense, but I don’t trust the authors. (don’t recommend)

Beyond His Control – Linda Hale Bucklin (memoir, pretty good)

Marked For Death – Brian J. Karem

Informally Educated – Kennesaw Taylor (memoir, pretty good)

Die, My Love – Kathryn Casey (about a murder that occurred here in Richmond, interesting)

Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan (excellent read about her experience with a serious illness.)

The Death of Judy Huscher – Laura McNeal

Eye Contact – Morrison Bonpasse & Chad Evans (this book was weird, but I read it.) (don’t recommend)

Little Girl Lost – Tammy Mal

Fourteen – The Murder of David Stukel – Bill O’Connelli

Pop. 1280 – Jim Thompson (good book, Thompson was an inspiration to Stephen King.)

Prisoners of Fear – Gera-lind Kolarik (don’t remember anything about it)

Righteous Carnage – Timothy Benford, James Johnson (about the John List murders. I think I also read it years ago but didn’t remember.)

My Stolen Son – Susan Markowitz (sad story, excellent representation of grief)

Son of a Grifter – Kent Walker w/ Mark Schone (this was good, it was about Sante Krimes & Kenneth Krimes, written by Sante’s eldest son, who had a hard time escaping his mother’s clutches.)

I’ll Be Watching You – William Phelps, who titles some of his books after Police songs.

Murderer with a Badge – Edward Humes I would recommend it. Humes is a good writer.

Lost Girls – Caitlin Rother

Shattered Justice – John Philpin

The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese – Daleen Berry & Geoffrey Fuller

Sister of Silence: A Memoir – I re-read this by Daleen Berry. I love this book. She is such a survivor

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One Response to “Reading, read”


  1. try to find your poetry here,

    bless you.

    Good evening!

    Happy New Year!

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    Poetry picnic week 79 is up, please feel free to join the party today, random poetry is welcome too,

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    Hope to see you in…………

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