Leslie's Omnibus

Book Your Ticket

So I fibbed. Big changes coming in January. In the meantime, here's my October reading list containing 11 books and bringing my total for the year to 138:

Easily Amused, Karen McQuestion*

Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese[1]*

Ape House, Sara Gruen[2]*

The Last Block in Harlem, Christopher Herz*

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory, Ben Macintyre[3]*

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, Jim Gorant[4]*

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, Lauren Willig*

Whiskey Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery, J.A. Konrath[5]*

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, Lauren Willig*

Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Live with a Blind Wonder Cat[6]*

Cross Roads, Fern Michaels*

[1] Set mainly in Addis Ababa, the story of conjoined twins born to a Malaysian nun and an English doctor at a mission hospital and adopted by a pair of Indian doctors. History, culture and medicine are all bound together in the telling of this novel. A most excellent read!

[2] By the author of Water for Elephants, this novel combines working with primates (bonobos) in a language lab setting, animal rights activists and reality television in an intriguing morality tale.

[3] The true story of The Man Who Never Was, which is actually more fantastic than the Hollywood version. If you’re a fan of WWII intelligence stories, this is for you.

[4] If you are a dog lover this is a must. You will never, ever look at Michael Vick as a good human being again.

[5] Far superior to what the cutesy title and the conceit would indicate. I’ll be reading more of these.

[6] Very, very funny… and no person or animal dies.


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