The Game’s Afoot Wishes You All A Happy And Healthy New Year


I have left out many things throughout 2013. If I have counted correctly, I read 67 books, although I have still to finish today A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr. My reviews of Then We Take Berlin by John Lawton and Plata quemada by Ricardo Piglia (English title: Money to Burn) will also have to wait until the next year. And two books that I really want to read have not found their place in this year that is coming to its end. The City of Shadows by Michael Russell and Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. I’ve just put them both on top of my TBR list.

For whatever reasons, which I don’t need to comment here, I’ll have to reduce the number of crime fiction books that I will be able to read during 2014. However, my goal is still read 4 books a month, at least. But I’ll have to be even more selective with my readings, if possible. As I did mentioned, I’m waiting to read soon the following books Breaking Point by C.J. Box, Quien mate al dragón de Leif GW Persson (English title: He Who Kills The Dragon), Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer, Summertime All The Cats Are Bored by Philippe Georget, and Pale Horses by Nate Southard. And I also bought recently Brother Kemal by Jakob Arjouni and Consorts of Death by Gunnar Staalesen.

Looking at my wish list I can find The City of Strangers by Michael Russell, Dead Water by Ann Cleeves, Blackwattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin, Bad Blood by Arne Dahl, Graveland by Alan Glynn, How a Gunman Says Goodbye by Malcolm Mackay, Closed for Winter by Jorn Lier Horst, The Second Deadly Sin by  Åsa Larsson, The Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri, Ostland by David Thomas, The Red Road by Denise Mina, I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, El detective moribundo de Leif GW Persson, Entry Island by Peter May, The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly, Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin, A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré, The Stranglers Honeymoon by Hakan Nesser, and Dead Lions by Mick Herron.

I look forward to continue with my long term challenge with no finishing date, and read several series in chronological order, Montalbano, Harry Bosch, John Rebus, Adamsberg, Mario Conde, Jack Irish, Van Veeteren, Bernie Gunther, to which I have recently added, Dalziel and Pascoe.

Three books that will be published soon have called especially my attention, Scarred by Thomas Enger, Irène by Pierre Lemaitre and Cobra by Deon Meyer.

I’m afraid that it will become an impossible task if I still want to leave some room to read some other crime fiction books in its original Spanish. However, as in life, what counts is not to reach our goal but the path covered to achieve it.  

I do hope my journey through some of these books will be of your interest.

The Game’s Afoot Wishes You All A Happy And Healthy New Year

10 thoughts on “The Game’s Afoot Wishes You All A Happy And Healthy New Year

  1. A Happy New Year to you and yours Jose Ignacio – I’ll be looking forward to reading your reviews next year: you may have to cut down but you have quality rather than quantity there…. All best wishes for 2014.

  2. José Ignacio – Thanks for sharing your reads with us this year, and I look forward to reading about them in 2014. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year, and may 2014 be healthy and happy for you! ¡Salud, amor, dinero—y el tiempo para disfrutarlos!

  3. Jose Ignacio: Happy New Year to you and your family! Sharon and I are about to leave Calgary for home. With 800 km to go we will be home well into the night.

  4. Happy new year to you and your family, Jose Ignacio. Your list of to-be-read and wishlist books has lots of great sounding titles. I hope you like Winter’s Bone: Woodrell is one of my favorites.

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