20 books of summer 2018 recap


20-books#20BooksofSummer is a yearly challenge created by Cathy at Cathy746 with the aim to read twenty books between June 1, 2018 and September 3, 2018. My aimed was to read 20 books but I failed. I managed to read only 16 books over the summer, four shy of my goal. I haven’t had the time to review them all (there are three more to  come, which I’ll try to post over the next days).

Here’s what I did read:

  1. Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosh Series #20) by Michael Connelly
  2. Rupture, 2016 (Dark Iceland Series #4) by Ragnar Jónasson (Translated by Quentin Bates)
  3. The Pyramid of Mud, 2018 (Montalbano #22) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans: Stephen Sartarelli)
  4. The Hollow, 1946 (Hercule Poirot #22) by Agatha Christie
  5. Maigret and the Old People, 1960 (Inspector Maigret #56) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Shaun Whiteside)
  6. Maigret is Afraid, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #42) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz)
  7. The Intrusions (Carrigan & Miller Book 3), 2017 by Stav Sherez (review to come)
  8. Taken at the Flood, 1948 (Hercule Poirot #23) by Agatha Christie (review to come)
  9. A Legacy of Spies, 2017 by John Le Carré (review to come)
  10. The Rules of Backyard Cricket (2016) by Jock Serong 
  11. The Pale Criminal, 1990 (Bernie Gunther #2) by Philip Kerr 
  12. Maigret and the Headless Corpse, 1955 (Inspector Maigret #47) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) 
  13. Maigret’s World: A Reader’s Companion to Simenon’s Famous Detective (McFarland, 2017) by Murielle Wenger and Stephen Trussel 
  14. Maigret and the Man on the Bench, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #41) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Watson) 
  15. Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels (McFarland, 2013) by Bill Alder 
  16. A collection of Maigret short stories entitled Maigret and the Surly Inspector, 1947, translated by Jean Stewart: Maigret and the Surly Inspector, The Evidence of the Altar-Boy,The Most Obstinate Customer in the World and Death of a Nobody, plus two s.s. mores included in the collection entitled Maigret and the little pigs without tails, 1950, translated by Jean Stewart: The Man in the Street and Sale by Auction

I have not forgotten the following books I’m planning to read in the next months (in no particular order):

  1. A Fine Line by Gianrico Carofiglio
  2. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
  3. Spook Street by Mick Herron
  4. Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
  5. Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito
  6. Downfall by Margot Kinberg
  7. A Deadly Show by Sarah Ward
  8. Herejes by Leonardo Padura
  9. Paradime by Alan Glynn
  10. Fever by Deon Meyer
  11. Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem Van de Wetering

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