May 2016 Newsletter
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Welcome to May – and I have to say it was a disappointing reading month for me. Not sure why – some months I find I’m able to read 10+ books and just cram them in and other months I just struggle to find the time.
The month started off fine. I read The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh. If you were a fan of Francis Begbie I’d recommend it. Really great book.
Then after reading Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series I wanted to read more by Blake Crouch. I ended up reading a standalone novel Abandon(it was okay) and the first novel in the Andrew Z. Thomas series, Desert Places. One of those books that are pretty rough but go at such a fast paced you can’t help but enjoy it.
Other than that just enjoying my month – we’ve had a few sunny days here in Canada although nothing too great. Hell on Saturday I was out running in shorts and t-shirt and yesterday I was running in snow! No matter how long I live here I’ll never get used to it.
No Time For Goodbye: You may notice I mention Linwood Barclay a LOT in this newsletter. It’s because I feel he is a tremendous author and one of my favourites. He writes amazing mystery novels and although they have lots of great twists they’re not twists for the sake of twists(like Harlan Coben). This is one of his best – about a 14 year old who wakes up one morning to discover her entire family have disappeared.
State of Mind: John Katzenbach is an amazing author and is one of the best in the psychological thriller genre. It was hard to pick which one I’d recommend most but I have a personal preference for this one which I’ve read multiple times about a brother and sister who escaped from their awful father 25 years ago. But now it’s all catching up with them.
Storm Front: This is the first book in the series of the Dresden Files. This series began in 2000 and has 15 books in the series so far. It features professional wizard Harry Dresden, who works with the police as a consultant when there is a set of murders which are apparently committed with black magic. Even if it doesn’t sound up your alley – give the first one a try. It may surprise you.
May 2016 Book of the Month:
I know lots of our readers will be happy with this one!
The Womens Murder Club series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is one of the most popular series on OrderOfBooks. The 15th book featuring Lindsay Boxer arrives on May 2nd, and features an explosive storyline involving a plane crash and Lindsays husband Joe disappearing.
Should be a good one!
Thanks to everyone for their feedback last month on audiobooks. It gave some amazing insights into the audio book world and was really interesting to read.
The feedback is posted below.
This months question is about your favourite authors.
Specifically – what authors are on your “blindly buy” list? By that I mean when you hear an author has a new book coming out you don’t even stop to read the description – you rush to pre-order it(or reserve it at library etc).
For me it’s the following: John Grisham, Jeff Abbott, Mark Greaney, Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Joseph Finder, Stephen Leather, Lee Child, Duncan Falconer.
Those are the only authors whose books I blindly buy and some have to be within a series(ie: Greaney has to be in the Gray Man series). There’s some that are very close to being on that list but I have to read the description first(Irvine Welsh, Andy McNab and Gregg Hurwitz to name a few).
Who is on your “blindly buy” list?
E-mail us your feedback to site@OrderOfBooks.com or just reply to this e-mail, and we’ll pick the best comments and feature it in next months newsletter.
Top 10 Books Coming Out in May 2016
Here are some of the more notable books coming out in May This is based on how popular the character or author are at our website:
15th Affair – Womens Murder Club series.
The Hidden Oracle – by Rick Riordan
The Fireman – by Joe Hill
The Crown – by Kiera Cass
The Scandal: A Theodore Boone Novel by John Grisham
The Highwayman: A Walt Lingmore Novel
The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler
Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel
Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham