WHAT I FINISHED
I finished Killing Game and Tell No Lies from my previously reading books. The former was all right, but I really enjoyed the latter, enough that I'll be sticking with this author's backlist. On top of that, I finished:
1. The Killing Way by Tony Hays: This is a mystery set in the time of Arthurian legend, before he becomes king. The protagonist is one of his favored soldiers who Arthur calls upon to clear Merlin of murder. It was a solid little mystery, though not really revolutionary in any way.
2. An Enchanted Season: This is a romance anthology, with paranormal romances set around Christmas. Like any other anthology, this was hit or miss. I absolutely loved one story, kind of liked a second, and could barely finish the other two. I would only recommend this to people who are already fans of the authors.
3. Hid from Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming: I devoured the most recent Clare and Russ mystery, though the ending annoyed. The mystery gets resolved, but it had three different cliffhangers with the characters that has to wait until the next book. It took her six years to get this one out! Of course, that's mostly because her husband died three years ago, so she was obviously mourning. But I'm annoyed about having to wait. I absolutely loathe cliffhangers in books.
4. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay: The first book in a paranormal series about a cop in Atlanta who ends up getting special powers in a world where two neighboring worlds share their supernatural citizens with Earth. It got to be a little much at one point - the heroine has a whole Chosen one vibe to her, and there are way too many perfectly beautiful men in it - but I liked it enough to try the second book at some point.
DID NOT FINISH
I gave up on Blue Blood because the author's acceptance of the NYPD policy of stop and frisk grated too much for me to put up with.
1. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee: A history of the gene, told in an absolutely fascinating matter. It's not dry at all, as can often happen with science nonfiction. The author is quite lyrical in many places, and he knows how to really tell a story. I'm at turns appalled and intrigued, and I find it very difficult to put down.
2. Paul and Me: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman by A.E. Hotchner: The author was friends with Paul Newman for decades. It's an interesting memoir that presents Newman in a new light. It's mostly anecdotal and not very deep, but quick and enjoyable.
3. Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks: The 13th book of the Lupi series. I just started it, so who knows how it's going to go?