QuestingA's 2022 ROOTS

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QuestingA's 2022 ROOTS

1QuestingA
Redigerat: dec 31, 2022, 5:54 am



Total books read: 75
Fiction: 68
Non-fiction: 7
Updated 31 Dec 2022

New books: 78
Books from my sister: 21
Books from other sister: 1
Total new books: 100

2QuestingA
jan 4, 2022, 6:35 pm

1. Short Stories From Mongolia

I started this in 2019, then put it down. Picked it up again and finished it. Short stories from Mongolian communist authors.

3connie53
jan 4, 2022, 9:47 pm

Welcome back, QA. Good to see you back with the ROOTers.

4MissWatson
jan 5, 2022, 7:52 am

Welcome back and happy ROOTing!

5Jackie_K
jan 5, 2022, 10:36 am

Welcome back, and happy new year!

6rabbitprincess
jan 5, 2022, 11:04 am

Welcome back and have a great reading year!

7QuestingA
jan 8, 2022, 5:23 pm

>3 connie53: thanks Connie, MissWatson, Jackie_K and rabbitprincess !! Looking forward to seeing what you all read this year!

8QuestingA
Redigerat: jul 15, 2022, 6:23 pm

2. Q by Luther Blissett

This has been on my TBR pile forever. I can't remember where it came from, but I possibly got it in Australia. It was great.

9QuestingA
jan 11, 2022, 6:49 pm

3. Murder's a Swine by Nap Lombard

Well this was fabulous. I bought it last year.

10rocketjk
jan 12, 2022, 12:46 pm

>9 QuestingA: That looks really good! I'll have to keep a lookout for it. Cheers!

11QuestingA
jan 18, 2022, 5:58 pm

>10 rocketjk: hi rocketjk, I hope you find it and like it!

12QuestingA
jan 18, 2022, 6:02 pm

4. The Witch of Prague by F. Marion Crawford

Not sure what I expected, but this was pretty good. According to the receipt I bought it in May 2017.

13QuestingA
Redigerat: jan 22, 2022, 10:26 am

5. Wake Up, Sir by Jonathan Ames

Not sure how many years this has been on the pile. I bought it after watching, and loving, Bored to Death. It wasn't what I expected. Not particularly funny, but it was interesting. The reviews on the cover declaimed it as "hilarious", which it was not. The narrator is struggling with alcohol addiction and has an imaginary Jeeves to help him cope and make sense of the world.

14QuestingA
Redigerat: jan 23, 2022, 5:47 pm

Prague in Legends illustrations by Jan Klimes

I got this in June 2017.

15QuestingA
jan 30, 2022, 5:39 pm

6. The Infatuations by Javier Marias and translated by Margaret Jull Costa

I bought this in October 2016 in Madrid during a book group trip.

16cyderry
jan 31, 2022, 4:55 pm

been busy reading, glad you're back with us!

17QuestingA
feb 1, 2022, 9:50 am

>16 cyderry: Hi cyderry! Im pleased to be back! January is always the best ROOT month as all my books are eligible. Things tend to slow down from February. Last year I read a crazy number of books (for me).

18QuestingA
feb 2, 2022, 6:32 pm

7. These Names Make Clues by E.C.R. Lorac

I bought this last year. Quite fun.

19QuestingA
feb 9, 2022, 6:26 pm

8. Due to a Death by Mary Kelly

Bought last year.

20QuestingA
feb 13, 2022, 6:18 pm

9. Celtic Myths and Legends by Eoin Neeson

Not sure how long I've owned this. Maybe 15 years or more. Very pleased I have read it.

21QuestingA
feb 16, 2022, 5:18 pm

10. The Crime of Father Amaro by Eça de Queiròs and translated by Margaret Jull Costa

This has been on the pile for about 10 years. It was very good.

22QuestingA
feb 17, 2022, 10:38 am

11. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

I think this has been on the pile for maybe four or five years.

23QuestingA
feb 28, 2022, 5:18 am

12. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon

I've had this a few years, not sure how many. It took me a while to appreciate the story, and I spent as much time looking up words in google as I did reading the book.

24connie53
mar 5, 2022, 6:37 am

Hi QA, I've been away from LT Threads for a while. Too much going on in my life the last months. I see you are still going strong with your reading. 12 books read already! Great job.

25QuestingA
mar 7, 2022, 9:18 am

13. Revelations of a Lady Detective by William Stephens Hayward

I've had this since 2013. Sorry it took so long to read.

26QuestingA
mar 7, 2022, 9:28 am

>24 connie53: hi Connie! I hope you're well. Yes, I'm reading lots at the moment. Hope you're reading some good things.

27QuestingA
mar 12, 2022, 7:22 pm

14. Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin

This has maybe been on the pile since 2015 or 2016. My favourite Edmund Crispin yet. I think Fen is growing on me.

28QuestingA
mar 18, 2022, 1:07 pm

15. Crisis by Frank Gardner

Think I've had this since maybe 2017. Think I picked it up at a literary festival, while I was waiting in the bookshop for a friend. Anyway, an easy to read thriller with an easy to follow plot. I'm pleased the hero saved London, but he seems to have experienced no reprecusions for his horrific cock-up early on in the book, which doesn't sit right.

29QuestingA
mar 31, 2022, 5:14 pm

16. Two-Way Murder by E.C.R Lorac

Another good mystery. I bought this last year.

30QuestingA
apr 5, 2022, 10:20 am

17. Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr

I bought this last year. It was good.

31QuestingA
Redigerat: apr 10, 2022, 2:00 pm

18. Murder in the Basement by Anthony Berkeley

I bought this last year.

32QuestingA
apr 22, 2022, 6:54 am

19. Himself by Jess Kidd

I've had this more than three years, but can't be more accurate than that. I found it slightly unsatisfying and I'm not sure how everything fit together.

33connie53
maj 2, 2022, 7:32 am

Hi Q, Yes, I'm still reading. I had a bit of a dip in March, but some great thrillers brought me back in my reading mood.

34QuestingA
Redigerat: maj 6, 2022, 6:01 pm

20. The Widow of Bath by Margot Bennett

I bought this last year. It was very clever and entertaining.

35QuestingA
maj 12, 2022, 6:36 pm

21. Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer

I bought this last year.

36QuestingA
maj 22, 2022, 9:11 am

22. Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn

Goodness knows how long this has been on the pile. Daisy is always enjoyable.

37QuestingA
Redigerat: maj 29, 2022, 10:42 am

23. Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen

I think this was given to me last year, by my sister. It was good and I enjoyed it slightly more than the first book.

38connie53
jun 5, 2022, 7:07 am

Hi QA. I've been neglecting the ROOTers for some time. Live, sunny days, babysitting the grandkids and doing volunteer work for the library at Lonne's school. And reading of course. Today is a rainy day with some thunderstrokes. A perfect Sunday for reading al those neglected threads.

I see you are still reading those ROOTs. Great job.

39QuestingA
jun 7, 2022, 9:44 am

24. Devoured by D.E. Meredith

I can't remember where this came from or how long I've had it. It was OK but would've benefitted from better editing. And there was, to my mind, a glaring oversight in the reasons people were so interested in Broderig's letters.

40QuestingA
jun 7, 2022, 9:47 am

>38 connie53: Hi Connie, hope you're well. It sounds like you're enjoying the spring/summer weather. It is nice to read outside in the sun. I've been doing a bit of that too the last few weeks. Thanks for checking in!

41QuestingA
jun 17, 2022, 5:03 pm

25. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

I remember buying this from my local bookshop, but can't remember when. A while ago.

42connie53
jun 26, 2022, 6:20 am

>40 QuestingA: I'm fine and busy. The weather now is rainy but next week will be very fine, they say.

43QuestingA
Redigerat: jun 26, 2022, 7:33 am

26.To Kill the President by Sam Bourne

Again, not sure when I bought this. A while ago.

44QuestingA
Redigerat: jul 3, 2022, 1:24 pm

27. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

45QuestingA
jul 7, 2022, 2:34 am

28. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

This came from my sister, who read it with her book group last year.

46QuestingA
jul 15, 2022, 3:05 am

29. The Dungeon House by Martin Edwards

I picked this up off the library sale trolley a number of years ago.

47connie53
jul 20, 2022, 6:26 am

Hi QA. So good to see you are still reading a lot. You have almost reached your goal, I see. Great job.

Yesterday it was to hot to be outside, up to 40 C. I just took it easy inside with all doors, windows and curtains closed.

48QuestingA
Redigerat: jul 29, 2022, 4:10 am

>47 connie53: thanks Connie! My work cranked up the air conditioning over the two really hot days and I was wearing a cardigan to warm up! Crazy. Pleased you found a way to deal with the heat.

30. The Corpse in the Waxworks by John Dickson Carr

Got this last year. It was good fun.

49QuestingA
Redigerat: aug 4, 2022, 1:00 pm

50QuestingA
aug 14, 2022, 2:38 pm

32. The Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard

I don't know how this got on the pile. Maybe from 2019. It was great.

51QuestingA
Redigerat: aug 21, 2022, 5:41 pm

33. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler

I think i got this is 2020, maybe 2019. It was good.

52MissWatson
aug 22, 2022, 3:20 am

Funny coincidence, I just read this, too, in a very ancient edition that's been with me for decades.

53QuestingA
aug 27, 2022, 8:18 am

34. Pilgrims by Matthew Kneale

I bought this last year. It was good. Not as good as English Passengers, which was great, but I was very invested in the characters by the end and hoped everything would turn out ok.

54QuestingA
aug 27, 2022, 8:21 am

>52 MissWatson: hi MissWatson! I discovered Eric Ambler a few years ago and then bought a stack of his books in a sale. I enjoyed Epitaph for a Spy. Hope you liked it too.

55MissWatson
aug 28, 2022, 9:14 am

>54 QuestingA: Yes, I was happy to find that it hasn't lost its charm over the years.

56QuestingA
sep 4, 2022, 7:13 am

35. The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis

My sister gave me this last year after reading it with her book group. I enjoyed it very much.

And that's 35! It looks like I'll go over the target again this year.

57MissWatson
sep 4, 2022, 8:24 am

Congrats on reaching your goal!

58rabbitprincess
sep 4, 2022, 8:40 am

Hurray! Congrats!

59connie53
sep 16, 2022, 10:15 am

Congrats on reaching your goal, QA. Good job!

60QuestingA
Redigerat: sep 18, 2022, 4:52 am

36. Bodies from the Library 4 selected and introduced by Tony Medawar

I bought this last year.

61QuestingA
sep 18, 2022, 5:02 am

62QuestingA
sep 18, 2022, 5:03 am

63QuestingA
sep 18, 2022, 5:04 am

>59 connie53: Thanks Connie. Next year I'll think about a larger target.

64QuestingA
Redigerat: okt 6, 2022, 7:36 am

37. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi and translated by Jonathan Wright

My sister read this with her book group last year then gave it to me. It was very good.

65QuestingA
Redigerat: okt 6, 2022, 7:38 am

38. Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders by Kate Griffin

If I didn't buy this in 2019 then it was earlier than that.

66QuestingA
dec 11, 2022, 5:36 am

39. Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards

This has been on the pile since 2020.

67QuestingA
dec 18, 2022, 11:36 am

40. The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis

I got this from a library sale trolley, way before covid but I can't remember the year. It was good.

68connie53
dec 22, 2022, 6:33 am

Hi QA. I want to wish you and yours all the best for 2023 and Happy Holidays.

I hope to see you in 2023 and see if you set a bigger target.

69QuestingA
Redigerat: dec 23, 2022, 12:00 pm

41. The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert

Borrowed from my sister who bought it last year.

70QuestingA
dec 23, 2022, 12:05 pm

>68 connie53: hi Connie, best wishes and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I'm planning to go for a bigger target next year as my post-pandrmic reading rate doesn't look like slowing down. Thanks for running the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you and everybody is reading next year.