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Books Read December 2014 (Books 212-230)

Here is a summary of my December reading with links to longer reviews in my journal.

Book 212: The Apologist by Jay Rayner. 2004. 287 pages.Amusing political satire. Review here.
Book 213: The Glass Magician (Paper Magician Trilogy #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg, 2014. 224 pages. Less impressive story and no improvement on setting. Review here.
Book 214: Hunger by Susan Hill, 2013. 33 pages. Creepy e-short from mistress of macabre.
Book 215: The Soul of Discretion (Simon Serrailler #8) by Susan Hill, 2014. 336 pages. Latest in this series of police procedurals. Disturbing themes.
Book 216: A Breach of Security (Simon Serrailler #8.5)by Susan Hill, 2014. 57 pages. e-short though with odd editing and continuity errors. Reviews of Books 214, 215 and 216.
Book 217: The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick, 2013. 458 pages. Excellent wok of historical fiction. Review here.
Book 218: Persuader (Jack Reacher #7) by Lee Child, 2004. 543 pages. Another in this action-packed series. Review here.
Book 219: Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell, 2013. 488 pages Unabridged Audio (18 hrs, 16 mins). Read by Julia Franklin. Excellent biography/social history. Review here.
Book 220: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 2012. 438 pages. Period fiction set in Alaska with touches of magical realism. Review here.
Book 221: The Shell Game (Fox and O'Hare #.25) by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, 2014.29 pages. How Fox and O'Hare first met.
Book 222: The Job (Fox and O'Hare #3) by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, 2014. Unabridged Audio Book (7 hrs). Read by Scott Brick. Latest in this fun crime caper series. Reviews of Books 221 and 222.
Book 223: The Carnival Master (Jan Fabel #4) by Craig Russell, 2008. 448 pages. Police procedural set in Germany. Review here.
Book 224: Nothing O'Clock (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #11) by Neil Gaiman, 2013. 45 pages. Best in the series as might be expected from Gaiman..
Book 225: Light Out (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #12) by Holly Black, 2014. 39 pages. Slightly disappointing outing for Twelve. Reviews of Books 224 and 225.
Book 226: The Queen (The Selection #0.4) by Kiera Cass, 2014. 120 pages. Prequel featuring earlier Selection that involved Prince Maxon's parents.
Book 227: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass, 2014. 323 pages. Completing the trilogy. Reviews of Books 225 and 227.
Book 228: Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody #4) by Elizabeth Peters, 1986. 432 pages Unabridged audiobook (12 hrs, 12 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. Another Victorian mystery set in Egypt. Review here.
Book 229: Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic #7 by Sophie Kinsella, 2014. 394 pages. Unabridged audiobook (12 hrs, 38 mins). Read by Clare Corbett. Latest in the comic series. Review here.
Book 230: Indexing by Seanan McGuire, 2014. 404 pages. Fairy-tale themed urban fantasy. Review here.
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