Monday, May 18, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading.

This week I'm aiming to read 4 books, sounds a little daunting, however I've pretty much finished two of them:

REDBONE by Max Phillips (recently finished this book - this morning actually so it only just makes the Monday Reads post)

You can only take so much from a man before he has nothing left to lose... 

Calvin G. Redbone, veteran, is a simple man with a simple routine. He lives in a travel trailer, details cars, takes practice swings with his Louisville Slugger. Most days he faces nothing more complicated than deciding whether to doctor his morning coffee with a splash of bourbon. His weekdays are always the same. 

Until his simple world begins to change. Until his best friend winds up dead. Until Calvin realizes that nothing is as simple as it appears on the surface. Maybe not even Calvin G. Redbone himself. 
As he begins to unravel the truth about his friend’s life and death, the question becomes: what’s Calvin going to do about it? 

Borderline (Hard Case Crime #115)BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block (think Orrie Hitt sleaze pulp and you get a good idea of what to expect from this book. I'm enjoying it.)

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll meet  

MARTY - the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with... 

MEG - the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds... 

LILY - the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...

CASSIE - the redhead with her own private agenda... 

and WEAVER - the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket,  on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

Waltz of ShadowsWALTZ OF SHADOWS by Joe R. Lansdale (This has been sitting in my tbr for far too long. Looking forward to reading it despite the dark nature of the book)

Bill, a jobless 24-year-old, is in desperate trouble. He’s being framed by some very unsavory acquaintances for a series of sadistic murders, and is in possession of a particularly gruesome photo album. Backed into a corner, he calls his uncle Hank, and in the process draws the mild-mannered family man into a dark world of unspeakable horror, where people with names like Fat Boy and Snake trade in child pornography, rape, arson and murder. Suddenly Bill’s problems have become Hank’s, and, with everything on the line, Hank and his estranged half-brother Arnold find that they only have each other to rely on. 

Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #1)PRODIGAL SON (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein #1) by Dean Koontz (this will be the third time I've PRODIGAL SON. I just love this book)

Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself–and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O’Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more—and less—than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn’t merely a homicidal maniac—but his deranged maker.


  1. Prodigal Son is one of the few books I haven't read by Koontz, sounds good though .

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. It's co-authored by Kevin J Anderson and is very good. Just note it's nothing like the traditional Frankenstein stories.

  2. Interesting assortment of books. Come see what my week was like here. Happy reading!