Commuting to Seattle by bus five days a week gives me a lot of reading time.
Here’s what I read on the bus in May:
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
A nice little thriller, reminded me a bit of Josh Bazell’s book Beat the Reaper, which I also enjoyed. Rice Moore is seeking a hideout from the Mexican cartel he betrayed, he finds that in the Appalachian Mountains working on a nature preserve, but its not all peace and quiet. The bears protected on the preserve are found dead, while he searches for the poachers it brings him a little too close to the past he was running from.
The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark.
A very quick and beautiful novella, a story of a girl who carries within her a god. She overhears a conversation about a weapon that could destroy New Orleans. With all her might she will try to join forces to stop it. Had a steampunk vibe and that New Orleans myth that makes any story otherworldly.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
While rediscovering her love for the library, Susan Orlean, starts to explore the Los Angeles Library’s history and the fire that burned 400,000 books in 1986. From interviews with fire fighters, library staff, and the family of the supposed culprit, Henry Peak, Orlean discovers the bigger story of what makes a library and what continues to make it a relevant and integral part of society. From it’s earliest starts, to those stewards that fostered innovation, and even those that make libraries happen all across the globe. This book was truly a love letter to stories – those in books and in the people that read and protect them.
What are you reading on your commute? Tag your reads on social media #splbusreads
~posted by Kara P.