“The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn.  Interesting book. I like the bite sized chunks of each chapter coming in 1-8 pages in length.  Made it easy to read here and there and almost mimicked how the main character’s mind must have been chopped up and rarely able to focus for more than minutes at a time.  Some interesting twists and suspense towards the end. Recommended.

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The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  I've had this in my kindle for some time, but always put it off for something else.  About halfway through right now and enjoying it immensely. 

Thanks for the recommendation.  Have you read any of his other novels?

Based on this, I just started this book as well.  In very early chapters, but seems quite promising.

“Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Radden Keefe. Good book. I’ve followed the happenings in Northern Ireland at a distance over the past 40 years or so but this book provided quite a bit of depth and background details I didn’t really know having casually followed it over the years. Recommended if you’d like to know more about “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland. By the way, only 348 pages of reading. There are over 100 pages of references cited at the end of the book along with the Acknowledgements. Not as lengthy of a read as it seems on the surface.

“The Second Mountain” by David Brooks. It was a good book chocked full of ideas and inspiration. Unfortunately at least for me it read like David Brook speaks when you hear him on television. This low toned, almost monochromatic stream of ideas that lack any serious emotional punch. It was worth the investment in time for me but definitely a “one and done” kind of a read for me. My two cents worth.

“The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II” by Mark Obmascik. I liked this book. Being a fan of war related books, particularly set during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, this book was right up my alley. Quick and easy read, I had a hard time putting it down and finished it up in two days over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. If you’re into this genre I’d give it a read.

“Leadership: In Turbulent Times” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Good book. Well written. As always with this author well document and seeded in facts. I appreciate the comparison of leadership qualities across four great American presidents over multiple generations and centuries. Recommended.

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