Friday, August 13, 2010

book mania

since i mentioned yesterday i have read 8 books so far this summer, and i'm almost 2 more, i figured i would put a list out there for you to see...

-crime scene by larry ragle (reading). this book goes through how science and medical technology are used to solve cases. it then gives 'sensational cases' as an example. i find some chapters boring, because they can be really science based, but it's still interesting.

-slave master by sue wiltz (reading) about a man who lures women in through the internet. it's america's first known cyber serial killer. it's pretty gruesome but still a good book. right now they're laying the murder charges, so we'll see how the trial goes.. (pic via)

-blood secrets by rod englert (pic via). it looks at what really happens during the reconstruction of a crime scene. blood patterns are analyzed, you learn how they can tell what weapon was used, whether the body was moved or not..etc.and actual cases were given too. this was an easy and i actually found this one really interesting. 

 -manson in his own words as told to nuel emmons (pic via). this one is pretty straight forward...hours and hours and hours of interviews were conducted and manson was able to tell his own story. it was interesting to see his point of view, but i thought helter skelter was a much better book, which i read last summer.

 -the secret history of cults by peter haining (pic via). this was a compilation book and gave stories about 12 or so cults in the world. some were interesting and jaw dropping and others a little boring. but some of the stories, you really just can't believe the power that some people can gain over others.

 -you must be dreaming by barbara noel (pic via). this book was pretty disturbing. the author is telling her story of how she woke up during a therapy session to find her therapist raping her. it then continues after the fact and shows her battle to get justice from the old doctor. i couldn't put this book down because i just had to know the outcome and it was definitely a page turner.

-vanished by john wells (pic via). this is a hamilton, ontario based book about a man who dismembered women and had managed to get away with it for quite some time. it follows the case and all the work the officers did to catch the man involved.

-little lady, big apple by hester browne (pic via). see, i do read girly books! this one was a cute, simple, girly book. love in the big apple, what more can i say? i read this one in a few days, very easy read for say, the beach. it's not edge of your seat scandalous or anything, but it kept my attention and i enjoyed it.

-ground up by michael idov (pic via). this one is about a couple who opens a coffee shop in NYC. it follows their marriage, love and the struggles that come along with a new business. it was a bit slow at times, but overall the story was good.
 -lion eyes by claire berlinki (pic via). ugh, this book. i can't really even think of how to explain it. it's kind of a love story that happens over email and also has to do with some CIA agent stuff that comes up. it was another simple read, but kind of silly in my opinion. i got it on the sale table at a book store (wonder why!) because it took place in paris haha

so, i guess if you didn't already know, now you do-i love true crime books. i really don't think i have ever come across a boring one. and just knowing that it's all truth in those words makes it a little scary. i never get nightmares, but then again, i'm not reading them at midnight either. also, sorry for the lack of description for each book, i just wanted to give a sentence or 2 to give you an idea of what they were about and my little opinion.
and you know, so i don't seem like a total creep who only reads about death and torture, i read a few books about love too!


Misty Michelle said...

DANG!!! I am not much of a reader.. can I put the list of CSI's i've watched instead!? hahahaha



Jill said...

SO glad you posted this! I've been looking for a good book to read!

& it looks like I found one: You Must Be Dreaming.

I'll tell you how I liked it!!

Brittany said...

I want to read ALLL of these! I'm going to check em out at the library!!!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You're on fire! I've only read one. EEEEK!

Mommyhood Mayhem said...

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh some of these sound really good!

P.S. There's a book BEFORE Little Lady, Big Apple called The Little Lady Agency. And one after it called, I believe, Little Lady and the Prince (or something like that).

Anna Walker said...

Creepy! I would die die die if I read those books! I would be like on Friends where Joey has to put the book in the freezer!

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

Our journey has begun!… secretly though

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Exciting things going on around here!

~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

k said...

nice book recs!

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Hepburn Hilton said...

You are my book soul mate!! I'll keep this list in mind when shopping amazon next time around. Right now, I was thinking of braking my crime pattern with Lauren Conrad's new style book and some other ones. Which one was you fav?? I thought Slave Master and Vanished looked particular interesting, although I got to admit I haven't dabbled in true crime yet. Just fiction... I just discovered Karin Slaughter this summer, and like her a lot surprisingly!! Who are your favorite authors?

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