Books thirty-eight through forty in 2012 – Three Connelly Books

I’m going to have Michael Connelly to thank if I end up with stable potassium numbers. Hear me out haha. In the two Terry McCaleb books, “Bloodwork” and “A Darkness More Than Night”, McCaleb is a medically retired FBI agent who is doing some moonlighting investigative work, much to the chagrin of his cardiologist and wife. What does this have to do with my potassium?

I’ve had issues with low potassium in the past and I’m supposed to eat a banana every day. I sort of do, but I share it with Jayden so I really need to supplement with orange juice, something I had gotten out of the habit of drinking. Terry McCaleb is an orange juice addict, let me tell you. No, he doesn’t drink it with vodka. So the whole time I’m reading both books I was craving orange juice.

I had B pick some up for me and then I saw my doctor and she put me on Lexapro and I read up on the drug and it can lower your potassium and cause funny heart stuff. It just so happened that I had been drinking the OJ along with my half a banana daily for a bout a week before starting the drug. See how I will have Michael Connelly to thank for my hopefully good potassium numbers? Mr. Connelly, thank you for making Terry McCaleb an orange juice addict.

In addition to McCaleb’s beverage of choice helping me out, these books were great. The first one had nothing to do with Harry Bosch but it’s important to read it before the Combo Bosch book so you understand who and what Terry McCaleb is. In the second book, Bosch fits the profile of the killer McCaleb is after and even though I knew there were more Bosch books after that one I couldn’t help but think hmmm, did he do it? Stuff gets covered up all the time, you know. Cops can get away with a lot.

I hope we see more of Terry McCaleb and his OJ addiction in the future. I liked that character.

In “City of Bones” we’re back to just Harry Bosch working for the LAPD. This time he has picked up a cold case, the bones of a young boy found buried in a shallow grave. A man’s dog returned to his person with a human bone. Every dog owner’s worst nightmare? Makes me glad if I ever take Jayden into the woods, he’ll be in harness and not allowed to go digging.

Bosch becomes a man obsessed and Connelly once again brilliantly makes you suspect everyone. Will the murder be solved? Will Bosch even stay with the department? So many questions are raised in this book. I can’t wait to move on to the next but I’m waiting for another credit, so the next chapter in the Bosch story will wait a bit.

Have I turned you on to Michael Connelly yet? If not, at least go drink some orange juice; it’s good for you. Oh shhh, don’t tell the Rays, but I prefer Minute Maid.

2012 Audio Book List (all unabridged):

1. “IT” – Stephen King – Began end of 2011, finished 1/4/12

2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12

3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12

4. “The Black Echo” (Harry Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12

5. “The Black Ice” (Harry Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12

6.* “The Concrete Blonde” (Harry Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12

7. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – Rob Lowe – Finished 2/6/12

8.** “So Yesterday” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/10/12

9.** “Peeps” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/15/12

10. “1Q84” – Haruki Murakami – Finished 3/12/12

11. “The Stand” – Stephen King – Finished 4/2/12

12.** “Uglies” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/9/12

13.** “Pretties” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/15/12

14. “The Last Coyote” (Harry Bosch #4) – Michael Connelly – Finished 4/20/12

15. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” – Seth Grahame-Smith – Finished 4/25/12

16. “Zero Day” – David Baldacci – Finished 5/1/12

17** “Specials” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/7/12

18.** “Extras” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/13/12

19. “77 Shadow Street” – Dean Koontz – Finished 5/21/12

20. “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” – Jenny Lawson – Finished 5/25/12

21. “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” – Paul Ingrassia Finished 6/1/12

22. “The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It” – Lawrence Ritter – Finished 6/3/12

23. “The Given Day – Dennis Lehane – Finished 6/17/12

24. “Trunk Music” (Harry Bosch #5) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/22/12

25. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Mickey Haller #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/29/12

26. “The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” – Norman Doidge – Finished 7/6/12

27. “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans” – W. Bruce Cameron – Finished 7/11/12

28. “The Potato Factory” (The Australian Trilogy Part One) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 7/25/12

29. “Tommo and Hawk” (The Australian Trilogy Part Two) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/8/12

30.* “Fifty Shades of Grey” – E. L. James – Finished 8/11/12

31. “Fifty Shades Darker” – E. L. James – Finished 8/16=12

32. “Solomon’s Song” (The Australian Trilogy Part Three) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/22/12

33. “Fifty Shades Freed” – E.L. James – Finished 8/25/12

34. “The Poet” (Jack McEvoy #1) – Michael Connelly Finished – 829/12

35. “13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time” – Michael Brooks – Finished 9/4/12

36. “Angels Flight” (Harry Bosch #6) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/8/12

37. “The Scarecrow” (Jack McEvoy #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/13/12

38. “Blood Work” (Terry McCaleb #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/20/12

39. “A Darkness More Than Night” (Terry McCaleb #2, Harry Bosch #7) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/25/12

40. “City of Bones” (Harry Bosch #8) – Michael Connelly – Finished 101/12

*Audio book previously listened to.

** Audio book previously listened to multiple times.

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