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Sergei's Western Reading

1Sergeirocks
Dez 2, 2016, 12:18pm

I have not read many Westerns. I don't know why, because when I do, I like them! And I enjoyed watching cowboy films and TV series when I was growing up. And, (big and), John Wayne has always been my hero...!
So, I intend to put this right.
I'm going to read more Westerns. To ensure I do, I'm going to keep score.
This is my 'Westerns Log'.

2Sergeirocks
Dez 2, 2016, 12:21pm

To get the ball rolling, today I began reading Sunset Pass by Zane Grey.

3Sergeirocks
Dez 3, 2016, 3:51pm

1) 9 June 2014 - St Agnes' Stand by Thomas Eidson 4.5★s

(Included for the sake of accuracy, because it was the first Western I'd read, and the one to make me realise I liked the genre.)

4Sergeirocks
Dez 3, 2016, 3:53pm

2) 3 December 2016 - Sunset Pass by Zane Grey 4.5★s

5Sergeirocks
Dez 28, 2016, 4:19pm

3) 28 December 2016 - The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory 4.5★s

6Sergeirocks
Jan 3, 2017, 8:56am

4) 3 January 2017 - Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory 4.5★s

7Sergeirocks
Editado: Fev 25, 2017, 9:36am

5) 22 February 2017 - Stoneheart by Gustave Aimard 4★s

8Sergeirocks
Editado: Mar 10, 2017, 6:37pm

6) 10 March 2017 - The Trail-Hunter by Gustave Aimard 4★s

Story is continued in 'The Pirates of the Prairies'.

9Sergeirocks
Abr 8, 2017, 12:35pm

7) 8 April 2017 - Lone Pine by R. B. Townshend 4.5★s

10Sergeirocks
Maio 22, 2017, 3:08am

8) 22 May 2017 - The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey 4★s

11Sergeirocks
Jun 27, 2017, 5:17pm

9) 27 June 2017 - The Virginian by Owen Wister 4.5★s

12Sergeirocks
Jul 25, 2017, 6:56pm

10) 25 July 2017 - Blood Feud by David Robbins 4★s

13Sergeirocks
Ago 11, 2017, 11:17am

11) 11 August 2017 - Twin Sombreros by Zane Grey 4★s

14Sergeirocks
Nov 3, 2017, 6:42pm

12) 3 November 2017 - Betty Zane by Zane Grey 4.5★s

15Sergeirocks
Jan 2, 2018, 12:19pm

9 WESTERNS READ IN 2017.

16Sergeirocks
Editado: Jan 30, 2018, 5:48pm

13) 13 January 2018 - Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton 4.5★s

17Sergeirocks
Fev 6, 2018, 5:23am

14) 6 February 2018 - This Old Bill by Loren D. Estleman 4.5★s

18brickhorse
Mar 2, 2018, 9:01am

I read The Virginian a couple years ago and liked it. My Westerns reading has slipped, but I still like the genre very much. I'll pick it up again later in 2018.

19brickhorse
Mar 2, 2018, 9:07am

I recommend reading Louis L'Amour. He is wonderful. It's so easy to find his works in the USA because the paperbacks show up at thrift stores often at very cheap prices. He is one of my favorites.

20Sergeirocks
Mar 13, 2018, 11:31am

15) 13 March 2018 - Daughter of the Sun by Jackson Gregory 4★s

21Sergeirocks
Editado: Abr 1, 2018, 8:39am

>19 brickhorse: Thank you for the recommendation; my local library has one of his books, so I will be giving him a try.

22Sergeirocks
Abr 1, 2018, 8:41am

16) 1 April 2018 - Summer of the Sioux by Tim Champlin 4★s

23Sergeirocks
Abr 14, 2018, 1:10pm

17) 14 April 2018 - Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford 4★s

24Sergeirocks
Maio 7, 2018, 6:25pm

18) 7 May 2018 - Apache Devil by Edgar Rice Burroughs 4★s

25Sergeirocks
Editado: Maio 26, 2018, 2:23pm

19) 23 May 2018 - The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory 4★s

26Sergeirocks
Jun 14, 2018, 9:29am

20) 14 June 2018 - Code of the West by Zane Grey 4.5★s

27Sergeirocks
Jul 23, 2018, 11:59am

21) 23 July 2018 - Rogue River Feud by Zane Grey 4★s

28Sergeirocks
Ago 13, 2018, 5:55pm

22) 13 August 2018 - Lightning of Gold by Max Brand 4★s

29fuzzi
Ago 14, 2018, 8:46pm

Just found your thread, sorry I didn't see it before.

I started a series challenge for Louis L'Amour's Sackett books, here:

https://www.librarything.com/topic/294945

Come on over!

30Sergeirocks
Set 9, 2018, 6:11pm

>29 fuzzi: Unfortunately, I'm finding it difficult to get hold of any L'Amour books, but I remain on the lookout...

31Sergeirocks
Set 9, 2018, 6:12pm

23) 9 September 2018 - Doc by Mary Doria Russell 5★s

32Sergeirocks
Set 25, 2018, 11:06am

24) 25 September 2018 - Man to Man by Jackson Gregory 4★s

33Sergeirocks
Out 15, 2018, 3:58pm

25) 15 October 2018 - Fighting Caravans by Zane Grey 4★s

34fuzzi
Editado: Out 15, 2018, 6:02pm

>31 Sergeirocks: I loved Doc: A Novel, liked it better than Epitaph.

I'm also enjoying westerns by Robert B. Parker, starting with Appaloosa. I'd recommend his works as well.

35Sergeirocks
Out 30, 2018, 6:53pm

>34 fuzzi: Thanks for the recommendation, I'll keep an eye out for him.

36Sergeirocks
Editado: Nov 22, 2018, 3:43pm

26) 21 November 2018 - The Trapper's Daughter by Gustave Aimard 3.5★s

Third in the series which begins with The Trail-Hunter (>8 Sergeirocks:)

37fuzzi
Dez 17, 2018, 10:15am

One of L'Amour's best imo, The Last of the Breed is on sale today on Amazon for $1.99.

38Sergeirocks
Jan 13, 2019, 6:02pm

14 WESTERNS READ IN 2018.

39Sergeirocks
Jan 13, 2019, 6:14pm

27) 13 January 2019 - The Tiger-Slayer - Gustave Aimard 3.5★s

40Sergeirocks
Mar 11, 2019, 7:09pm

28) 11 March 2019 - Resolution - Robert B. Parker 4.5★s

My first 'modern' Western, second book in the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Series - hope to find more to read.

41fuzzi
Mar 12, 2019, 1:18pm

>40 Sergeirocks: woo! You enjoyed it as well.

Appaloosa is actually the first in the series, there are four total that the author wrote himself. After Robert B. Parker's death, someone else has been writing sequels.

42Sergeirocks
Mar 13, 2019, 3:16pm

>41 fuzzi: I spotted 'Resolution' on my library's e-book list after your recommendation, fuzzi. Unfortunately, they don't have 'Appaloosa', so I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for that one - be interesting to see how Cole and Hitch started out.

43Sergeirocks
Mar 27, 2019, 6:44pm

Good news: I got my library to buy Appaloosa and Brimstone in e-book format, :)

44fuzzi
Mar 28, 2019, 12:48pm

45Sergeirocks
Mar 29, 2019, 7:40pm

29) 29 March 2019 - Appaloosa - Robert B. Parker 5★s

46fuzzi
Editado: Mar 29, 2019, 8:08pm

>45 Sergeirocks: good stuff!

I also have recently discovered Elmer Kelton too. I really enjoyed his book The Good Old Boys.

47Sergeirocks
Abr 4, 2019, 1:41pm

>46 fuzzi: Not an author I've heard of; I shall have to see if my local library has any of his books.

48dpbbooks
Abr 4, 2019, 3:02pm

Elmer Kelton is excellent. You should also look at early Elmore Leonard, who started writing Westerns in the 1950s, before moving on to more modern and urban crime genre. 3:10 to Yuma is one of his classics. Many of his western books and short stories were made in to movies. He wrote nine westerns between 1953 and 1998.
http://www.elmoreleonard.com/index.php?/weblog/more/the_westerns_novels_of_elmor...

49Sergeirocks
Abr 5, 2019, 3:11pm

>48 dpbbooks: Thanks. I shall keep an eye open for Leonard books, too.

50Sergeirocks
Maio 21, 2019, 2:39pm

30) 21 May 2019 - Brimstone - Robert B. Parker 5★s

51fuzzi
Maio 22, 2019, 7:05am

>50 Sergeirocks: woo! I really like Parker's westerns.

52Sergeirocks
Maio 24, 2019, 3:27pm

>51 fuzzi: I'm going to try one of his mystery novels next - see if they're as good.

53fuzzi
Maio 25, 2019, 12:52pm

>52 Sergeirocks: I've not yet read any of Parker's non-westerns, but plan to.

I have been enjoying Elmer Kelton's books as well.

54Sergeirocks
Editado: Fev 2, 2020, 5:33pm

31) 2 February 2020 - The Accomplice - Marcus Galloway 4.5★s

A story about a favoured character of mine, Doc Holliday.

55Sergeirocks
Editado: Fev 28, 2020, 6:44pm

32) 10 February 2020 - Bucking the Tiger - Marcus Galloway 4.5★s

Book 2 in the 'Accomplice' series.

56Sergeirocks
Fev 28, 2020, 6:46pm

33) 26 February 2020 - The Silent Partner - Marcus Galloway 4.5★s

Book 3 in the 'Accomplice' series.

57Sergeirocks
Editado: Ago 4, 2020, 1:41pm

34) 4 August 2020 - Let 'Er Buck - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson 3★s

Illustrated, true short about George Fletcher, black cowboy, whom spectators thought robbed of 1st place in a 1911 rodeo due to his colour.

58dpbbooks
Ago 4, 2020, 6:40pm

Nice.

Just finished re-reading all of the novels and short stories featuring my favorite Louis L'Amour character Killkenny.

59fuzzi
Ago 6, 2020, 1:30pm

>58 dpbbooks: I'm planning a reread of the Kilkenny books myself, later this year.

60Sergeirocks
Editado: Ago 9, 2020, 6:04pm

35) 9 August 2020 - The Last Stetson - John Fox Jr. 3.5★s

Short story.

61Sergeirocks
Ago 15, 2020, 5:29pm

36) 15 August 2020 - Salute to Adventurers - John Buchan 4.5★s

62Sergeirocks
Jan 19, 11:52am

4 WESTERNS READ IN 2019

6 WESTERNS READ IN 2020

63Sergeirocks
Editado: Jan 21, 3:49pm

37) 17 January 2021 - The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid - Pat Garrett 4★s

64Sergeirocks
Editado: Fev 8, 5:34am

38) 8 February 2021 - The Phantom Herd - B. M. Bower 4★s

(Touchstones no longer working for me.)

65Sergeirocks
Fev 20, 10:58am

39) 20 February 2021 - Sawtooth Ranch (or The Quirt) - B. M. Bower 4.5★s

66fuzzi
Fev 25, 3:01pm

One of my favorite Louis L'Amour short story collections Riding for the Brand is on sale today for $1.99 US at Amazon (and others):

https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Brand-Western-Louis-LAmour-ebook/dp/B00W0LW7JO?_bb...

67Sergeirocks
Fev 27, 7:16am

>66 fuzzi: Thanks for posting the link, fuzzi.

68Sergeirocks
Fev 27, 7:18am

40) 26 February 2021 - Starr, of the Desert - B. M. Bower 4.25★s

69Sergeirocks
Mar 19, 4:43am

41) 19 March 2021 - Frank in the Woods - Harry Castlemon 3★s

70Sergeirocks
Editado: Mar 20, 3:52pm

42) 20 March 2021 - No Place Like Home (or Montana) - Debbie Macomber 3.5★s

71Sergeirocks
Mar 29, 5:47pm

43) 29 March 2021 - Frank at Don Carlos' Rancho - Harry Castlemon 3.5★s

72Sergeirocks
Abr 5, 12:10pm

44) 5 April 2021 - Red Fire - Max Brand 4★s

73Sergeirocks
Maio 3, 6:41pm

45) 3 May 2021 - In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers - G. A. Henty 4★s

74Sergeirocks
Maio 24, 10:06am

46) 12 May 2021 - Boss of the Far West - Burt Arthur 3.75★s

75Sergeirocks
Maio 24, 10:06am

47) 24 May 2021 - Flaming Guns - Burt Arthur 4★s

76Sergeirocks
Jun 16, 5:55pm

48) 16 June 2021 - Ghost Canyon - John Russell Fearn & Matthew Japp 3.5★s