Friday, March 15, 2013

What are You Reading?

I don't know how many of you post on Friday Reads. It started on Twitter with #fridayreads where people mention what they're reading. From there, it went to Facebook with FridayReads. I hope you stop by one of those places to tell others what you're reading.

But, first, I hope you tell us what you're reading. I had a meeting at work last night, so didn't have time to finish my book. So, as I've done a couple times in the past, I'm asking you to tell me what you're reading. And, this time, tell us if you have a reason for picking that book. I love to see what everyone else is reading.

I'm reading Hilary Davidson's new book, Evil in All Its Disguises. It's always interesting to see where Davidson will send her protagonist, Lily Moore. Lily is a a travel writer, but also a troubled woman, still haunted by the memory of her sister. This time, she's on a press junket in Acapulco. When another travel writer disappears after telling Lily she was working on a story for revenge, Lily fears the woman is in trouble. But, she can't get anyone to believe her, and soon finds herself caught in a deadly trap.

Do you want to share? What are you reading today?

22 comments:

Christie said...

Peach Pies and Alibis because you told me about it!

Lesa said...

I hope you enjoy it, Christie!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'll echo Christie. :) "Shoemaker's Wife"...because you told me about it. :)

Erin said...

THE GUILTY ONE by Lisa Ballantyne and THE END OF THE WASP SEASON by Denise Mina for me. The former because I've heard great things from the UK and the latter because someone I trust told me it was the best book she read last year. :)

Judy Starbuck said...

I finished Sara J. Henry's latest book and absolutely recommend it! I read the first one twice and I imagine I'll read this once again. The first is Learning to Swim and the second is A Cold and Lonely Place. Also, just read A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy's last book. Of course I treasured it as I have all her others. And Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple is so clever and funny.

Lesa said...

I love it! Thanks, Elizabeth. I'll be curious to see if you like The Shoemaker's Wife as much as my mother and I did. Now, that's a good recommendation, Erin, when someone you trust says it's the best book they read. Judy, I just started A Week in Winter last night. I'm so sorry to know it's her last book.

Sarah Shaber said...

I am reading Gone Girl, at last! I got it for Christmas, but have been too busy finishing Louise #3. Looking forward to it very much!

Sandra said...

I'm reading Stay of Execution by Quintin Jardine. Love the series.

Jane R said...

I'm about 100 pages into Ghostman by Rogers Hobbs. So far I like it and the writing is quite good. I'm sitting here with a malfunctioning water heater and waiting for a plumber to come to our rescue. Seems like a good day to just read a book!

Rosemary said...

I've just finished The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry, which is quite unusual (and very short) - the thoughts of an slightly embittered middle-aged woman stuck in the Geography dept of a proviniical library in France. Her musings on life, culture, men, books etc are sometimes funny, sometimes sad and often ring very true.

So now I'm reading Thursdays In the Park by Hilary Boyd, which has been much celebrated here in the UK as a romance focusing on older people (though the heroine is only just 60). I think it's well written and I do want to find out what happens to several of the characters, but must admit to being a tad irritated by the fact that every one of them is well-heeled "Oh you know money isn't an issue", glamorous, etc. I know characters need conflict, but the most this lot have to deal with is shall I stay with my millionaire husband or leave him for this amazing (and rich) man who's turned up in the park? Shall I move to a mansion in the countryside or stay in my enormous house in Highgate (v affluent part of north London - think Hampstead Heath). Still, I'm going to finish it to find out what happens, and it is an easy read.

Rosemary

SandyG265 said...

I'm going to start What's a Witch to Do? by Jennifer Harlow. It was in the new book section at the library and caught my eye.

Lesa said...

Can't wait to hear what you think about Gone Girl, Sarah. I'm not familiar with Jardine's series at all, Sandra. I'll have to check it out. Definitely a good day for a book, Jane. But, I'd say any day is. (smile) Rosemary, I always enjoy seeing what you're reading, since often I've never heard of what's popular there. Thank you, everyone!

Charlotte said...

Just finished " The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I read this because of reading about it on another blog. I really enjoyed it.
In book form I am reading " Last to Die " by Kate Brady, it was a gift.
On my ipad I am reading " Once She Knew" by Shella Connolly. Lesa, had written about another book written my this author, which I plan to buy later. I started with this one first because it was on sale, that was a good enough reason.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I love to hear that book was on the new book shelf at the library, and caught your eye. Perfect! Referrals, Charlotte. I'm interested to see why people pick up books. So many of us picked up books because someone else, me, another blogger, a friend, recommended it. Thanks for mentioning that.

Karen B said...

Just finished Deadly Threads by Jane K. Cleland. This is a great series and I'm looking forward to Lethal Treasure which comes out in June - plus Silent Auction, the only one now in the series that I've missed.

Lesa said...

Thanks for the heads up about Letha Treasure, Karen. I think this series just continues to get better, so I'm looking forward to the next one.

Carol N Wong said...

I am reading M.C. Beaton's Death of a Chimney Sweep and loving it.

Lesa said...

It's great to hear that you're loving it, Carol.

Jane R said...

Hi Lesa... Just wanted to pop back in and thank you for today's post. I always pick up new titles/authors to add to my expanding book list. It's a treat to see what everyone is reading! Have a great weekend!

Karen C said...

I recently finished A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd and The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld. Right now I'm reading To Iraq and Back by Jessica Scott.

Lesa said...

It is fun to do once in a while, isn't it, Jane? I like to see what everyone else is reading, too. Thanks!
Nice mix, Karen. I tend to read fiction mixed with nonfiction, too. Thanks!

techeditor said...

I'm reading THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin. Next is Stephen King's 11/22/63.