Saturday, June 28, 2014

What are you reading?

We haven't done this for a while, so let's talk about what you're reading. I could talk about Juliet Blackwell's A Vision in Velvet, her latest Witchcraft mystery. But, I'm saving it for the review. Instead, I'll mention a book I bought that just arrived today and looks fun. FaceOff is edited by David Baldacci. It's the latest book by International Thriller Writers. "For the first time ever the world's greatest thriller characters meet head-to-head in 11 electrifying stories." Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch. Steve Martini's Paul Madriani and Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper. How about Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme and John Sandford's Lucas Davenport? Or Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Joseph Finder's Nick Heller? Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

FaceOff is one of the books I'm reading this weekend. What are you reading?

15 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I just finished listening to Mary Kay Andrews' SAVE THE DATE and have started listening to J.A. Jance's OLD BLUE LINE. I also received Zelda LaGrange's GOOD MORNING, MR. MANDELA in the mail yesterday and can't wait to get started reading it.

FACEOFF does look like an interesting and fun read. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

Shannon Jensen said...

Hi, Lesa,
This is on my TBR mountain.

Right now I'm reading Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich - my absolute guilty pleasure. I get it first the minute it comes in and is processed. every.single.time.

On my Kindle I'm reading The silent wife by A.S.A. Harrison. I tried to read it in book format but other things were screaming my name so I borrowed it thru our ebook lending system, and yep, I'm flying thru it. Have you read it?

Mark Baker said...

Earlier this week, I was reading The Prime Minster's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal. I'll have my review up on Tuesday for release day.

Which leaves me with Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette to read this weekend. So far, I'm enjoying it. Almost half way through.

Rosemary said...

Hi Lesa

I'm reading Falling Fast by Neil Broadfoot, who is a debut crime author and former journalist. I went to his launch at a bookshop here in Edinburgh and he is such a nice man. The book so far is excellent, fast paced, well-written and gripping. It begins with a young woman throwing herself off the Scott Monument in Princes Street here in the city. In some ways it is like an Ian Rankin Rebus novel, but it has its own character and I like it a lot.

Before this I read The Physic Garden by Catherine Czerkawska. It's about 18th century Glasgow - a young man inherits the job of gardener to the university and has to look after the physic garden, which provides specimens for the medical students to study Botany. The garden is ailing because the university has allowed a type foundry to be built right next to it - so the botany professor asks William to go out into the country to find more specimens there. He meets a beautiful young woman whilst on one of his trips. The rest of the story is about their relationship, but more importantly about the close friendship between William and Thomas, the professor. It's about the scientific and medical worlds of the day, the resurrectionists, the body snatchers, the bigotry of society - all sorts of things, now seen through the eyes of William as an old man.

So that's me! Sorry I haven't commented for a while Lesa - life has been so busy - exciting though, as I am writing about the arts, book launches, etc in the city for a news website.

Rosemary

Margie Bunting said...

Lesa, thanks for the referral to Goodnight June by Sarah Jio. I finished it Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed it--a feel-good book for sure! Now I am reading Michael Robotham's latest thriller, Watching You.

Lesa said...

Mason, Wasn't Save the Date just a fun book? Enjoyed that one. I'll let you know what I think about FaceOff.

Lesa said...

I haven't read The Silent Wife, Shannon. Are you liking it?

Lesa said...

And, I just finished Juliet Blackwell's A Vision in Velvet, Mark. Like yours, it's due out this week. I enjoy this series, and love Oscar, the familiar, a potbellied pig.

Lesa said...

Rosemary! Congratulations on writing about the arts and book launches! That's fantastic. I miss your comments, but it's certainly understandable. You have something fun and exciting in your life. I'm so glad. (Aren't you glad you moved back?)

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Margie! I'm so pleased you liked Goodnight June. Definitely a feel-good book.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I'm reading a 2 in 1 book called "Perfect Harmony" by Nora Roberts, both stories are really good. =)

holdenj said...

I am just finishing up Heather Blake's new title, The Goodbye Witch.

ckubala said...

Reading the Ill Wind, the third in Nevada Barr's series featuring Anna Pigeon, Park Ranger. Each takes place in a National Park; this one in Mesa Verde. I'm way behind on this series but that just means I have lots of entertainment ahead. Easy reading but not cozies I love the references to nature, the outdoors and the park setting. I was given my first by a Park Ranger after he took us on a cave crawl in Sequoia National Park. I would never have done the crawl if I had read Barr's Blind Descent first but have been a fan of hers ever since.

Karen C said...

I'm beta reading a book right now. It's really good and I always enjoy this author's books.

Judy Stewart said...

I just finished The Shade of the Moon, by Susan Pfeffer, and enjoyed it. It is the fourth in a series, and was a pleasant surprise to find.