Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What Are You Reading?

It's been a couple weeks since we've discussed your reading. What are you reading today? I'm halfway through Mycroft Holmes, a terrific debut novel by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. The authors send Sherlock Holmes' older brother to Trinidad. It's a fascinating introduction to a young Mycroft who is already working for "Queen and country". I'll discuss Mycroft's personality and the storyline in my review. It's terrific so far.


I hope you're enjoying your current book. Tell us about it, please.

18 comments:

Page said...

I'm still working on I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes and for my non-fiction Sapiens.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Just finished THE DESTROYED, fifth in the Jonathan Quinn series by Brett Battles, which started slowly but picked up towards the end. I'd recommend started with the first one, THE CLEANER.

Still reading THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON. What a loss. Also reading CAPITAL CRIMES: London Mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards, with stories ranging from Conan Doyle (not a Holmes story) to Golden Age authors like Anthony Berkeley and H. C. Bailey. And I started WHAT THE DOG SAW by Malcolm Gladwell. It's the first of his I've read.

Jeff M.

holdenj said...

Just picked up the new Billy Boyle mystery, by James R. Benn, called The White Ghost. This one takes place out in the Solomon Islands and is interesting so far, as always!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

CONCRETE ANGEL by somebody named Patricia Abbott. Never have heard of her before.

Bill Crider said...

I just started reading THE FAMILY FANG.

Janet C said...

Almost finished with Idyll a Threats by Stephanie Gayle which is very good so far. On my kindle, I've got Sisters In Law by Linda Hirschman in progress. It's fascinating. I'll be picking up the new Karen Slaughter and the new Miranda James today, and Say yes to the Death by Susan MacBride popped up on my kindle last night. If my TBR ever falls, it will be days before they find me.

Margie Bunting said...

I recently finished Knot the Usual Suspects by Molly MacRae, Juliet Blackwell's Thr Paris Key, and Hilary Lifton's Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper and have started A Fine Romance, Candice Beegen's second memoir.

Karen Reittinger said...

The Sword of the South by David Weber and A Full Life by Jimmy Carter.

Charlotte said...

Just finished "Watching Me" by Michale Robutham, a new author for me.
Started "The Jury Master" by Robert Dugoni also a new author that I learned about recently.

Lesa said...

Thank you! What terrific lists. I enjoy seeing the books and authors I'm familiar with, and the ones I haven't yet "met". It's always fun to see what others are reading. I'm lucky to work in the library. When my holds come in, I just have to go downstairs to pick them up. I just picked up 3 from the library - the new Heather Graham, The Hidden. It's a Krewe of Hunters, and I'm addicted to them. I also love Sherryl Woods' Chesapeake Shores novels featuring the O'Brien family. The new one is Willow Brook Road. And, believe it or not, the Christmas novels are starting to come in. Carla Neggers' is A Knights Bridge Christmas. So, whether you look at everyone else's books, and are enticed, or are happy with your own, it's fun to share booklists! Thank you.

Glen Davis said...

Who Says A Corpse Has To Be Dull? by Don Von Elsner. Part of the David Danning series.

Lesa said...

Love that title, Glen!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Lesa, you are hitting many of my wife's favorite authors, like Heather Graham and Carla Neggers. She just read the latter's latest Sharp & Donovan book.

Jeff M.

Sharon said...

I just finished Nantucket by Nan Rossiter last night. Today starts The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady by Susan Wittig Albert. I gave up on her China Bayles mysteries after the last one but I still enjoy these.

Carol N Wong said...

Just finished White Matter by Janer Sternburg, It must have been a difficult book to write. And today, I am determined to start Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman!

Lesa said...

I may have to check out those Sharp & Donovan books, Jeff. I love Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters! Something about paranormal mysteries interest me. But, I'm not into horror or scary ones.

Lesa said...

It's tough to give up on an author you've read for a while, isn't it, Sharon? I've done it, and I know I sometimes should have stopped reading sooner.

Lesa said...

I hope you enjoy Beth's book, Carol, but, in that case, we all know I'm prejudiced.