Thursday, November 19, 2015

What Are You Reading?

Let's talk. What are you reading today? I'm halfway through All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. I'm a sucker for mysteries involving cold cases, which is why I'm reading the second in the series featuring television producer Laurie Moran. This time, for Under Suspicion, Moran's team looks into a case from five years earlier when a bride disappeared on the eve of her wedding. At the time, the media downplayed it, and ridiculed her, calling her "The Runaway Bride". But, how many runaway brides disappear and are not heard of for five years? I'm just getting into the investigation part of the story as they film the show. As I said, I love cold cases.


So, what book are you reading right now? Is there something you're halfway through? Let's talk.

26 comments:

Page said...

I'm reading Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, Aleppo Code by Terry Brennan, The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Andieh.

Bill Crider said...

Fender Lizards by Joe Lansdale.

Lesa said...

I've read Little Paris Bookshop, Page, but haven't even heard of the other two.

Lesa said...

Now, there's a title for you, Bill, Fender Lizards. Interesting.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I just raced through Michael Connelly's excellent THE CROSSING. I'm reading two short story collections: Joseph Heywood's HARD GROUND, about Conservation Officers in the UP of Michigan, and Stephen King's BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS.

I'm undecided of which novel to start next.

Jeff M.

donna said...

I just started What You See by Hank Phillippi Ryan. I really like all of Alafair Burke's novels and think it is great that she has teamed up with MHC - an all time favorite. I read the first one and will definitely read this one too.

Margie Bunting said...

I just finished The Lake House by Kate Morton, which was excellent and complex but not my favorite of hers. I am starting Kate Carlisle's Crowned and Moldering and also Yes, My Accent is Real by Kunal Nayyar of Big Bang Theory and Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson, which I won from Jen Forbus and Penguin. I can't usually read more than one book at a time, but the two latter books are essays/short stories, so I should be able to handle it. I haven't read Craig Johnson before so I thought this would be a good way to start, even though stories are not typically attractive to me.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Margie, I think you'll find the stories are indeed a good place to start. Great series.

SandyG265 said...

I'm about halfway through a non-fiction book, The Secret Lives of Bats by Merlin Tuttle.

TFJ said...

I just finished Steve Hamilton's Let It Burn and started The Lake House by Kate Morton.

Lesa said...

Finished my book, Jeff, and I'm going to start a nonfiction book, A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer. Looks terrific. Hope you enjoy yours!

Lesa said...

I enjoyed Hank's book, Donna, and finished All Dressed in White. I think you'll enjoy it, too.

Lesa said...

Let me know what you think, Margie. I liked Wait for Signs, but I'm a Craig Johnson fan, thanks to Jen. Let me know about My Accent is Real, too, please. Interesting about the Kate Morton. One of our staff thought it was her best yet. No one book fits everyone.

Lesa said...

The Secret Lives of Bats, Sandy? Are you enjoying it?

Lesa said...

Another vote for The Lake House, TFJ. I hope you enjoy it!

SandyG265 said...

Yes. I've learnt a lot I never knew about bats including that some catch frogs or fish.

Lesa said...

That's a surprise, Sandy. I had no idea.

Rosemary said...

I have just picked up a recent Debbie Macomber in a charity shop. It's my birthday today so I am allowing myself the self-indulgence of reading that instead of the rather hard-going Life of Death & Fish, which I was sent for review and which I've been struggling with for months. It is good, but it's just so long and rather disjointed. I think the author does this deliberately (it's supposed to be a fictional memoir of a man who lives on the Isle of Lewis) but it does mean it's awfully easy to lose the plot.

Lesa said...

You do deserve a fun book on your birthday, Rosemary! Enjoy the Debbie Macomber. (And, I always tell authors and publishers I won't promise a review.)

Reine said...

I was looking for something. Thanks to you, Lesa, I'll be reading what you're reading. Sounds great!

Reine said...

... All Dressed in White. :-)

Lesa said...

It was very good, Reine. I enjoyed it. I hope you do, too.

Page said...

Lesa,
I loved A Curious Mind and hope you do too.

Sharon said...

I am reading Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley. So far I like it.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just finished First Light by Al Lamanda and started reading Pamela Nowak's Escaping Yesterday, a historical novel that features lots of history about Elitch Gardens in Denver.

Judy said...

Finished Hollow City and Talking Pictures by Ransom Riggs. The second book is a collection of annotated snapshots. I'm on the list at the library for the next book in the Miss Peregrine series.

And thank you Lesa, for the G. M. Malliet recommendation. I'm enjoying listening to Wicked Autumn while I see. It is a good story.