Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What Are You Reading?

I'm reading the most charming book I've read this year. If I hadn't worked yesterday, I could have finished Katarina Bivald's The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. It's about books and a bookstore and a stranger who helps to build a community. Love it, love it. And, I can't wait to finish it, and actually tell you more about it.


So, what have you read lately that you loved? Yes, I loved Nora Roberts' Irish Born series, but, oh, this book is special. Have you read something you loved lately? And, if not, just tell us what you're reading, please.

16 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I'm re-reading Ross Macdonald's BLACK MONEY. I love Macdonald's work. He's one of the greats.

SandyG265 said...

I loved Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook. Right now I'm reading a book about a biologist who studies Arctic wolves, Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

My reading is still way off. I'm recovering from being sick but now Jackie is sick. I just haven't been able to concentrate on longer works.

I'm reading short stories by Heath Lowrance on the Kindle: DIG TEN GRAVES.

Also reading SHOTGUN WEDDING by Susan Rogers Cooper in her Sheriff Milt Kovak series. This series has always seemed an Oklahoma version of Bill Crider's Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, only told in the first person. This is the ninth in the series (from 2009) and there are a couple more since then. But you need to read them in order, starting with THE MAN IN THE GREEN CHEVY and, my favorite title, HOUSTON IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR.

Lesa said...

I actually have time to read these in the morning, snow delay. Thank you, Bill. It's always interesting to see what you're reading.

Lesa said...

Sandy, I'm glad you liked Sweet Pepper Hero as much as I did! Hope you enjoy Never Cry Wolf.

Lesa said...

Jeff, I'm just going to send wishes for better health to you and Jackie. I hope you're both feeling better.

Kay said...

Oh yes - I finished Louise's last book recently. Amazing. Amazing. Constantly amazing. I finished Julia Keller's first Bell Elkins book this morning - A Killing In The Hills. Loved it. Now what to start next. Cathy got to go see Val McDermid at the PP recently - am I jealous? Yes I am! Anyway, it made me think I might want to reread A Place of Execution because she (Cathy) mentioned it in her piece about the PP visit. So many lovely books. I have the one you are reading too. I'll get to it eventually. :-)

Margie Bunting said...

Lesa, I'm reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend as well, and enjoying it. So far this year, my "loves" have been all over the map: Scent of Murder by James O. Born, Wouldn't It Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland, Carter and Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard, Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver, Put a Ring on It by Beth Kendrick, The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young, and The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake by Terry Shames. It's been a good January!

Glen Davis said...

I'm currently reading The Branded Spy Murders by Van Wyck Mason. Fifth in the Hugh North series, which is a bizarre melding of the mystery and espionage genres.

Also reading The Burglar Who Liked To Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block. I keep hoping he'll write a new entry in the series.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (2014) was the first new one in 10 years.

Lesa said...

It's so wonderful to read about the books you're all reading and loving. And, Jeff, I'm so glad you check back on the comments during the day, and give some additional info. Thank you!

Mark Baker said...

I've finally made it back to Charlie and Diesel with Classified as Murder by "Miranda" James.

Kim Gayheart said...

I am reading "Every Beat" by Samantha Rey

Lesa said...

Nice return, Mark!

Lesa said...

Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Sharon said...

I finished A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and loved it. Currently I am reading Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell. An upstairs downstairs cozy ala Downton Abbey. Not far enough into to it to make a decision but there is a large list of characters introduced in the first chapter that I am having a hard time remembering now that they are being reintroduced.