Thursday, May 19, 2016

What Are You Reading?

I am halfway through Mary Kay Andrews' latest book, The Weekenders. It combines family drama,
mystery and romance in a North Carolina island setting, just what you expect of the Queen of Summer Beach Reads. That's a compliment.

So, what are you reading right now? I'd love to know, now that I'm back from BEA and have the time to look at your comments. Thanks for your patience!

14 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Someone recommended Tom Piazza's DEVIL SENT THE RAIN: MUSIC AND WRITING IN DESPERATE AMERICA, so I downloaded a copy from the library website. The first half has various magazine profiles of Bob Dylan, Jimmie Rodgers, and other musical greats. The second half has pieces the New Orleans resident has written since Katrina and his WHY NEW ORLEANS MATTERS. Good stuff.

Short stories: MONTALBANO'S FIRST CASE AND OTHER STORIES, a 530-page collection by Andrea Camilleri, and the Mike Resnick-edited anthology, RETURN OF THE DINOSAURS.

Welcome back!

Bill Crider said...

Glad you survived BEA. I just started reading Ron Faust's JACKSTRAW. It's 400 pages, so the question is whether I'll stick with it.

SandyG265 said...

I'm going to start Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

Sharon said...

I am reading Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman. I just finished A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe. But curious minds want to know how was the Harry Connick, Jr. concert :)

Margie Bunting said...

I'm reading A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain, along with Hamilton: The Revolution, the beautiful book detailing the development, behind the scenes info, and complete lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda's phenomenally successful Broadeay musical.

TFJ said...

I'm one hundred pages into Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories and am not disappointed. Camilleri's introduction is both explanatory about the selections and direct, just like his main character, Montalbano.

~Tricia

Lesa said...

Two of you reading Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories? That's a surprise. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Lesa said...

Sharon! I heard Fredrick Backman speak at BEA. Very interesting. He talked about the excellent libraries and schools in Sweden. Ahhhh - Harry Connick, Jr. Wonderful show! Actually better than the one we went to in St. Louis last year. The audience & the band were really into this one. Harry & the band were really jamming. It was so much fun. Just fabulous!

Glen Davis said...

DareDvevlin: Brain Wreck! by Dafydd Neal Dyar. Neo-pulp Doc Savage Pastiche.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Glen. I don't even know what to say. (smile)

Page said...

I'm reading Chopped Gem by Emily Gibson & Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax coming out in June.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm reading Jerry Eckert's memoir, "Weeping Kings & Wild Boars," published by Hot Chocolate Press. Eckert's amazing experiences with foreign service and trying to solve poverty issues around the world is a must read for all of us.

Jim G said...

I'm reading "The Other Side of Silence" by Phillip Kerr. This is the latest in the Bernie Gunther series. It takes place in 1956 on the French Riviera. I read the first two parts of the Berlin Trilogy and was intrigued by Kerr's style.

Thoughts from Libraries said...

That does sound like the perfect beach read! Right now I'm reading Fun Home by Allison Bechdel.