Wednesday, July 06, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Nothing. Well, actually, I'm reading a book for a journal review, so I can't discuss it until they have the review. I just have to find another book in all of those piles of books I have. I think I have a New York City hangover, and nothing hits me.

So, would you tell me what you're reading? I'm sure I'll find a book to read. In the meantime, tell me what you're reading now, or read over the holiday weekend.

25 comments:

Page said...

I just finished Sarah Breech's Season of the Dragonflies. It was a wonderful read. Now I'm reading Mary Burton's The Shark and Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Bill Pronzini, Scenarios: S "Nameless Detective" Casebook (short stories, most of which I'd read before)
Wendy Welch, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap (finally finishing this, in between all the other books)
Andre Norton, Voodoo Planet (short 1950s SF about the Solar Queen)

Over the weekend I read Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country, quite interesting combination of fantasy/horror with the 1950's Jim Crow era, as the main characters are black.

I'm also having a tough time deciding what to read next, though I'll be picking up the new Ben Winters book, Underground Airways, at the library today, so it might well be that.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

A, not S, up there in the first line.

Tina's Blog said...

I finished Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue this weekend along with The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close and The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan. Now I've got three going at once, which means I feel like I'm not making progress in any of them. Those three are: The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olson, Run The World by Becky Wade and Stumbling on Happiness.

Lesa said...

Thank you for sharing! And, Jeff? Let your wife know I found a book. I'm reading Heather Graham's new Krewe of Hunters, Haunted Destiny. In fact, I'll review it tomorrow. It's a fast read. Started it before bed last night, and I'm on page 162.

Kay said...

I'm reading ALL THE MISSING GIRLS - which came out recently. So far, so good. And I'm listening to BEING MORTAL (which I read last year and loved) for a book group meeting in a couple of weeks.

My mystery book group meets tonight and we'll be discussing Peter Swanson's A KIND WORTH KILLING and comparing it to Patricia Highsmith's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - both book and movie. Can't wait. Both those are quite the twisty thrillers.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Lesa, she is trying to read the Krewe of Hunters books in order and is a couple of trilogies behind!

Margie Bunting said...

I just finished John Verdon's Wolf Lake, which was as delightfully creepy as his others. I'm currently reading EJ Copperman's Written Off, and I just bought Laura Morrigan's new Take the Monkey and Run--one of my favorite cozy series.

SandyG265 said...

I'm reading a mystery, Deadly Dunes by E. Michael Helms. I didn't realize it was the third book in a series when I took it out of the library. I'll have to go back and read the first two.

Glen Davis said...

I'm reading Gregory Teak and the Ghost Light, some kind of paranormal/horror book.

Lesa said...

I just can't do creepy, Margie. Maybe slightly creepy thriller, Kay. I don't really enjoy creepy. I'm with you, Sandy. I have to go back. Love your comment, Glen, "some kind of paranormal/horror book".

Love the Krewe of Hunters, Jeff!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Hi Lssa,

Just thought I'd let you know what I'm reading now. I am way behind in Krewe of Hunters as I am reading them in order with all my other authors in between.

Right now I'm reading Firebound by Christine Feehan. They followed Born of Legend, Sherrilyn Kenyon (700pgs.), Darkness, Karen Robards, Flawless, Heather Graham and Troublemaker, Linda Howard. All fabulous. That saying "So many books, so little time" is so true.

Jackie

Susan said...

Hi Lesa,

Right now I am reading The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. It is a delightful book and I highly recommend it.

Reine said...

I'm rereading the last half of Deborah Crombie's books while I wait for her next to come out next year? and Louise Penny's new one to come out this summer. I started to read the third in the series by Robert Galbraith, but it was too violent for me. Her fantasies have violence too, but this scene was, for me, too much.

Have a happy summer. I've been busy working on my own book so haven't commented much. We'll see how that goes. I think I can't put it off any longer by doing more research. :-)

Page said...

It should be Sarah Creech, not Breech, my apologies to Sarah.

Sharon said...

I have 40 pages left in Tumbledown Manor by Helen Brown. It's a fluffy fun read but I am feeling a little let down by the predictability of the ending with the ex husband. I gave up on Wedding Bel Blues after 100 pages which is odd because I loved all of the Maggie Barbieri books. Next up is The Memory of the Lemon by Judith Fertig.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just finished "10% Happier" by Dan Harris -- it's memoir with a mission to explain how useful meditation can be even if you don't get wrapped up in all the spiritual trappings and the laundry list of do's and don'ts that go with some meditation instruction. Harris's journey is fascinating. Highly recommended.

I might read Eric Bolling's "Wake Up America" next...or jump back to fiction. We'll see.

Lesa said...

Jackie! It's so good to see your book list. Thank you. I'm familiar with many of your authors, but, as you said, so many books...

Lesa said...

Susan, I keep seeing that title. I'm going to have to pick it up soon. Thank you!

Lesa said...

Wishing you good writing, Reine. I'd be like you. I like the research! Two favorite authors there, as you know, Penny and Crombie.

Lesa said...

Sharon, There's the difference. I liked Maggie's lighter book.

Lesa said...

Mixing it up, Patricia. They have meditation walks in Bryant Park in NYC. I think I might like those.

Judith Catheryn Stewart said...

The Dark Shore, by Susan Howatch. Just finished The Shrouded Walls, same author. I thought I'd read all of her books but if I read these it was a very long time ago. I think they are Gothic novels. I like them.

Anonymous said...

I just finished "Since She Went Away" by David Bell (very good!) and started an interesting novel called "Thirst" by Benjamin Warner. It's a bit more sci-fi than I was expecting, rather than a straight mystery, but I do like it. Suddenly all the water disappears and the electricity no longer works, and nobody knows what happened. There are no police or responders giving out any information.
-Becky K.

Deb said...

Just finished Cynthia Harrod-Eagles's latest Detective Inspector Bill Slider mystery, ONE UNDER. I love the Slider books, but more for the interactions of the characters and the witty wordplay, outrageous puns, and malapropisms, but this mystery was quite good and intricately plotted. I also zipped through an odd little YA book from 1973 (although I don't think YA was a term at that point) by E.L. Konigsberg called A PROUD TASTE FOR SCARLET SND MINIVER. It tells the story of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine as she waits in Heaven for Henry II to complete his time in Purgatory. See--I told ya it was odd!