Thursday, August 25, 2016

What Are You Reading?

It's that time of week! Time to discover what you're reading. I've just started Mary Robinette Kowal's novel, Ghost Talkers. It's about mediums who talk to the ghosts of dead World War I soldiers in order to find out enemy troop movements. Then one of the mediums finds evidence of a traitor. I'm not sure if it's for me or not, but the premise is fascinating.

What are you reading today? You do know I use what you tell me for readers' advisory, don't you? On Thursdays I participate in an online Twitter chat, #AskaLibrarian. And, I use my blog as one of my resources. It's an hour-long chat in which readers can ask librarians for book suggestions. My favorite hour of the week. I learn as much as I share.

And, that's what I do when I ask you what you're reading. It's always interesting to see what's trending and what you're reading. Thank you for sharing!

22 comments:

Grace Koshida said...

I am currently reading Murder on the Quai by Cara Black. A fascinating prequel to the Aimee Leduc PI series!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I was up early this morning so finished Steven King's HEARTS IN ATLANTIS (1999), the last of his collected "shorter" works (one of the "novellas" is over 300 pages long!) I hadn't finished. The title story (only about 200 pages) was the one for me - it's set at the University of Maine in the Fall of 1966 and let's just say I identified with it strongly, even down to the obsession with playing Hearts.

Also reading two short story collections: Charles Beaumont's PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Selected Stories, and Michael Swanwick's THE DOG SAID BOW-WOW. Beaumont's is more horror (as you'd expect from a Twilight Zone contributor) but also science fiction and fantasy, while Swanwick is more fantasy.

Up next, probably, Peter Robinson's new Alan Banks book, WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER (from the old Doors song, I'm sure).

SandyG265 said...

I just finished Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods. Although my boyfriend likes to listen to the Stone Barrington books on audio I'm not really into them. But this book features Teddy Fay and I like the ones that are about him.

Lesa said...

Murder on the Quai is just one of those books I need to get to. I've read the last few Aimee Leduc books, but haven't picked that one up. Thanks, Grace, for the note that it's fascinating.

Lesa said...

"Shorter" works? No wonder I no longer read Stephen King. I used to read him until Misery. I couldn't handle that one, and never picked up another one of his books. It's always interesting to see what you're reading, Jeff.

Bill Crider said...

Read DEAD MAN'S TIDE by William Richards (Day Keene) last night. Haven't started one today.

Carol N Wong said...

I am reading Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson and it is hard to stop reading this one. I want to go on and on!

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I'm about halfway through Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton.

Charlotte said...

Last night I finished book ten of the Commissario Brunetti series, will start book eleven today. Donna Leon is the author. So far the library has had them all. She has written twenty six books. I am reading them in order. I have really enjoyed them all. I have slipped two books in between written by Daniel Silva and have two more lined up after two more by Donns Leon. Then I will go by to Donna Leon.

donna said...

So much fun to see what everyone is reading. Have read all of Donna Leon's books - all good reads. Was so excited to see that Peter Robinson's next book is out and I put a reserve on it from my Library as he is one of my top favorites. I'm reading Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild and like it a lot. Happy reading everyone!

TFJ said...

Picked up Daniel Silva's The Black Widow from the library yesterday and started it right away. Have been at the halfway point of Lee Child's Make Me for a few weeks. On the stack from the library: The Invisible Library and Margaret Maron's third Deborah Knott book (how have I missed these for so long?!).

~Tricia

Lesa said...

As Donna said, it's fun to see what everyone is reading. And, I used Ghost Talkers as a suggestion today in #AskaLibrarian. The other book I used was Nine Women, One Dress because two other women have enjoyed it as much as I did. I was only able to participate in the last half hour. A co-worker stopped in to talk about a project.

Margie Bunting said...

One of my recent favorites is Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon--a beautiful and engrossing book (for Broadway lovers, it has a bit of a Brigadoon theme). I also loved Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff. It's a quirky tale about how taking care of his brother's dogs changes Jonathan's life. I just finished Rhys Bowen's latest Lady Georgie book, Crowned and Dangerous (always fun) and started Nancy Thayer's The Island House, which is like comfort food. Linda Fairstein's newest will be up next.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I discovered Peter Robinson's first book (GALLOWS VIEW) in October 1993 and read the first four that month. It also set off a British police novel jag as I started Reginald Hill soon after. I've kept up with Robinson ever since.

Lee Child has another new Jack Reacher prequel (NIGHT SCHOOL) coming in early November.

Deb said...

For the first time in years, I'm not reading at least one mystery. I have several on my library waiting list, but last time I checked I was still a few readers down on the list. So I picked up a Mary Balogh Regency romance, ONLY BELOVED. It's the last in a series and I've read all the others. Balogh excels in writing gentle books about damaged people (physically and/or emotionally) finding love and coming to terms with their pasts in the process. I think I know the "shocking secret" at the heart of this novel, but for Balogh's books that is not a problem. Good comfort reading.

Glen Davis said...

I'm reading The Assassin by Clive Cussler and Co. It's part of the Isaac Bell detective series. Bell is detective right out of a dime novel. In this one, a sniper is killing oilmen in 1905, and Bell has to find out why.

Lesa said...

What an enjoyable day. It was fun to read about the books you're reading, and the background as to why you've picked up some of those books. Thank you!

Bev McKay said...

I'm almost finished with Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again. I love his characters and its been a fun read.

Reine said...

Hi Lesa,

I'll have to see if I can check in with your librarian twitter chat. Sounds fun!

I am almost finished reading the novel ALLTHE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr. Exquisite in its complexity as it follows individuals, primarily youth, through their experiences during WWII in France and Germany.

Janet Schneider said...

Hi Lesa,
Nice post. Ghost Talkers is next on my list too. We just hosted a medium here at the library. I was skeptical at the start, but by the end, very engaged--maybe I am more open to GT's plot now. I just finished a gorgeously written scifi, GOOD MORNING,MIDNIGHT, by Lily Brooks-Dalton, which was aptly described to me as Gravity meets Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD.

Lesa said...

Reine, If you get a chance to even watch all the tweets on Thursday at noon ET, under #AskaLibrarian, it's fast & furious & fun.

Lesa said...

I'm so glad people continue to post what they're reading. I enjoy seeing what books are popular, and what ones are unique. Thank you!