Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Are You Reading?

Well, whatever I review on Saturday will be as big a surprise to me as to you. I just finished the ten mysteries for the April mystery column, so I have an enormous TBR pile. Unlimited choices! But, choices to be made. And, you'll get to read about those mysteries in upcoming reviews here. They're not the same reviews as I wrote for the column. There are some terrific mysteries coming out in May and June.

So, at the moment, I have no idea what I'm about to start. Instead, tell me what you're reading, please!


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've been going nuts, as several library books have come in (downloads, as we're still in Florida), plus I'm reading three short story collections (all of them huge) for my friend Rick's February Short Story Challenge, plus... anyway:

Collected Stories of William Humphrey
Complete Saki
Complete Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (these are all mine)
Andre Norton, The Time Traders (SF)
David Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (library)

Whenever I read one of his books, the highlights for me are always his stories of his own childhood and his crazy family. I was laughing out loud at some of his father's antics.

I also have library books by Connie Willis and Mick Herron waiting to be read as soon as I get through some of these.

Kay said...

I'm about to finish up SLEEPING GIANTS, which is not at all in my usual wheelhouse. Sci-fi and big robots. However, I like the way the story is being told - interviews, diary entries, documents. Plus, the second book in the trilogy will come out before long. I'm listening to I SEE YOU - psychological thriller that makes you wonder 'who is watching me?'.

Bill Crider said...

Just finished THE MASTER AND MARGARITA yesterday and then read about half of RUSTY PUPPY, Joe Lansdale's latest.

Karen Reittinger said...

Reading BURNING HEAT by David Brunsworth with my coffee this morning. Up next is FULL DARK HOUSE by Christopher Fowler. Mr. Fowler is a new author for me.

Grace Koshida said...

I am enjoying the first books of two Icelandic authors: SNOW BLIND by Ragnar Jonasson and LAST RITUALS by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The cold, dark claustrophobic winters in both books are great. My vacation to Iceland starts on Sunday.

Charlotte said...

I finished Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan and Indispensable Party by Melissa F Miller.
I am now reading book six of Melissa F Miller series about attorney Sasha McCandless. I have enjoyed this series enough to buy them from Amazon on Kindle. Thank goodness they have been at a low price of $4.99 each. The library doesn't carry this author's book, that was bad for me.

Kaye Barley said...

I have read some really good books lately, and this is the perfect spot to share them (thank you, Lesa).

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE by Kristy Woodson Harvey (ARC)
LILY'S HOUSE by Cassandra Parkin (ARC)

Keep your eyes peeled for those upcoming ARCs, they're worth your time.

And right now I'm reading another ARC (I love THE WILDLING SISTERS.

Lesa said...

I love all of you for sharing what you're reading! Jeff, you sound overwhelmed, as I am. I hope you're all appreciating your latest books, whether reading for information, pleasure, or a combination of both.

And, Grace! Happy Birthday, and happy vacation! I hope you don't have find Iceland "cold, dark, and claustrophic".

Grace Koshida said...

Thanks, Lesa! I have been to Iceland before, so I know the weather can change very quickly. I expect to get sun, cloud, wind, snow and rain during my stay, and hope to see some awesome natural scenery.

Glen Davis said...

I just finished Odessa Sea by The Cusslers, which wasn't bad. I'm going to start on Welcome Back Mr. Moto, a graphic novel revival of the old character from Moonstone Comics.

SandyG265 said...

I've been re-reading my A Lee Martinez books lately. Right now I'm partway through In The Company of Ogres.

Margie Bunting said...

I finished Elinor Lipman's On Turpentine Lane this morning--I love her books. Now I'm starting Leslie Karst's second in her Sally Solari series, A Measure of Murder. I enjoyed the first very much.

Rosemary said...

I've just started 'Christine Falls' by Benjamin Black, which is the pen name of John Banville, a Booker-nominated (I think) Irish author.

This novel is set in Dublin in the 1950s. The main character is a hospital pathologist, and in this story he is becoming suspicious about the actions of his brother-in-law, an eminent gynaecologist. I can sort of see where the plot is going, but the writing is very good so far. I think this is the first in a series.


Lesa said...

OK, I have a book! I've started Peter Turnbull's A Cold Case. And, that's all you have to say to me, cold case, and I'm there. I love to see what you're all reading.

Enjoy your trip, Grace!

Deb said...

Late to the party as usual--but I am reading Gillian White's COPYCAT. It's a psychological thriller told in the alternating voices of two women, once neighbors and close friends. We know from the prologue that one of the women is serving time for committing a crime--but which of the women is it?

Sharon said...

I just finished The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders which I liked very much. I am halfway through The Case of the Curious Cook by Cathy Ace. So enjoying our record breaking warmth in Central Ohio this week. Too bad winter returns for a short visit tomorrow :)

Carol N Wong said...

Wow! Grace, I would love to go to Iceland! I have started a thick book that has been on my TBR shelf for a very long time: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I checked on LibraryThing and they said I wouldn't like to book but so far so good!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I just finished Heroes of the Frontier by David Eggers (which is not a western but more mainstream/women's fiction. I thought it was really good. Now I'm starting on Thomas L. Friedman's Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations