Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What Are You Reading?

The next couple days brings Treasures in My Closet, the April book releases. So, I thought we'd use today to talk about what we're reading. I'm reading Hester Young's debut novel from 2015, The Gates of Evangeline. Her second book, The Shimmering Road, is out, and I'm moderating a panel she's on in a couple weeks at The Tucson Festival of Books. The Gates of Evangeline introduces Charlotte "Charlie" Cates, a woman who travels to Louisiana to document the story of a young boy who was kidnapped in the 1980s. But, before she took the assignment, the child appeared to her in her dreams.


So, what are you reading today? I know it hasn't been long since we discussed our books, but if we don't do it today, it won't be until Saturday. Let's talk books!

22 comments:

Page said...

I'm reading Altar of Bones by Philip Carter, Psychotherapy East & West by Alan Watts, After Me by Deborah Coonts and Books for Living by Will Schwalbe.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I finished the Collected Stories of William Humphrey, but I'm still reading the collected stories of Saki and F Scott Fitzgerald.

I'm reading Mick Herron's second Slough House/Slow Horses book, DEAD LIONS, and David Sedaris's book of essays, LET'S TALK DIABETES WITH OWLS. As always with Sedaris, my favorite bits are those about growing up in his zany family.

I'm afraid Connie Willis's CROSSTALK was Just. Not. For. Me.

Karen Reittinger said...

I'm reading GHOST HERO by S.J. Rozan. Next up is RUSTY PUPPY by Joe Lansdale.

Bill Crider said...

Killing Time, Donald Westlake's second crime novel.

Sharon said...

I finished The Case of the Curious Cook by Cathy Ace. It was a good mystery but a little slow going. I liked how the case became more layered but not my favorite of the series. Now I am reading The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. It is interestingly written as letters and diary entries.

Lesa said...

Well, a very interesting combination, Page.

Lesa said...

Jeff,

I have Crosstalk on a TBR pile. I'd be interested in learning why it didn't work for you.

Lesa said...

Karen, Bill, Sharon - Thanks for letting us know what you're reading or what's next on the TBR pile. Sharon, I have Chilbury Ladies on a TBR pile as well.

Kay said...

I read THE GATES OF EVANGELINE last year and liked it. Sounds like your panel is going to be good!

I'm reading Peter May's ENTRY ISLAND or rather doing a read/listen combo. I'm really liking it, but am not surprised as I've loved his trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides. This one is set in Canada, but has a part of the story that take the reader back to Scotland.

Lisa said...

I'm reading Memory Man by David Baldacci. I'm really enjoying it.

SandyG265 said...

I started Peter S Beagle's new book, In Calabria, but I'm not really getting into it. I'm not sure if I'll finish it.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Kay! I'm always interested to see what you're reading & hear your opinion of what I'm reading.

Thanks, Lisa & Sandy. And, Sandy. I never hesitate to dump something that doesn't fit my mood at the time.

Margie Bunting said...

I finished reading Sophie Kinsella's MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE yesterday and thought it was one of her best. Now I've started Edith Maxwell's DELIVERING THE TRUTH, first in her Quaker Midwife mysteries, which I won from her on Facebook.

Glen Davis said...

Just finished Graveyard of Memories by Barry Eisler, now starting an ARC of What You Don't Know by Joann Chaney, a serial killer novel.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Lesa, without being insulting, let me just say that CROSSTALK was way too "chick lit romance novel" for my taste. I could see where it was going to end up from chapter one, and I wanted to just shake the heroine and tell her to wake up.

But, Your Mileage May Vary.

Charlotte said...

Just finished Irrefutable Trust by Mellissa F Miller this morning. Which was book six in the series.
Just started The Descent book three in the series by Alma Katsu.
Just downloaded book seven, Irrefutable Evidence by Mellissa F Miller. I am going to miss this series when I reach the end.

Deb said...

I finished Gillian White's COPYCAT, which I enjoyed but felt was marred slightly by an ending that seemed to want to be overly ambiguous. Or perhaps I'm a bit miffed because I felt the "wrong" character died.

Then I caught up on a couple of Cynthia Harris-Eagles's Inspector Bill Slider mysteries, BODY LINE and BLOOD NEVER DIES. I love these police procedurals featuring the officers of the Shepherds Bush police station and have tried to read them in order because the characters do grow and change, but these two had somehow slipped through the cracks.

And I finished the week by reading Susan Steiner's MISSING, PRESUMED, a page-turner about the search for a missing woman and the personal lives of her family, friends, and the police looking for her. I enjoyed it--it was even good enough to overcome my usual dislike of stories told in the present tense.

I now have Sally Thorne's romance novel, THE HATING GAME, in the on-deck circle.

Lesa said...

Margie, Edith's book was one of my top 10 last year. I really liked it. Jeff, I'll probably take the book back. Chick lit doesn't fit my mood right now. Thanks for your opinion. Glen, Charlotte, Deb - I really appreciate your comments. I'm always interested to see what you're reading. Thanks!

Carol N Wong said...

I have just finished listening to Ruth Reichl's Delicious, ending up crying as I listened to the last disc. Also still reading She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.

I have a new project for my cozy collection, going through and reading them in alphabetical order by the authors' names. Sigh, yesterday, I collected five with print so small that I either can't read or it would cause a lot of eye pain to read. I have finally decided that I need to let go of those, will sell them. I also have hard back books with very small print, will push through them gradually. Doesn't make sense for me to hold on to them if I can't read them.

Gram said...

I started The Chilbury Ladies Choir, but can't seem to really get into it yet. I'm finishing Margaret Atwood's trilogy with MaddAddam. I'm almost through The Fifth Petal and really enjoyed it. I am almost through Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao. I am rereading tow favorite authors Heather Graham and J D Robb.

Kathleen Crabb said...

I'm reading "I See You" by Clare Mackintosh. I really liked her first book "I Let You Go". Also started an ARC of " The Ladies Chilbury Choir".

Carol N Wong said...

Hi Lisa, I loved Memory Man! I want to go back and read a lot that I have missed by him.