Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Are You Reading?

What are you reading today? I'm enjoying the first Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery, Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany. I like the sleuth's voice. Gemma Doyle moved from England to West London, Massachusetts where she's part owner of Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. It's a fun story.

So, I want to catch up. Are you slogging through an on-going book? Or, have you been racing through something entertaining? Let us know!

29 comments:

Bill Crider said...

MOONGLOW by Michael Chabon.

Sharon said...

My daughter loaned me The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan. She just arrived in Paris so hopefully it will pick up :)

Lesa said...

Sharon, I liked Colgan's The Bookshop on the Corner. I hope this one picks up for you. If so, let me know. Heading to Paris in September!

SandyG265 said...

I just finished No Way Home by Annette Dashofy which I really enjoyed. I'm going to read Nocturne Falls Short Story Collection #Q1 by Kristen Painter next for a change of pace.

Lesa said...

I love "What are you reading" day! Thanks, Bill, Sharon & Sandy. I have the feeling Jeff may be on his way home from Florida. Thanks, everyone!

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa, I am extending my post-Left Coast Crime vacation by staying in San Francisco this week. I have BOUGHT 11 mystery books there, but have not been reading much except while on planes.

I am half-finished THE FALLEN ANGELS BOOK CLUB by R. Franklin James. This unique book club has 2 requirements for its members: they must love books and also have white-collar criminal records. Hollis Morgan wants to rebuild her life but when 2 members are murdered in scenarios straight out of former book club selections, Hollis and others are again under police scrutiny.

Karen Reittinger said...

Last night I finished up THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Fleming. This morning I picked up SIX FOUR by Hideo Yokohama off my library TBR pile. 566 pages is a little intimidating, but I'm going to give it a try.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Still slogging through the Fitzgerald and Saki collections, as I will be for a while. I read CRIMSON SNOW, the latest collection of older British crime stories edited by Martin Edwards. This one is CChristmas as a theme and I think it is one of the strongest collections. I'd only read a couple of them before - by Michael Gilbert and Julian Symons - but enjoyed them anew.

We should be home this evening and I have books waiting at the library, so won't start anything until then.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The first book I'll be reading, by the way, is the second Great Library book by Rachel Caine. A third is coming out, but it took until recently for my library to get the second one.

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa: I forgot to add to my earlier post that I hope you enjoy Vicki Delany's Elementary, She Read. I read all of Vicki's (Eva Gates) series, and I have an ARC of this book waiting for me at home.

Lesa said...

It's good to hear from all of you in your far-flung locations. I wonder about the regulars if you don't report it. Grace, I've been following your adventures on Facebook. I hope all those books fit in your suitcase!

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa: Thanks, I am glad you are following my LCC and post-LCC adventures on FB. I did not post a photo of my LCC book haul on FB but I got @20+ books there. So I agree that luggage space will become my limitation about how many more books I buy today! But it is fun to look and the Bay Area is blessed with so many excellent independent bookstores.

Lesa said...

I haven't been back to San Francisco since I was just out of college. I should make a trip. All those bookstores, Grace!

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa: Definitely you should come visit San Francisco. Although their beloved San Francisco Mystery Bookstore closed a few years ago, they still have over a dozen excellent independent bookstores in the city. You would love it!! I have visited SF once or twice a year for over a decade, and I never get tired of coming. Great books, food, awesome museums, scenery...SF has all the things I love to see/do on vacation!

Glen Davis said...

Just cracked open Hidden and other stories by Stuart M. Kaminsky.

Margie Bunting said...

I wasn't sure if I would like Caite Dolan-Leach's Dead Letters, but it has grown on me.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Grace. I need to get back to San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - for different reasons.

Lesa said...

Glen & Margie, I like to see what others are reading even if they've just started the book, or if they're not sure about it. Thank you.

Deb said...

I just finished Jane Harper's THE DRY, a murder-mystery set in an Australian outback community in the grips of a terrible drought. About halfway through the book, I was convinced I knew who the killer was, what the motivation was, and how it tied into the drowning death of a teenage girl 20 years ago. So I got on my hurrumphing high-horse, wondering how a book so obvious had received such rave reviews. So imagine how much crow I had to eat when everything I had thought was wrong! A well-written book, but (MILD SPOILER) it does rely on coincidence and a word with more than one meaning.

Lesa said...

Deb, I'm actually glad you had to eat crow. What a disappointment it would have been if you had been write, and the book was so obvious!

Charlotte said...

Had no time to leave comments today. I always enjoy this one day that we can share with each other. If we have this next week I will share then.
Have a wonderful week.
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Gram said...

I am re-reading after many years The Black Mountain by Rex Stout. The Firelight Girls by Kaya McLaren, and A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm reading selected sections of Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferris. It's a big fat book, but divided into good categories so a reader can pick which subjects might be interesting and/or useful.

Lesa said...

Charlotte, Too many people enjoy the day we share books for me to miss it. I hope you're able to join us then. I hope you had good reasons for being so busy.

Lesa said...

Rex Stout, a favorite, Gram. Patricia, I can usually count on you to recommend a nonfiction title. Thank you.

Tari Hann, owner of Kitts Kloset said...

I'm currently reading "Guidebook to Murder" by Lynn Cahoon, first of her Tourist Trap series. I haven't had as much time to read lately but I'm at the point where I really want some uninterrupted time with this book.

Lesa said...

I understand, Tari. It's hard to go to work somedays when the book is so good. I have a Lynn Cahoon mystery on my TBR pile. Hope you find some time this weekend!

Sandie Herron said...

I may be late, but I'm here! I'm just starting the 5th book in Tammy Kaehler's Kate Reilly series. Kate is a race car driver, and in this book, she drives in the Indy 500. I've been to the race in VIP seating (tickets were a gift from a friend) so it will be fun to see if she gets it right. I'm certain she will, since she has for the previous four in the series. Thank goodness there's no soundtrack with all the racing noise on it. :)

Susan C Shea said...

I tried hard to slog through a crime fiction novel that I will leave unnamed because I like the young author, but it was becoming more of a chore than ironing (which is saying something in my house). At a Hospice book sale I came across a 2001 Elizabeth George novel, A TRAITOR TO MEMORY, that I had somehow missed, and am already deep into it. I also enjoyed Lisa Alber's second Irish mystery, WHISPERS IN THE MIST.