Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 169: Recently Read

Yup...I've burned through more than a dozen books already since July. Yay me! In amongst the usual number of mysteries (three of which include a touch of romance), I also managed to work in three steamy romances and three middle grade/YA books. As always, click on any cover to read more about the book.













* Whose Body? -- Dorothy Sayers was the August featured author for the Cozy Mysteries group. One of the Grande Dames of the mystery genre, and a contemporary of Agatha Christie.

* Trixie Belden -- First three books read as part of a group reread of a favorite childhood series to see how they stood up as an adult. I always prefered Trixie and friends to Nancy Drew, and still have all my books.

* Sketch Me if You Can is one of the best first books I've read. Will definitely read the next in this series!

* Read here and here for previous posts on Murder in the Queen's Armes.

* See this week's Teaser Tuesday for more on The Pindar Diamond.



LINKS TO OTHER THURSDAY THIRTEENS:(Please leave your link if this is your first visit!)
Maddy Barone * Alice Audrey * Elise Logan
Shelley Munro * Ms Menozzi * Brenda
Adelle Laudan * Tatiana Caldwell * Paige Tyler
Kaye * Inez Kelley * Colleen * A. Catherine Noon
Jennifer Leeland * CountryDew * Jeanne St James
Harriet * Mama Zen * Gattina * Holly Adair


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28 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Looks like you went on a Vick Lewis Thompson/Trixie Belden kick.

Shelley Munro said...

I was gonna say that those Vicki Lewis Thompson covers really stood out amongst the others. :)

Kimberly Menozzi said...

Geez... You were rippin' it up, weren't you? LOL!

I read more once I'd finished my edits - and my book purchases in the US are the topic of my T13, today! Books are in the air, I guess...

Happy TT!

Brenda ND said...

More good reads? Cool. Sketch Me If You Can sounds like one I should get my hands on. Thanks.

Adelle Laudan said...

You have definitely piqued my interest in Sketch Me if You Can. I will have to hunt it down. I read Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber, I won an autographed copy actually. It was a very nice read.

Happy T13!

maddybarone said...

The Pindar Diamond looks good. I like the elegant cover. But the Blaze looked darn good too ;)

Kaye said...

I see some GR titles in there! Glad to know you liked that Sketch Me if You Can book. I need to put that one on the list.

Heather said...

Alice: Well, you know...one was a trilogy, the other a challenge, LOL.

Shelley: Those are some HOT covers, aren't they? They alone were worth the price of the books. LOL

Kimberly! You're back! You missed my post from two weeks ago. It's one I know you'll like. ;-)

Heather said...

Brenda: I really liked Sketch Me if You Can. Did I mention there's a ghost? *g*

Adelle: I've heard a lot of good reports on Hannah's List. I'm going to have to track that one down!

Maddy: Pindar was good. So was the Blaze trilogy. In different ways, of course. *WEG*

Kaye: Yes, just a few GR selections in there, many from the CM group. *G*

Paige Tyler said...

I could go for those Vicki Lewis Thompson books juet for the covers! LOL!

Great list!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Paige: As I said, the covers alone were worth the price. lol

colleen said...

One all summer. And one movie on the big screen: Inception. Was it a book first. Should have been.

A. Catherine Noon said...

What a fun list! I love seeing other peoples' TBR or HBR lists. Thanks!

Heather said...

Colleen: Did you finish the Gilbert book or are you still working on it? I have not seen Inception yet, but have heard rave reviews about it.

A. Catherine: Thanks, I like seeing other peoples' lists, too! *g*

CountryDew said...

Trixie Belden, wow. Haven't thought of those books in years.

I am Harriet said...

Wow- I'm way behind!

Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/09/are-you-craving-jelly-beans-right-now/

Heather said...

Anita: Good memories, huh? *vbg*

Harriet: Haven't done much reading lately, have we? *g*

Tatiana Caldwell said...

Oh my goodness, I'd almost forgotten about Trixie Belden! Love those books.

You're making me feel like such a slacker with all the books you're blazing through.

Mama Zen said...

I loved Trixie Belden when I was a kid!

Gattina said...

Looks as if you like crime stories, me too !

Jennifer Leeland said...

You always have the best reading lists.

Heather said...

Tatiana: I'm always floored to find another Trixie Belden fan. I loved them as a kid, and have found them to be just as good as an adult.

Mama Zen: Me too! I never cared much for nancy Drew, but loved Trixie and friends.

Gattina: Yes, I love mysteries and thrillers of all sorts - cozy, rom suspense, with or without paranormal elements.

Jennifer: ROFL...thank you. And always so eclectic, aren't they? *G*

Inez Kelley said...

I am too deep in edits to read but looks like you read for the both of us!

Darla M Sands said...

Trixie Belden! I remember those. :) I'm late today. Happy TT!

jillconyers said...

Great list of books. Added a few to my B&N list.

Heather said...

Inez: LOL - I seem to read enough for lots of people. *g*

Darla: Ah, another Trixie fan!

Jill: I hope you enjoy the books you selected!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm always a little leery of those challenges that expect you to read only one author. I'm always afraid if I read too many by the same author in a row I'll ruin the pleasure of reading them.

Elise Logan said...

Wow. Trixie Belden. Been a long time since I've seen those.