Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Thursday Thirteen 274: Recently Read

I seem to be reading at a faster pace than normal this year — and yet I feel "behind" in my reading. I'd say my "faster" pace is owing to a few of these being novellas, and therefore half the length of your average novel — but there was also a 600-pager that I read over one weekend. As always, click on any cover or link for more information.













ROW 1: Rebecca Kent, AKA Kate Kingsbury, AKA Allison Kingsley, was the March featured author for the Cozy Mysteries group. I was originally planning to read a title under her Kingsley name, but then I happened across the Rebecca Kent Edwardian trilogy, and ended up reading all three back-to back in one week.

ROW 2: The classic mystery novella selections. I've been working through a couple collections on the Nook (a Christmas present), including 50 Classic Novellas and 50 Classic Mystery Books. I highly recommend both. They are a good mix of short and longer works, well-known authors and some who may not be as well known now, but were popular in their day. They are two of several collections I have from Golgotha Press.

ROW 3: Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost is the third book in her Night Prince series — gotta love Vlad! Hostage is the 14th book in Kay Hooper's Bishop series -- good, and not as creepy as most of the books in the series. The House of Hades is book four in the Heroes of Olympus series and was nonstop action-adventure — 600 pages read in two and a half days (it was a cold and dreary weekend). Riordan really knows how to keep readers turning the pages!

ROW 4: Heart of a Warrior and A High-End Finish were read for mini challenges in the cozy mystery group. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy was the March group read for TNBBC group at Goodreads.

ROW 5: I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but who could pass up something by the late Maya Angelou? I found this book while shifting around books in Mount TBR, and read the collection of short essays in one night.


Your turn: Tell me what you've been reading, whether you've read any of those mentioned here, or which (if any) you would like to read.




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16 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like you are participating in a challenge.

sandyland said...

impressive

Heather said...

Alice: I'm always participating in challenges. I now set up the monthly mini challenges for the Cozy Mystery group, and this year am attempting the Ultimate Challenge -- so far I am 16/52 in that one. A couple of categories (banned book, Christmas) won't get checked off until later in the year, but I have been trying to fit in books for other criteria where I can. Some are a LOT easier to find than others.

Heather said...

Thanks, Sandy!

colleen said...

This is the list I laugh about when I think of Crabby Crab, Moosey Moose. Lamby Lamb and the rest of the Chris Raschka books I've been reading.

Heather said...

Colleen: So happy to entertain you, LOL. ☺

Paige Tyler said...

Love Johanna Lindsey! Have all of her books! :)

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/2015/04/thursday-thirteen-bunnies.html

Heather said...

Paige: I have all but the last couple to come out -- and another new one is out soon. I have to admit, I did not like Heart of the Warrior as much as most of her books.

CountryDew said...

I have always liked Maeve Binchy's books. Unfortunately, due to the medication I'm on these days, I find I am reading less and less. I daresay I will be lucky to read 30 books this year at the rate I'm going, which will be a record low for me. Getting old is not fun.

Heather said...

Anita: Sorry to hear that your medication is messing with your reading, especially since I know you're not able to get out as much anymore. Have you tried audio books?

Forgetfulone said...

I haven't read any of those, but the "Murder" books sound like they are up my alley, and I think I'd like the Maya Angelou book. I just finished The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (review on my blog now), and I started Never Preach Past Noon (Edie Claire I think?), the third in the Leigh Koslow series. I think you would like those books.

The Gal Herself said...

Love the "noir" covers of the second row. I know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but that artwork is intriguing and entertaining all on its own.

Lea said...

I've read Maeve Binchy and Maya Angelou. I've just finished reading "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. And I've started on the sequel "The Rosie Effect."
Happy Easter!
Lea

Heather said...

Forgetfulone: The "Murder" books were pretty good overall. If you like historical mysteries you should check them out.

Gal Herself: It's hard not to judge a book by a cover sometimes -- there are some beautiful and intriguing ones out there, as well as a great many that make one wonder what the art department was thinking.

Lea: I've heard a lot of good reviews on "The Rosie Project." Glad to hear you liked it!

Novroz said...

Great books there. I would love to read Dr Jeckyll and Hyde one of these days.

Heather said...

Thanks, Novroz-- Jekyll and Hyde was on my TO READ list a long time, too.