Thursday, November 10, 2016
Below are featured the latest books completed this year. I am now 74/80 in this year's goal for the Goodreads Challenge. As always, click on any cover or link for more information.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
ROW 1: Aunt Dimity Goes West is the twelfth book in this popular series by Nancy Atherton. While the majority of the series is set in the UK, this one takes us to a mountainside in Colorado. Really liked this one. Peg Cochran was the Featured Cozy Author for October, and Berried Secrets is book one of her Cranberry Cove series. Will definitely get round to reading book two at some point. Éclair and Present Danger is another first-in-series and an okay read.
ROW 2: A couple months ago, B&N had a HUGE sale on all books by Georgette Heyer and — I confess — I went a bit nuts, picking up a ton of books by her I did not have. Hey, they were only $1.99 each when they usually charge $14 per ebook. Who wouldn't take advantage of a sale like that?! (Incidentally, I just checked, and Heyer's books are currently $4.99 ea — not as good as the sale a couple months ago, but still a huge savings.) Anyway, Envious Casca was one of her mysteries I picked up and was a good read. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross in book four in her Maine Clam Bake series, and I liked this one more than book three. Golden Malicious is the seventh book in Sheila Connolly's Orchard series, and I have a few more to catch up on — and that's just in this series.
ROW 3: Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile series is one I am quite behind in, Murder Under Cover only being book four of ten. Likewise with Elizabeth Lynn Casey’s Southern Sewing Circle series — Pinned for Murder is book three of eleven. The reading of this one was well-timed, as it begins just after a hurricane has hit — and I read it as Matthew was bearing down on the East Coast. The Red Book of Primrose House was another good read, and is book two of Marty Wingate's Potting Shed series.
ROW 4: Appropriately enough, I finished Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie on Halloween. Another good mystery from the Grand Dame of the genre! Midnight Crossroad was read in anticipation of an appearance by Charlaine Harris at the Wisconsin Book Festival in October. It was without a doubt one of the best events of the long weekend. She is hilarious and quite personable. If you are unfamiliar with her name, Harris wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series (Basis for HBO's True Blood), the Midnight, Texas trilogy (now the basis of an NBC series to debut in February), the Aurora Teagarden series (now a Hallmark series), and two other series. 11 is a rom-suspense by Kylie Brant, part of a 12-book boxed set I purchased for my Nook some time ago, and it was quite the page-turner.
ROW 5: Matilda was read for a "pink" challenge, and is the fourth book read this year by Roald Dahl and, you may have noticed — the only book on the list without a mystery element. Pure coincidence, I assure you.
Your turn: What are you reading?
LINKING TO: Thursday Thirteen