Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Are You Reading?

I read some wonderful cozies this summer, including several by my fellow Chicks, but this month I won't read any.

Why?

Well, I'm finishing the last chapters of the third installment in my Ellery Adams Books By the Bay mystery and I like to ensure that I am totally immersed in my own cozy setting during these pivotal weeks.

This doesn't mean that I'll take the whole month off from reading mysteries, but

I'll read other types. For example, I'm in the middle of an engaging literary thriller called Haunt Me Still. It's about Shakespeare and MacBeth and a missing play and I'm loving it.

How about you? Have you read something wonderful lately? Cozy or non-cozy, I'd love to hear what it was!

25 comments:

Loretta said...

I just finished her the book prior-Interred with Their Bones and really enjoyed it. Good luck with your last chapters.

tonya kappes said...

Little Bee is great.

~ Babs ~ said...

Truly Madly for me today :)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear.

Vickie said...

BOCD in the car: CHANGES: Dresden Files #12 - Jim Butcher

BOCD at work: MURDER AT WAVERLY PLACE: Gaslight Mystery - Victoria Thompson

Purse book: FARM FRESH MURDER: Farmers' Market Mystery - Paige Shelton

Bedside book: A CAST-OFF COVEN: Witchcraft Mystery - Juliet Blackwell

Just finished the superb THE TOMB: Repairman Jack Novel - F Paul Wilson...should have waited for October and Halloween for this thriller/horror. Superb!

And I find a keeper author in Craig Johnson after listening to A COLD DISH: Walt Longmire #1. I loved it, my DH loved it and I gave a print copy to my dad and he loved it. Highly recommend this one.

I am looking forward to INTERRED WITH THEIR BONES.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I just finished 3 great books. The reviews are all on my blog :)

Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden (cozy), Third Degree by Maggie Barbieri (cozy) and Mister X by John Lutz (mystery/thriller).

Bookwoman said...

I'm an elementary school librarian so in addition to mysteries of all kinds I also read lots of kids books and young adult books as well (I have third graders who want to read teen books. It's a good think I enjoy them as well so it's easy to stay a book or two ahead of them.) I just finished Joanna Campbell Slan's Paper Scissors Death, Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay, and Patricia MacLachlan's Word After Word After Word and I'm listening in the car to Charlaine Harris' Club Dead.

Laurie said...

I just finished reading The Sweet By and By, by Todd Johnson. It's a selection for one of my book clubs. I didn't have any idea what it was about. The blurb on the cover gave the impression it was mainly a funny/sassy book, which it was, but it was also so much more. It was funny in parts but also sad and deep. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.

I'm now starting to read The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.

Like you, I'm writing a cozy right now and don't like reading other cozies at the same time.

Dru said...

I read "Fragile" by Lisa Unger; a very good thriller.

Then I finished "False Impressions" by Terri Thayer; another good book in the series.

I'm almost finished with "A Bad Day's Work by NOra McFarland; a new-to-me author and very enjoyable mystery with comedic outtakes.

jbstanley said...

SO many ideas already!

Vickie, I love how you read!

Bookwoman, you reminded me that I want to read the next two books in the Hunger Games Trilogy. That's what I'm picking for next week. Thanks!

I am also listening to Daniel Silva's The Rembrandt in the car.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I have A Bad Day's Work here too. I'm glad you're enjoying it Dru.

Karen B said...

Just finished Sudden Death by Allison Brennan, A Brush With Death by Elizabeth J Duncan and A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen.

Lover of Books said...

I recently finished A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. It was a good non fiction book. Right now I am working on Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult and Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc. I hope to read a cozy next. :)
Krista

sumagoo said...

I am currently reading the following:
Sketch Me if You Can by Sharon Pape

My daughter just started the Massage and Holstic Healing Program so I am reading a couple of books to help me learn more about Meditation.
Meditation by Jan Purser
Meditation for Wimps by Miriam Austin.

Debra said...

On the way to New England,stuffed in the back of the car (we took the boy to college) I read Lorna's book Chapter and Hearse on my Itouch,Kindle app. Loved it and did not figure out the villain until the end. Then I downloaded Bookplate Special which I read most of the way home. I also read a mystery with an Amish theme,Hide in Plain Sight. Perfect for rading by the pool!

Char said...

Currently I'm reading the 2nd Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett, which I will follow with Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanna Fluke (I think it's #10)

Gaye said...

A memoir - "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress." Funny, poignant, very good.

Shel said...

Currently reading the new Simon R. Green book, "Ghost of a Chance" And darn you, Jennifer, I just had to get "Interred With Their Bones" and "Haunt Me Still".

Aubrey said...

Finished Touch Me Not, the latest Martha's Vineyard mystery by Cynthia Riggs. I love that series!

Judy S. said...

Right now I'm reading A Killer Plot--and loving it, I might add!! Before that I finished Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler--romantic suspense. She does a great job in describing the settings of her books--always makes me want to travel!
I'm a 3rd-grade teacher and reading Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry to my class. Great book about telling stories!

Linda K said...

Just finished the Diva Takes the Cake, and Rhys Bowen's latest (Royal Blood) and am now working on Hail to the Chef and the latest Dexter book.

booklover said...

Secret of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig. This is a series I always love to recommend!!!

jbstanley said...

This is why I love asking this question! I now have five books to add to my TBR pile! Thanks everyone!

Kim said...

Right now I'm reading "Death & Daytime" by Eileen Davidson on my Sony E-reader and Victoria Laurie's "Glimpse of Evil" on my MP-3

Kaye said...

A couple of really good books, non-cozy for a change, that I just finished are The Gendarme by Mark Mustian and Think of a number by John Verdon. Both excellent!