It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. If you want to let the world know what books you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.
I took a little break from these Monday updates during the summer months. The last time I checked in, as I recall, I was in the midst of an annoying and long-lasting reading "slump," having trouble sticking with any book long enough to finish it. That all changed during the summer, though, and I got quite a few books read during July and August. Here's the list:
Midnight in Europe. Alan FurstAs usual, I wasn't quite so successful with reviews -- I'm still working on that, but hope to get ALL of these reviewed before September slows me down (it's always such a busy month around here). I've also started posting reports on books I read earlier this year, but never got around to talking about here on the blog. A few of those:
The Antiquarian. Gustavo Faveron Patriau
The Lady in the Lake. Raymond Chandler
The High Window. Raymond Chandler
The Quilter's Apprentice. Jennifer Chiaverini
The Collector of Dying Breaths. M.J. Rose
The Good Suicides. Antonio Hill
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster. Terrance Dicks
The Colors of Space. Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Weight of Blood. Laura McHugh
The Transcriptionist. Amy Rowland
The Litter of the Law, by Rita Mae Brown
Ten Lords A-Leaping, by C.C. Benison
Andrew's Brain, by E.L. Doctorow
This week, I'm reading Peter Pan Must Die, by John Verdon (fourth book in his Dave Gurney thriller series),
and The Dirty Book Murder, by Thomas Shawver.
These two are also the first books I'll be reading for the RIP/9 event/challenge that's getting started today. I'm really not sure how it got to be September so fast, and time for another RIP go-round (number 9!), but here we are.
After that, who knows? Maybe a nice cozy mystery to balance out all that gore and mayhem. Possibly Hazel Holt's most recent entry in her Sheila Malory series:
Or maybe something completely different. We'll see what emerges.