Monday, January 04, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

First Monday of the New Year! And already the 4th day of January. Time, as someone once said, flies. 

Haven't finished any books so far, but I've started several — trying to find just the right book for my first read of the year. And I've settled (for now, anyway) on this:


Jerusalem Inn, by Martha Grimes (1984)

It's part of the Richard Jury series of mystery novels, and even though it's the 5th book in the series, it will be the first one I've read. I keep telling myself I should try to avoid jumping into a series without reading the opener. But I already have a copy of this one on the Kindle, and I'm trying to read more of those this year. So....

This will fill a lot of slots in the various reading challenges I've signed up for and I've wanted to read this series for decades now. Not sure why I've waited so long to start it. 

I've also got several ARCs I should try to read very soon — books to be published in February and March. I'm especially looking forward to this one:

The Postscript Murders, by Elly Griffiths
(Harbinder Kaur series, #2)

Happy reading, everyone! And have a great week!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what 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. 




  1. I have trouble when I try to jump into a series if I haven't at least read the first book. I hope you enjoy book 5. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. So far, I'm enjoying it and don't feel too confused about characters and relationships and such. But I definitely think it's better to start from the beginning with most series. I should listen to my own advise! Thanks for visiting today.

  2. I am reading three books right now—the sixth book in the Coming Back to Cornwall series, Wildwood (a children’s book of about a bazillion pages) and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.

    1. Yes! Why are all the new children's books so LONG? Some of them sound really interesting, but I know I'd never be able to finish them. Five hundred pages is just TOO much!

      The Troublesome Creek book sounds intriguing -- I've got it on my TBR list.

  3. Replies
    1. Happy New Year to you, too! Hope you find lots of wonderful books to read this year.

  4. Both of these books look great! I have read a couple of Elly Griffiths books and loved them. Enjoy!


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