Books I've Been Reading: I'm usually reading five to six books at one time. I try to have a non-fiction, several fiction, and a children's book going so that I can choose whatever I'm in the mood for. This does mean that it can take me weeks or even months to finish some books because they keep falling to the bottom of the stack, but it's always been the way I like to read. At times, I'll try to get myself to focus on just one at a time, but that never makes me happy, so I figure I'll just stick to this process!
- Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key, about a nanny who finds herself on trial for the murder of one of the children in her care.
- Tana French's The Trespasser part of her Dublin Murder Squad series (which does not have to be read in order) featuring a female detection given a slam-dunk murder case that she can't quite seem to let anyone solve, and The Witch Elm, a stand-along novel about a man who suffers a debilitating injury and tries to return to his childhood stomping grounds, only to uncover a murder he seems to have been trying to forget, but can't quite seem to remember.
And after reading a slew of mysteries that I had to put away before it got dark out, I decided I needed to return to a familiar detective - one who lives firmly in the "cozy mystery" category and is best read with a cup of tea and a warm wool blanket: Jaqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series, including Birds of a Feather (#2) and Pardonable Lies (#3).
Books My Kids are Reading this Week
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|Goddess Girls Series |
by Chris Grabenstein: I started reading this series to my nine-year-old son at the beginning of his third grade school year. I generally love books about books, and this one has the added benefit of also including a variety of fun word games and puzzles. Mr. Lemoncello is a wacky Willy Wonka-like self-made millionaire who is famous for his board games. Kyle Keely is one of his biggest fans. When Mr. Lemoncello builds a fancy new library in town, he invites twelve lucky students to spend the night trying to break-out of it by solving various puzzles and riddles about books and famous authors. We loved all the personalities in this book - as well as trying to figure out some of the puzzles along with the kids in the book. It was filled with fun jokes, creative twists and turns, and general good times. It was a wonderful book to share together and we eagerly read the next few in the series: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, & Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game. Looking forward to Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket coming out in late August!
And now, back to more reading!! Recommendations always welcome!