Some of My Favorite Books

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Couple More Books: Killer Gourmet and Little Pretty Things

I'm being lazy lately combining a couple of books I've read per post. So, I just finished reading Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day and loved it! Before that I read Killer Gourmet by G.A. McKevett. Loved it too.

Both of these books are mysteries and such fun to read. Both were well written, intriguing, and both kept me guessing who dun it till the end. 

I'd never read either of these writers' books before and just loved them. Killer Gourmet is book 20 in McKevett's Savannah Reid series. I'm sure I missed a few things not reading book 1 (through 19) first but it didn't take away from this particular story at all.

Do you like reading mystery novels?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Couple of Books: Darned If You Do and Trust

I finished reading a couple of books in the past week:

  • Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris
  • Trust by Pamela Kelley

I really enjoyed both of these books and wanted to share a little about each of them with you.

Darned If You Do is a cozy mystery, which I've been reading more of. These books are fun and keep me guessing till the end. There isn't much blood and guts to speak of. The characters are front and center to the story making these books fun to read. This one is from the Needlecraft Mystery series so needlework of all kinds was mentioned and I must admit I glossed over one intricate knitting discussion. I never do that but I don't knit. Don't want to knit. Don't want to even read about knitting evidently.

Then there was Trust by Pamela Kelley. This book is book 1 in the Waverly Beach Mystery series and I enjoyed reading it. It's a quick read that's well written and kept me guessing till the end. I liked the cooking throughout the book and must say those ribs sound heavenly!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale is one of those books you get sucked into and live in till you turn the last page. And a day or two beyond.

Mostly set in Europe during World War II, The Nightingale covers the life of a small family and how they individually dealt with the horrors of the war. This book has romance, adventure, suspense, and above all is highly engaging and readable.

To keep things interesting, there are a few chapters set in modern day where you aren't sure who is narrating. And that's a good thing. It keeps you guessing till the very end.

Book Read:  The Nightingale
Author:  Kristin Hannah

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Wow, wow, wow! I loved Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight. In this suspenseful novel, the author brings characters to life that the reader can care about even though they are all flawed to the max. Maybe that's why you care; they all could either use a break or a good slap up side the head.

It's compared to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn more than once and if you liked that one, you'll love this one.

Book Read:  Where They Found Her
Author:  Kimberly McCreight

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Endangered by C.J. Box

Last night I finished reading C. J. Box's novel Endangered, and I was sad to turn that last page. I've read several of his books and liked some better than others. 

This Joe Pickett novel (he's a fish and game warden in Wyoming) was one of his better ones. The build up to the who-dun-it was good but not obvious and the ending very satisfying.

Book Read:  Endangered
Author:  C.J. Box

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Okay, I have to confess that lately I'm a big Stephen King fan. I first read Carrie, way back when it was first published and it scared the crap out of me. I didn't pick up another of his books till maybe 7 or 8 years ago. Since, I've read quite a few of King's tomes and love them!

Finders Keepers is a winner! This is the follow up to Mr. Mercedes. So, if you haven't read it, read it first then read this. In fact I'm kind of jealous if you haven't since reading these two books back to back would be even better than how I read them. Months a part.

So, if you love good storytelling and great writing, here you go.  

Book Read:  Finders Keepers
Author:  Stephen King

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Oh man, oh man! I loved this book! I was somewhat familiar with Kate Mulgrew, the actress, but until I read her memoir Born with Teeth, I didn't realize what all she had been in including movies, TV shows, and more. I think the only thing I've seen her in consistently is Orange Is the New Black. She plays Red, the cook. And very well, as you know if you've seen it.

This book was so well written, funny, sad, and plain old powerful. She really bared her soul and shared things that only a true daredevil would do. 

Read it. I tell you, read it.

And yes, she was born with teeth!

Born with Teeth: A Memoir


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