Friday, September 7, 2018

What a Month! August- Sept. 6, 2018

Hi all-- just touching base with an overview of my bookish endeavors from this past month or so. The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs in my personal life here, so I haven't been posting nor commenting too much. I have been lurking and reading some of your posts; sorry I didn't make time to comment. Hopefully September will be a smoother month for us!

August Month in Review

These are the books I read in the past few weeks, with varying degrees of enjoyment from good to excellent. I recommend all of them (to most of you):

 favorite titles read this month:
White River Burning,
Bone on Bone, & A Killing in the Hills 
runner-up: Bellewether

These are ones from NetGalley that I put aside for now, not a DNF. This means I might get back to them, but I just wasn't feeling it this month.


These are what I'm reading now--bouncing back and forth--by two of my favorite comfort read authors so I'm sure to end up enjoying these, and recommending them. 

As a side note- Lark from Bookwrym's Hoard constantly rereads her favorite series and I couldn't understand it, since there are so many good books waiting to be discovered. Well, then I had a rough few weeks and what did I do? I started rereading the Bell Elkins series by Julia Keller, and then turned to two other authors whose series I could easily reread sometime and enjoy, despite knowing the outcome-- John Lescroart and William Kent Krueger. I have bookish crushes on the authors... and their MCs! These are books that are both atmospheric and character-rich, so it's ok if I know the mystery's solution. They are more about the actual journey than the end!

Other serial authors who can be a comfort read for me, like Julia Spencer-Fleming, and a bit lighter for a quick read, are Hank Phillippi Ryan and Alex Kava. I could see myself rereading them in the future. {John Verdon, book mentioned above, is also a comfort read author, but his books wouldn't hold up as a great reread for me because I remember too many of the important details, and his stories hinge upon the breadcrumb trail of clues}. I'm sure I have a few more but can't think of them offhand. Point I'm making: there are authors whose books I enjoy very much, and there are authors who are comfort reads, but they don't have to be one and the same for me.

Incoming titles I received this week:
  • Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser- NG
  • A Spark of Light by Jodi Piccoult- NG
  • The Rule of Law by John Lescroart- NG
  • Field of Bones by J.A. Jance- borrowed 
  • Desolation Mountain by Wm. Kent Krueger- purchased

And next up from my Kindle:
one of these probably... maybe...perhaps...

  • Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin- NG
  • Feared by Lisa Scottoline- NG
  • The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen- NG
  • When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica- NG
  • Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia- NG
  • The Guilty Dead by P.J. Tracy- NG
  •  Field of Bones by J.A. Jance

Have a great weekend, and keep on reading!

p.s.- I bought my first pumpkin spice latte of the season from Dunkin Donuts! I'll try one from Starbucks too when I'm near one, but D.D. owns the market up here in the northeast. Ok, now that I've gotten that out of the way... can Christmas be that far behind?? I see some of you reading winter holiday books already!

I love Autumn!