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Wicked Wednesday – What are the Wickeds reading this summer?

On Wicked Wednesdays, we all weigh in on a topic. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about what books are at the top of our TBR pile. Today, in true summer-reading-on-the-beach fashion, we’re talking about what books are keeping us company on the beach, the couch, in bed, or anywhere else we can grab some reading time. So, Wickeds, tell us – what’re you reading this summer? And the bonus question: Any new-to-you authors you’ve tried and loved, or are in the process of trying?

Liz: I’m guilty of having a few books going at once right now, so here they are by category:  For self-help, it’s The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner on the benefits of EFT. I’ve also got The Confidence Code on my nightstand, to try to figure out that age-old question of how to be more confident. Also reading the second Longmire book, Kindness Goes Unpunished. For new authors, I finally got to read a Michael Koryta book, The Prophet. It was fabulous – I will definitely pick up more of his books.

Jessie: Since I’ve been away from my local library all summer I’ve been making a lot of use of the e-books consortium it offers instead. I’ve enjoyed Miss Buncle’s Book by the delightful D.E. Stevenson, dark and disturbing police procedurals by Camilla Lackberg and Karin Fossum.  I can’t recommend enough the utterly engrossing novel Church of Marvels by Leslie Perry.

Sherry: I’m trying to keep up with the TBR pile but keep adding to it instead. I just finished Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette. It’s the sixth in the Key West Food Critic Mystery series featuring Haley Snow. Come for Key West stay for the adventures with Haley! I’m reading a quirky book right now, Heads You Lose, by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. It’s a mystery but it also includes the notes of the two writers. So you have not only a mystery to read but a view of how two authors work together. The inside jacket says this: When collaborators Lutz and Hayward — former romantic partners — start to disagree about how the story should unfold, the body count rises, victims and suspects alike develop surprising characteristics (meet Brandy Chester, the stripper with the Mensa IQ), and sibling rivalry reaches homicidal intensity.

Julie:I am rereading get some Elizabeth George in preparation for Crime Bake. Also have many friends books on my TBR pile. Next up is The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry. Tis the season to read lots and lots for fun!

Edith: I’m almost done with Leslie Budewitz’s Butter off Dead, which I’m loving. And Fatal Reservations is up next! But I’m also in a huge deadline situation (yes, it’s my turn to be in book jail), so I’m not getting anywhere near as much reading done as I’d like. And summer is slipping away!

Readers, what’s in your TBR pile this summer?

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