Fall is a great time to snuggle up with a great book. Today the paperback versions of Murder Flies the Coop by Jessie and Yule Log Murder with Barb’s novella release. And of course Christmas Cocoa Murder with Edith’s novella comes out too. What are you reading, Wickeds?
Edith: Yesterday I found myself suddenly caught up on my TBR pile, oddly enough, so I went shopping for my kindle. I added The Long Call by Ann Cleeves (the first in her new series) and Ellen Byron’s Fatal Cajun Festival. Soon I can pick up Debra Goldstein’s Two Bites Too Many and Tara Laskowski’s One Night Gone, and I can’t wait. I’m waiting for Edwin Hill’s The Missing Ones and Louise Penny’s new one to come in at the library, too.
Barb: I am having a marvelous fall of reading. I got a $100 gift certificate to Print: A Bookstore two blocks from my house when I won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. So far I’ve bought Louise Penny’s A Better Man as a Labor Day weekend treat. I thought she was in great form, although I did see the perpetrator/twist coming. But any day with a Louise Penny is better than a day without a Louise Penny. I just finished Ann Cleeves The Long Call yesterday and loved it. It’s like a master class in setting and character with that woman. Next up, an ARC for a blurb, and then William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land.
Liz: This Tender Land is also my next up, Barb! I just finished Alison Gaylin’s Never Look Back, which was awesome. I’m also reading Marie Forleo’s Everything is Figureoutable.
Jessie: I can’t believe you are caught up, Edith! Wow! I have just started The Address by Fiona Davis and am halfway through The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Julie: I don’t make enough time for me to read, but I’m working on that! Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls is coming with me to Mechanicsburg, PA this weekend for the PA Tea Festival (I’ll be there Sat at 10am). I’m finishing Marie Forleo’s Everything is Figureoutable this afternoon, a great non-fiction book.
Sherry: I had no idea it was possible to catch up on one’s TBR list! I was just looking in my office wondering how I’d ever read all the books stacked in my office and I can’t even think about everything on my iPad! And now all of you have made me add more books! Last week I read The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Myerson. It’s one of the few books I’ve read this year that isn’t by a member of Sisters in Crime. I also read Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern. Next up is Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. And like Edith, I’m really looking forward to One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski.
Edith: Okay, ladies, let me clarify. I certainly still have unread books in the house (and we won’t even start on the libary). It’s just that I’m caught up on the ones I’m dying to read, and I know the books I listed ARE stories I’m dying to read.
Readers: Tell us about your fall reads.
Edith, can you come over to my place and help with my TBR pile? I have 2 bookcases (5 shelves each) in my bedroom with books TBR (we won’t discuss the 2 bookcases of scifi books in another bedroom). Some of the shelves have more books than can fit on the shelves so let’s say another shelf. There are 2 books in the bay window that I’ve been planning “to get to soon”. They were in my Malice bag…I’m reading an arc of “Read and Buried” (Eva Gates).
I could try, but… Good luck!
I’m late to the party, but I’m reading Edwin Hills first, LITTLE COMFORT, and enjoying it. Also reading BORN A CRIME, Trevor Noah’s autobiography about growing up in South Africa during apartheid, which is quite good.
Both are good books!
I hope to read This Tender Land as well and The Murder List by Hank Phillipi Ryan. Then whatever strikes my fancy. I have so many to choose from, it is hard to decide.
I can’t wait to read both of them too!
Caught up on your TBR pile, Edith? Jealous! I am trying to squeeze in books I’ve bought and am dying to read around books I’ve taken for review.
I can verify that Christmas Cocoa Murder is wonderful! All three stories are great.
Right now, I’m working on Finding Zelda by Sue Ann Jaffarian. It’s a humorous novel, but not a mystery. I’m really enjoying it, but that’s no surprise since I love Sue Ann’s books.
I’m delighted you loved “Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse” Mark!
I’ll never get caught up on my TBR pile. It grows faster than I can read.
Currently I’m doing a beta read of N.C. Lewis’ Deadly Vestige. Then all three of the Wickeds’ books highlighted in this post have been added to the pile. And I won’t get much reading done on Saturday because I’m going to see Julie in Mechanicsburg!
Have fun in Mechanicsburg!
Ginny, I can’t wait to see you!!
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