What better time to read than January? Where the Wickeds live, it’s cold (well, not for Barb, since she’s already landed in Key West). Snuggling on the couch with a hot drink and a great story is just the ticket for chilly days and evenings. Some of us probably got new books at the holidays. So dish, Wickeds. What are you reading this winter?
Barb: I am recommending The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. It’s a comic mystery that also serves up poignancy and heart. Kate Atkinson blurbed it as “A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom…SUCH FUN!” And who can’t use that?
Jessie: Barb, I am so glad of the reminder of that book! I’ve heard so many interesting things about it! I just added Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett to my fiction queue. I loved his novel The Bookman’s Tale so I am eagerly looking forward to diving into this one! Next up for non-fiction is The Journey to the Mayflower by Stephen Tomkins. I have been enjoying all sorts of English history of late and am very curious about what set some of my relatives on their path from the old world to the new!
Sherry: I’m reading The Thursday Murder Club because Barb had mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. It’s a delight. Next up I’m looking forward to reading two books from fellow members of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Murder in the Parador by Paula Mays and They’re Gone by E.A. Barres who also writes as Ed Aymar. I gave Ed’s book to my husband for Christmas so I could read it!
Edith/Maddie: I just finished – and loved – Frances McNamara’s Death on the Homefront, her eighth Emily Cabot mystery set in Chicago, this one in 1917. Next up are Sherry Harris’s and Jess Lourey’s new ones, as well as a non-fiction book about Blacks settling in California. Good reading, all!
Readers: What’s your pleasure this winter?