by Barb, in Maine. How did it get to be July already?
Wickeds, the long, lovely weekend is upon us. If I know my Wickeds, over the next four days you’re going to sneak in some time with a book. Tell us, what are you reading?
Edith/Maddie: I just finished The Bombay Prince, Sujata Massey’s third Mystery of 1920s India, which was just as good as the first two, and I loved Mia Manasala’s debut cozy, Arsenic and Adobo. I’m excited to have Pardonable Lies on my stack, another Maisie Dobbs historical mystery, as well as the latest issues of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Short stories are great reads to tuck in between visits or holiday cooking.
Julie: I’ve got a toppling TBR pile. First up is and arc of Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day. I’ve been saving that one for a long weekend. I’ve also got The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris, Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden and A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de Leon on the pile.
Jessie: I always love this question, Barb! I am currently tucking into Saxons vs. Vikings by Ed West. Up next is The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley and Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan.
Liz: I have a huge TBR pile too, Julie! Right now I’m bingeing Bosch books to celebrate the 7th season dropping on Netflix. Next up is The Concrete Blond.
Barb: All these books sound so intriguing. I want to read Saxons vs. Vikings, though I only made it through an episode and a half of The Last Kingdom. Worth sticking with it? And, I’ve already binged the final season of Bosch. They definitely stuck the landing. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately for blurbs and because I was moderating a panel. Fortunately, they are all good and some of the panel ones are great, but it feels a bit like homework. I don’t know how our book blogger friends do it! So I’m going to indulge myself this long weekend with a purely voluntary, non-research, not-in-my-genre read, Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet.
Sherry: I’m reading an old book by Fern Micheals. I always think of her as a romance writer but she has a more action oriented thriller type book. It’s Weekend Warriors and is the first book in a long-running series!
Friends: What are you reading this long weekend?