Debbie J. Pruss is the winner of a Chloe Jackson book! Look for an email from me! Ah, spring in Northern Virginia. We are having wild temperature swings and keep switching from heat to air conditioning.
I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve been reading and watching this spring. If you have time to read, I’m giving away a copy of one of my Chloe Jackson books. If you’ve already read them, I’m happy to send one to a friend or family member.
I’ve mentioned this before but I loved Hide by Tracy Clark. Detective Harriet Foster is a fabulous protagonist. I can’t wait until the second book
A book that grabbed me because of its title — Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone. It was an interesting read.
A series that I love — I recently read Slough House the seventh book in the Slough House series by Mick Herron. I don’t like to binge read books so I’ve been spreading these out as much as possible.
Daisy Jones and the Six is very different. It’s all interview and no exposition. A reporter is interviewing Daisy and the other band members who are looking back on their lives. At first I wasn’t sure I liked the writing style, but was quickly drawn into the store. I’m not sure if I’m going to watch the TV version. It seems like it would be harder to see than to read about.
Next for a bit of enjoyable fluff — Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan. My neighbor loaned it to me and it was delightful. Interestingly, my agent met her at a bookstore in Oxford, MS.
I also just read Finlay Dovovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano and really enjoyed it. I actually laughed out loud a few times.
Next up is The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer. I haven’t read a political thriller that I saw on someone’s list. I’m also looking forward to Red London by Alma Katzu. It’s the second book in a series featuring a female CIA agent. Red Widow was fantastic so I’m looking forward to this.
We just finished watching the second season of Slow Horses based on the Slough House books by Mick Herron. The casting for this show is perfection! So often I watch something and think, that’s not how I pictured that person, however in this series it’s been, that’s exactly how I pictured that person.
We also watched Jack Ryan season three and started watching The Night Agent on Netflix. My husband and I both read the book by Matthew Quirk and love it. We’re only a couple of episodes in on the show but so far they are doing a fantastic job with it.
For some fluff, I’ve been slowly working my way through season three of Emily in Paris on Netflix. If you love fashion it’s worth watching just to see the clothes. It’s not just the women’s clothes Julian wore a lavender suit that was fabulous in a recent episode. Plus — Paris! Sigh.
I also seem to love singing competitions and have been watching American Idol and The Voice. I think I like the audition rounds the best.
Readers: What have you been reading or watching? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my Chloe Jackson books!