I love reading in the fall, especially if I can go outside on a day that isn’t humid! What books are you reading, looking forward to reading, or just finishing up?
Edith/Maddie: My TBR stack is rich in great offerings, and I still have two books I haven’t yet picked up from the bookstore!
Sarah Stewart Taylor’s new STOLEN CHILD. Joanna Schaffhausen’s latest, DEAD AND GONE. Joyce Woollcott’s second DS Ryan MacBride mystery, BLOOD RELATIONS. And a Susan Elia MacNeal Maggie Hope mystery from 2019 that I picked up at Bouchercon. Gah. Note to self: Must. Read. More.
Barb: I have been tearing through Mick Herron’s Slough House books. These came highly recommended by Sherry Harris. I had seen the first two seasons of the TV show, Slow Horses, and loved it, but hadn’t read the books. Then my husband, Bill, started reading them and I jumped on the bandwagon. I’m on six now. There are eight plus a collection of novellas, which I intend to read. For readers, these books are tremendous entertainment. For writers, they are a master class in showing and not telling. And in juggling a dozen point-of-view characters, yet always advancing the story and still getting us to care about the characters, despite our limited time with each.
Jessie: I’ve just finished up Vaseem Khan’s The Lost Man of Bombay. I just love being able to time travel to India not long after the independence. And
Sherry: Barb, I’m so glad you are enjoying the Slough House books! Last week I read the eighth one, Bad Actors. We must discuss once you’ve finish it! And I just finished Desert Star by Michael Connelly. I’m looking forward to reading Down to the Wire a romantic suspense by Patricia Sargeant.
Liz: I’m just finishing a book I found through a book club I joined on a whim – The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak. It’s pretty incredible and nothing I ever would have picked up on my own. One of the POVs is a fig tree, which I love! I’m about to dig into The Last Devil to Die, the latest Thursday Murder Club book. Can’t wait!
Readers: Is there a book you are excited to read this fall? Writers do you have a book coming out?