Last Sunday there were 2 books on the nightstand to be read, The Miracle at Speedy Motors and The Beekeeper's Apprentice. This week, I read and really liked both. Speedy Motors, part of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series, was what I expected. Stories of a simple life helping others, and learning more about the global world. I read Beekeeper for a book club. I had last read it about 8 years ago, and I am NOT a re-reader at all. I enjoyed all the books in this Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series, but never intended to go back to them. Well, it was BETTER the second time around! So many things from novels later in the series jarred my thoughts as I was reading and made things more intense and interesting. Now I think I might tackle them all as my beach reading for the summer!
I have really been enjoying the world of the book blogs! I have found out about books and authors of which I may not have know otherwise. I went online Thursday to my local library site and put a number of books on hold. Saturday I went to pick up what was ready and was thrilled with a huge pile waiting for me! Because so many of these books are several years old, they were readily available and I can keep them for a much longer time and renew them, too! In an earlier blog, I wrote about how I try to never pay for books, because I go through them so quickly. The library is my financial savior!
So here's my new TBR list, and how they were chosen.
Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen and The Poyson Garden by Karen Harper: both of these 2 were recommended by my friend Deborah, and I enjoy everything she's ever recommended. Also, I am always looking for new series books to plow through!
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly: Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf intrigued me with her Reading Journal on this book.
The Gods of Newport by John Jakes: In 3 places lately, I have been reminded of John Jakes, so I think someone wants me to read him again and this is one I've never read.
All Creatures Great & Small by James Herriott: recommended by my friend Rebecca for our book club.
Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman: I always read her newest release.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: recommended by my friend Diane. We are both avid readers with very different taste, but she's tried some of mine, so I'm trying her's!
I'm going to read Another Thing to Fall first, since it is due back at the library first. Then All Creatures Great & Small, since it is a book I have a commitment to with others. From there we'll see where the mood takes me.