winter books

we interrupt

Here’s what I’ve been reading these past cold months…in no particular order…and in case you’re looking for something to read while you wait for Spring:

The Hanging Girl, by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Book 6 in the Department Q series.  Excellent mystery and a weirdly appealing cast of characters.

The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith.  I never read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, but I really like her detective series.   I’m on hold at the library for the third one.  Can.  Not.  Wait.

My American Duchess, by Eloisa James.  Pure historical romance, much better than some of Eloisa James’ recent romances.  This was a fun read.

The Harry Bosch novels, by Michael Connelly.  Amazon (or was it Netflix?) had a Harry Bosch mini-series last year, which we really enjoyed.  Try to read the books in order.  I didn’t (which is not typical of me, because I usually have a chronological check list of book titles in whatever series I’m reading), because otherwise it gets a little confusing.  There are also Connelly’s Mickey Haller books, but I tried one and couldn’t be bothered to finish it.  Mickey is nowhere near as likable as his half-brother Harry.

The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny.  This is the most recent book in the mystery series.   I’m on page 19.  This is a dark series and not for everyone, but compelling.  You definitely need to read this series in order.

The Girl On The Train, by Paula Hawkins.  I know this received a ton of publicity and rave reviews, but I couldn’t get into it at all.  If the second half is better than the first half, please tell me and I’ll try again.  I had trouble with a heroine drinking and blacking out and vomiting all the time.

My Very Best Friend, by Cathy Lamb.  Huge disappointment, as I’m a big fan of her books.  The plot itself was lovely and would have worked, but the characters were silly and the dialogue absolutely inane.  Don’t bother.

On my “hold list” at the library***:

Elizabeth George’s A BOUQUET OF CONSEQUENCES (the new Inspector Lyndley novel)
David Lagercrantz’s THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB
THE SURVIVOR, a Mitch Rapp novel (Vince Flynn’s series) by Kyle Mills
THE COLD DISH, by Craig Johnson, which is Book 1 in the “Longmire” series (which I loved and is now on Netflix).

Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you think!

***I use my library’s “ezone” feature and download all of my books onto my Kindle for free, which means I have extra money to buy fabric, bluegrass cd’s and Subway sandwiches!




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2 Responses to winter books

  1. Mayme Morrison says:

    Hi Kristine, I read Girl on the Train last spring. I wasn’t crazy about it, but it did get more interesting as it went along. I generally don’t read mysteries so it was a stretch for me. This winter I have read The Nightingale (very good), Brooklyn (I liked the movie better) and now have almost finished All the Light We Cannot See (a little confusing but good). I’m taking a break from WWII nazi books for awhile!! Now I’m looking for the next good book. George has checked out a few books from the library here only to find that after a few pages he has already read them. Should even travel with your list! Have fun with your little guy. Mayme

    Sent from my iPad


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