Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sharing My Reading List

I've often thought about sharing a reading list, but I've always put a lot of restrictions on myself about commenting on the books or rating them.

And I don't want to have to always do that. So I'm not going to. But what I will do is share what I'm reading every couple weeks. (I read a lot, so there will be plenty of books.)

I'm hoping you'll know some of them and tell me what you liked about them. Or better, that you'll tell me what you've read that I should check out.

(Alert: I've been on a cozy kick.)

Recent Reads

1. Jana DeLeon's series of Miss Fortune Mysteries, from Louisiana Longshot to Gator Bait.
I do love me a zany, madcap mystery series featuring a fiesty and smart female, and this has it in spades. (Thanks, Mom, for the recommendation!)

2. I also started reading DeLeon's Ghost-in-Law Mystery series, and I like it, but so far not quite as much as the Miss Fortune series.

3. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mysteries, more or less in order (I'm 2/3 of the way through the list. Imagine my surprise when I looked for a complete list and discovered I hadn't read some of them! Error rectified. The Blue Train was one of the welcome surprises on the list.

4. Heather Webber's Lucy Valentine series and a couple of the Nina Quinn novels. Not to mention Heather writing as Heather Blake in the Wishcraft Mysteries and Magic Potion Mysteries. I'd read most of them before*, and I enjoyed them again. I'm not much on supernatural stuff, but the touch of it in her books is fun. Light and sweet ... which is exactly what I've needed from my fiction lately.

5. Elizabeth Haynes, Under a Silent Moon, which I received in my book bag at Bouchercon. I'd never heard of her before, but wow, was I impressed with her suspense novel. It was creepy and clever!

So, what are you reading?

* I've started trying to re-read what I already own instead of buying new ... but then it turns out that I have to catch up to current with series, so I'm still buying more books. But fewer!


  1. Hey Tammy! Staying with the idea of listing, not necessarily recommending, here are my recent reads.

    Robin Hood Hacker Collection by Robyn McCray
    Flare by Paul Grzegorzek
    The Manhattan Deception by Simon Leighton-Porter
    Out of Time by Bernice Erehart
    Twin-Bred by Karen A. Wyle


    1. And I haven't heard of any of them, excellent! I'll check them out.


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