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I just finished "Inside Threat" by Matthew Quirk.  It is a political thriller.

 

Now reading "Sleepless City" by Reed Coleman, a NYC Detective Nick Ryan thriller.

 

@icezeus   I like J. A Jance's series about Sheriff Joanna Brady.  Have the latest on reserve at the library "Blessing of the Lost Girls"

 

@roeroe1005   I have read all of Laura Lippman's books.  Have the latest "Prom Mom" on reserve.

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The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner was a family drama about a wedding that is taking place in a family beach home before the matriarch of the family sells the property.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry was a story about two sisters who spend a month together in Sunshine Falls which was the setting of a book that one of the sisters was the literary agent for. It is a light romance.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid which was about a woman who was asked to write a biography of a Hollywood star who had seven husbands and how their stories tie together.

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THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom.  Lately, I have been listening to books, rather than reading.  The story and characters kept me interested.  I will probably seek out the sequel.

 

Next up is Anne Tyler's A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD.  

 

 

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@KathyM23 wrote:

I just finished "Inside Threat" by Matthew Quirk.  It is a political thriller.

 

Now reading "Sleepless City" by Reed Coleman, a NYC Detective Nick Ryan thriller.

 

@icezeus   I like J. A Jance's series about Sheriff Joanna Brady.  Have the latest on reserve at the library "Blessing of the Lost Girls"

 

@roeroe1005   I have read all of Laura Lippman's books.  Have the latest "Prom Mom" on reserve.


@KathyM23 

 

Have you read J.A. Jance's Ali Reynolds series? I am a few books from finishing, which is why I decided to check out one of her other series. 

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@icezeus I have read some of the Ali Reynolds and the Beauman series.  I can get interested in them but I don't enjoy them nearly as much as the Joanna Brady series.  That is the series I always look forward to a new book and she doesn't write as many of Brady as she does the others.

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I haven't posted in a while.  Here's what I've been reading:

 

A Cast of Falcons (Sarah Yarwood-Lovett) the second in the Nell Ward, ecologist, series. In this one, Nell is hosting the wedding of her best friend and naturally there's a murder.

 

Famous In a Small Town (Viola Shipman) is a sweet story of new beginnings featuring a beautiful Michigan location.

 

Good Night, Irene (Luis Alberto Urrea) based on the experiences of the author's grandmother when she joined the Red Cross during World War 2. I made it to 30% before I decided It was just not that interesting to me.

 

The Collective (Allison Gaylin) about a grieving mother who connects with a secret organization of women who take matters into their own hands when they feel the deaths of their children did not receive the justice they should have. I have mixed feelings about this one.

 

Banyan Moon (Thao Thai) about three generations of Vietnamese American Women, each getting their own chapters. It was basically a story of a dysfunctional family. The book has a little bit of a Southern Gothic vibe. The present day story is set in a run down old mansion in Florida with a huge Banyan tree in the yard. I think the author wanted the setting to be part of the story and it seemed irrelevant to me. Despite the very high ratings for this book, a lot of the story came across as forced.

 

 

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Just finished a book called The Wife Inside by Winter K. Willis.  Not one I would recommend.  I thought the ending was lame.

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@tansy wrote:

THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom.  Lately, I have been listening to books, rather than reading.  The story and characters kept me interested.  I will probably seek out the sequel.

 

Next up is Anne Tyler's A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD.  

 

 


I'll just say the sequel isn't as good.

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MoJoV, I love Toni Morrison, but I could not stand Beloved. 

 

 

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I am 2/3rds through Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena.  @CANDLEQUEEN , if you haven't read it already, you would like this one.  I am still trying to figure out who did it!