Feb 1, 2014

Sunday Salon: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

The Sunday Salon.com Welcome to the Sunday Salon! Also visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer, and It's Monday: What Are You Reading? at Book Journey. Also, Mailbox Monday at its permanent home, and Stacking the Shelves at Tyngas' Reviews.


My good friend this year has been goodreads, which allows me to keep track of books I have read and rated, even commented on, so I don't always feel the need to post a full page review on my blog. Goodreads can announce your books read on facebook too.

 I have just read the two excellent books by Wiley Cash, sent courtesy of William Morrow -
This Dark Road to Mercy and A Land More Kind Than Home, both of which I rated a 5/5 on goodreads.  I learned more about the rural North Carolina setting from these literary novels which also read a little like thrillers.
Next on my reading list is Laura Lippman's After I'm Gone and a new cozy by Daryl Wood Gerber, Inherit the Word, a Cookbook Nook mystery.

New books in the mail?




What are you reading these days?

17 comments:

  1. Harvee, I'm about to start a new book, The Pact. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Inherit the Word looks deliciously cozy...and I'm also curious about Under Magnolia. Hope you have a fabulous week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Great haul! I hope you enjoy them.

    Check out our STS.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  4. Just realized this morning that Laura Lippman has a new book. I've been reading so many glowing reviews of Wliey Cash books lately!

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  5. Looks like an interesting bunch of books. In particular A Burnable Book looks good. I followed the link on Goodreads and the plot sounds right up my ally. It also has a great title!

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  6. Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS

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  7. Dave Barry's book looks hilarious! I may have to track that one down. :) And I think A Burnable Book sounds like a good historical fiction. Have a great week!

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  8. Oh, I'd love to read that Dave Barry book. He's always laugh-out-loud funny. The rest of your books look good, too.

    I'm currently reading a historical mystery set in the Elizabethan era, P. F. Chisolm's An Air of Treason. Next up is either Sara Larson's Defy, or Jennifer Nielsen's The Shadow Throne, which I'm really eager to read.

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  9. You definitely have some interesting books to read. Looking forward to your thoughts on them. I've just finished Texas Hold 'Em by Christie Craig.

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  10. Nice books. I want to read the Wiley Cash one.

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  11. Looks like some good reading. I hope Dave Barry makes you laugh!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  12. It looks like you have some good books. I haven't decided on what to read next. I'll see what our book club pick is tomorrow. We missed our meeting last week, due to snow. Have a great week.

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  13. Reviewing puts so much pressure. I have started to write very short reviews.

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  14. Wiley Cash's book was very good.

    ENJOY your week...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  15. I have This Dark Road To Mercy in my review pile too. I'm already getting behind on my reading for this year and it's only the second month. Goodreads is great for keeping track of books and for writing those shorter reivews, something I'm doing more of lately.

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  16. Looks like a good haul for the week! :) Hope you enjoy reading them!

    My SS post is here: http://rachelreadingnthinking.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-update.html

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  17. What would we do without Goodreads?

    Under Magnolia and A Burnable Book caught my eye. Enjoy!

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