Aug 21, 2011

Sunday Salon: New Books to Read

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I am going to miss the balmy days of summer that we have been having after that very hot spell a few weeks ago. It's cooler and sunny, with an occasional rain storm that doesn't last long and is great for the garden. We've also been swimming daily at a big outdoor pool, and it helps especially when our bath and shower are out of bounds till the new bath surround sets.

I've received some great books from Berkley Publishing:
The Tale of Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert
Button Holed: A Button Box Mystery by Kylie Logan
The Perfect Suspect: A Catherine McLeod Mystery by Margaret Coel
The Gilded Shroud by Elizabeth Bailey
Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spynes Mystery by Rhys Bowen

from William Morrow/HarperCollins:
Sanctus (ARC) by Simon Toyne
The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
A Bitter Thing by Charles Todd

and from other publishers:
A Rather Remarkable Homecoming: A Novel by C.A. Belmond (New American Library)
Lot's Return to Sodom: A Liv Bergen Mystery by Sandra Brannan (Greenleaf Book Group Press)
The Summer We Came To Life (ARC) by Deborah Cloyed (Mira)

That's a good batch of end-of-summer reads! I'm thrilled! I've just finished A Bitter Thing by Charles Todd and plan to post a review tomorrow. Which book will be next? Check back and see.

What books have you been reading?

19 comments:

  1. Looks like some great stuff for these last days of summer! I too am enjoying the somewhat cooler weather. Iy's been in the high 80's here as opposed to 110. I'll take it!

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  2. It sure is nice weather to read outdoors, Pam. Enjoy!

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  3. I like the sound of cool and balmy...I'm thinking today might be cooler here...when I opened my window, it felt wonderful.

    The books you've listed look good, too; I especially want to read the Laura Lippman book.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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  4. Great list of books! We've had some cooler weather this past week, too, and it's made me sad that summer is coming to an end--though I do love the fall!

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  5. Laurel: I'm anxious to start the Laura Lippman book too!

    Jenny: Good weather for reading. Hope the autumn is balmy too.

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  6. I've heard of Charles Todd, I think. Does he write a mystery series? I'm too lazy to Google right now, but I think I've seen his books when shelf-reading at the library and have been interested in them.

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  7. Marie: I'll do my best :)

    Unfinished Person: Charles Todd is a mother-son duo who write under one name and write historical mysteries set in the era of WWI. I enjoy his/their books.

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  8. You've got some fabulous books - I've heard some good things about a few of those. Have a good Sunday!

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  9. How fun - I love it when lots of books come all at once like that!

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  10. I hope you enjoy all your book and the beautiful weather too :)

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  11. Aths and Veens: I hope to read, read, read...LOL.

    Alyce: The books came the past two weeks. I would have been totally floored if they had arrived all at once! But I'd have loved it too!

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  12. I like Laura Lippman very much, and I am looking forward to hearing more about Susan Wittig Albert.

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  13. Dorte: I see why you would be interested in this Susan W. Albert book. It's set in England, as is your cozy mystery, The Cosy Knave!

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  14. Wow. I'm very envious. Good for you.

    I've heard some great things about the Lippman book.

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  15. Deb Nance: Don't be envious...it means more reading...

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  16. I am ready for fall although I'll miss the summer warmth when it is winter here and it's snowing. You received quite a variety of books, enjoy!

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  17. I wish it was just a tad cooler here. We're having an extra hot day today - the kind where you hide out in the basement with the dog. Lol.

    That's a great load of books. Enjoy and have a terrific Sunday!

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  18. Looks like a great list of books. Enjoy!

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