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?


  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!

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

  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!


  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!

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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


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