May 26, 2013

Sunday Salon: A Quiet Weekend

The Sunday Salon.com Welcome to the Sunday Salon! I have found some really good books to read, one of them A Half Forgotten Song by Katherine Webb, set in Dorset and London. So, I'm reading this sunny weekend, gardening, enjoying my backyard, and taking walks. I'm not in the mood for crowds or long trips due to a bum hip!

I am also thinking about a book I should write ....

This post lists new books and links up to It's Monday; What Are You Reading? at Book Journey;  to Mailbox Monday hosted by Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS; and to Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews.

For two upcoming book tours, I've finished reading two very different books: The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau, a crazy but wonderful coming of age novel (May 28) and Running with the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse, a novel of war and romance (May 31). I also finished reading a cute cozy, Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan.

On my reading shelves are new uncorrected proofs :
Summer Death: A Thriller by Mons Kallentoft
Second Watch by J.A. Jance
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson


The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy

and two review books from the publishers:

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway.... a nice surprise
The Fountain of St. James Court by Sena Jeter Naslund

I've read Jance, Mott Davidson and Moriarty before, and know I'll like their new books. The others will be a nice surprise.

What are you doing or reading this Memorial Day weekend?

16 comments:

Unknown said...

Your weekend sounds a lot like mine except I work today -- seasonal part time job. So today will be busy, very busy. Tomorrow, like yesterday, gardening, reading and walking.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

My plan is to start the new week with The Husband's Secret...can't wait!

The Wonder Bread Summer is on my list.

Enjoy! Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

Brian Joseph said...

Hope that your hip gets better. Looks to be an good bunch of books.

The Fountain of St. James looks very interesting.Lately I have been thinking a lot about aesthetics, the purpose of art etc. It looks like that book really delves into those subjects.

JoAnn said...

Sorry to hear about your hip. I've heard so many raves about Simon Van Booy and finally downloaded one of his books to my kindle.

Vasilly said...

I hope your hip gets better. I feel the same way about this weekend. I plan on staying at home and doing homework. Enjoy your weekend!

The Bookworm said...

Happy Sunday. I hope your hip feels better.
I'm reading The Wonder Bread Summer as well. I'm lounging around enjoying the three day weekend and getting lots of reading in.

Suko said...

I hope to get some reading in! Enjoy your weekend, Harvee. Your books look and sound terrific.

Kristen said...

I have several of these books sitting around here too. :-) Happy reading!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I am finishing up The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine. What a main character!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You do have some good books on deck Harvee ---enjoy.

dollycas aka Lori said...

It is raining here today so it will be perfect for curling up with a good book. Hope you hip is better soon.

Booksnyc said...

Hope you feel better soon! That new Liane Moriarty looks very good.

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY your books. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET looks VERY good.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Anonymous said...

So many people are reading The Husband's Secret! Enjoy!

Mystica said...

Love the cover of the Moriarty book.

Roses said...

Enjoy your books. I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer and Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.

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