Sep 20, 2015

Sunday Salon: Autumn Reads

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. 

I have finished a few books this past week:

Season of Salt and Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe, a contemporary novel set in the Washington State woods about a woman's grief over the death of her fiance, and how she copes in the face of  his mother's disapproval of her. Four stars.

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall, an historical novel about aerobic flying as entertainment in the 1920s and a romantic triangle. Four stars.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, a novel set in the 1960s, about a young boy dealing with and investigating the murder of his older sister. 5 stars.

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, a fourth novel continuing the thrillers of Stieg Larsson. Five stars.
Thanks to Kristina McMorris for a review advance proof of her new historical novel, The Edge of Lost, to be released November 24, 2015 by Kensington. 
Book description from amazon: A compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--and believe--in order to survive.

I am now reading 
Rainy Day Sisters by Kate Hewitt, published August 4, 2015 by NAL. A story of estranged half sisters reuniting in the English Lake District, when Lucy leaves Boston to take a temporary job at a school in the seaside village in England where her sister Juliet runs a bed-and-breakfast. Enjoying it so far. Love the setting too - Hartley-On-Sea, even though it seems to be raining there all the time. 

I have also started to read, again, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, a novel I had started reading before and mean to finish on my Kindle. 

What books are you reading this week? 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have Rainy Day Sisters and can't wait to read it! I love the look of The Edge of Lost.


Tanya Patrice said...

How did you like The Girl in the Spider's Web? I'm waiting on the audiobook from my library.

Becca said...

Just added Rainy Day Sisters and The Edge of Lost to by TBR list! Thanks for the recommendation.
I read Ordinary Grace after hearing William Kent Kruger speak at a luncheon. He was a wonderful speaker, and I really enjoyed the quiet, contemplative nature of his book.

JoAnn said...

I've had Ordinary Grace on my wish list ever since Les raved about it... now 5 stars from you, too. I really need to read that one! And I also need to read Murakami..

Kay said...

Oh, I loved Ordinary Grace when I read it with a book group a couple of years ago. It's a keeper for sure. And it won the Edgar Award - usually given to 'serious' mysteries. I'm going to be listening to The Girl In The Spider's Web soon. I'm almost finished with a re-read of the Hornet's Nest book. Your new ones look good! Have a nice week!

Greg said...

A seaside village in England does sound like a neat setting. I hope the book turns out well. The other books you read all sound good too, nice mix.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Haruki Murakami is a favorite of mine. Odd, odd, odd, but a favorite.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

So is the book a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Is it a 4th book on the series? I liked the original series and would like to see where this author takes it. I am happy for your recommendation.

Nise' said...

Looking forward to the Girl In the Spider's Web. Rainy Day Sisters looks like my kind of read. Have a great week.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Glad you enjoyed the Krueger novel. I did as well. Rainy Day Sisters is on my review stack - can't wait to start it!

Lisa Mandina said...

Love the cover of Rainy Day Sisters! Glad to hear you enjoyed the new Larsson series book, I'll be sure to share that with someone who was asking me if anyone had reviewed it yet.
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Rachel said...

Ordinary Grace is on my TBR pile since Kreuger is local to MN.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Edge of the Lost sounds really good.

Elizabeth said...

Hmmmmm....I commented but am not sure what happened to it. :)

Rainy Day Sisters looks good. I read Ordinary Grace and loved it.

Have a wonderful week.

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