Mar 20, 2016

Sunday Salon: Spring Reads

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer.
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It was so sunny and mild yesterday, I forgot myself and went back to the gym after a long winter break! 

Some new ARCs and books for review:
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meena Lee Patel, published August 11, 2015 by TarcherPerigee. An interactive journal with inspiring artwork and quotes from writers, artists and others, paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with room for writing and reflecting.

Night Night, Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron, published December 8, 2015 by William Morrow Paperback. A tale of domestic noir, infused with old Hollywood folklore and glamour, set in a town rie with egotism and backstabbing and where fame and infamy are often interchangeable. Los Angeles 1986. 

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally by Nicole Lapin, published March 8, 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks. Money expert and financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-step plan to get your finances in order. 

The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo, published March 8, 2016 by Atria Books. Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2015Best Spanish Crime Novel of the Year, 2013 by major Spanish newspaper La VanguardiaTop 10 Crime Novels of the Summer by Le Figaro Magazine, France

The Girl from Home by Adam Mitzner, to be released April 5, 2016 by Gallery Books. A gripping psychological thriller, an electrifying tale of a millionaire who will go to deadly lengths to get what he wants.

Found at the library:

The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter, historical novel of the British East India Company and the Thuggee sect in 19th century India. Finding it fascinating, with excellent writing.

Calcutta 1837. The East India Company rules India - or most of it; and its most notorious and celebrated son, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. What was it that so captivated Mountstuart about the Thugs, the murderous sect of Kali-worshippers who strangle innocent travellers by the roadside? Who is Jeremiah Blake and can he be trusted? 

The Hanging Girl (Department Q #6) by Jussi Adler-Olsen, published Sepotember 8, 2015 by Dutton
Police procedural set in Denmark, the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

I have read almost all of the Department Q crime novels and enjoyed them. Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, and his quirky assistants Assad and Rose make this series memorable, with touches of humor. 

What's on your reading desk this week?


  1. Your mailbox was full this week. That kind of mailbox-stuffed week is always a happy week for me.

  2. Well done on getting to the gym. I told myself I'd start going this year but we're nearly 3mths in and I'm yet to join.

    I have to admit I've tried 1-2 Dept Q novels by Adler-Olsen and just can't get into them. I get too confused by who everyone is and the justice system...

  3. I'm gonna have to check out Stay Where You Are... I love journaling!

  4. I have heard really good things about the Strangler Vive. If you decide to read it I will be curious to know what you thing about it.

    I am glad it is spring too.However, our local forecast is calling for up to 5 inches of snow today :(.

  5. I enjoyed Night Night, Sleep Tight...and I'm curious about The Hanging Girl. Have a great week!


  6. I don't read many thrillers but I'm looking forward to The Girl From Home.

  7. It's sunny here today too and it's so nice after a partly cloudy and windy week. Finally some spring weather! I think The strangler Vine looks interesting...

  8. Happy Spring, Harvee! The winter seemed to go by quickly this year. Enjoy your new books. I have just posted about Start Where You Are. :)

  9. I've been wanting to read NIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT for a while and I'm also interested in THE STRANGLER VINE. Have a great reading week! Happy spring!

  10. Night Night Sleep Tight caught my eye! And isn't that journal gorgeous? Happy reading and happy spring!

  11. What a great haul with variety. The Invisible Guardian looks good. So do Rich Bitch and the others. Enjoy your reading!

  12. Lots of good books! And I like the sounds of The Hanging Girl, especially since it is in a foreign country and I've been trying to explore those types of mysteries more. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your books!

  13. Nice mailbox! The Girl From Home and Night Night, Sleep Tight look good to me. Yay for going back to the gym - keep it up!

  14. Start Where You Are is a good one. I really like it.

  15. Nice mailbox.

    I enjoyed Night, Night Sleep Tight.


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  16. I have got to get back to the Department Q series. I love it.


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