Apr 9, 2017

Sunday Salon: Reading Too Many Books at One Time

Spring is finally here. After some very cold rain for a few days, the weekend became sunny and inspiring for gardeners to start sowing flower seeds for May.

I finished The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley, a mystery novel set in 1978 and 1998 in Cleveland, Ohio. It has a complex plot involving abandoned or forgotten lockboxes in an unused bank building, the people with or without the keys to them, and two women twenty years apart trying to solve the mystery surrounding these keys. Suspenseful, a good read.

A few new books on my reading desk:
All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg, May 2, 2017, Berkley
"An intricately crafted story of madness, magic and misfortune across three generations"
The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi, April 18, 2017, William Morrow 
"India, 1986. Two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993."
A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde, May 2, 2017, Berkley.
"The Rosalind Thorne mystery series—inspired by the novels of Jane Austen—continues as the audacious Rosalind strives to aid those in need while navigating the halls of high society."
Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong by Emily Brightwell, May 2, 2017, Berkley
"Mrs. Jeffries keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes," helping him solve mysteries, including this one of a hotel guest found killed with his own walking stick.
Walking on My Grave by Carolyn Hart, May 2, 2017, Berkley. The 26th in the Death on Demand series. 
"Book seller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand..."
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race by Terence A. Harkin, October 12, 2016. "Set in  upcountry Thailand and war-ravaged Laos late in the Vietnam War. A cross-cultural wartime love story, and a surreal remembrance of two groups —the brash active-duty soldiers who risked prison by taking part in the GI anti-war movement and the gutsy air commandos who risked death night after night flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail." 

I have started listening to the audio version of The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, but saw the excellent movie last night, so may or may not finish the book! The book though has much more historical detail re the Nazi policy about animals, explaining how they extended their ideas of "purity of genes and race" even to wild animals. 

I also finished The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White, for a book tour next week, and am reading an ebook, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, published June 7, 2016.

What are you reading this week? 
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  1. I love how you read all over the place. Thanks for sharing all of these with us.


  2. Looks like you will busy and you have a great selection. Enjoy the nice weather.

  3. I loved The Girls in the Garden...and I'm definitely curious about All the Best People.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. The Darcie Wilde mystery series looks interesting -- I haven't come across it before, and I've seen that cover twice today. I'll have to check it out.

  5. I liked The Girls in the Garden a lot, hope you do too!

  6. Happy Sunday, Harvee! I am not familiar with any of these. The Color of Our Sky appeals to me.

    I've started listening to an audio book in my car, The Secrets of the Midwives. I've been enjoying the book so far.

  7. You're reading some great books. I have The Color of Our Sky as the next book I'm reading. I'm looking forward to it. Enjoy your reading week!

  8. I love the Death on Demand series (tho I'm really far behind in it) and The Color of Our Sky looks really good.

  9. I'm looking forward to reading All the Best People. Have a good week!

  10. What a lovely stack of books! It'll be tough to know what to read next.

  11. I enjoyed the Death on Demand books when I was reading them but I am so far behind now. I really need to catch up. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  12. I'm adding the Color of Our Sky to my wishlist. I'm posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It's Monday! What are your reading?

  13. Ooooo...loved THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.

    Love the cover on the COLOR OF OUR SKY.

    I read THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN. It was good, but odd characters for me.

    Have a good reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  14. We had a tease of Spring over the weekend, but this week will be cold and rainy. All The Best People blurb is intriguing. Have a great week.

  15. I bought The Dead Key in a daily deal years ago and knew nothing about it so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! The Darcie Wilde looks so good! Enjoy all your books and have a great week!

  16. Glad your weather is getting nice. You got lots of different books. I have The Dead Key on my Audible shelf. I'm glad to hear you liked it. I'm surprised I haven't read Carolyn Hart with 26 books in a mystery series. Hope you enjoy all your books. Happy Reading!


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