May 7, 2018

It 's Monday: New Books and New Reviews

New books on my shelf:
Two Steps Forward
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, May 1, 2018, William Morrow
Genre: romance, contemporary novel
Setting: The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. 

Blood Orbit (Gattis File #1)
Bloody Orbit: Gattis File #1 by K.R. Richardson, May 2018
Genre: science fiction police procedural pairs an idealistic rookie with an officer who uses cybernetic implants to process forensics

This is not normally a genre I read, but since it's the first in a new series, I'm willing to give it a try.

Currently reading:
Whistling In the Dark
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen, May 1, 2007, Berkley
Genre: thriller
Rating: 5/5

After the death of their father, young Sally takes care of her sister Troo while their mother is hospitalized long term for liver failure. There is a murderer on the loose who has targeted young girls in the area and Sally finds herself  alone in having to protect herself and her sister. Family secrets, a predator on the loose in a small community in Milwaukee, these are some of the themes of the book with two highly individualized young girls who must handle it all.

Books read last week:
Murder on Brittany Shores (Commissaire Dupin, #2)

Love the setting and descriptions of the people and the unusual Glenan islands off the Brittany shore. A complex mystery plot too, with a persistent and astute French detective.

I listened to the audio and loved the intonations in the voice of the narrator, who read the French novel in English.

Murder on Brittany Shores by Jean-Luc Bannalec, 
Published July 2016 by Minotaur
Genre: mystery 
Setting: Brittany, France

Killing Trail (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #1)
Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima,
Published December 8, 2015
Genre: K-9 mystery
Setting: Colorado

The first novel in the series, introducing Mattie Cobb and her K-9 police dog Robo. An entertaining, informative mystery. Loved the setting and details on police dog training.
Moo by Sharon Creech, August 30, 2016, HarperCollins
Cute story of city kids who move to Maine and learn, reluctantly at first, about farm animals and farm life from an Italian woman and her cow, Zora.

What books are you reading this week?
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer,  It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.What books are you reading this week?


  1. These all look tempting...especially Whistling in the Dark. Enjoy!


  2. Blood Orbit looks really interesting.

    1. Not a genre I normally read, ut am willing to give it a try!

  3. Two Steps Forward sounds like a good read.

  4. Moo is the only one I am familiar with. Happy Monday, happy reading, Harvee!

    1. There is another book with the same title that I am curious about too.

  5. I've heard good things about Whistling in the Dark. I'd like to read Moo too.

  6. I didn't realize Graeme Simsion's new novel was about the El Camino - very cool. A friend of mine walked a portion of it for 2 weeks last year - sounds like an amazing experience.

    And I loved Whistling in the Dark! I read it quite a few years ago, but it stuck with me.

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book

  7. Look at this variety. Zoo sounds good.


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