May 27, 2018

Sunday Salon: Travel and Romance, Mystery

Mr. Flood's Last Resort
A book won from Atria books, for review, thanks to Bianca Salvant
Mr. Flood's Last Resort by Jess Kidd
Published May 1, 2018
Genre: literary fiction, contemporary fiction
The tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets.

Other books on my shelf:
The Dying of the Light
The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick
Publication: July 3, 2018, Harper
Genre: gothic
...a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic. 

After the Monsoon
After the Monsoon by Robert Karjel, (Ernst Grip #2)
Publication: July 3, 2018, Harper
Genre: thriller
A Swedish army lieutenant drops dead on a shooting range in the desert. Was it an unfortunate accident—or something more nefarious? Ernst Grip, an agent of the Swedish security police, is sent to the Horn of Africa to find out.
Whistle in the Dark
Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey
Publication:July 24, 2018, Harper
Genre: thriller
The story begins with a lost daughter who has been found but who remembers nothing about the days she went missing. Working backwards, a couple tries to find answers.

Finished reading:

The Backpacking Housewife
The Backpacking Housewife by Janice Horton,
Publication: July 6, 2018, HarperImpulse
Genre: women's fiction, travel
This romance novel reads like a travelogue, with a backpacking runaway wife, who travels from the north of Thailand to the south islands and into Malaysia. Lori has run off with her passport and credit card to the farthest country from England she can find on the spur of the moment. Her discovery of her husband's year long affair with her best friend sends her heading to Southeast Asia, to a new adventure and to put distance between herself and her husband. She lands in Bangkok, heads to Chiang Mai, and from there goes south along the coast, from one beautiful beach and lovely island to another, hopping south till she reaches Malaysia. Needless to say, she finds friendships, adventure, independence, and a new romance - a whole new life.
The perfect fairy tale getaway romance. I enjoyed it.

Book borrowed from NetGalley
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
Published February 4, 2018; Sourcebook Landmark
Genre: romance, travel
Two romances are connected to this artisanal chocolate shop in Paris -stories involving the original owner and chocolatier, Thierry, and later his son. Two young English women travel to France at different times and find romance there, one unlucky, and the other about to be unlucky. Or is she? A nice romantic novel in a lovely setting - Paris and a chocolate shop! Book borrowed from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
Now reading:T'en souviens-tu, mon Anaïs? Et autres nouvelles
T'en souviens-tu, mon Anaïs? Et autres nouvelles by Michel Bussi
Published January 4, 2018; Presses de la Cite
Genre: romance, contemporary French novel

Hooray! My French is improving, after reading so many of Bussi's books in the original French. Thanks to the dictionary provided in the Kindle ereader, I can look up unknown words and phrases tout de suite! And either this book is written in simpler French, or my reading ability has noticeably improved!

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.


  1. These all look so good. I have recently added Whistle in the Dark, as I loved Emma Healey's book Elizabeth is Missing.

    I also want to read Mr. Flood's Last Resort.

    (The book I was reading with my soup was The Gunners).

  2. I have Whistle in the Dark on my TBR list. I loved the author’s other book. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. The Backpacking Housewife caught my eye. Hope you enjoy it and all of your new books as well.

  4. I'm really looking forward to Mr. Flood.

  5. Nice variety of books. All of them are new to me and I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. Ooooo...what an awesome lineup.

    I LOVED The Dying of the Light.

    Mr. Flood's Last Resort looks so good.

    Whistle in the Dark and Jenny Colgan's book look so good too.


  7. You really do a great job of a wide range of genres. Better than me. When I was younger and had just taken my first Spanish course in college I spent the summer in Europe. I bought Agatha Christie novels in Spanish and read them on the train. I did pretty well with my limited experience. I definitely find it easier to read than speak languages. Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. Harvee, these titles are all new to me. I hope you enjoy each. I look forward to hearing more about these books.

  9. I have the audio of The Best Chocolate Shop in Paris on my TBR. Mr. Flood's Last Resort is on my wishlist. My weekly update

  10. Nice variety this week. The Backpacking Housewife looks like it might be fun.
    Happy Reading!

  11. The Chocolate Shop in Paris and After the Monsoon are now added to my tbr!!

  12. Mr. Flood's Last Resort sounds intriguing. And I might like to try The Backpacking Housewife - the trip, not the book! lol

    Very impressed you've been reading in French! My 3 years of HS French were a looong time ago!

    Wanted to remind you that it is summer again....and time for another Big Book Summer Challenge! I hope you will consider joining the fun again!


    2018 Big Book Summer Challenge

  13. What a great post I love to read your blog post and that changes my mind and now I had decided to read the books. I add all this books to my reading list and I will eBooks download online and read the novel.


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