Jul 1, 2018

Sunday Salon: Hot Weather Reading

New books this week, and more....
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff, August 21, 2018, Harper
... a teenage girl’s intoxicating romance with a powerful older man and her discovery, decades later, that her happy memories are hiding a painful truth. 

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, September 11, 2018, Harper
One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle
A Knife in the Fog
A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper, October 7, 2018, Seventh Street Books
Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper in this debut novel and series starter.

Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #2)
Scandal Above Stairs
Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley, July 3, 2018, Berkley
Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. 

Library book currently reading:
A Strangeness in My Mind
A Strangeness in My Mind
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, 2015, Knopf
   the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life. 
I love the way he writes. He makes simple people come alive and he easily pulls you into their lives, rural or otherwise. 

Enjoying also Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf. All readers will be enlightened about how our brain works, how the neurons light up when we read. The author also discusses how digital, fast reading, and skimming on the web, rather than deep reading, will change our brain circuits. Scary? 

I'm staying in and doing more reading during these very hot and humid days of 90 degrees. the heat index has gone up to over 100 on some days! Apart from watering the grass and flower beds, we have not gone out much.

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. Also, Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

These look like ideal reads during this hot summer. Who wants to spend much time out in 100+ heat? Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Try and stay cool, those are hotter temps. Enjoy the new books too.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, Putney looks good...and so does Scandal Above Stairs. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Yvonne said...

I've been hearing about the Jennifer Ashley book everywhere. It looks good. Hope you have a great week.

My Sunday post is here.

Greg said...

Ooh Scandal above Stairs looks fabulous! I need to read those.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I enjoyed the first two books so Scandal Above Stairs is on my wish list.

Elizabeth said...


ENJOY your books and your week.

bermudaonion said...

Nice week! Putney looks especially good to me.

Kathy Martin said...

A Knife in the Fog looks good to me. I liked Scandal Above Stairs. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Sue Jackson said...

Wow, some great books for you lately, and such a variety! Putney sounds especially good (though dark).

The temp actually hit 100 here yesterday and will be close to that again today - yeah, I'm not going outside much either!

Stay cool & enjoy your books this week -


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pussreboots said...

I like the sound of the Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock. My weekly updates

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

Stay cool. It’s been over 100 here lately, too. The mermaid book is on my TBR list. I’ve heard good things about it. Enjoy your new books! Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Martha Eskuchen said...

I like the look of A Knife in the Fog.
Hope you are finding some cool reading. Happy Reading!

Mystica said...

Hope you enjoy all your reads. Have a good week.

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

That library book looks fantastic

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