Jun 15, 2019

Sunday Salon: Book Review, Current Read


Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by 

March 26, 2019, Dial Press
Genre: multicultural, contemporary fiction, family drama

The title and cover of the book got my attention at the library, so I borrowed it and was delighted with the story and the characters.

Professor Chandra is disappointed he did not win the Nobel Prize for Economics, but he is still considered a successful and internationally renowned economist, based in Cambridge. On retirement, he turns his attention to his family, especially his children, who are distant or estranged from him ever since his divorce from their British mother.

How he manages to discover his family again as well as find a new life, new meaning, and adventures for himself is the theme of the novel. 

Smart, entertaining, and well written and plotted, the book was a pleasure to read. Five stars


Currently reading:

The Dark Bones


The Dark Bones (A Dark Lure, #2)

The Dark Bones by Loreth Anne White, May 21, 2019

Genre: thriller, mystery, police procedural
Set in Canada, this is the second in the A Dark Lure series.

I haven't read the first in the series, but I learned a lot about it by reading this one.In The Dark Bones. Detective Rebecca North returns home after a long absence, when she is told about the suicide of her father, a retired cop. Not wanting to believe her father Noah North killed himself, Rebecca sets out to find out what led to his death and meets reluctantly again, her first love and high school sweetheart, Ash.

I'm in the middle of the ebook and enjoying this mystery set in rural Canada.

Memes: 
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Reading, and Stacking the Shelves. 

11 comments:

Suko said...

Harvee, I've been away from blogging for a week but am back now. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss. It sounds appealing to me. Have a terrific weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am drawn to The Dark Bones. Enjoy your week!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Five stars for Professor Chandra? I'm off to find that one. That's a strong recommendation.

I hope you enjoy Dark Bones just as much.

Have a great week!

Northwoman said...

I LOVED Dark Bones and the first one. I really prefer to read in order. I want to read the author's other series also. Have a lovely week!

Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

Flora said...

I haven't written a Sunday Post this week but thought I'd still visit some friendly bloggers ;-)

I haven't read either of the books you mentioned here but I like reading your thoughts.

I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads, Harvee.

Flora.
@Flora's Musings...

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Professor Chandra sounds entertaining.

Nise' said...

I like the sound of The Dark Bones.

Beth F said...

Both of these sound good to me. Dark Bones may send me onto another series!

Kathy Martin said...

I enjoyed The Dark Bones without having read the first in the series. I hope you enjoy it too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Greg said...

These both look good- a thriller and a nice family drama!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Both books sound good, I miss picking up something from the library shelf and being surprised it

Have a great reading week