Friday, October 9, 2020

Friday Fives - Five Books I Brought From Home


I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.   We went home for a quick trip last weekend mostly to grab warmer clothes but also because I needed to change out books!  I've been buying books pretty regularly but there were so many I knew were sitting on my own shelves that I knew I wanted to read and it was fun to shop my own shelves for a bit.  

1. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey - This was the first mystery by Tey I ever read and I remember just about nothing about it.  I figure a reread is in order!

2.  Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander - I love the Bakeshop mystery series set in Ashland, Oregon but somehow I missed this one.

3.  The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman - I've been thoroughly enjoying Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series so I thought I would reread one of her more stand alone books.

4.  Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts - I started to read this one years and years ago when it first came out but decided it was too paranormal for me. My reading has expanded a bit in that area so I thought I would give it another try.

5.  The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth - I have been missing Patricia Wentworth so I had to pick up a few books when I had access to them!

What are some books you would grab off your shelves if you had limited access?


  1. It's amazing the books you can find when you shop your own shelves! Exciting finds!

  2. Glad you got to go home and pick up some new clothes and books. Shopping from your own shelves - bet it was fun! I've read that Nora Roberts trilogy - it's been a while though. I don't think it was my favorite, but it was good. I recently finished her 'high fantasy' trilogy - Chronicles of The One - very different for her, but I liked it. Reminded me of some of the Netflix fantasy shows.

  3. These all look good. I really want to read the Ellie Alexander series. Looks like fun.

  4. Oh its good to see some of the ones you chose of your shelf to bring back with you. Can't remember if I read Blood Brothers but I think they only trilogy I didn't read of hers was the last one. I will give her new one a try when it publishes.

  5. I remember enjoying the Blood Brothers trilogy when it came out years ago. I hope you enjoy it this time around. All of these really sound good. Enjoy!

  6. I like the Book Brothers trilogy. I remember they began releasing around my birthday and I stayed up later to read them.

  7. I'd probably a book off of my Kindle, one that I bought after seeing an ad on FB or IG. Hmmm...Blood Brothers...don't know if I had read that series.