Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Books I'm Thinking About Buying

We made a temporary and unexpected move back about a month ago due to my son's health issues.  I brought 5 books with me (plus my kindle and my phone which has about a zillion audiobooks) not sure how much reading I'd be able to do.  Well I'm halfway through the last book which begs the question - what next?  While I'm not hurting for things to read sometimes I just want a paper book!  And because life is pretty chaotic right now I'm feeling really picky on just what kind of books I want to read.  As well I have a room full of books at home so it can't be books I already own.  Here are 10 books I'm thinking about picking up to hold me over until we are home.

1.  The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald - This has been on my TBR since it came out and it looks fantastic and bookish.

2.  Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay - Her book that came out last year was one of my favorite reads of 2019 so this just seems like a must read.

3.  The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews - I love this cozy mystery series and this looks like a fun one and I love the punnish Christmas title.

4.  Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose - This was recommended by Stormi and I've had a great luck with historical mysteries and this looked good.

5.  The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare - Another one recommended by Stormi.  I've enjoyed the previous books I've read by Dare so I figured this sounded fun.

6.  The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan - I got a recommendation from Erin for Jenny Colgan which reminded me how much I enjoy her books.  I haven't read this one but it sounds delightful.

7.  A Stranger in the House by Shari LapenaGreg recommended this author and her books sounded really good.  This one appealed to me the most.

8.  Cut and Run by Mary BurtonAnne recommended a thriller like from Mary Burton as I thought this sounded like a fun read.
9.  Caravan by Dorothy Gilman - I've reread a couple of Mrs. Pollifax books in the last few months and liked them and this non-Mrs. Pollifax sounds really fun.

10. Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton - This cozy mystery series has been around forever but somehow I've never read it.  So I thought the first one might be fun to pick up.

Have you read any of these?  Any recommendations for fast paced pull you escapist kinds of reads?


  1. I love the Aunt Dimity series and the first book is a good one. Not exactly a cozy mystery, but more a treasure hunt-ish thing. Anyway, hope you'll enjoy it if you decide to pick it up.

  2. I don't read any of the kindle or computer books(lol), and need to have that paper novel in my hands. Unfortunately with the library being closed, there's no browsing, and I have to wait to get the books I've ordered. So I went back into the TBR pile and found a few goodies. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop sounds pretty interesting, and I really like that cover. Sending hugs your way. RO

  3. Great choices! I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever you get.

  4. Some fun reading ahead! I liked but didn't love The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris sk hope you like it more than me.

  5. Nice list here. I hope you enjoy them and that the health issues are sorted out soon. Stay safe.

  6. The Readers of Broken Wheel is great on audio.

  7. I haven't read any of these, but several of them are on my TBR list. I hope you can find something comforting and distracting to read right now. The real world can be such a tough place to be sometimes :(

  8. The Readers is the only one I’ve read, but I know Colgan is usually entertaining.

  9. I have my eyes on a few but I'm determined to make a dent in my TBR before I let myself get them!

  10. Haven't read these I believe but what fun to hunt around in bookstores.

  11. I've read quite a few books recommended by Greg. He's good at knowing what people will like. 👍✨