Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Books I Picked Up Recently


Lately, I've been in a book shopping mood.  Part of it was actual book shopping, part was getting a box of books from my mother, and part are books from my own personal library that I had my husband bring up when he went home for an appointment.  It's a bit of a memory exercise trying to remember exactly what books you have and where they are located.  It showed me I need to drastically reorganize!

1.  The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman - This came from my personal library and I knew I had to have a Mrs. Pollifax brought up here.  

2.  The Summoning by Heather Graham - Another personal library book and one I'm looking forward to reading since I've been swearing up and down I was going to read it for at least a year!

3. A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable - This book was on my TBR from the moment it came out.  It's a time capsule of an apartment in Paris!  How could I resist?  I was thrilled when I finally picked up a copy not that long ago and it had to make the move.

4.  The Bookshop by the Shore by Jenny Colgan - Another personal library pick up and one I've really been looking forward to reading.  I love Jenny Colgan and this one sounds delightful.

5.  Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald - I've been wanting to pick this one up so when I got a gift card from a very kind friend I knew this was one I'd be buying.

6.  Emily's Ghost by Denise Giardina - This one came from my mother and I know absolutely nothing about it.  But I like the cover and it looks interesting.

7.  Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner - This is another one from my mother and it does look really good.  

8.  Molded 4 Murder by J.C Eaton - This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series but I realized that even though I did read this last year I remember absolutely zero about it so I decided to go on and buy a copy.

9.  Dressed Up 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton - This is the latest book in that series.  I have an eARC of it from NetGalley but just haven't gotten to it so I decided just to go buy it.
10. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts - I ordered this book (and the rest of the trilogy) on a whim because it takes place in Memphis, TN where we are currently living. It's a reread but it's been awhile so I thought it'd be fun to revisit fictional Memphis and see if I could identify any places.

What books have you picked up recently?


  1. I don't know what the Emily's Ghost book is about but I am loving that cover!

  2. Bookshop By the Shore and Emily's Ghost sound likes ones I might like.

  3. A lot of those sound good and Yay for the Sophie Kimball series books...lol. :)

  4. They all sound like great reads. Yes very difficult remembering whats on your shelf when you aren't in front of it.

  5. I've bought a few for my Kindle and probably a few were free:
    A Vampire Bewitched, The Brothers Three, Throne of Sand, The Vampire Knitting Club.

  6. I love the Mrs. Pollifax series, I own them all and reread them every few years. They just make me happy. I recently watched a movie starring Rosaline Russell (she actually wrote the script under a pseudonym) based on the first book, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. It is called Mrs. Pollifax - Spy and is free on Amazon Prime.
    If you like her, you might want to try the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books set in Botswana. That set of books has a lovely TV series based on it, which lasted for 1 season (7 episodes).
    Thanks for mentioning the ____ 4 Murder series. That series is new to me, and as a Minnesotan I am looking forward to trying it.

  7. I'm finding I'm picking up too many books at the moment! There seems to be a ton about Donald Trump that I want to read, new releases by favourite authors, political and royal books in the UK...I need to reign myself in a bit!

  8. Ooo... Emily's Ghost has something to do with the Bronte sisters. I hope you get a chance to read and review it. I'm curious! 👍✨