Friday, December 11, 2020

Friday Fives - Five Books I've Read Lately

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.  While I haven't been around on the blog very much lately I have been reading up a storm and here are 5 books I've read lately with (very) short reviews.

1.  The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths - I read a newer book in the series and really enjoyed it so I had to go back and read the first in the series and I'm so glad I did!  This was a fun book with an interesting backstory and setting with great characters and the mystery had at the edge of the seat.  The audio is excellent.

2.  The Seekers by Heather Graham - This is the 2nd book in last year's (I think) trilogy and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  It was nice and spooky with a bit of romance and history.  Nothing hugely memorable but a delightful distraction while I was reading it.

3.  Murder, She Wrote: You Bet Your Life by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain - I love the series and this was such a fun read.  Maybe not the most realistic of plots but lots of fun and Jessica Fletcher in Las Vegas is not to be missed!

4.  Watching Eagles Soar by Margaret Coel - This short story collection was perfection.  My favorite were the Molly Brown stories but all were wonderful and have me wanting to read more full length mysteries by Coel.

5.  Ghost Ups Her Game by Carolyn G. Hart - This mystery about a guardian angel who periodically returns to her home town to solve crimes is absolutely bonkers and so much fun.  I jumped in with book 9 and had no problem catching up.  Plus, the audio is fabulous.

What books have you read lately?


  1. Hi Katherine!

    I still need to read anything by Elly Griffiths and I need to start with the Murder she Wrote series as well.

    Ghost ups her game does seem like a fun read that I will most probably enjoy tremendously.

    Have a good weekend and I hope you guys are heading home soon.

    Lots of Love,

    Weekend Book Friends

  2. Lots of good books in your lineup! Hey, real quick, do you have Dorothy Gillman`s book Incident at Vadamya? My use bookstore has it! Do you want it?
    Email you later

    1. Yes I want it! That’s one I’ve had a hard time finding!

    2. Great! I just called and they are holding it for me. I’ll go get it tomorrow!

  3. Reading? What's that? I feel like I haven't been reading much at all as of late. The Zig Zag Girl sounds good, and I love that cover. I'm also interested in Ghost Ups Her Game.

  4. Carolyn Hart sounds great, I must seek her books out!

  5. Nice list. I've been wanting to read Carolyn Hart's books for a long time. They look really good.

  6. I'd kind of like to continue that Krewe of Hunters series.

  7. I'm behind on the Ruth Galloway series. As soon as I catch up on that one, I'll move on to Griffiths' others. She writes too fast for me! I love her books :)

  8. They all sound really good, if I didn't have so many books on my TBR I'd be adding them. So good that you can read through all the challenges you are dealing with right now.

  9. I've read The Zig Zag Girl and Ghost Ups Her Game and I completely agree. They are both completely different, but both cracking reads:)).