Monday, June 23, 2014

Booksie's Shelves, June 23, 2014

It's hot and muggy in North Carolina.  Summer days are best spent with an early morning trip to the gym, then home to read and veg out.  This past week I've visited rural Montana in Fourth of July Creek, gone to England with What Came Before He Shot Her, and spent time in Aberdeen solving mysteries with Stuart MacBride.  Of course, new books came to take their places on my shelves.  Here's the list:

1.  The Insanity Plea, Larry Thompson, mystery, sent by author
2.  Vertigo 42, Martha Grimes, mystery, sent by publisher
3.  The Story Of Land And Sea, Katy Simpson Smith, literary fiction, gift from friend
4.  Perfectly Miserable, Sarah Payne Stuart, memoir, sent by publisher
5.  Queen Of America, Luis Alberto Urrea, literary fiction, Paperbackswap
6.  Gold Digger, Frances Fyfield, mystery, sent by publisher
7.  A Song For The Dying, Stuart MacBride, mystery, sent by publisher
8.  Alias Hook, Lisa Jensen, fantasy, sent by publisher
9.  What It Was Like, Peter Seth, literary fiction, sent by publisher
10.  World Of Trouble, Ben Winters, fantasy, sent by publisher
11.  The Signature Of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert, literary fiction, sent by publisher
12.  The Fever, Megan Abbott, young adult, sent by publisher
13.  The Book Of Life, Deborah Harkness, fantasy, sent by publisher
14.  The Lighthouse, Alison Moore, Paperbackswap
15.  I Am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes, thriller, gift from friend
16.  Daring My Passages, Gail Sheehy, memoir, sent by publisher
17.  Winter At Death's Hotel, Kenneth Cameron, mystery, gift from friend
18.  One Plus One, Jojo Moyes, literary fiction, sent by publisher

Here's the books I'm working on:

1.  The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, reading on Kindle
2.  The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner, reading on Kindle Fire
3.  The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson, hardback
4.  What Came Before He Shot Her, Elizabeth George, hardback
5.  The Sign Of The Book, John Dunning, hardback
6.  A Necessary End, Peter Robinson, paperback
7.  The Silent Wife, A.S.A. Harrison, paperback
8.  Sweet Tooth, Tim Anderson, paperback
9.  Compulsion, Jonathan Kellerman, paperback
10.  The Spook Lights Affair, Marica Muller/Bill Pronzini, hardback
11.  Dying Light, Stuart MacBride, reading on Kindle Fire

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