Here in the northern hemisphere we are firmly in the dog-days of summer. And what goes better with a cold drink and a deck chair than a good book, right?
Liz: Reading is good any time of the year, but I love sitting on my deck, breeze blowing, book in hand. Right now I am taking a break from mystery (which might be a travesty in some eyes) and reading a biography by Stanley Weintraub about Queen Victoria called, oddly enough, Victoria. I’ve read it before, which drives my husband insane (why re-read a book?), but I needed a bit of a change and I love a good biography.
Kait: I’m mid-deep in Once Upon a Lie by Maggie Barbieri. Perfect summer reading. A funny murder mystery. Okay, so maybe murder shouldn’t be funny, but in this book, it’s all in the perspective. If you are looking for a light read with a dash of cupcakes and a side order of the Irish mob, this could be a book for you. It’s already one for me.
Keenan: I’m re-reading Benjamin Black’s A Death in Summer. Gorgeous writing; I’m just drinking up the words, highlighting and underlining my favorite selections. It’s my book. I get to mark it up.
Kimberly: I’m reading Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies. It’s an intriguing premise. A twenty-something socialite travels to a remote Georgia island to research and write a tell-all about her mother, an author who wrote a 1970s bestseller about a sociopath little girl. It’s like two stories in one. I’m really enjoying it. Also, on deck: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, a YA novel I’m reviewing for Bookpage.
Sue: I’m reading Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett. This is the first of his Century trilogy, about the 20th century in Europe. I love falling into big books, and this is wonderful! But I’m also reading smaller books at the same time, just to let me think I can finish something, and that book is Maddie Day’s Flipped for Murder. I’m a Hoosier from that neck of the woods, so feel right at home.
Fellow Mysteristas, what are you reading?