Mysterista Monday: What are you reading?

Fall has, um, fallen (at least where some of us are). That means color changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and of course new books. Tell us, Mysteristas, what are you reading? (And whose TBR pile did I steal a pic of?)

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20 thoughts on “Mysterista Monday: What are you reading?”

  1. Not mine. Becky?

    I’m reading (and trying to devour) TRUST ME by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Read most of it in the car on the way home from Buffalo yesterday. Next up is THE THINGS THAT AREN’T THERE by friend Peter W.J. Hayes.

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  2. I usually have a couple going. My nighttime read has to be gentle on my weary brain, and right now I’m working my way very slowly through Gone With the Wind. With 1k pages, I have to be careful not to let it slip. It’s really interesting rereading this today, reading about a time and place that feels like another world. I wonder if it could be published today?

    In my daytime reading chair, I’m jumping into some British books–have considered revisiting Sherlock but decided to start something new for me–Phil Rickman’s The Wine of Angels, which is Book 1 of the Merrily Watkins series. It’s British and a supernatural mystery, and so far am enjoying it very much.

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  3. That was my pile of books, not TBR (since I’d already read them), but good first lines.

    I just started A TERRIBLE COUNTRY by Keith Gessen. It’s a funny story about a down-on-his-luck guy with nothing much to lose who moves from NYC to Moscow to take care of his elderly grandmother. Liking it so far!

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  4. I have succumbed to the “popular culture” pressure and am reading “Ready Player One.” It’s interesting, mostly because it describes today’s society in the past tense, and offers a not-too-attractive look at the resulting future. I’ll post a review later.

    But back to my favorite genera, I am finishing up “The Word is murder” by Anthony Horowitz; it is a modern interpretation ofSherlock and Watson, and well done.

    I have on deck “Lethal White” by Robert Galbraith; just picked it up, and it is a BIG book. I have on order “Absolute Truth” by Peter James.

    My library book group is reading “The Gold Finch” by Donna Tartt, and I am almost finished with it (VERY long must be a requirement for winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction!

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  5. I’ve mostly been reading submissions for the mentorship program I’m part of (Pitch Wars), so I haven’t had a chance to dive into my TBR pile just yet.

    However, high at the top of the list are:

    Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
    Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
    Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett
    Broken Places by Tracy Clark

    The first two are culinary cozies (and I LOVE their pun titles), Kellye’s book is humorous traditional, and Tracy’s is a P.I. novel. Can’t wait til I can finally make time for all of them!

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