Thursday, October 07, 2010

On My Bedside Table

As always, I’m reading up a storm. In the last month I’ve read three books and I’m working on my fourth so I thought I’d share:

Showdown in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon – If you’ve read Jana’s other Mudbug books (Mischief and Trouble) you already know you’re in for a treat. It was funny and intriguing and the characters were colorful in a way that Jana has down to a fine art.

The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice – This story is about three women all with their own issues (a mom with sister trouble) and her two daughters (one of whom has run away). It was a moving story that reminded me of how delicate our relationships are and it had enough suspense (a haunted school) to keep things running along at a quick pace.

Gloss by Jennifer Oko – I think this one has been on my shelf for 2 years but I finally got around to reading it and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It’s all about a fluff journalist who becomes embroiled in an international scandal involving cosmetics. It’s chick lit told with a drama, edge and just enough romance to be fun.

A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read – I’m just 90 pages into this book but I’m hooked. This is Read’s debut novel and it makes me wonder how many she had under her belt before she published because it’s so polished and witty. An old unsolved mystery is dragging the heroine out of her comfort zone and I’m enjoying the ride.
What’s on your bookstand?


Dru said...

Lots of books are om my book stand. I just finished Trail of Blood by Lisa Black which was great. I'm now reading The Double Cross by Clare O'Donohue and next up is Last To Die by Kate Brady or something else, depending on my mood.

I've read Jana's three books in the series and I'm going to miss the comings and goings in Mudbug.

The other books on your list, I'll have to check them out.

Dru said...

Wendy, I just check and I can't believe this, but I read the third book in Cornelia's series. Now I definitely have to read the other two.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Right now, I'm reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. In my TBR pile, I've got Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman, My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent, and something off Vince Flynn's backlist (I'm too lazy to go look). Of course, there are others, but if I keep listing, we'll be here all day. ;o)

Happy reading, Wendy.

Wendy Roberts said...

Oh wow, Dru! So how'd you like the 3rd book?

B.E. I don't think I have any of your books in my tbr pile. Must run and check ...

Soleil said...

Yes, yes. It is important to have a table so do not drop the books ;)