Have you succumbed to the wave of Scandinavian thriller authors in the wake of The Girl Who…. books?
We will be talking about our mystery/thriller choices on Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 in the Roosevelt Room. Hope you will be joining us and I hope you will have read an author I don’t know so I have something new to try.d
Do you have an author whose work you follow and read the minute it is published?
Are you ever disappointed in their work?
Are a person who needs to have a book in your hands? Are you an e-reader? Do you really prefer to listen to your books so you can enjoy the voices of the characters?
What makes a story really grab you – and does it matter what the format is?
Currently reading a Martin Cruz Smith book Polar Star set during the cold war period on a Soviet fishing factory ship. He is a terrific writer and you will feel like you are there (and you’ll cringe). Would call this one a literary mystery. It is a sequel to his earlier Gorky Park (both written in the 80’s).
1. Craig Johnson’s Longmire series – they are the basis of the A&E series that ran this summer. Longmire is a sheriff in Wyoming. The first book in the series of 8 is The Cold Dish.
2. Canadian author Louise Penny has a series set that features Chief Insp Armand Gamache and most take place in a mythical town with the world’s best B&B. First in the series is Still Life and they do progress a bit in order. Penny has won every award given to traditional mysteries with this series, many of them several times. Latest title is The Beautiful Mystery due out in late August.
This blog is from the Friends of the Maynard Library to support a new program we are starting that is called Bagels and Books. The program is very simple. Every month we will select a category/subject/topic and we challenge you to read a book that fits the choice – even very loosely. Once a month on a Saturday morning we’ll gather to share what we have been reading and enjoy some locally baked delicious bagels.
Like to participate but can’t make a Saturday in Maynard – that’s why we have the blog. Anyone can comment on what they are reading – even those who plan to come eat bagels.
The program starts in October and we are starting with a really easy category – mysteries and thrillers (which seems appropriate since October does have Halloween) and there are thousands of choices in this category.
But to help you, we’ll have some suggestions in a later blog and we’ll have a display at the library. Date of the bagels and chat to be posted later.
Why would you want to do this? Well – there are the bagels but it is always fun to read outside your comfort zone and see what you may have been missing. We’ll post all the titles being read so you can get some great reading suggestions.