Have you found any really great books this summer?
Among the ones I have enjoyed are several mysteries including Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey, The Cold dish by Craig Johnson, In all the Dark Places by Peter Robinson and The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny – all recent offerings from favorite authors. It is nice to revisit old friends.
Found a couple of books I wouldn’t have picked up without having them recommended to me that I quite liked – Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Ponsey is a beautifully written look at the end of a life. Kitchens of the Great Midwest has an unusual format – almost more of linked short stories than a novel but some of the funniest bits I have read in quite a while and a truly great what goes around comes around bit at the end.
Also getting ready for the New Voices segment of the Concord Festival of Authors and quite enjoyed the short stories of Lenore Myka in King of the Gypsies – stories influenced by her experiences as a Peace Corp volunteer in Romania.
Looking forward to talking about books with you – hope you have the first Tuesday in Oct marked on your calendar.