Monday, January 11, 2016
Bookish Nostalgia - January 2016
Welcome to Bookish Nostalgia for 2016! I'm excited to be moving ahead into my reading years of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. And thanks for coming by and checking out what I read during January of those years. Let's begin:
January 1996 - Cain His Brother by Anne Perry - I have read many, many books written by Anne Perry and, as you can see, have been reading them for at least 20 years. Cain His Brother is the 6th book in her series featuring William Monk and Hester Latterly. Set in the mid-19th century, the Monk books are just as gripping to me as this author's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries. In this one, a woman hires Monk to try to find her missing husband. She fears he has been killed by his twin brother. I just remember the ending was a shocker. There are 21 books in this series now, with #22 coming out this year.
January 2001 - Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton - This series is a fun one that I am way behind on reading at this point. Aunt Dimity Digs In is the 4th book in the cozy series that features Lori Shepherd and her Aunt Dimity, who is a ghost. Lori was quite surprised to find in the first book that Aunt Dimity was a real person. Lori's mother had told her bedtime stories about Aunt Dimity, but she always thought they were fictional. In this episode, Lori is adjusting to caring for her twin boys. There is a stolen document, some archaeology and an Italian nanny. Aunt Dimity appears in 20 books and #21 will be published this year.
January 2006 - Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton - This is the 1st book in one of my favorite cozy series - can you tell that I love series? It is set in Colorado and introduces us to Kelly Flynn, a corporate accountant, who comes to Ft. Connor, Colorado, for her aunt's funeral. It turns out that things are not quite as they seem. Kelly meets her aunt's knitting friends at The House of Lambspun, and they help her figure out what happened to her beloved family member. Plus she learns to knit. I read this series more for the characters than the mysteries at this point. There are now 15 books.
January 2011 - Every Last One by Anna Quindlen - I loved this book, just loved it. And it's not a series book. Mary Beth Lathem is a busy mother of 3 teenagers, a girl and 2 boys. She has a business and a life that seems perfectly ordinary, until a horrible tragedy occurs. So much emotion here, but a really great story telling how a woman puts her life back together. I have meant to read more books by this author, but as yet, I've not read more of her fiction. I do have one more of her books here, One True Thing. Hope to get to it this year.
That's all for this month. See you next month as I page back through my notebooks and see what I was reading in February over 20 years. And thank you so much for the kind words and support regarding this feature. I've loved doing it and am glad to tell of some older books that might work for many of you.