Hello book friends! I'm going to share some quick thoughts on the last few books I've read and then we'll just call January finished, OK?
All is well here, but allergies have been rampant around our house. My husband's progressed into some sinus issues and then a cough that he is still struggling to get rid of. Mine have just involved sinus headaches and nosebleeds. I've certainly had the sinus issues, but I've rarely had the nosebleed problems. That's more the realm of my husband and daughter. Anyway, we're about back to normal and are grateful that we've escaped the flu or other illness.
I finished three more books and they are:
Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea - I liked this one quite a lot and see that there will be a second book with the same characters, Rory Moore and Lane Phillips, coming out the in summer. Rory is an interesting character who reconstructs cold cases with a lot of skill. Her partner used to work for the FBI and he is a psychologist. Pretty dark, but I was satisfied with it.
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus - This is the sequel to the YA mystery, One of Us is Lying, which I read and talked about here. We're back at Bayview High School and there is another game in play. I had fun reading this one too.
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen - Our mystery group is having 'Rhys Bowen' month for February and I enjoyed a read/listen of this book set in WWII. It reminded me very much of several Foyle's War episodes that I loved. Totally got into this one and liked it very much.
Right now I'm doing read/listens of the Truly Devious books by Maureen Johnson. The first one is Truly Devious (which I just finished - a reread for me that I talked about here), the second is The Vanishing Stair (reading now), and the third just came out - The Hand on the Wall. I'm so excited to have the full trilogy to get through. Quite an absorbing YA mystery set.
I'm also slowly reading the new Oprah pick - American Dirt. I'll have more to say about that one and how the afternoon book group that I attend got selected to participate in Oprah's book stuff. Well, I say I'll share more - we'll see how it all plays out. The Austin Public Library was selected to be part of the Oprah thing and our book group got picked to be the 'face of' the APL 'Oprah Book Group'. More to come here because we're not sure what it entails except reading it and discussing as usual. Lots of controversy about the book now and so who knows what will happen. My understanding is the author's book tour has been affected. In any case, I think our discussion will be interesting. Jury's still out on what I think about the book.