Cover Snapshot of Read Books

Sara's bookshelf: read

Crazy Little Thing
A Kiss at Midnight
The Disenchanted Widow
Hollywood Wives - The New Generation
There Goes the Bride
Table for Five
Do Not Disturb
The Husband's Secret
The Ugly Duchess
Help for the Haunted
The Power Trip
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
Summer At Willow Lake
Every Crooked Nanny
The Mystery Woman
The Woodcutter
How to Be an American Housewife

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014


My Beach Book Picks

The Mistress
I like to start a Vacation Book pile with a Patterson, James Patterson. I prefer the independent books (not the series). Patterson truly writes action packed page- turners building the excitement with one page chapters. This summer I chose The Mistress, I hope it is chock full of action adventure, perhaps to be read in one beach session?

Silence for the Dead
I've been waiting for this book to come out in paperback, and I’m thrilled that it did so before summer vacation. St. James tends to set strong female characters in mysterious and often ghostly World War 1 settings. I anticipate part romance, part mystery and a bit of suspense – sounds perfect!

How the Light Gets In
How the Light Gets In was nominated for the Edgar Awards this year, these are my favorite book awards (mystery) and I love that Louise Penny is getting recognition.  Louise Penny is a fantastic mystery author and I am a great fan of her lovely flawed wonderful characters. If you have not read Louise Penny, start with the first in the series – Still Life.

Yes, I am behind the times! I finally got Divergent in paperback and have been saving it to read at the beach.  My husband has already read this book and recommended it to me. I hear this is a fast read, and I love that it is the first in a series.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club*
*Book Club
I’m not a big fan of Historical Fiction; however this premise seems unique and fascinating. And,  this book  just got critical acclaim on Book Page (one of my favorite book websites).The subject is the Paris nightclub scene Post World War 1, with cross-dressing Lesbian Lou Villers as the lead character...

Sweet Expectations
This is my guilty pleasure, a Chick Lit book about a bakery, sounds like the perfect beach indulgence to me! 

Other books tossed in my beach bag: All the Summer Girls, Whiskey Beach, As The Pig Turns, Winter Lodge   Hmm…seems Chick Lit heavy, there is a strong chance I will buy a Mystery paperback at the beach!

Tell me, what books are going into your beach bag this year?

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