It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3-27-17 #IMWAYR

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When you can barely remember your admin password, you know it’s been too long again since you last logged in to your blog! I missed the whole of the week-long Bloggiesta that ended yesterday. Congratulations to those who fixed up their blogs and worked on their to-do lists!

This month I’m reading mysteries, with a focus on diversity, for our genre study group meeting in early April. Last week I finished The Long Fall by Walter Mosley, the first in his Leonid McGill series.

book coverThis week I’m reading Ghost Month by Ed Lin, which is first in the author’s Taipei Night Market series, set in Taiwan.

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I’m also hoping to start Hot Flash by Carrie H. Johnson this week. Hot Flash is first in a series by a new author and features a 40-something female forensic firearms specialist named Muriel Mabley, in the Philadelphia Police Department.

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I just finished The Worst Kind of Goodbye by Michael Connelly (on audio) last week, and I’m on the waiting list for The Night School on audio, Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher book – both of which have aging male main characters – so I’m looking forward to the perspective of a “mature” female crime-solver in Hot Flash. The second book in the series, Cold Flash, is coming out in May.

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I’m also halfway through I See You by Clare Mackintosh. I read her first novel, I Let You Go, last week. They are quick reads in the British psychological suspense/domestic thriller genre that’s so popular. I’m getting a little tired of the first-person point of view of these, but if I don’t try to figure out the plot twists and just read along, they can be pretty addictive! The way the police work the murder/rape cases in I See You seems totally unrealistic, but the author was a police officer for 12 years in England, so maybe that’s how they operate over there! 😉

Happy Monday! Hope you have a great week, both reading-wise and otherwise!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in, everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.

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16 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3-27-17 #IMWAYR”

  1. I read my 1st 2 Mosley’s last year in anticipation of him coming to our area (SF Bay Area). I liked them well enough, but probably not enough to keep reading.
    I sure have seen a lot of pub about Macintosh’s book. Might have to look into that.

    1. I’m really a latecomer to the mystery genre, and the Harry Bosch books have been my gold standard for the last 10 years. I liked the Leonid McGill character and actually have the ebook of the second one in the series downloaded from the library, but doubt I’ll get to start it this week! Thanks for stopping by, Lloyd!

  2. I have only read a couple of books in the Easy Rawlins series by Mosley but I plan to read The Long Fall also. I recently read This is a Bust by Ed Lin, about a Chinese-American policeman in Chinatown in 1976. Very good and very interesting.

    1. I liked The Long Fall and I liked the author’s writing style, so I hope to read more. I’m enjoying the narrative voice in Ghost Month and I’m learning a lot about Taiwanese history and culture, but I’m not sure how the author is going to develop this first book into a mystery series yet!

  3. if all the websites at least standardised their password requirements we’d have a fighting chance of remembering them. but some want capitals and others want symbols. frustrating!

  4. Although I regularly blog, I completely missed Bloggiesta this time around. I think I was ironically too busy working on my blog to notice!

  5. Hi Laurie, I’m finishing a massive biography of Virginia Woolf by Quentin Bell. This is part of our history arc Round Table session last week reading a fictional and nonfictional biography of the same person.
    My fiction title was Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar. I liked that title a lot.
    The Bell bio is historical rather than bio/lit crit of later titles. Except for the length, it’s pretty accessible.
    Can’t wait to get back into mysteries, romance and sci fi, although when people see me reading Virginia, they seem impressed…

    1. I’m definitely impressed! 😉
      I prefer fictional biographies! We had an short run of them in my library book club, where we read Circling the Sun (Amelia Earhart) and The Marriage of Opposites (Rachel Pissarro) back to back.

  6. I missed Bloggiesta this time because my blog was having trouble moving to another domain. I was almost a month without being able to post. I’ve seen I See You a lot lately.

  7. I am curious about Connelly, that’s is one of the authors on my to-read list. We managed to get Night School from our library and i am always up for new mysteries.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I appreciate the encouragement when it comes to exercise!

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