Monday, June 6, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I was away on vacation for about two weeks and then it took me the rest of last week to recover. While away I read two books: Jassy Mackenzie's The Fallen, the second volume in her crime series started with Random Violence, about private investigator Jade de Jong in South Africa. I love that series and have #3 on order. I also read Stockholm Noir, an Akashic anthology. I bought two more Noir anthologies while I was away as well. These ended up being great choices for airplane and hotel reading- especially airplane. I did a lot less reading in the evenings than I expected. Mostly I just crashed after long, busy, active days!

Late last week I started reading Eli Brown's Cinnamon and Gunpowder, which was recommended to me by a friend whose taste I trust. It's fun; it's an adventure story set on the high seas, about a cook kidnapped by a redheaded lady pirate. Shenanigans ensue.

I'm also still reading Chocolate Wars, though I may put it aside and start a new nonfiction bedside book. It's just kind of boring, despite the delicious subject- the history of the Cadbury Chocolate company.
I am in the last chapter of Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart, and hope to finish this week. I'm really loving it.

I'm working on a post about my trip, which I'll share soon. It was full of books and bookstores. I'm still waiting on one last box of books to arrive- hopefully that will be soon! What are you reading? Have a great week!


Audra said...

Dying to read Cinnamon and Gunpowder -- sounds super fun! I need some shenanigans in my life right now.

Mystica said...

Cinnamon and Gunpowder sounds intriguing!