Monday, June 29, 2009

Portable summer reading

Some folk have several books on the go at any one time. My friend always has one in her bedroom, one in the den and one in her car. I, on the other hand usually only have one book on the go, but it travels everywhere with me.

Summer gives us unlimited options as to where we can choose to read. A good book travels anywhere; You can pack a blanket and a book for the beach, or sneak a couple chapters between acts at an outdoor concert. A companion at the cottage or the dentist's office and a friend on the bus, or at the cafe down the street. A perfect partner for sharing your park bench or hammock
on an idyllic summer afternoon.

Some titles on my 'to read list' for this summer are:

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
This is at the top of my list. It excited me as soon as I saw it because it has a lot of the traits that appeal to me. It is a a character driven police procedural/forensic mystery set in England, it is the first in a new series and it has garnered many favorable reviews.

This one just sounded so different. By a Canadian author, this is also the first book in a new mystery series whose protagonist is an eleven-year-old aspiring chemist.

Bad Things by Michael Marshall
This one sounds intriguing and it is on my list of books to review for the online mystery review journal, "Gumshoe Review". Set in Washington State it is a psychological thriller about a lawyer who loses his 4 year old son when he tumbles into a lake. Years afterward the lawyer is changed man who now works for a living as a waiter. Then he receives an email from a stranger that reads: I know what happened...

Whispers of the Dead by Simon Beckett.
The third book in what is turning out to be one of my favorite forensic mystery series.

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves.
Also the third novel in one of my favorite mystery series. A police procedural series set in the Shetland Islands.

ello by Ruth Rendell.
One of my all-time favorite authors, I am never disappointed by anything she has to offer.

Summer is a busy time. Will I get through them all? I don't know but I'll have fun trying!
Where do you take your book?

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