What I read from June 20-July 27
I took like 3 weeks off after I hurt my leg. I was to restless to focus on reading so the last four of these have been in the last 2 weeks.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Middle Grade, Mystery
Read this one for book group and picked it up on audio book. It was a fun easy read and I think I'll let my 10 year old listen too (since she's always begging me for books to listen to at bedtime). Flavia is 11 and is interested in all things chemistry (and making poisons) so when she finds a man dying in her garden she's sure she can help solve the mystery of how and why he ended up there.
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
Abby is a psychic intuitive and is sad to find out she couldn't warn one of her clients about her own death. Later when her blind date turns out to be a detective on the case her business and love life both get a little more interesting.
Lord Haversham Takes Command by Heidi Ashworth
A Miss Delacourt Adventure (I've read a few others, Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day )
Turns out I am a sucker for a really good regency romance. This is a fun one to be sure! Harry and Ginny are lifelong friends and when Harry returns in time to see Ginny have her season he has to both finish his previous duties and make sure Ginny isn't spoken for before he gets his chance.
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
Young adult, contemporary
I had a hard time getting into this one. It felt just over the line of believable (I realized books can do that but still) so it was hard to connect for me. Once I was about 1/3 of the way in though, the story and characters picked up and I enjoyed it. Still very fluffy though.
Thief by Tarryn Fisher
(#3 in the Love Me With Lies series)
Gosh this is just it's own genre to me. It's not quite a romance. This is the 3rd in a series and all three are pretty interesting! Tarryn Fisher has a way of making you both love and hate and feel for these crazy, but very plausible characters. Once you start you'll get sucked in! These books aren't for everyone, there is language and sex.