I always say I’m a reader first, an author second. For me, it’s an important distinction because while I love being a writer, my joy of reading is what makes my job so much fun.
To that end, I’m always on the hunt for new books and new authors. Here are a few I’ve discovered recently that I’ve absolutely loved.
DISAPPEARING NIGHTLY by Laura Resnick
This book was fun, fun, fun. It’s hard to fully describe, as it’s part mystery, part light urban fantasy, part romance and pure fun. I just picked up book 2 in the series and am anxious to dive in.
FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER – by E.L. Konigsburg. Ok…full disclosure on this one, I read it as a kid and wanted to go back and see if this story was as great as I remembered. It was!
The Bibliophile Mysteries, by Kate Carlisle
I discovered these cozy mysteries about a year ago after hearing so much about them and I am absolutely hooked on them (the 6th installment – PERIL IN PAPERBACK – just came out yesterday). The main character, Brooklyn Wainwright, is a restorer of old books. Who doesn’t love a heroine who loves books (and wine!!) These books are fantastic.
SUMMER DAYS, SUMMER NIGHTS, ALL SUMMER LONG by Susan Mallery [Fool's Gold books 7-9]
I have really been enjoying her Fool’s Gold series and this summer’s three books have been great additions to the series. I love the town of Fool’s Gold and what Susan’s created on the page and these have been fun books.
What about you? Whatcha been reading?