Every weekend on the various Amazon forums, I typically start a thread called what are you reading this weekend – its a great way to me to actually narrow down my pile of to-read books, as well as get more great ideas from people (not that Mt-TBR needs any futher additions to it).
I have a normal stack of books in progress 😉 (I rarely have less than three going at any one time) – this weekend is happens to be:
Kingdom of Strangers – Zoe Ferraris – this is the 3rd book in a mystery series set in Saudi Arabia – the author lived there for several years, so it has an authentic feel to it
Barefoot in the Sand – Roxanne St. Claire – this is the first in the authors new contemporary series – i’m only 10% of the way in, but enjoying it so far
Quarantine – John Smolens – this is an eARC of a book due to be released in December about the Fever that struck the East Coast of the US in the late 1700’s – i’m looking forward to it, but the reviews are only so-so thus far
Love is Murder – Anthology – About half-way through this anthology right now that was edited/compiled by Sandra Brown – some stand-out stories and I like the fact that none of them really, so far, have been linked to on-going series (especially, if I haven’t read that series…)
The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo – Germano Almeida – currently i’m stopping in Mindano, Cape Verde on my trip around the world in books – the author is a local to the area – and for a translated book, it reads very smoothly
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein – a YA set during WW2 featuring a young girl spying – it has gotten good reviews so far, and i’m looking forward to reading it
Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army – Christie Blatchford – Last but not least, the weekends reading list wouldn’t be complete without the audiobook that I have in progress. I actually just started this on my drive into work this am, and am looking forward to continuing it on the way home. It is about the experiences of a Journalist embedded with the New Canadian Army (although, I still don’t know how this differs from the Old Canadian Army)…
So, what is everyone reading this weekend? Are you trying something new, or going back to an old favorite? Which book are you most excited to be reading? Was there something new that was released this week that you can’t wait to get your hands on?