All posts tagged: Louise Penny

Top 10 All Time Favourites

Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has given us an easy task this Tuesday, to list our Top 10 Favourites of All Time. Which, really, when you think about it, is a no-brainer for most of us. And, I’m sure, like me, many are going to have very familiar titles on their lists, that we’ve all seen before. After all, we never really stop telling everyone about our favourite books, now do we? And today will be no exception! So here we go, my top 10 choices from the last few years are: GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny — still my all-time favourite author, and still top on all my lists, but this (book 13 in the series) is outstanding. So well plotted, excellently written, and a culmination of so many threads that it had me yelling out loud at Gamache, “No, don’t … don’t do it!” THE DEFENCE by Steve Cavanagh — my first Steve Cavanagh book that introduced me to one of my all-time favourite characters: Eddie Flynn. This first one is …

June 2019 TBR

Ever hopeful that I am, I’m making yet another list of books I hope to read this month. Books that have sat on my coffee table, in the lounge, staring up at me not quite pleading, but almost! Yes, I know, how very whimsical of me. But you know what I mean. I’ve had a weird couple of reading months in which, well, I’ve bombed out. Slump? Ennui? I have no idea. I’m either hitting a brick wall, or the books I’ve picked and read are just not grabbing me, or I’m not in the right head/reading space at the moment. Anyway … hoped for reads in June are: THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny — Tried, tested, and always true to her vision. I can count on Penny to deliver me out of my reading slump. AND FIRE CAME DOWN by Emma Viskic — This is the sequel to Resurrection Bay, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Hoping this one woos me too. DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He — I had hoped …

Top 5 “Unputdownable” Reads!

Yes, yes, I know, it was Tuesday yesterday and I posted my review instead, as Monday was a day off here, and I forgot to post the review on Monday because I thought it was Sunday, and now, here we are, and it’s Wednesday already and I’m thinking where did half the week go? DOH! Anyway, you should all know the drill by now, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm, so I’m hoping she’ll forgive my tardy post this week. First up on my list is the easy choice: #1 THE CITY OF BRASS by S. A. Chakraborty — an outstanding debut from someone who will be a go-to author even if she writes her grocery list on the back of a napkin, I am so there. Chakraborty’s world-building is second to none, as are her terrific cast of characters. Dara, Ali and yes, Nahri and the city of Daevabad. I so want to live there, or at the very least, be able to do a Disney visit, …

I’m Wishing On A List

This morning I sat down and ruthlessly went through my lists. You know, book lists. Specifically, my Wish List and my I Want To Buy List, whittling down books on both lists that while, at the time I wanted, have been evicted for one reason or another, or demoted to a, I’ll Keep A Note of That Title Just In Case list. What’s left on my much-shorter list of books I want to buy, are listed below—an eclectic mix of genres—books with characters and stories that interest me. Of course, just because they made it onto this, eh, final list, doesn’t mean I will (A) buy them, or (B) read them. You know how it goes. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny WE WERE KILLERS ONCE by Becky Masterman THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF A BOLLYWOOD STAR by Vaseem Khan AND FIRE CAME DOWN Emma Viskic TWISTED by Steve Cavanagh BRUSH BACK by Sara Paretsky BLOOD ON THE TRACKS by Barbara Nickless DEAD STOP by Barbara Nickless THE STATE COUNSELLOR by Boris Akunin PRESUMED INNOCENT by …

WWW Wednesday #5

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading Well, actually, I’m not currently reading anything. But I am planning on starting BLINDSHOT by Québec author, Denis Coupal, tonight. It’s a thriller set in Québec which should be fun. Just Finished I finished reading THE WOO-WOO by Lindsay Wong, last week, which I really struggled with. It was the wrong kind of read for me—a memoir about a dysfunctional family, but I didn’t like the flippant way the author treated her mother’s mental illness. It was all a bit crass. Up Next I’m looking forward to one of three (maybe 4) books, THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny is my first choice, followed by US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman, and then there’s the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce series, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD, by …