As much as I love making New Year’s resolutions, I feel much more capable of actually keeping resolutions when the sun is shining, which is why 20 Books of Summer is one of my favorite reading challenges. And this year, a little structure is even more welcome than usual. For no very good reason, all of the books on my list this year are classic mysteries published during the same year, 1934. Continue reading “20 Books of Summer 2020”
2019 has been an amazing year, with so many great reads that it’s created the best possible problem: my top ten list for 2019 actually has fifteen books on it, and cutting it down even that far was a struggle. But why hold back, when New Year’s celebrations are all about glorious excess? Continue reading “A Year in Books 2019”
I had a lot of fun doing 20 Books of Summer last year, so I’m excited to tackle it again for 2019. There’s nothing better than spending a lazy summer day with a pile of books, taking vicarious vacations around the world. Here are some of the literary destinations I’ll be visiting this summer. Continue reading “20 Books of Summer 2019”
2018 has obviously been a big year for this blog, because starting it was my New Year’s resolution at this time last year! Obviously, things can only get better in 2019, and I’m looking forward to another year of great reads. Continue reading “A Year in Books 2018”
Okay, so technically I already have a summer reading list, of books I need to either keep or toss before moving in the fall. But that’s no fun. Where are the exotic settings…murderous tourists…Humphrey Bogart?
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Beneath the placid surface of postwar society, darkness still crept. From the 1940s to the 1970s, a new generation of writers, mostly women, rose up to expose the terror behind closed doors.
Continue reading “Domestic Suspense Primer”