Saturday, March 26, 2022

Spring 2022 Titles on My List

 Mother Nature teased us last week into thinking we just might be moving into Spring with beautiful days and warmer temperatures. But this week, it's been chilly and the last few days super windy. The sun is shining, so it's not all bad--and I am spotting green things poking out of the ground in my flower beds. 

I have to say there isn't a part of the year where I'm not excited about new books. Every month there is something to look forward to, and April is no exception for me. I've been reading a bit more, but still much slower than usual. Right now it's safe to say I have four books all going at the same time, and all completely different than the others. 

Here are some of the books I'm eager to see published in April, as well as some titles I plan on reading this month:

This book was just released and is a new series about a "recovery" person who finds lost items. This novel introduces characters and sends us on an epic lost treasure adventure. 

Big buzz around this one--it's out in May and is "Mexican Gothic Meets Rebecca". Sounds like a great read!

I bought this a few months ago and still haven't started it yet. Historical fiction set in a world famous bookstore in Paris. 

My only comfort in knowing The House on Tradd Street series was finished was knowing this new book, featuring one of the characters from that series was just around the corner. I. Cannot. Wait. 

So excited to read this! Lost Colony of Roanoke? Yes please. 

A publisher read and review. Who can so no to any book about Julia Child? Not me! 

Alma Katsu again takes on horror, this time at a Japanese internment camp. 

Jenny Colgan returns with a new series set at an all girls school. 

This is what I plan on reading in the next month or so....I've been doing a few TikTok reviews and I enjoy those very much! You can find me on TikTok under @Luv2read66.  I also post them to my Instagram account @bookaliciousbabeia.  

I'm currently reading: Diablo Mesa by Preston & Child; The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid; Menopause: A Comic Treatment, Homicide and Halo Halo by Mia P. Manansala, and In the Company of Witches by Auralee Wallace. Hope to have two done early this next week. 

What are you reading? 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

International Women's Day: A Few of My Favorite Authors

 I'm one of those folks who wish they were blessed with an ability to write a compelling, fascinating, and unputdownable novel. Unfortunately, it's just not in my wheelhouse. That doesn't stop me from admiring authors who have that talent and discipline to craft worlds I get to live in, just for a little while. 

On today, International Women's Day, I am posting a few of my favorite authors. Over the years, I've noticed I read novels written by women about 90% of the time. It's not a purposeful thing I do; however, it's just what I'm drawn to and enjoy. I have my favorite male authors as well. But today it's all about the women! 

Here are a few of my favorite authors, in no particular order. They write historical fiction, science fiction/fantasy, contemporary fiction, mysteries and thrillers. This is by no means all of my favorite authors (I can't have just one!) but they definitely have given me great reading memories:

Geraldine Brooks
Mercedes Lackey

Sarah Addison Allen

Elly Griffiths

Cherie Priest

Barbara Erskine

Karen White
Alice Hoffman

Jane Harper

Sarah Jio
Sandra Dallas

Simone St. James