Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What's on Your Nightstand - July 2013

Can you believe we're on the fourth Tuesday of the month already?  I sure can't.  But that means it is time for What's on Your Nightstand, hosted over at 5 Minutes for Books.

Last week, I was reading The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan.  It's her second book about reporter Jane Ryland and Boston detective Jake Brogan.  This time around, Jane is helping a former co-worker find out if she was sent to the wrong woman while trying to track down her birth mother.  Meanwhile, she is also covering a murder that Jake is investigating.  A woman is found murdered.  Two kids under 3, both alive, are in the next room.  It looks like a simple domestic dispute expect the woman has no ID anywhere in the apartment.

I loved the book.  It started fast and never let me go until I reached the end.  Full disclosure, I got the book via Amazon Vine and it isn't out until September.  If you are interested in reading more, here's my full review.

But that's what I was reading.  What's currently on my nightstand?  I'm almost a third of the way through The Last Word, the latest in the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz.  This series is about a dysfunctional family of PI's.  While I don't consider them mysteries but more dysfunctional family comedies, I always enjoy them, and this one is no exception.  These books always fly by way too quickly.

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  1. I love books that fly by quickly. Sounds like you had two winners this month. That's good!

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    1. Definitely two winners back to back. And I think the next book should be good, too.

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  2. I am very anxiously waiting to read The Last Word - I just won a copy from goodreads.com but waiting for it to ship. I love the series, I'm glad to hear you liked this installment!

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    1. The series is always a good read. I'm about half way through now and am having a hard time putting it down.

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  3. Looks like you've been properly entertained with these reads! I am itching for a satisfying piece of fiction. (I mean, other than Narnia. That's always satisfying to me.) But something new. Hoping next month!

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    1. I hope you find a good new book to read.

      But really, you can never go wrong with Narnia, especially The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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  4. Those both sound great! I love the books that fly by...but hate it when they end!

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    1. Agreed. A great book flying by always comes to a bittersweet end.

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    1. They've both been great reads.

      Happy reading to you, too.

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