Book Talk: What have you been reading lately?

Welcome to this week’s Book Talk!

Books I read last week:

You Should Have Told Me by Leah Konen: Since this book was my Janury Reading Challenge, I’ll just say I gave it 3.5 stars. You can read my thoughs about it on Thursday when the Reading Challenge Discussion goes live.

The House of Then and Now by Jo Dixon: I really enjoyed this debut set in Tasmania. The novel moves back and forth in time between two intriguing storylines. The characters are likable and the plot has an interesting mystery element. I am very much looking forward to future novels by Jo Dixon.

City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita: This debut is set in Alaska and it is very atmospheric. The discovery of body parts washed ashore in Point Mettier, AK brings Anchorage Detective Cara Kennedy to town to investigate. She teams up with local police officer Joe Barkowski to see if they can identify the victim. The characters are a bit eccentric but mostly likable. The story takes some unexpected twists and the conclusion is gobsmaking. I cannot wait to read Ms. Yamashita’s follow up to this outstanding mystery!

Now it’s your turn. What have you been reading lately? Join the discussion by commenting below!


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4 Responses to Book Talk: What have you been reading lately?

  1. Katherine

    I read Glitterland by Alexis Hall. Not the ehook which I’ve read a few times, not the audiobook which I’ve listened to at least once, but the new paperback with added scenes and annotations. It is as good now as every other time I read it.

  2. Book Talk & More with Kathy

    (sorry for the late reply) I saw it has been reissued. Do you think the new scenes and annotations add much to the old version?

    • Katherine

      If you read the original, I don’t think you need to read the added bits. I enjoyed it. Some of the annotations piqued my curiosity. Years ago, I downloaded and read Glitterland Aftermath, one of the added scenes in the new paperback. So, for me, getting the extras was because I enjoy the story and universe, not because they were needed to make the story complete.

      I was surprised in the introduction to see that this was Alexis’ first published book. I feel like I have read so many books in different styles – contemporary, paranormal, romcom – how can it be only 10 years.

      • Book Talk & More with Kathy

        I read the original version and really liked it. I’m glad to hear the added chapters aren’t necessary to read.