May 6, 2022

Friday Reads 5-6-22

As is my way when I am under a lot of stress, I'm reading a lot of books.

Chosen and Beeautiful

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo - I've read 10% of this one. It's in my work bag so I havent picked it up for several weeks now. It's re-telling of The Great Gatsby told from the perspective of Jordan Baker who is an Asian adoptee to a wealthy white family.

American Heiress

American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin - I haven't picked this up since that first day that I tried several books, but I also haven't taken the bookmark out. I'm not actively reading it. I do plan to go back to it. This is the one about Patty Hearst.

Blacktop Wasteland

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby - I have piecemealed my way through half of this one. I read a big chunk, then I get distracted by something else, then I come back and speed through another big chunk. This is about a guy who used to be a driver for a bunch of criminals. He is in need of a lot of money, so when he gets the opportunity to be the getaway driver, he takes it. What he doesn't know is that he's stealing from the mob.

Dead Duke

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell - This is about a guy who was a very weird guy. After he's been dead 20 years, a woman comes out and says her father-in-law was actually the duke who faked his death and then went on to just be the duke. And therefore her dead husband is actually the duke and therefore her son is the duke. The part where I'm at, she's trying to get her father-in-law's grave exhumed to prove it's empty.

Late Show

The Late Show by Michael Connelly - I have been wanting to read this one so long, it was nearly a mashed potatoes book. I'm enjoying it. I like how it is tackling how hard it is to be a female cop in a male-dominated world. It's an interesting take from a male writer. In this one, Renee Ballard sees a trans woman who was beaten nearly to death, but is in a coma and cannot tell her what she knows. The same night a guy shot 5 people in a night club and they are trying to figure out who that was.

Death Tart

Til Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander - This is a cozy mystery that is staying in my bedside table drawer. It's a cozy mystery and so far I'm not really invested in it. A woman owns a bakery/coffee shop and is planning a surprise wedding for her mother. All while remodeling the bakery. I'm only 10% into it right now, so I don't really know what the mystery is, yet.

Thursday Murder

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman - I read half of this yesterday. The chapters are short which makes the pages turn faster. I'm enjoying this a lot and I laughed out loud once, which concerned my family as they were watching a very serious movie. Oops.

I imagine I'll polish off the Thursday Murder Club one and then try to focus on another one to try to finish that off. I've also ordered a boatload of books from the library. I definitely have a problem.

What are you reading?