Thankfully Reading Weekend (week) continues

So since last talking to you, I’ve finished three books during my own version of Thankfully Reading Weekend, sponsored by Jenn of Jenn’s  Bookshelves (click on the image for more information). The weekend is supposed to be Nov. 22 through Nov. 25, but since I had off this past weekend and the first few days this week too, I decided to start it early. Initially, I was going to start Saturday, but really didn’t start until Sunday.

I still haven’t gotten to the main book on which I wanted to focus:  The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  However, I have gotten to some good ones, especially the one I finished last night (in one day’s sitting). That one was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which caught my eye at the library where I work since it was one of the few non-James Patterson books that kept showing up on the hold shelf. Now after reading it, I know why. It definitely ranks right up there among the best books I’ve read this year, if not the best book I’ve read this year.

The other two books I read were:

  • Roseanna, the first Martin Beck mystery, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.
  • The Hollow, the 25th Hercule Poirot, by Agatha Christie.
Out of the two, I probably enjoyed the Poirot more, but look forward to reading more of the Beck series. I still have out on e-book from the Free Library of Philadelphia, at least, for a few more days, the 26th Hercule Poirot, The Labours of Hercules and probably will get to that one. Also I have two others out on e-book from FLP: Whose Body?, the first Lord Peter Wimsey, by Dorothy Sayers and The Man Who Went Up In Smoke, the second Martin Beck mystery, also by Sjöwall and Wahlöö.
As if that wasn’t enough from which to choose, I have two others on loan from the library where I work:
  • Unwanted, the first Fredrika Bergman, by Kristina Ohlsson.
  • The Last Policeman, the first of a planned trilogy, by Ben H. Winters.

I’m not sure where I’m going to start because each of the half dozen choices appeals to me in one way or the other. I won’t even speculate toward which book I might be leaning because I really don’t know. My mind is spinning with even just these few possibilities, thankfully I don’t have more from which to choose (and hopefully, no others will come in on hold for me from FLP). Of course, as always, by Sunday (for The Sunday Salon), I’ll let you know what I did choose to read and what I thought of each of them.

Are you doing any reading over Thanksgiving? If so, what?

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7 thoughts on “Thankfully Reading Weekend (week) continues”

  1. Wasn’t Gone Girl a trip? I loved it. I’m reading The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay, which is an adventure story about a young woman in the 1920s looking for some lost scrolls about Angkor Wat. Really good so far. I’m also reading An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd, which is the fourth book in the Bess Crawford mystery series.

  2. You’ve read three books so far?! You’re doing great. I’m participating too but right now I’m doing homework and reading from two related books on the subject: Like A Splinter in Your Mind by Matt Lawrence and The World’s Religions. Once I’m finished with those I plan on going back to my “fun” reading of The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. You’re obviously a mystery reader. I love mysteries and thrillers for readathons because you just can’t put them down. I’ve got one thriller on my readathon list and some literary fiction too.

    Happy reading!

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