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.
- 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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