Books I’m planning on reading, and recommendations from authors.
I got a delightful recommendation from author, Kathleen Kent who tweeted about just having read Lou Berney’s latest, NOVEMBER ROAD. Saying it was one of the best books she’d read all year. This coming from an author who’s work I’ve read and reviewed, THE DIME. I went online and ordered her recommendation, along with another by Lou, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, and, of course, THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh, and hoping they’ll arrive before the holidays.
I’m also on tenterhooks to read Kent’s follow up to THE DIME, next spring, along with Jane Harper’s THE LOST MAN and S. A. Chakraborty’s THE KINGDOM OF COPPER. And based on the enjoyment of reading THE CTY OF BRASS, I went ahead and bought THE BLOODPRINT by Ausma Zehanat Khan, which I started reading last night. 100 pages in and I am absolutely loving the story telling and characters. The set-up has a number of similarities to THE CITY OF BRASS, but is in and of itself a unique story, and oh how it’s sucked me in.
Like Chakraborty, Khan’s writing is fluid, descriptive (where necessary) and full of intrigue. I’m just getting a hint of all the players, and where this one might go—knowing this is book one in a trilogy—and I’m already rooting for a couple of characters, and looking over my shoulder for them, trying to see what’s coming next: a huge storm me thinks!
And you, dear reader, what are you reading and what’s up next on your radar?