What I’m Reading, July 2012

  • The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith
    A group of Altanta ladies, friends since high school, meet monthly and help several members through divorce, rehab, and other challenges, with lots of humor and good will.
  • Murder by Mishap (An Edna Davies mystery) by Suzanne Young
    Edna Davies is spots a valuable heirloom brooch in a friend’s yard. Her discovery helps to solve a 50-year-old mystery but it also precipitates a murder. As she tries to make sense of the killing, Edna realizes more than one person is hiding behind a false identity.
  • Night Like This by Julia Quinn
    A new Regency romance from a skilled writer, this features a governess to three highborn young ladies who accidently meets dashing Earl of Winstead. Despite their mutual attraction, one is in danger. But which one?
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Absolutely superb! Billed as a YA but for everyone, this story of a young Native American boy on the rez, struggling with disabilities, poverty, racism and too much thinking, winds up being humorous while it gives you perspective and hope, with the heartbreaking, hilarious, and beautifully written account of the teen as he attempts to break free from the life he was destined to live. One of the best novels I’ve ever read.
  • On the Head of a Pin by Walter Mosley
    Better known for his mysteries, Mosley tries his hand at speculative fiction in this short novel. Protagonist Joshua Winterland helps develop advanced animatronics editing techniques, but the resulting images may lead humanity and Earth beyond the reality he now knows.
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