Goodreads keeps reminding me that I started reading Save Me the Waltz back in July. I was indeed reading it — from the book of the full collection of the works of Zelda Fitzgerald. But then, I went to visit my dad and when I travel I prefer to take small paperbacks that won’t make my suitcase too heavy and are “comfort books” — books by favourite authors that I read quickly because the characters are all familiar and I don’t have to keep checking back to see if I’m keeping them straight. So I read the Sue Grafton and the Brother Matthew Bartholomew books and when I got home I got into The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared which, despite how funny and cleverly written it is, is taking me a long time to read. I’m looking around my den (or as I like to call it, my tech room) and I have 2 separate piles on the floor of books I’ve finished reading, with A Game of Thrones still unopened on top of one of them, several small piles of 2 each of books “to read” in various places around me (I like to keep them close by), a couple of travel books (no rush — no money), and a couple of videos to watch — soon, I hope.
Here’s what’s waiting for me when I finish The 100-Year-Old, etc.:
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz (highly recommended by Richard of Everything is Possimpible; see link in sidebar),
Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain, a Murder She Wrote (still a favourite TV series),
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (totally unfamiliar to me),
The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell — part of his medieval Britain series about Danes & Saxons,
A Conspiracy of Violence by Susanna Gregory (her Victorian mystery series), and
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by the late Dame Edith Pargeter (also known as Ellis Peters and various other pseudonyms).
I probably need to read all of these before beginning A Game of Thrones so that is still a while off, and meanwhile, my sister-in-law is planning on sending me the beginning of the series on TV as I gave up my cable a couple of years ago. So as fall activities are starting to gear up and I’m planning a few garage sales, I’m hoping to gear up on my reading time as well. What’s on your “to read” list?