I read mysteries, and I won the library lottery last week when I was notified that books by four great authors were ready for pickup within a few days of each other. 📚
What sequence did I read them?
Jesse Stone, Police Chief in Paradise, Massachusetts, and his cast of characters were up first. Jesse Stone was created by Robert B. Parker and picked up by Reed Farrel Coleman upon his death. Thank you Mr. Coleman for keeping Jesse going because this was a great read.
Michael Connelly had Detectives Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard fighting crime and cold cases on the west coast. Anyone who is a Harry Bosch fan knows he can get into hot water investigating a cold case, and this was no exception. It was another really good one.
Lee Child’s, Jack Reacher, former military police, walks and hitchhikes across the country with his toothbrush in his pocket. This book found Jack roaming around New Hampshire trying to solve a family mystery while another very gritty mystery was evolving and closing in on him. Reading Jack Reacher is always an adventure that you can barely put down.
I’m closing out this amazing reading opportunity with John Sanford’s, Virgil Flowers. I kept one of the best for last. Virgil is a good old boy, who forgets his gun half the time, pulls a fishing boat to a crime scenes, and includes some great lines that make you laugh out loud. If you like John Sanford and Virgil, this is a really good read.
If mysteries aren’t your thing, and you’d like to support some fellow bloggers, here are a few books for you to consider.
Laurie Graves from Hinterlands is writing The Great Library Series.
She currently has two issues available, “Maya and the Book of Everything” and “Library Lost.” They are geared toward pre teens and early teens.
Love your library and librarians? Enjoy a little fantasy and a challenge between time and chaos? These might be perfect.
If you have a child, grandchild, or niece or nephew who you’d like to encourage to enjoy nature, this could be a great choice – “Encourage A Child To Watch Birds” by Denzil Walton, Discovering Belgium.
The book is intended for 7-12 year olds that may be spending more time scrolling screens than outside in nature. It contains ten well written chapters that also include suggestions for enriching conversations between you and your budding bird watcher.
Denzil’s website and blog, Encourage a Child, are focused on “motivating a child’s interest in nature.”
Cynthia Reyes has two books for adults, “an Honest House” and “a Good Home.” They tell the story of her life including “the pain, the joy, and the totally unexpected.”
She also has a marvelous book for young children, “Myrtle the Purple Turtle.” Who could resist a purple turtle named Myrtle who wants to encourage children to embrace and learn from differences?
I can’t imagine my life without my local library and their wealth of books because I derive pure pleasure from reading. Are you a reader? What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ―