I’ve decided to have a regularly occurring “feature” here on the phone mom blog. What’s on my bookshelf. I figure this will help me keep track of what I am currently reading as well as blab about some books.
Lets start out with the serious stuff: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl. I am reading this as part of an email book group with Kurt and Kellie. I’m not too far into it yet so I don’t have any profound thoughts ready. I haven’t done any serious research into the author yet but I should get to it shortly.
Now, the not so serious stuff: The Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell. I started reading this because I normally like Patricia Cornwell. Generally they are a quick read, fast paced and enjoyable. They’re not spectacular but they pass the time. This novel is NOT like this. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to finish this, it is simply painful. It’s supposed to be Cornwell’s dip into dark humor and by all means she should stick to her day job. I have yet to find one likable character and I’m just finding it stupid. I should have left this on the shelf.
Our next contestant is Monster by Jonathan Kellerman. This book is in the Alex Delaware series. Delaware is a psychologist that helps the police out with certain crimes. I’ve read a few books from the series and while they are not the most gripping stories on the planet, they are palatable. I enjoy crime drama and go through spurts where it’s almost all that I read. Kellerman can be counted on for a decent read.
Last but not least is One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey. I have been a fan of Mercedes Lackey for a long time. She writes fantasy and I admit to being a bit of a sci-fi/fantasy buff. She has particularly engaging characters that I feel are well rounded and quite believable. This book is part of a new series called Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. They are takeoffs from fairy tales and I think they are quite imaginative. This book is the second in the series that I have read and I am finding it to be very good. It’s a fun read, quick and relaxing.
That’s it for the bookshelf for now. Enjoy!