Inbox/Outbox: May 18, 2018

I used to read more non-fiction than fiction, but the past few months I’ve been on a bit of a fiction kick—especially fiction that are quick and easy reads. Those are the easiest ones to read with a small baby, when I’m tired and can only snatch a few moments here and there to read. More difficult books have been put aside for now, and I’m all about the page-turners.

Inbox (Books acquired)

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Borrowed this from the library after finishing Curious Minds (see Outbox). More Knight and Moon adventures? Yes please.

the cutting edge by jeffrey deaver book coverThe Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

There is a new Lincoln Rhyme novel!!! *hyperventilates slightly* Hands down my favourite crime fiction series. I didn’t even realise there was a new Lincoln Rhyme novel coming out until I spotted this in the bookshop. Cannot WAIT to get a free afternoon and stuck into this.

Outbox (Books finished)

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

I have long been a fan of Janet Evanovich, and I’ve read a lot of her romance as well as her crime novels (for the longest time, I wanted to visit Trenton, New Jersey, because of the Stephanie Plum series). Curious Minds is the first of the Knight and Moon novels and it’s a light and enjoyable read—well, as light as a novel can be with murders and criminal masterminds. Perhaps a little formulaic but I liked it.

the secret of happy ever after by lucy dillon book coverThe Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon

This was a reread. Lucy Dillon’s newest novel, Where the Light Gets In, came out in April. As soon as I finished that I wanted to retreat into the fictional world of Longhampton so I went back and reread some of her older books. Her books are British romantic comedy at its best, and Longhampton is one of my favourite fictional universes. I wish I lived there.

 

In the Queue (What I’m reading next)

the windfall by dikshua basu book coverThe Windfall by Diksha Basu

Currently reading this one! I’m halfway through and enjoying it so far.

Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu

This is the second of the Aunty Lee mysteries. I picked this one up after enjoying the first one—I like a good light-hearted mystery and I like reading about food, and these are a great combination. 

 

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