My reading is trending up! No genre romance in there, but still.
- Brotherhood in Death by JD Robb. I was tempted into buying this because Dennis Mira is mentioned in the blurb and I like that character. He’s pretty tangential to the plot though, once the mystery is introduced. Not great editing (Morse or Morris?, etc.). Also, chain of evidence is a thing; prosecutors generally don’t handwave it away because it’s inconvenient.
- Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold. I was pretty disappointed by this book. At last, another book in which Cordelia is the protagonist. But instead of adventures or any actual plot, this is basically a domestic book in which she sits on the sideline while others grow/change/make major decisions. All of her change or growth and decision-making was done before the book opens. It’s really frustrating to me that Miles got to have personal growth + adventures while Cordelia gets neither of those on the pages of what is ostensibly a book about her.
- Day Shift by Charlaine Harris. Library book. Eh.
- Wood by Jordan Castillo Price. Very short novella. If this were fanfiction, I’d label it as PWP. I’m not really sure what the point was, and if I had realized that there was no actual plot, I probably wouldn’t have bothered even at the $0.99 price point.
- Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris. Another library book. This series works better for me when I don’t read them back-to-back. Liked the appearances of the Austen family and the mention of two Austen books.
- The Joy in Half A Cookie by Jean Kristeller. Nonfiction. Interesting and thoughtful, there are some things that I find useful in terms of how I think about and go about my own food choices. But I’m never going to be a half a cookie person, unless I’m splitting it with someone.