Daily reading is one of my favourite ways to pamper and get some self-care (I prefer the term “self-preservation”). Here’s a round-up of some of the books I read in September!
“Now You See Them” by Elly Griffiths (Number 5 in the Stephens and Mephisto Mystery series). If you’ve followed me for a long time, you will know how much I love anything written by Elly Griffiths! Her most famous series is the “Ruth Galloway, archeologist” books but I actually started reading her Stephens and Mephisto series first (starting with “The Zig Zag Girl”). Make sure to check out each series – they are set in a different eras/places in England so are quite different in style. But always good! “Now You See Them” was a lovely cosy read. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
“The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place” by Alan Bradley (Number 9 in the Flavia de Luce series) I listened to this one on Audiobook and was thoroughly entertained! I’ve read a couple of the Flavia de Luce mysteries before, and the last one I read was a little disappointing and long-winded. So this was a real delight. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
“Moonflower Murders” by Anthony Horowitz (Number 2 in the Susan Ryeland series). I was so excited to read this book and managed to be first in the queue at our local Danish library when it was released, woo hoo! It’s a follow up to my 5 star (a rarity!) read from 2018, “The Magpie Murders”. I was a bit nervous to start reading (worrying that it couldn’t possibly live up to the first book) but it was a terrific read and I couldn’t put it down. Just like the first in the series, it’s a book within a book. Fantastic plotting, a great cast of suspects and a myriad of clues. And I guessed the murderer…or should that be murderers? Read for yourself! My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
“The Body on the Train” by Frances Brody (Number 11 in the Kate Shackleton series) I’ve read several Kate Shackleton mysteries before and this was the usual cosy read, if not terribly exciting (unless, of course, you get excited by trains or rhubarb…). My rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Currently reading (actually listening, an audiobook) “Death Overdue” by Allison Brook for some Halloween-themed reading. Update on that next time!
PS: I very rarely buy books, preferring to borrow them from our wonderful Danish local libraries! I use eReolenGlobal and Libby apps to find/read books, plus Goodreads to track what I’ve read.
PPS: If you’re looking for book suggestions and reviews, my friend Sue (formerly a book seller, now a librarian) has a great book blog!
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