I always tell you all about my Christmas wish list for books, but there are so many books that have recently released or are going to be published soon that I just couldn't wait until then. I keep a running list of books I want to read, some old, some new, but here are the books I absolutely can't wait to read from this fall and winter:
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs: The latest in the Bones-inspiring series brings Tempe Brennan back to North Carolina and to the scene of a crime -- in the middle of a Nascar race. Although I must admit the racing aspect doesn't get me excited, any book with Tempe is a good book. (August 23, 2011)
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton: It truly seems like forever since a new Kinsey Milhone book released, when in fact it's only been two short years ago. The problem is that I came into the series late, so I read the first dozen or so books back-to-back. Then I had to wait until the next one and the next one were published. Kinsey is always worth the wait, though, as readers are transported back to the 1980s California for another classic private eye mystery.
(November 16, 2011)
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson: No, it isn't a series novel, but anything by Jackson is sure to be excellent. There is absolutely no doubt that this latest novel will be full of southern charm, dark shadows, and strong-willed women. Those have been the building blocks of Jackson's writing, and I don't expect this book will disappoint. (January 25, 2012)