Remember I recently complained about a library visit and how there were no new books? Well, they showed me this time! Not only were there new books but books from authors I really enjoy. So my intention was only to go and return a book and I ended up walking away with four new books.
Here’s what I got:
Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich. From the book jacket: “We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality — that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book.”
To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear. How did I miss this latest installment? Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorite series so I can’t wait to see what Maisie will be investigating this time. The book is set in the Spring of 1940 during the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. I’ve enjoyed a couple of Ware’s books so I had to check this one out. From the book jacket: “On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.”
The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick. When I want to read a bit of romance, Amanda Quick’s books are my go-tos because her female characters are intelligent and strong. I’m used to her historical novels being set in the 1800s but this time she’s set her story in the glamorous era of the 1930s. Looking forward to this one.
A lot of books and not enough free time. Anyway, which book would you start with and/or have you read any of these?