Sweet Books Reads:
There’s nothing like a good read to lift the lockdown feeling! I usually have several books going at the same time. Don’t ask…it depends on my mood! I love historical novels, cultural, political, and controversial books, comedy, mysteries, and adventure thrillers. Here are some sweet reads for this month. If you want more ideas, send me an email, and I’ll fill you in!
Century Trilogy – (Historical Novel) Ken Follett is one of my favorite authors. I finished his Century Trilogy. It’s a historical novel covering the lives of several families from the 1800s to the 1950s. This month I’ve been working my way through his Kingsbridge Series, A Column of Fire, and beginning The Evening and The Morning. Amazing history and exciting lives.
Lupin – (Mystery & Crime) I am enthralled with Maurice Leblanc’s books, a 1905 author who wrote mysteries about Arsène Lupin, a gentleman thief! So fun to read. Most of his reads are on Kindle for a fair price of $0-$8. He’s like a French Sherlock Holmes.
Jack Reacher Series – (Action Thriller) Another author that I love is Lee Child. Jack Reacher is retired military and ends up in all kinds of fast-action adventures to make the wrong right.
What Girls Are Made For – (historical) David Blix has several books about Nellie Bly’s Life. She was one of the first female news reporters and spent some time in a mental institute faking mental illness to report on the system’s tragedies. Check him out if you enjoy true-life female pioneers and their heroic history. He brings Nellie Bly to life with a series of books and her adventures.
Panic – (Thriller) Nick Stephenson writes intense action thrillers that leave you totally enthralled and hoping that the end does not come too soon! But if it does, he always has another one that’s a top-notch thriller!
The Crimes of the Congo – (Politica, history) In 1800, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Homes author) describes the Congo’s injustice. For those who love political controversy and investigating how slavery came to this part of the world, this is a must!
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – (Adventure & heartfelt) Any of Racheal Joyce’s books is a great read. She follows an older man whose life was ordered and repetitive until he receives a letter from an old colleague. He takes off to find her on foot! Don’t forget to read her sequel, The Love Song of Miss Queen Hennessy!
The Glassblower – (Historical novel, adventure, feminist) Petra Durst-Benning has a whole beautiful series of historical novels that bring to life the business history of Germany and courageous women who helped. It’s so fun to read because her books are set in locations I’ve visited in Germany. Colorful stories that shed light on a life lived during the 1800s.
Innocent in Las Vegas – (Comedy & Detective) If you’re ready for some laughs and a series of colorful characters and schemes, then A. R. Winters books are right up your alley. Easy reads and yet keep you guessing “who done it.” Nothing better than solving crimes with your “older” girlfriends!
Love & Gelato – (Romance) I’m not going to leave you hanging without a love story! Jenna Evans Welch has a whole series of these wonderful easy read books that warm the heart, and all of them begin with “Love &______.” Check them out and fall in love with some amazing settings that provide visual splendor in your mind as well as heartfelt.