On my iPad

I finished all of the JD Robb “In Death” series books.  Thanks to all of you, because I never would have known about this series if you hadn’t recommend it.   I read every single one, including her newest!  As far as I’m concerned J.D. Robb can’t write them fast enough.  Once you start with these books you can’t stop and now that I’ve finished them I’m going through withdrawal.


Currently on my iPad is a series of Louise Penny books, the chief inspector Gamache novels.  I started with “A Fatal Grace” (should have started with “Still Life” but didn’t know it was the first in the series) and almost gave up on the book because the first 4 chapters jumped around a bit too much for me.  It didn’t grab me until Gamache entered the story.  I’m enjoying the books and I’ll be reading”The Cruellest Month” on the plane to Portland.  There are more books in this series so I can keep going for awhile!   Again, I’d never have known about this series if  you hadn’t  recommended it.

I’ve created a section under “Categories” on the side column of my blog called “Books To Read”.  So many of you contributed to my reading list through your comments I thought I should save them for future reading.   What I didn’t realize is that once a post is listed under “Categories” the comments disappear and all of your suggestions are no longer there.

The good news is that I started a list from your suggestions and I saved it.  It’s in random order with some of your comments added in, so please forgive the layout.  If you search for a new books to read like I do, you’ll find suggestions in this PDF.

Books to read from my blog readers

If you’ve read something else that should be on the list, let me know.

Enjoy your week!

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  • Cathy McMann - I recently discovered Laura Limppman, another wirter of mysteries. After reading one of her books, I am now making my way through her backlist.ReplyCancel

  • Glynis - Dana Stabenow writes mysteries , a series that takes place in Alaska. Very good, start with the first one and continue.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Chapman - I’m a Nora Roberts (a.k.a. J. D. Robb) and the third in her latest series FINALLY came out last week so you can get them all in one swoop instead of having to wait literally MONTHS between books!
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  • Mary Ann Harpe - There is a website called goodreads.com. You sign in, rate different types of books and then rate books that you have read. Then the site will start recommending books to you. It’s kinda like Pandora for books. I’ve found a number of books do far that I have enjoyed thru the site. I recommend giving it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Thanks so much for the list! I had tried to find it and I’m glad you could recover it. I am going through the list and organizing it as far as which ones I have read and where I’m going next! Too much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - Roarke. Mmmmmmm.

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  • Barb - I read the 1st Louise Penny book, then took out the 2nd book and the librarian told me that the first 2 are good , but the books get really, really good with the 3rd book. AND she told me she was quite in love with Gamache. So hang in there – isn’t reading fun? And all the suggestions from your readers is so great! Thank you to all!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Beale - I have found the Matthew Shardlarke Series written by English author C J Sansom
    fantastic. Historical murder mysteries. Dissolution, Dark Fire, Sovereign, Revelation and
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  • Gail - Hi Anne, try listening to her J.D. Robb books…it’s amazing when the characters come to life. Nora Roberts has one of the best readers out there. You can download the audiobook through the library and it’s great to listen and quilt at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • PattyBYoung - Anne, some authors not on your list…and start with their first book: the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva (Allon is an Israeli spy, and I’m in love with him!), all of the Richard North Patterson novels (some have repeating characters, so start with the first-political thrillers that deal with modern problems), and Nevada Barr books – the main character is a National Park Ranger who solves mysteries at different parks (can’t remember her name!) I’m in the process of reading through the Patricia Cornwell books…I LOVE to read, especially mysteries…course I love Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - I can’t believe you got through them all so fast. I used to read that fast, now I fall asleep a lot. That happens when you reach 70. I have read 14 books. I also read Nora Roberts other novels in between. Congratulations I really enjoy all of her books. I have also started The Hunger Games series, I really enjoyed the first one and also the movie. Keep on reading it keeps our minds open.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - I just finished The Racketeer by John Grisham. Great book from beginning to end. Not quite half way through I thought I had it all figured out only to keep reading and learn I was wrong. I couldn’t put it down!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Atkins - Well, I’m going to add my 2 cents worth. I love reading and have read a lot of the authors on your list. I have also found some new ones to try on your list. HOWEVER – my favorite author is Diane Chamberlain. I cannot put her books down. Everyone is one that you have to read to find out what happens. Just saying! And thanks for the great list of new authors to try. I also love your idea of have them on CD to listen to when sewing. Thanks!ReplyCancel