How deep is your reading list?

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There’s something exciting about finishing a book and thinking about what to read next. I’ve gotten a little ahead of myself this month, though, because now I have a mini stack of books to be read. It’s not a bad problem to have. Even when I’m in a bit of a time crunch, I always relax while I’m reading. It’s my escape!

Here’s a peek at what’s coming up:


Last Stop in Brooklyn:  A Mary Handley Mystery by Lawrence H. Levy

I know this is going to be a fun read and I can’t wait to start. This is the third book in the Mary Handley historical mystery series, featuring New York’s first female detective. For all you NetGalley readers, Last Stop in Brooklyn is up and ready to go!

And if you want to start at the beginning, click on the links below to learn more about the first two books in the series:

Second Street Station
Brooklyn on Fire


Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate

I read about this on Cleopatra Loves Books and knew I wanted to read it! Originally published in 1940, it’s part of the British Library Crime Classics collection and follows a jury’s intense deliberation. At 237 pages, it’s a shorter read, something good to read between the bigger books.


Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

My ladies book club is reading this for our December meeting. This is another short one, published in 2016. It’s about a group of friends in 1970s Brooklyn and sounds great, perfect to read during the busy holiday season. We’ll be chatting about this one while we celebrate the holidays with our annual book exchange.


 Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

You see a lot of books when you work in a library and this one caught my eye. It’s a Young Adult book about high school kids, friendship, scandals and lies. Redgate wrote this as a senior economics major at Kenyon College and it is her first novel.


 The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

Our mystery book club at work has chosen this one for December, the first in `The Laetitia Rodd Mysteries’, six novels featuring a Victorian lady detective. Here’s what Amazon has to say:

The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women’s lives. Introducing an irresistible new detective, the first book in the Laetitia Rodd Mystery series will enthrall and delight.”


David Bowie:  A Life by Dylan Jones

This biography came to me from NetGalley and I’m looking forward to it because of Bowie’s music and my high school memories, including one of my friend singing “Changes” in Algebra II and hanging out in the cool crowd’s “Bowie Room” one night.


I’m ready to go with this nice mix of books, including a couple to add to my New York Books list!

So what about you? What’s on your December list?

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

15 thoughts on “How deep is your reading list?

  1. The British Crime Classic looks good! My Goodreads To read shelf is endless. I don’t worry about it–it helps me remember interesting books. I always have 4-6 books going at once including a classic and an audio for my long work day commute.

  2. I don’t read much YA fiction, but I think I’m finally going to read ‘The Hunger Games.’ I’ve heard it’s a good book for writers to read as a lesson in great structure. And since as writers we’re always learning, I think I’ll check it out. After that I might read ‘Rescue’ by Anita Shreve. It’s been waiting for me for a long time. Of course, there are many other books waiting for me as well, on both my real and virtual shelves!

  3. Ah, I’d love to read the Bowie book! He really was the soundtrack of my youth. 🙂 (A theater group at my college made a musical out of Ziggy Stardust — amazing!) I am so swamped by books to read right now! But I’ve cut way back on NetGalley, so I’m hoping to start making more of a dent in my book piles.

  4. I have Another Brooklyn on my tbr pile for reading very soon (I hope). The Verdict of Twelve looks really interesting, too. I’m not nearly so organized as you in my tbr selections. I usually grab whatever catches my attention at the moment…or whenever my library holds come in all at once 🙂

  5. I really need to stop reading your blog since it seems every week or so you’re adding another book to my to-read list (this time it’s Secrets of Wishtide). Ah well, there’s worse problems to have, right? As of now my reading list is a traffic jam of marketing books, SJ Parris’s Conspiracy, the 7th Poldark book, and The Essex Serpent.

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