Vacation Reading

We are off on vacation next week. We have rented a house in Vermont and will be joined by both grown daughters, both sons-in-law and a 2 year old granddaughter. We have not had a family vacation since there were no sons-in-law, so this will be interesting.(Actually we are very excited) Due to being sick for the last two weeks – and having those weeks be ones full of family, social and various other plans -I am behind on every single thing. Packing, grocery shopping, writing, business matters.

Fortunately, I have a stack of unread books on my bedside table, so I am set for vacation reading. As we are traveling by car, I can just throw them in a shopping bag and throw the bag in the trunk. Here’s what’s is going:

Thin Air by Ann Cleeves. A new book by a writer I greatly admire. thinairCan’t wait to start this one
The Last Taxi Ride by A.X. Ahmad (and) Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang. Writers new to me who spoke at a recent MWA/NY meeting. Very intriguing 51xNRMb9sML._AA160_51MRYnVXb2L._AA160_

The Whites by Harry Brandt, who is really Richard Price. Great reviews, solid beginning and I keep getting sidetracked.That is what a long car trip is for.whites

Run You Down by Julia Dahl, 2nd in a new series set in (ta-da) Brooklyn in the secretive ultra-Ortodox Jewish community. The first was a terrific debut and I have met Julia a few times at NY mystery events, so I am interested to see what’s next. 51NMpktG8xL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

Normally that would not be enough – I like a lot insurance on having what I want to read – so I will probably throw in a few more. But I think that lovely 2-year old might keep me more distracted than usual. :-)

Book reports next month.

5 thoughts on “Vacation Reading

  1. Have so much fun,Triss. I’ve depended on my NOOK for traveling and it’s worked perfectly. BUT, I always have a paperback along in case of failed technology. Enjoy, Triss!

  2. I’ll be interested in reading your reviews, Triss.

    In addition to Terrie Farley Moran’s Caught Read-Handed, which I’m loving, I’m also reading (in some cases re-reading) the novels of Penelope Fitzgerald, a wonderful British writer who published her first novel, “The Bookshop” at age sixty.

  3. First, I’m quite excited to have an advanced review copy of Jane Cleland’s new Josie Prescott mystery, Deadly Ornaments. Summer reading a book that’s coming out in December! Then The Whites is definitely on the list. And the Millionaire and the Bard. Just finished David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful vacation, Triss! You may only have time to read in the car ~ you will be busy with family at the house :-) Enjoy your time with family and books! You have a great list to start ~ happy reading!

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