What I’m reading

I finished Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman a couple weeks ago. He’s another one of my favorite authors and while I like his books that feature Alex Delaware better than the ones featuring Petra Connor I did enjoy this book.

I also just read Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. It’s probably not the best one she’s written but I still enjoyed it. I’ve watched a couple episodes of the TV show Bones since I last read one of these and it’s funny, the actress from the show was how I pictured the main character while I was reading this book. Has anyone else who reads these books seen the TV show?

Someone commented a while back about not enjoying one of the books I’d blogged about. It was one in a series and probably not the best one at that. I really enjoy reading about the same characters so I frequently find myself reading what I consider series books. It’s rare that I think they are all great and it’s not unusual for a series to get stale – for example, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, and even Tom Clancy. When that happens I stop buying every book they write and pick and choose more carefully which ones I’ll read. Even with that I think I’m more tolerant of a mediocre book if it has characters that I like in it.

10 thoughts on “What I’m reading

  1. Susan H.

    I also enjoy books with returning characters. Even when the book is not the greatest in the series, you feel you are catching up with old friends.

  2. EileenKNY

    I love reading series books. I agree that Patricia Cornwell has gotten a little stale. James Patterson keeps my interest because he has a couple of different series going at the same time. Have you read his Women’s Murder Club? So far he has 5 in that series.
    Both books look very interesting. Can you tell me the titles that come before these?

  3. The Calico Cat

    ditto on the tolerance… I know quite a few people who quit reading Sue Grafton’s series, but I love Kinsey & that “time period” before the net & cell phones….

    I own 3 of Kathy Reich’s books, but I haven’t read any of them, I also did not see any of the shows… (Don’t really know why… Well, I am now reading homework instead of for pleasure…)

  4. Susan

    Thanks for your book reviews. I, too, quit reading Cornwell, after Isle of the Dogs. I can’t get back into them now. One I discovered recently, which is similar in some ways, is Linda Fairstein’s series. The first one is good, but a little harder to get into than the rest. She’s a prosecutor in NYC in the sex crimes division. And in real life, she is, too.

    And have you done J. A. Jance? She has two series, and I like them equally well. One is a Seattle cop and the other is the sheriff in Tombstone, AZ.

    Last recommendation of the day is Anne Perry. I have yet to tire of either of her series! One is a Bow St. Runner and the other is a private detective who lost his memory. Both are set in London in the late 1800s.

  5. Judith

    I have a book of Kathy Reichs still in my bookshelf to read on vacation. It can be the same, but not totally sure as it is translated to dutch, when I translate the dutch titel to englisch it would be “hidden bones”so doubt if it will be the same, but I like all her books so far.
    About the persons in the book, I hadn’t seen Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon in the Davinci Code, but more someone like Harrison Ford.

  6. Shelina

    I haven’t read the books, but I do watch Bones. I really like that show, but don’t watch every episode.

  7. Anonymous

    Aah, and have you read T.Jefferson Parker? He has (I think) three series, but I especially like the female detective named Mercy (Can’t remember her last name) Regardless of my incomplete recommendation, you really should give him a try.
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

  8. Laurie Ann

    I just finished reading an old book. “Adrift” by Steven Callahan about him being adrift at sea for 76 days. It was just fascinating. If you haven’t read it before I would recommend it highly.

  9. cher

    I enjoy the show Bones…and discovered Kathy Reichs a while ago- have not read the one you show on this post however.

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