Sunday, December 25, 2011

Recent Reads: Mine Smokin' Grey

"Mine All Mine" by Adam Davies
A rip-roaring start.  Wacky characters and wacky situations.  Excellent word choices and descriptions (Davies really is quite a wordsmith).  My only gripe with this novel is that the climax goes on a bit too long.  The denouement was satisfying, though.  I had fun reading this, and will check out other books by Davies.

"Smokin' Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich
Anyone who knows Sasha and Jill, knows that the Stephanie Plum series is a perennial fave.  This time the plot is a wee bit stronger and tighter, which makes an enjoyeble book even more of a treat.  Lula is as irrepressible as ever.  The romantic tension between Stephanie and Morelli, and Stephanie and Rangers is dialed up to ten.  Grandma Mazur is ever the pip.  Reading a Stephanie Plum novel is like getting together with dear old friends.

"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde
I love the "Thursday Next" series and the "Nursery Crimes" series, so it's no surprise that I dug right into this - I began reading it on Tuesday and finished it on Wednesday. I laughed out loud at several pages.  Fantanstic, fun Fforde!  I can't wait for the next books in the series.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know I haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books yet? I'll have to fix that :-)

    Happy Holidays to you Jill.