Saturday, September 12, 2009

What's on Sasha's Bookshelf

Sasha loves to read when she has time between cases. Naturally she's a mystery fan, so her bookcase has the following crime and detective novels:

-The whole Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

-Most of the Inspector Morse books by Dexter

-Several dog-eared books in the Nero Wolfe series (about the only books Sasha will re-read). She even has the series continuation by Goldsborough.

-Letters D through N of Sue Grafton's alphabet series starring Kinsey

-The McNally series by Lawrence Sanders (carried on by Lardo), plus the Commandments and the Deadly Sins, but none of his stand alone titles.

Other than mystery fiction, Sasha's bookshelves also have miscellaneous non-fiction, humorous books and some almost "capital L" Literature, like:

-Biography of Winston Churchill

-To Kill a Mockingbird - one of her faves

-Dreams from My Father

-Animal Farm

-Barney's Version - laugh out loud funny!

-Crime and Punishment

-Catch 22

-Everything by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next is better than Nursery Crimes, but all are worth reading)

-The Essential Dalai Lama

-Everything by Christopher Moore 

-The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

-The last 16 issues of MAD Magazine

-Every issue of Billboard, going back about ten years.


  1. I love Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe. ^^ He's great for exactly the same reason Sherlock Holmes was not so great.

  2. I'd definitely like to share some books with Sasha.

    What, no Dundurn titles on her shelf? ;)

  3. Have you ever read Tess Gerritsen? She's my personal favorite.

  4. DIsliked the Morse books. Loved the TV series with John Thaw, but the books drove me nuts. I hated that I could never figure it out because too much information wasn't revealed until the end. I like to have a fighting chance!


  5. I love Janet Evanovich.

    Have you also tried Mary Stewart? She writes romantic suspense.