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Right now, I'm reading:

THE DEVIL TAKES YOU HOME, Gabino Iglesias

September 2022

BONES UNDER THE ICE (Apr 2023), Mary Ann Miller

THE PRIVATE MEMOIRS AND CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER, James Hogg

ICED IN PARADISE, Naomi Hirahara

QUARRY GIRLS, Jess Lourey

THE SECRETS WE SHARE, Edwin Hill

DEAD LIONS, Mick Herron

August 2022

THE IT GIRL, Ruth Ware

THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT, Clare Pooley

SNAP, Belinda Bauer

A MATTER OF TIME, Claire Askew

COVER YOUR TRACKS, Claire Askew

THE LAST PARTY, Clare MacKintosh

HOW TO STOP TIME, Matt Haig

THE APPEAL, Janice Hallett

THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES, Deesha Philyaw

OLD BONES LIE, Marion Todd

THE HONJIN MURDERS, Seishi Yokomizo

THE PEOPLE ON PLATFORM 5, Claire Pooley

THE TWYFORD CODE, Janice Hallett

NEXT IN LINE, Marion Todd

July 2022

YOURS CHEERFULLY, A J Pearce

WHAT THEY KNEW, Marion Todd

LIES TO TELL, Marion Todd

THE LIBRARIAN, Sally Vickers

JUSTICE IS SERVED, Leslie Karst (Nov 22)

QUITE, Claudia Winkelman

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K, JM Coetzee

THE COUPLE AT NUMBER NINE, Claire Douglas

AN ISLAND WEDDING,  Jenny Colgan

AND AWAY, Bob Mortimer

IN PLAIN SIGHT, Marion Todd

SEE THEM RUN, Marion Todd

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, Matt Haig

RED DUST ROAD, Jackie Kay

June 2022

MURDER BEFORE EVENSONG, Richard Coles

FRENCH BRAID, Anne Tyler

SYMPHONY ROAD, Gabriel Valjan

TEN STEPS TO NANETTE, Hannah Gadsby

I PLAY ONE ON TV, Alan Orloff

FINDING ME, Viola Davis

ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS, Wanda Morris

NOTES TO SELF, Emilie Pine

WALKING THROUGH NEEDLES, Heather Levy

THE HANDSHAKE Ella Al-Shamahi

THE MOTHER NEXT DOOR,  Tara Laskowski

HER NAME IS KNIGHT, Yasmin Angoe

May 2022

WARN ME WHEN IT'S TIME, Cheryl Head

DEAD MEN DON'T DECORATE, Cordy Abbott

BURY ME IN SHADOWS, Greg Herren

A SLOW FIRE BURNING, Paula Hawkins

THE SHAPELESS UNEASE, Smantha Harvey

THE DRY, Jane Harper

THE STRANGER BEHND YOU, Carol Goodman

OLGA DIES DREAMING, Xochitl Gonzalez

HANDSTANDS IN THE DARK, Janey Godley

Apr 2022

BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, Lisa Gardner

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS, Lisa Scottoline

THE TRESPASSER, Tana French

CROSSROADS, Jonathan Franzen

CLARK AND DIVISION, Naomi Hirahara

THE LOCKED ROOM, Elly Griffiths

THE HOME-MAKER, Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Mar 2022

MR LOVERMAN, Bernardine Evaristo

THE SENTENCE, Louise Erdrich

THE LAST THING HE WANTED, Joan Didion

OUTLINE, Rachel Cusk

ONE WOMAN'S YEAR, Stella Martin Currey

ON CHAPEL SANDS, Laura Cummings

SLOW HORSES, Mick Herron

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED, E J Copperman

THE FAMILY PLOT, Megan Collins

MR WILDER AND MEA, Jonathan Coe

Ta-Nehisi Coates, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER

Feb 2022

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny, STATE OF TERROR

Mary Higgins Clark, YOU BELONG TO ME

E J Copperman, JUDGEMENT AT SANTA MONICA

MURDER AT WEDGEFIELD MANOR, Erica Ruth Bauer

VILLAINY IN VIENNA, Kelly Oliver

HER PERFECT LIFE, Hank Phillipi Ryan

IN THE DARK WE FORGET, Sandra Wong

MAGIC, LIES AND DEADLY PIES, Misha Popp

I WANNA BE YOURS, John Cooper Clarke

Jan 2022

ENDLESS NIGHT, Agatha Christie

SWORN TO SILENCE, Linda Castillo

A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED: 35 great writers on why we read Jane Austen, Susannah Carson (ed)

IF I DISAPPEAR, Eliza Jane Brazier

THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

L A WEATHER, Maria Amparo Escandon

NEW YORK, MY VILLAGE, Uwem Akpan

MEN WHO HATE WOMEN, Laura Bates

WHERE THE WILD LADIES ARE, Matsuda Aoko

THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS, Muriel Spark

XMAS HOLS 21-22

MAKING IT, Jay Blades

RACHEL'S HOLIDAY, Marian Keyes

JUST LIKE YOU, Nick Hornby

BIG LITTLE LIES, Liane Moriarty

EXIT. Belinda Bauer

CURIOUS, Rebecca Front

FIND YOU FIRST, Linwood Barclay

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, Jean-Dominique Bauby

THE BOOKSHOP OF SECOND CHANCES, Jackie Fraser

THE HERON'S CRY, Ann Cleeves

CARDS ON THE TABLE, Agatha Christie

BILLY SUMMERS, Stephen King

Dec 2021

THE VANISHING HALF, Brit Bennett

MAGGIE AND ME, Damian Barr

PAYBACK, Margaret Atwood

DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE, Deepa Anaparra

Nov 2021

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS, Stacey Abrams

THE PAPER BARK TREE, Ovidia Yu

STRAIGHT UP, Cathi Stoler

IN FOR A POUND, S.G.Wong

WE BEGIN AT THE END, Chris Whittaker

HARLEM SHUFFLE, Colson Whitehead

THE PROMISE BETWEEN US, Barbara Claypole White

THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE, Richard Osman

THE WIFE'S SHADOW, Cath Weeks

THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET, Catriona Ward

Oct 2021

WHEN YOU FIND ME, PJ Vernon

THE CITY WE BECAME, N K Jemisin

THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB, Harini Nagendra

BROTHER OF THE MORE FAMOUS JACK, Barbara Trapido

THE QUEEN AND I, Sue Townsend

CONCRETE ROSE, Angie Thomas

September 2021

WINTER WITNESS, Tina deBellegarde

A SPELL FOR TROUBLE, Esme Addison

THE PURIFIED, C.F. Peterson

JEOFFREY THE POET'S CAT, Oliver Soden

BLOOD WILL OUT, Lauren Stoker

THE QUIET SIDE OF PASSION, Alexander McCall Smith

THE FORTNIGHT IN SEPTEMBER, R.C. Sherriff

NESSIE QUEST, Melissa Savage

THE WATER'S LOVELY, Ruth Rendell

LILIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK, Kathleen Rooney

CITIZEN, Claudia Rankine

MY SALINGER YEAR,  Joanna Rakoff

EAST OF HOUNSLOW, Kurrum Rahman

August 2021

RISE AND SHINE, Anna Quindlen

I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP, Alan Orloff

HOLLY HERNANDEZ & THE DEATH OF DISCO, Richie Narvaez

LAY YOUR SLEEPING HEAD, Michael Nava

THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, Liane Moriarty

HOW TO BE FAMOUS, Caitlin Moran

FOGGED OFF, Wendall Thomas

THE KEEPER, Jessica Moor

DEVIL'S CHEW TOY, Rob Olson.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BOOKS, Tom Mole

ARSENIC AND ADOBO, Mia Manansala

ONE OF US IS LYING, Karen M. McManus

July 2021

WHAT'S DONE IN DARKNESS, Laura McHugh

LITANI, Jess Lourey

LITTLE VOICES, Vanessa Lillie

RAZORBLADE TEARS, S.A. Cosby

RUNNER, Tracy Clark

PHANTOM LADY: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the forgotten woman behind Alfred Hitchcock, by Christina Lane

ME AND BANKSY, Tanya Lloyd Kyi,

QUEERING AGATHA CHRISTIE, JC Bernthal

UNSHELTERED, Barbara Kingsolver

June 2021

FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, Stephen King

CHASER, Dharma Kelleher

DERAILED, Mary Keliikoa

THE THREE MRS WRIGHTS, Linda Keir

SCABBY QUEEN , Kirsten Innes

May 2021

FINDING MY VOICE, Nadiya Hussain

THREADS OF LIFE, Claire Hunter

THE LONG VIEW, Elizabeth Jane Howard

ELINOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, Gail Honeyman

LIKE A SISTER,  Kellye Garrett (Mar 2022)

EASY MARK, Shannon Baker

CIRCLES OF CONFUSION, April Henry

SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI, Naomi Hirahara

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED, Mick Herron

BITTER RAIN, Shannon Baker

PAPER GHOSTS, Julia Heaberlin

Apr 2021

CHASING JACK Parnell Hall

KEEPING LUCY, T. Greenwood

THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR, Anna Katherine Green

BINTI, Nnedi Okorafor

MAMBO, MANGO, AND MURDER, Raquel Reyes (Oct, 2021)

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE by Lauren Graham

AFTER ALICE FELL, Kim Taylor Blakemore

LAST WOMAN STANDING, Amy Gentry

NEEDFUL THINGS, Stephen King

Mar 2021

COTTONMOUTHS, Kelly J. Ford

THE HOLLYWOOD SPY, Susan Elia MacNeal

WIN, Harlan Coben

THE NINJA DAUGHTER, Tori Eldridge

THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE, Carolyn Keene

THE TREASURE HUNTERS, Enid Blyton.

HAD I KNOWN, Barbara Ehrenreich

SQUEEZE ME, Carl Hiassen

BURNT SUGAR, Avni Doshi

I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN, Joanne Greenberg

FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, Janae Marks

HOLD ME DOWN, Clea Simon (Oct 2021)

Feb 2021

THE NIGHT HAWKS, Elly Griffiths

DEEP INTO THE DARK, PJ Tracey

WINTER COUNTS, David Heska Wanbli Weiden

THE POSTSCRIPT MURDERS, Elly Griffiths

INHERIT THE SHOES, Jeff Cohen

TRICKY, by Josh Stallings

SKIN DEEP, Sung J Woo

A GLIMMER OF DEATH, Valerie Wilson Wesley

WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS, by Andrew David MacDonald

Jan 2021

WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, Alyssa Cole

THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED PYTHAGORAS, J Michael Orenduff

THE GREENLEAF MURDERS, RJ Koreto

ENGLISH PASTORAL, James Rebanks

BITTERROOT LAKE, Alicia Beckman

OLIVE AGAIN, Elizabeth Strout

WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST DO WHAT YOU WERE TOLD, Jenny Diski.

Xmas Hols

BLOODLINE, Jess lourey

THE WILD SILENCE, Raynor Winn

SUCH A FUN AGE, Kiley Reid

THIS IS SHAKESPEARE, Emma Smith

HAMNET, Maggie O'Farrell

RANDOM COMMENTARY, Dorothy Whipple

AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS, Jenny Colgan

PIES AND PREJUDICE, Stuart Maconie,

PINE, Francine Toon

THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, Mo Moulton

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, truman Capote

THE LANTERN MEN, Elly Griffiths

THE DARKEST EVENING, Ann Cleeves

 

2020

December 2020

LAST CALL, Cathi Stoler 

DEATH AT GREENWAY (May 2021)

THE STORIES WE TELL, Liz Milliron (Feb 2021)

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

November 2020

SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY, Jen Conley

THEY'RE GONE, by E.A. Barres

THE NANNY STATE MADE ME, Stuart Maconie

WOMEN OF A CERTAIN RAGE, Eileen Rendahl

THE FIVE, Hallie Rubenhold.

The numbers 259 and 214 on MSNBC's election special.

October, 2020

RODHAM, Curtis Sittenfeld

RULES FOR BEING DEAD, Kim Powers

THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB, Richard Osman

SHUGGIE BAIN, Douglas Stuart.

THE COUNTRY LIFE, Rachel Cusk

AND NOW SHE'S GONE, Rachel Howzell Hall

September 2020

LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly

SUMMERTIME, J M Coetzee

QUEENIE, Candace Carty-Williams

[TOP SECRET YET AWHILE], Jeff Cohen

ONE BY ONE, Ruth Ware

FIGHTING FIT, Ruth Dawes

THE WIFE, Alfair Burke

THE EX, Alfair Burke

GROWN-UPS, Marian Keyes

HOPE, FAITH AND A CORPSE, Laura Jensen Walker

500 MILES FROM YOU, Jenny Colgan

OPIOID, INDIANA, Brian Allen Carr.

August 2020

THE BETTER SISTER, Alafair Burke

LITTLE COMFORT, Edwin Hill

DODGING AND BURNING, John Copenhavr

ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY, Layla Saad

HOUSEBOUND, Winifred Peck

I'M STILL HERE, Austin Channing Brown

DOREEN, Barbara Noble

THE REDHEAD AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, Anne Tyler

HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST, Ibraim X Kendi

MIRACLE CREEK, Angie Kim

A SINGLE THREAD, Tracy Chevalier

July 2020

THE LAST, Hanna Jameson

ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, Kristen Lepionka

IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Carmen Maria Machado

BLACKTOP WASTELAND, Shawn A. Cosby

FAR TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH, Mary Trump

MEXICAN GOTHIC, Silvia Moreno Garcia

WHAT YOU DON'T SEE, Tracy Clark

I AM SOVEREIGN, Nicola Barker

COVENTRY, Rachel Cusk

June 2020

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER, Bernardine Evaristo

SEA OF LOST GIRLS, Carol Goodman

ENDLESS BEACH, Jenny Colgan,

THE SUMMER SEASIDE KITCHEN, Jenny Colgan

BIG SKY, Kate Atkinson

TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN, Lauren Graham

AMERICAN MARRIAGE, Tayari Jones

THE QUARRY, Iain Banks

THE HOUSE BY THE LOCH, Kirsty Wark

May 2020

WHAT YOU PAY FOR, Claire Askew

I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, Erika Sanchez

IF IT BLEEDS, Stephen King

THE WITCH ELM, Tana French

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE SHORE, Jenny Colgan

PRETTY GIRLS, Karin Slaughter

ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS, Claire Askew

April 2020

THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel

CONVICTION, Denise Mina

THE BODY LIES, Jo Baker

WHERE THE MISSING GO, Emma Rowley

ONE NIGHT GONE, Tara Laskowski

THE MURDER LIST, Hank Phillipi Ryan

SO MUCH BLOOD, Simon Brett

March 2020

MURDER GOES TO MARKET, Daisy Bateman

THE STAND, Stephen King

RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE, Casey McQuiston

DROWNED UNDER, Wendall Thomas

THE NIGHT VISITORS, Carol Goodman

February  2020

FATAL CAJUN FESTIVAL, Ellen Byron

MURDER MOST SWEET, Laura Jensen Walker

THREE-FIFTHS, John Vercher

MURDER FROM SCRATCH, Leslie Karst

ABSENCE OF MALICE, Cynthia Kuhn

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, Oyinkan Braithwaite

DEATH AT HIGH TIDE, Hannah Dennisn

THE NICKEL BOYS, Colson Whitehead

January 2020

MURDER IN THE DESERT, Iona Whishaw

THE LUCKY ONE, Lori Rader Day

THE POISON GARDEN, Alex Marwood

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE SHORE, Jenny Colgan

CHRISTMAS HOLS (Dec 20th-Jan 6th)

A NEARLY PERFECT CHRISTMAS, Nina Stibbe

OPEN THE CAGE, MURPHY, Pal O'Grady

MY NAME IS WHY, Lemn Sissay

THE LADY IN THE LAKE, laura Lippman

THE DUTCH HOUSE, Ann Patchett

CHRISTMAS ON CORONATION STREET, Maggie O'Sullivan

THE SALT PATH, Raynor Winn

THE INSTITUTE, Stephen King

THE STONE CIRCLE, Elly Griffiths

THE DARK ANGEL, Elly Griffiths

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