Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beach Reads 2012

I am trying to define what constitutes a beach read. Heaven knows I love to read almost all genres, regardless of season. So far this summer, a number of books stand out that I would like to recommend.
*Simon Beckett An unmarked Grave Elly Griffith House at Sea End *Mark Haddon The Red House **Deborah Harkness Shadow of the Night Susan Hill Betrayal of Trust *Katherine Howe The house of velvet and glass *Craig Johnson Dark Horse (Walt Longman) Laurie R King Keeping Watch **Laurie King The beekeeper's apprentice : series *Hilary Mantel Bringing up the bodies *Paula McLain The Paris Wife China Mieville The City and the City *Stef Penney The Invisible Ones Thomas Perry Poison Flower, The Informant (butcher boy sequel) *Oliver Potzsch The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale *Imogen Robertson Instruments of darkness James Runcie Canvey Island **Natasha Solomons Mr Rosenblum dreams in English Olen Steinhauer An American spy **Charles Todd The Confession, An Unmarked Grave **Jacqueline Winspear Elegy for Eddie **A study in Sherlock : stories inspired by the Holmes canon ed Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger ; stories by Alan Bradley ... Science Fiction Moses Siregar The Black Gods War Dave Duncan Against the Light Charlaine Harris Deadlocked Sookie Stackhouse China Mieville Un Lun Dun Karen Marie Moning Into the Dreaming **Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter The Long Earth **Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1 and The Wise Man's Fear Book 2, Romance MC Beaton Sweet Masquerade *Carol Carr India Black (series) **Gail Carriger Timeless Madeline Hunter The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne Jayne Ann Krentz Twist of fate; Crystal Gardens; Falling Awake Amanda Quick Quicksilver Childrens **Kristin Cashore Bitterblue **Adam Gopnik The Steps Across the Water **Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children

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