I have three books on my nightstand that I've been actively reading, but none of them is quite hitting the spot. They are all good books in their own right, but I've just not been satisfied by them. Maybe it's the cold weather, maybe it's worrying and trying to figure out why my child has her fourth ear infection in 2 months. Who knows. But, this tasty Decaf Tazo Chai tea is helping a bit, and so are the following comfort/fun reads.
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear is the third book in the Maisie Dobbs series (Thanks Mel!). I'm not a frequent mystery reader but I really enjoy these books, particularly for the setting and the heroine. Maisie uses unique methods to solve her crimes and I found that this book helped me understand why and how she is able to do this. Maisie finds herself in danger in this episode which added to the pace of this novel. All in all, a solid addition to the Maisie Dobbs series which left me wanting more - fortunately I have the next two installments waiting. I do wonder how long Winspear will continue this series. Has anyone read anything in an interview?
The second book I've finished is a bit embarrassing to admit, but here it is: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. I can never stop myself from putting myself on the library list for Kinsella's books. She's definitely doing something right. Her heroines are flawed but likable, she is able to create enough suspense to keep you turning the pages, and her books are full of humor. This latest release is the story of Lexi, a young woman who wakes up in the hospital one day to find she's lost the last three years of her life due to amnesia as a result of a car accident. What is so surprising for Lexi, is that she looks like a brand-new woman, has a gorgeous successful husband, and a high-powered position herself. All this is in stark contrast to what Lexi remembers from three years ago. Remember Me? follows Lexi as she navigates her new/old world and tries to figure out where she fits into it. I was a little bit surprised by the ending of this book. It felt somewhat abrupt and one thing I thought would happen, didn't. This was a quick and fun read. Books like this are a little bit like candy - good in small doses.