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Monday, November 7, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm reading: 

I just finished my first book in James Patterson's BookShots series, and I really enjoyed it! So, I thought I'd try another one.

TITLE: Hunted
PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2016
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 140 pages
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
ISBN: 9780316430883
Evil has a new game...

Someone is luring men from the streets to play a mysterious, high stakes game in the English countryside. Former Special Forces officer David Shelley will go undercover to take them down--but this might be a game he can't win.

I'm listening to:

I needed a little "comfort food," so that's when I reach for Agatha Raisin!

SERIES: Agatha Raisin, Book #24
AUTHOR: M.C. Beaton
NARRATOR: Penelope Keith
PUBLISHER: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 17, 2013
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 6 hrs and 19 mins
GENRE: Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswold hills, she was heartily welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par-excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back. They're just small things - a teapot here, a set of silverware there - so it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered with a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.

Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councilor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective, Agatha Raisin, to track down the murderer, but the village is secretive, and the residents resent Agatha's investigation. Of course, that doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nose where no one wants it - especially as the suspect list grows. And, as if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture and the murderer is now targeting Agatha!

With M. C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, the bossy, vain, and absolutely irresistible Agatha Raisin continues to be a fan favorite.

I just finished:

TITLE: 'Salem's Lot
AUTHOR: Stephen King
PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 1976
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 427 pages
GENRE: Horror
ISBN: 9780451165886
Something strange is going on in Jerusalem's Lot ... but no one dares to talk about it. By day, 'Salem's Lot is a typical modest New England town; but when the sun goes down, evil roams the earth. The devilishly sweet insistent laughter of a child can be heard echoing through the fields, and the presence of silent looming spirits can be felt lurking right outside your window. Stephen King brings his gruesome imagination to life in this tale of spine tingling horror.

FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 108 pages
GENRE: Romance
ISBN: 9780316276382
Can a little black dress change everything in her life?

Magazine editor Jane Avery spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos--until the Dress turns her loose. Suddenly she's surrendering to dark desires, and New York City has become her erotic playground. But what began as a fantasy will go too far . . . and her next conquest could be her last.

AUTHOR: Anthony Burgess
NARRATOR: Tom Hollander
PUBLISHER: HarperAudio
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2007 (first published 1962)
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 7 hrs and 42 mins
GENRE: Classics, Science Fiction/Dystopia
A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?"

This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!


  1. I don't think I've ever read a book by Patterson. I've started a couple and abandoned them. I'll have to try some that he co-authors. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. Until now, I've only read Patterson's Women's Murder Club series although I hear that his Alex Cross series is better.

  2. I've always wanted to read a James Patterson book but there are so many of them I don't know where to start.

    I'm currently reading The Millionaire's Convenient Arrangement by Jane Peden and hoping to finish it soon :)

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

    1. Hi, Haraiah! I believe Patterson's Alex Cross series is more popular, but I haven't started it yet. I've only read the first three months in the Women's Murder Club series.

      I am not familiar with Jane Peden, but I don't ordinarily read Contemporary Romances. Actually, you might like Patterson's Little Black Dress which I featured above! I actually REALLY enjoyed that one,

  3. Wow, Salem's Lot, and A Clockwork Orange! I read those ages ago (I'm o!d, ha ha). Fabulous. :)

    1. Those two have been on my TBR for a LONG time!


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