Saturday, September 26, 2020

Reading Books...My Great Escape

My greatest escape during the pandemic and from the chaos of our current administration has been to fill my days with words

I love to open a book and fall in. One of many watercolor illustrations of me reading. This is actually a real chair in my house with a quilt made by a dear friend

Here is what I have read this year! Louise Penny is my most favorite author! I do love a good series. Elly Griffiths and her a Ruth Galloway series is wonderful. And who doesn’t love a cozy mystery with the Amory Ames series? Or Rhys Bowen’s books? And now I am reading Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series! 

Books I’ve a Read by YEAR


The Dutch House by Anne Patchett

little fires everywhere by Celeste ng

Everything I never told you by Celeste ng 

The world as we knew it by Alice Hoffman

What happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand 

Book 1 Still Life by Louise Penny

Book 2 A Fatal Grace 

Book 3 the Cruelist Month

Book 4 a rule against murder

Book 5 a brutal telling


Book 6 bury your dead 

Book 7 a trick of the light 

Book 8  The  Beautiful mystery

Book 9 how the light gets in - excellent book

Book 10 the long way home

Book 11 the nature of the beast - would make a great movie

Book 12 the great reckoning - so good

Book 13 glass houses

Book 14 kingdom of the blind

Book 15 a better man


Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz

Book 1 The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Book 2 The Janus Stone 

Book 3. The House at Sea’s End

Book 4 a Room Full of Bones

Book 5 a Dying Fall

Book 6 The Outcast Dead

Book 7 The Ghost Fields

Book 8 The a Woman in Blue

Book 9 The Chalk Pit


Book 10 The Dark Angel

Book 11 The Stone Circle

Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen

The Hideaway by Lauren Denton

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Book 1 Her Sisters Shoes by Ashley Farley

Book 2 Low Country Stranger

Book 3 Boots and Bedlum

Book 4 Tangle of Strings

Book 5 Saturday’s at Sweeney’s 


Uneasy Lies the Crown, book 13 Lady Emily Series by Tasha Alexander

In the shadow of Vesuvius, book 14 Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand 

The Sweeney Sister’s by Liam Dolan

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

White Fragility by Robin Di’Angelo

QBQ by John G. Miller- book nerds club

Book 1The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory 

Book 2 The Proposal

Book 3 The Party


Book 4 The Royal Holiday

Book 5 Party of 2

Book 12 The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths 

The Last Mrs. Summers by Rys Bowen

Book 1 Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

Book 2 Death Wears a Mask

Book 3 A Most Novel Revenge

Book 4 The Essence of Malice

Book 5 An Act of Villany

Book 6 A Dangerous Engagement


Book 16 All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

Book 19 The New Girl by Daniel Silva - Sept book nerd club 

 And this was such an intriguing story, that I had to start at the beginning!

Book 1 The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva

Book 7 A Deception at Thorncrest by Ashley Weaver

Book 2 The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

Book 3 The Confessor

Book 4 A Death in Vienna


Currently Reading

Book 5 Prince of Fire

To Read

Book 6 The Messenger

Book 7 The Secret Servant

Book 8 Moscow Rules

Waiting Anxiously for:

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

Book 13 The Night Hawk 2021 by Elly Griffiths - preordered 9-17-20

This is a chair from my imagination 

Wear a mask. When I leave the house, I have a mask on. You never know how many other people have not been social distancing or wearing a mask, so protect yourself and others. I think and feel that it’s a sign of respect to wear as mask

My daily artwork helps me get through our stay safe at home days. I set up a drawing studio in my house which has been fun! More about that in my next post.

Enjoy your week! Stay safe! Keep in touch with your loved ones! 


  1. That’s a lot of books!! I see some titles I’ve read 👍🏼 Suggestions: Where the Crawdads Sing ⭐️ From Scratch ⭐️ On Pluto ⭐️

  2. That’s a lot of books!! I see some titles I’ve read 👍🏼 Suggestions: Where the Crawdads Sing ⭐️ From Scratch ⭐️ On Pluto ⭐️

  3. These paintings are so pretty and calming. You have done a lot of reading. I am a much slower reader than that. Thanks for providing the list - I will see if my library has any of these.

  4. love your reading list most are my favs too. Try Ann Cleeves various series--terrific. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I can only journal with words but it is so helpful in these trying times.

  5. Well done on your reading. You could add Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series. Absolutely fabulous!

  6. Your reading list is impressive. I am currently reading The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd historic fiction about Indigo dying and growth. Interesting


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