Thursday, August 24, 2017

Clicking Our Heels - Summer Reading List

Summer is almost over, but there still is time for a few great summer reads before Labor Day. Here are a few suggestions from members of The Stiletto Gang.
Paula Benson:
Gigi Pandian’s Accidental Alchemist mysteries -- The Accidental Alchemist, The Marauding Magician, and The Elusive Elixir -- I love the living gargoyle, Dorian Robert-Houdin. His vegetarian recipes almost convince me to try that lifestyle.

Anything by Lori Rader-Day -- The Black Hour, Little Pretty Things, and The Day I Died -- Her novels will all keep you on the edge of your seat.

Lee S. Robinson’s Lawyer for the Dog and Lawyer for the Cat -- two great legal chick lit virtual journeys to Charleston, SC. They will keep you laughing and turning pages.

Cathy Perkins:

I’m a little burned out on mysteries (perish the thought!) so this week, I’m reading Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane; Lisa Unger’s Ink and Bone; and Glen Erik Hamilton’s Past Crimes (because you can never not read mysteries).
Dru Ann Love:
Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer 
The Tell-Tale Tarte by Maya Corrigan 
Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine 
Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo 
Cat About Town by Cat Conte 
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

Barbara Plum:

HOW EMOTIONS ARE MADE by Lisa Feldman Barrett--a surprising and different twist on the brain and emotions. THE ACHIEVEMENT HABIT by Bernard Roth, a Stanford engineer who has created a program to harness the wanna-save-the-world ideals of young students.

Juliana Aragon Fatula:

Sherman Alexie Memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,
the absolute true diary of a part time indian,

by Denise Chavez: The King and Queen of Comezon, A Taco Testimony, Meditations on Family, Food,  and Culture, The Last of the Menu Girls

by Joy Harjo: A Map to the Next World

by Leslie Marmon Silko: Storyteller

by Louise Penny: How the Light Gets In

Linda Rodriguez:

I'll go with what I want to read myself (but probably won't have a chance to until summer's gone).

REEK OF RED HERRINGS by Catriona McPherson
MURDER ON THE RED RIVER by Marcie Rendon
GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS by Deborah Crombie
ARACHNID VERVE by Shauna Osborne
CITIZEN by Claudia Rankin
THE OBELISK GATE by N.K. Jemisin
IRRADIATED CITIES by Mariko Nagai
COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott

Jennae Phillippe:

Oh man. Whatever makes you happy? I tend to go lighter in the summer, heavier in the winter. But I find recommending books really hard. I would suggest people check out The Stiletto Gang authors. :-P

Sparkle Abbey:

Anita: I haven't read as many books as I'd like. I've been reading meal prep cookbooks. I finally finished Death but Tiara and Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine.

Mary Lee: I'm doing a lot of reading different things this summer. Mysteries, of course, women's fiction, and non-fiction. Some I'd recommend are: Flight Patterns by Karen White; Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine, and The Knowledge Illusion by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.

Kay Kendall:

*Trail of Echoes: A Detective Elouise Norton Novel by Rachel Howzell Hall  

*Kilmoon: A County Clare Mystery by Lisa Alber

*Quiet Neighbors: A Novel by Catriona McPherson
*The Darkest Secret: A Novel by Alex Marwood      
                                                                                                    





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