I've been reading like an addict--which I suppose I am. Catching up with reviews on my book blog is more difficult than reading the books themselves. Below are some of my favorites; already reviewed on Goodreads, but the posts for A Garden Carried in the Pocket are scheduled closer to publication.
Shallow End and The Weight of Night are police procedurals from two authors I enjoy. The other two are literary fiction--a coming of age story in Grief Cottage (don't think it is a depressing novel--it isn't) and When the English Fall, a dystopian novel about a solar storm that causes an EMP (an unusual novel that imagines how the prayerful and peaceful Amish would react to the ensuing violence).
OK--just finished this one, and it is excellent.
Haven't reviewed or scheduled it,
but highly recommended--
a beautiful and uncomfortable book.
Trying to keep up with snail mail.
The orange one, middle left, is from Bryce Eleanor.
It didn't have a stamp and the postman left
a note in my box about postage due.
I left attached a stamp to the note,
put it back in the mailbox, and
the next day got my letter from B.E.--
along with a pic of Prim Paws from her little Kodak camera. :)
Postcards to Max and Mila and several letters.
The lion on Connie's is B.E.'s art--
I cut out one of her drawings and pasted it on the envelope.