Sunday, June 10, 2012

What I'm Reading Now

I have this theory. I believe you could chart someone's life by their reading materials. If I had access to all the libraries I've lived near, I think a print-out of the books I've borrowed would reflect what was happening in my world at the time.

Lately, I've been reading a lot of historical novels. Severn House Publishers are now offering historical mysteries, so they sent me the file for WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES, by Caro Peacock. The book is set in 1839, and starts off with a bang! A young man begs novice private investigator Liberty Lane to find his missing girlfriend. As she investigates, she learns that young women all over London are turning up dead, and rumors abound of a dark chariot that is whisking them away. 

I'm also reading THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDING, by Margot Livesey, book that some critics have called a modern make-over of JANE EYRE.

THE CREATIVE LICENSE: GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION TO BE THE ARTIST YOU REALLY ARE by Danny Gregory is open and draped over a sofa arm. I like what Gregory has to say about giving ourselves permission to be creative.

CHARLOTTE BRONTË'S THUNDER by Michele Carter explores the question of who really wrote WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and she's got me convinced it was Charlotte not her sister, Emily.

How about you? What are you reading these days?


Linda O. Johnston said...

I'm still catching up on some of the mysteries I collected and got inspired to read from Malice Domestic, Joanna--and I'm happy to say that I recently watched the most current movie about Jane Eyre in anticipation of your upcoming mystery series!

Mollie Bryan said...

I just finished a FABULOUS book called "A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty," by Joshilyn Jackson. We're all looking forward to that new series, Joanna!