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Smokin’ Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Dead bodies are being found in shallow graves on the building site of the bail bonds office. They are addressed to Stephanie but it isn’t clear what their connection to her is.
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Stephanie is back from vacation in Hawaii with a tan line on her ring finger and both of the men in her life have been beat up. Why won’t she tell anyone what happened?
I was disappointed with this last two (so far) books in the series. But what really impressed me is that the author has had different hair styles for all 18 books. I’m not nearly that creative.
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern (audio)
Lou is a type A business man who ignores his family. One day on a whim he helps a homeless man. Soon this man has insinuated himself into Lou’s life. Lou gets increasingly uneasy about him because he appears to be multiple places at once.
I liked this book. Lou is a horrible human being who actually reminded me a lot of my ex-husband. He doesn’t learn lessons easily and pretty much needs to be beaten over the head in an attempt to make him a better person.
1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State by Morgan Llywelyn
This is a sequel to 1916 and 1921 that I read previously. They follow a family through Irish history. You learn a lot but it can be a dry read at parts. I tried this one a while back too got bogged down. I like it but trying to read the whole series at once gets to be too much. This is the only book where I’ve ever referred to the character lists at the start of the book. I usually think they are too full of spoilers to use but I needed it here.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggagh
When an Indian doctor in London gets sick of his crude father-in-law he devises a plan to start a low price retirement home in India.
I liked this book too. I have a feeling that the movie will be very different though based on the casting.
The Gift looks good
I’m a #17 Stephanie Plum fan, I stopped. They got a little tooooo kooky for me if you know what I mean. Should I pick up 18?
Happy reading this week 🙂
What are YOU reading??
I wouldn’t bother picking up 18.
I LOVE Stephanie Plum. The books are seriously addicting. The sad thing is, I haven’t read #9 and above, yet! Gah! I need to get on that, and pronto!
I’ve heard so many good things about Janet Evanovich books. I’ve yet to read them myself though!
Take a look at what I’m reading this week!
I like your collection..added some to my list too. I read 4 books last week, planning for 5 this week..see my meme here: http://vidya-booksaremagic.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
I haven’t read any Janet Evanovich, but I laughed at what you said about her hairstyles – too funny! 😀
I’m in two minds about Cecelia Ahern’s books. I like the magic, but it’s not always explained convincingly. 🙂
I can’t believe I still haven’t had the time to read Explosive Eighteen!
Enjoy your reading week!
Shelleyrae @ Book’d out
I haven’t read any of the Stephanie Plum series but they sure are popular with my book club friends. 🙂
My favorite read this week was Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson Please come see what else I’m reading.
I have never read any of the JanetE books and haven’t heard of your other choices. Enjoy, have a great week.