backlist bumps for recent reads.

I love discovering an author’s earlier work and thought I would do something a little different today (coincidentally it’s my blogoversary! Happy 5 years, blog!) by highlighting some older titles rather than upcoming ones.

An Inquiry Into Love and Death by Simone St. James
March 5, 2013

When her Uncle Toby, a famous ghost hunter, dies suddenly in a fall, Jillian must drive to the seaside village to go through his belongings. Almost immediately, strange things begin to happen – objects are discovered lying where they weren’t moments before, the gate mysteriously unlatches seemingly on its own – and quickly escalate to the point where Jillian is convinced there’s an angry spirit out for revenge. …and if this ghost is so determined to get inside the house, could that mean her uncle’s death wasn’t the accident it seemed to be? The 1920s, ghosts, and a mystery all make this a book practically written for me!

RECENT READ The Other Side of Midnight was a random audio grab from the library. In 1920s London, a psychic is killed and contacts her rival to help get to the bottom of her death.

A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
1989

After being abandoned by her lover, Dougless Montgomery finds herself alone and brokenhearted in a crumbling ancient church. Never in her wildest dreams would she have expected someone else to be in the church with her…especially not someone from the sixteenth century. The moment she sets eyes on the knight, however, she’s instantly and powerfully drawn to him, despite what all logic and reason might suggest. Okay, so this one sounds SUPER cheesy and swoontastic, but I’m all for time-travel and lazy summer days pretty much demand getting lost in a star-crossed romance.

RECENT READ The Girl from Summer Hill is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice and I was thoroughly and utterly hooked! This is a Top Read of 2016, so that should tell you something!

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
March 13, 2007

Thirty years ago two sisters vanished without a trace. Despite being in a crowded mall, the girl simply disappeared and when no clues turn up and no witnesses stepped forward, the case went cold – there was nothing more the police could do. Decades later, a disoriented and confused woman involved in a hit-and-run claims to be one of those girls. With the case reopened, more questions are raised: where has she been this entire time? What happened that day thirty years ago? Why did she wait so long to come forward? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence to support her claim and every new lead she gives seems to take police down yet another dead end. Mysteries that jump back and forth between the past and present? Yep, this one has my name written all over it!

RECENT READS The Girl in the Green Raincoat + Hush Hush are part of Lippman’s Tess Monaghan series while What the Dead Know is a standalone, but they were both very quick and entertaining reads!

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
August 1, 2013

Sam is totally okay with being a geek: he’s loud and proud with his love of World of Warcraft and horror movies and doesn’t have to worry about girls unless Princess Leia decides to suddenly appear in his room. Enter, Camilla. Camilla couldn’t be more different from Sam – who’s bound and determined to ignore her. Unfortunately for Sam, Camilla is just as determined to make Sam a part of her life. Geeky teen romance with an Australian backdrop? Hellooo~

RECENT READ The Incredible Adventures of Cinammon Girl is part graphic novel, part end-of-the-world, part coming-of-age and features hands down the best group of friends I ever read.

Hysteria by Megan Miranda
February 5, 2013

Mallory can’t remember the details of the night she killed her boyfriend, but everyone insists it was self-defense and no charges are brought against her. In an attempt to get a new start, Mallory enrolls in a fancy prep school where no one knows her or her story. Things are going great…until a student winds up dead. As fingers start to point, Mallory realizes she needs to find a way to prove her innocence and fast.

RECENT READS All the Missing Girls + The Safest Lies clearly show Megan’s ability to write a fantastic thriller. Her books are one-sitting reads that stick with you LONG after finishing!

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5 thoughts on “backlist bumps for recent reads.

  1. Small Review says:

    I absolutely loved A Knight in Shining Armor! The mystery, time travel parts, and character growth gave the story substance beyond just a swoony romance (though it is a nice swoony romance, too!) It’s the only book I’ve read by her, but I’ve been curious about checking out The Girl from Summer Hill ever since your review. Hope you get to read AKiSA soon and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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