When I last left you, I was having Sherlock Holmes for lunch — and I still am gorging myself on him during my lunch hours. However, I also have finished my first book of 2012: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, the first in the Ripley series, which I enjoyed enough to continue the rest of the series at a later date and to put the movie in my Netflix queue. Now I am moving on to what should be my second finished book of the new year: Cover Her Face by P.D. James, the first in the Adam Dagliesh series.
After that, I have two more library books scheduled:
- Sixkill by Robert Parker, the 40th in the Spenser series, as read by Joe Mantegna
- The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø, the first in the Harry Hole series
and, as I mentioned previously, only one other book scheduled for this month: Goldfinger by Ian Fleming as read by Simon Vance. I’m reading that as part of the Shaken, Not Stirred audiobook challenge, with a discussion to take place on Twitter on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time followed by the movie Goldfinger.
After those, I want to be able to dig back into some of my own books, including Rebecca by Daphe du Maurier and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, which I received last year or the year before during a blogger gift swap. At this point, its looks like I’m going to be reading Haruki Marukami’s 1Q84 next month.
So what book or books have you finished so far this year? What’s up next for you?