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A Will to Kill / My Beijing / To all the Boys I've Loved Before | Thoughts

Over the past couple of months, I've read a few books that I didn't get a chance to review yet. These were all enjoyable in different ways and are recommended reads. A Will to Kill by R. V. Raman I've been looking for an Indian mystery for a while now. So when I came across A Will to Kill in Netgalley set in one of my favorite places in India (also close to my home town), I just had to request it. In so many ways, this is a typical Agatha Christie type mystery - there's a death (in an isolated mansion, no less) and the investigator/detective tries to solve the mystery. Harith Athreya is visiting the owner of the mansion, Bhaskar Fernandez, where a small gathering has been planned for the owner's relatives and friends. Bhaskar has written two wills - and how he dies will determine which will goes into effect. That night, there is a murder and Athreya spends the next few days trying to find the culprit. I generally enjoy the Agatha Christie class of murder mysteries.

Library Loot - Feb 10, 2010

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva @ A Striped Armchair and Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

More holds of mine came through, last week! (Together, of course ::groan::). No complaints, this time, since I had been waiting for a couple of them since forever!

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: I'm reading this one currently, and so far find it true to its promise!
  2. The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch: The mystery in reverse! I'm not exactly sure when I'll read this, but it should be before the Thursday of next week, since it's due then!
  3. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: I'm reading this with some ladies from a Goodreads club. So far, I've heard mixed reviews about this book, and unwittingly fell upon some spoilers. Anyways, I'll be starting this one too next week.
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: I read this in one sitting, the day I picked it up. It's such a quick read in spite of the 450-odd pages. I'll be reviewing it during the weekend.
What do you think of any of these books?


Cat said…
Glad you're enjoying The Help - I loved it. The other titles I haven't read.

My loot this week was all holds too....and the pile gets bigger and bigger!
Eva said…
I only read Friday Night Knitting Club, which I'm in the minority camp of not liking too much. But I hope you enjoy it more!
So many good books! Can't wait for your review on The Help. I feel like I'm the only person that hasn't read it yet! The 13th Hour looks freaking awesome too!
bermudaonion said…
I kind of gave up on the library because that's what would happen to me - all my holds would come in at once. Happy reading and keep warm!
Sandra said…
I have The Help on my tbr list. Everyone says it's good. The 13th Hour looks interesting. I had a whole pile of books show up from the library this week too so I know what you mean. Happy reading.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Sweet stack! I love putting my library to good use too ;)
pussreboots said…
Speaking of holds mine just came through too. You'll see them on a future library loot.
samantha.1020 said…
Everyone seems to enjoy The Help...I really need to give it a try myself. I've also been planning on reading the Mortal Instrument series but I haven't started it yet. Enjoy your finds ;)
YAY...The Help...awesome read. I have The 13th Hours as an audio but have not listened to it yet - enjoy!
Stephanie said…
I hope you enjoy The Help as much as I did!
I haven't read any of those, but many people seem to have enjoyed The Help. Hope you do, too!

Une Parole
Linda said…
I liked Friday Night Knitting Club. I didn't think I would. I have its sequel sitting on my shelf.
I'm in the miles long queue for The Help at the library!
Kristen said…
I'm glad The Help is living up to its promise. I need to read it this week or next as it's my book club's pick for the week.
Anonymous said…
I really enjoyed The Help, but I've never felt compelled to pick up the knitting one. Not in real life, nor in fiction, is knitting for me. ;)
Marg said…
I am hoping to read The Help in the next couple of weeks, and I really enjoyed the Cassandra Clare books.

Enjoy your loot!
WonderBunny said…
LOVED The Help! I hope you enjoy it.
Athira said…
Cat, I definitely am enjoying The Help! And I feel the same way, my library loot just keeps expanding!

Eva, so sorry you didn't like it. I haven't yet started it, but will be real curious to know which camp I fall in.

Steph, I hope you get to read The Help. It's awesome!!

Kathy, I'm stuck with the library till I get a job at least. ;-)

Sandra, I know that feeling well! All these books come in groups from the library! ;-)

Juju, you said i, girl!

pussreboots, gotta check them out!

samantha, hope you do get to both The Help and The Mortal Instruments series!

Diane, I'm curious to know how you will enjoy The 13th Hour!

Stephanie, Emidy, Ruthann, Thanks!

Linda, glad that you liked it! Hope The Help comes to you soon!

Kristen, eager to hear how you find it!

dolcebellezza, LOL, that's funny! :)

Marg, hope you enjoy The Help too!