It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

My newly rediscovered book was purchased in June 2018: The Lost for Words Bookshop, by Stephanie Butland.

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.

Into her hiding place – the bookstore where she works – come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.

Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?


I have loved finding these bookish novels about libraries, etc.  I can’t wait to read this one.

What have you rediscovered this week?



It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today I scrolled through my book purchases from 2018 and discovered a book purchased in October that should have been a favorite…if I had read it.  Shell Game, by Sara Paretsky, is a compelling and timely adventure that centers on some of the most divisive and pressing issues of our time…

Why did I buy it?  I love V.I. Warshawski, and have enjoyed the series for years.  But…I got sidetracked by other books, as usual.  I need to fix that!

Description: When V. I Warshawski gets word that her closest friend and mentor Lotty Herschel’s nephew has become a suspect in a murder, the legendary detective will do everything she can to save him. The cops found Felix Herschel’s name and phone number on the unknown victim’s remains, but Felix insists he doesn’t know why.

As Vic digs deeper, she discovers that the dead man was obsessed with Middle Eastern archaeology—the first clue in a bewildering case that leads to a stolen artifact and a shadowy network of international criminals. But the trouble multiplies when Vic’s long-lost niece, Reno, goes missing. A beautiful young woman with a heartbreaking past and a promising future, Reno is harboring a secret that may cost her her life. V.I. can hear the clock ticking on her niece’s safety and is frantic in her efforts to find her.

Vic won’t leave any stone unturned until these very personal cases are cleared—a complex investigation that will entangle the Russian mob, ISIS backers, rogue ICE agents, a nefarious corporation preying on the poor, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen antiquities stretching from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East.


What did you discover today?



It is time to search through our TBR shelves to find those neglected books, and Carole’s Random Life in Books is the place to meet and talk about them.  Link up and share!

This week, I’m spotlighting another book from February 2018:  Force of Nature, by Jane Harper.  I downloaded this one after reading and loving The Dry, by the author.

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.

But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?


Wow, another one that I should not have neglected!  I hope to dive into this one soon and add another neglected book to my “read and reviewed” shelf.

What have you been neglecting? Come on by and share.