Books of the week

Have you been reading through all of the latest books from the previous weeks? If so, then we have three more for you to check out while you lounge by the pool sipping on a cool drink or simply laying on the couch after a long day. This week brings a mystery by a fan favorite from Scandinavia and two more pieces of fiction that deal with romance and a woman who prefers to live her life through the characters in novels. We’re sure that these three won’t disappoint you and will have you turning pages as quickly as possible.

The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The main character at the heart of this cute novel is Nina, a woman who up until very recently has led a sheltered life surrounded by her Mom, her cat Phil, and her quaint job at a local bookstore. Then, her life is turned upside down when she finds out that her father who has recently passed has left behind a whole brood of children. This means that Nina, who did not know her father is now faced with having to meet her entire extended family when all she would rather do is curl up with a good book and get lost in Jane Austen’s world. Will Nina be able to come out of her shell and embrace this newfound family or will she stay firmly in the fictional world of every book she picks up?

Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Author Nora Roberts has written well over 200 romance novels which have made her a master storyteller. In her latest, she has tackled tragedy and romance through the unlikely pairing of Zane Bigelow and an artist named Darby in North Carolina. This southern story is about how tragic events can shape a person but with the help of another they can be overcome to find peace and love. While it seems that this unlikely romance might not blossom into something beautiful because of past events you will see that love does conquer all.

Knife by Jo Nesbo

If you have been a fan of Scandinavian mystery-thrillers like Stieg Larssen’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series then the Harry Hole books by Norwegian author Nesbo will be something you cannot put down. The latest in the series features beloved detective Harry Hole not so much solving another’s crime but one he has potentially committed himself. The novel begins with Harry covered in a red substance that strongly resembles blood. The only problem: Harry cannot remember what happened the night before. The reader will be taken on a wild ride through Oslo as Harry tries to figure out what exactly happened that night. This is a fun twist on the typical mystery.

Now pick a novel and settle in!