Seattle temperatures have set new heat records for the area this week. I know there are places that have been hit a lot worse than we have, but I have to complain a little anyway. It’s too hot! We’re melting!
Our summers in the Northwest are usually pretty mild. We’re spoiled rotten by the beauty of the area and its mild temperatures. But when the heat hits, I grab some books and head for the coolest place around. Here are two of the Heat Wave books I’ve read this week:
Twelve Sharp, by Janet Evanovich. Another fun round with bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, in Trenton, New Jersey. Janet Evanovich always makes me laugh. I’m in love with both Ranger and Joe Morelli, so I can completely understand why Stephanie can’t make up her mind. I usually wait to read her books until the paperback comes out, so her next book is already out: Lean Mean Thirteen. And there are only 990 holds on it at the King County Library. The audiobook versions of her books are really fun to listen to on a hot day, too. There are only 269 holds for the audiobook of Lean Mean Thirteen on CDs at KCL!
Death in Springtime, by Magdalen Nabb, is a nicely written little mystery set in Florence, Italy. I haven’t read any of her other Italian mysteries, but I liked her character, Marshal Guarnaccia, and her settings of Florence and the hills of Tuscany, so I’ll probably read more of her books.
I hope you are all surviving the heat and summer storms as painlessly as possible. And I hope you’re enjoying your own Heat Wave reading!