Great Reads: Does what you read reveal your personality?

By Roberta Cianciosi

August 12, 2013 - 3:56 pm

The kids are in school, summer vacations are for the scrapbooks and we get back into our normal routines of busy schedules full of endless appointments, etc. The challenge for all bibliophiles is trying to find those precious moments of stolen ecstasy just to read a good book.

While perusing through one of many magazines, I came across something very interesting in regards to books and personality.

If you enjoy romance, you’re a social people-reader; mysteries or thrillers, a problem-solver; supernatural stories, a creative dreamer; biographies, a reflective go-getter; and if you like science fiction, you’re an adventurer.

If you fit any one of those categories, I just might have the right title for you.

Leslie Anne Greene is in an unhappy marriage and just happens to be still married to a man who has yet to dump her for the young, perfect Barbie doll. In Dorothea Benton Frank’s The Last Original Wife, we follow Leslie Anne on her return trip home to Charleston where she begins the journey to find herself.

Three generations of the Obermeyer family deal with secrets as they mourn the death of the family’s matriarch in Love All by Callie Wright.

Talbot Roper is back in The Reluctant Pinkerton by Robert J. Randisi. In this new story, Roper is asked by the sons’ of his former employer to investigate the Union Stockyard Company.

Dead Shot by William W. Johnstone brings back bounty hunter Luke Jensen. Luke needs to get paid after bringing in a known thief. However, there’s one problem, the bank’s been robbed and he must catch Gunner Kelly and his Apache sidekick Dog Eater.

Cam Sutton comes to the aid of Mary Bishop and her daughters as he takes them back home in Long Road to Cheyenne by Charles West.

Jonathan Redmond’s loved many women but he’s had no intention of marrying any of them until he meets Thomasina de Ballesteroshas in It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long.

Alex Nolan finds happiness in being bitter and cynical, and finds solace when he drinks whisky. Then, Zoë Hoffman enters his life in Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas in this new story in the Friday Harbor series.

Book critic Jordan Riley finds danger and desire in this new novel Deep Midnight by Heather Graham, which takes readers from Venice to New Orleans.

Etta Green left Texas and became a chef in Chicago. Back home to settle her grandmother’s estate, she has to deal with a failing B&B and Donny Joe Ledbetter in Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon.

Ewen “Hunter” Lamont goes on a secret mission to find a missing undercover courier who he knows and can’t resist in The Hunter: a Highland Guard novel by Monica McCarty. Treasure hunters Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are on the hunt for Lincoln’s diary in The Lincoln Letter by William Martin.

Bestselling author Sarah Dunant takes readers back to the time of 15th century Italy and the political intrigue surrounding one of the region’s most influential families, the Borgias in Blood & Beauty: The Borgias: A Novel.

Rounding out the new books, are two works of nonfiction. The Coming Obama Crash by Art Laffer and Stephen Moore who compare the policies of President Obama and former President Ronald Reagan. Finally, there’s Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry M. Robert, III, this is the 11th edition of the most popular reference book on parliamentary procedures.

Looking to escape for a few stolen moments of reading, or looking to see if it’s true what a book says about your personality, these titles will answer the ultimate question or simply let your mind wander if only for a little while. Look for them and other great titles at our Maricopa Public Library

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