A Book That’s Perfect for Reading Over Lunch


From Mary Jo

I got hooked on the Maise Dobbs series of books following the recommendation from a librarian. An Incomplete Revenge, the fifth in the series, finds Maise dealing with a series of crimes in the rural area outside of London.

I’m not sure what it is about this series that I find so compelling. Maise is a difficult protagonist, and at times not even very likable. But in this installment of the series, a more intimate side of her comes out. We learn a little more about her background and family, and we start to see another side of her.

Set in the post WWI era, these are fairly easy to read (although more indepth than a cozy), and would make for good lunchtime reading. I’ve already started on the next book in the series.


I think of a book that you’d read over lunch as similar to a book that you’d read on a plane. It’s got enough to hold your attention but is not so complicated that you can’t put it aside for a P.A. announcement or dinner service.

Since this installment in the Stone Barrington series has an aviation term as its title, it seems a good fit for this reading challenge prompt. This series continues to frustrate me, some plots are too trite and easy, but I continue to read them and am a fan.