Sketch Your Stuff: 200 things to draw and how to draw them by Job Stich. Cacti! Eye glasses! Beets!
The Radium Girls: the dark story of America's shining women by Kate Moore. Is this about those people who put radium on watches? The cover illustration says, "Yes." Let me check... Yep. Apparently, radium dust was all over the factories and coated the women. Yikes.
Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods Literary Monthly Services. Another month, another Woods novel.
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve. Her last name always makes me think these are literary novels. I've not read one of her books so I don't actually know. Let's check the dust cover... The description says "ferociously suspenseful" The bried bio says her novels are in 36 languages and thse lives with her husband in New Hampshire. I misread the bio to say she lives with her third husband in New Hampshire and instantly thought, "That's weird. Why mention he is the third?"
To be clear: I have no idea how many times Shreve has been married. I do know that her author photo is pretty sharp.
The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver. Deaver has the same author photo as the last few books. The portrait is a studio shot. A much better photo than the one from several books with him walking down the sidewalk and sticking his palm out at the camera and obscuring his head.
The Fix by David Baldacci. "Still a resident of Virginia, he invites you to visit him- " What?! Visit his house? Nope"- at DavidBaldacci.com."
Fallout by Sara Paretsky. I've not read many Warshawski novels but Paretsky sets this one in Kansas so I want to read it. I've read that Paretsky is uber-smart with lots of brain power.