Hallie Ephron, a mystery writer who writes for the Boston Globe, has written a nonfiction book called 1001 Books for Every Mood. Our taste differs but it is always interesting seeing other people's favorites (like looking at their bookshelves). And now that I think about it, she did like the Nicola Upson book about Josephine Tey that I was entranced by. I haven't met her but she blogs with Hank Philippi, who is very nice as well as being what we call "an aggressive self promoter."
Speaking of Josephine Tey, I was very surprised to learn earlier this month that my sister Andrea had not read Brat Farrar. I quickly lent her Three by Tey, with instructions to read Brat Farrar first.