Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve been deep in Pink VII, so this will be a somewhat scanter list than usual. Here’s what I’ve read this week:

To Beguile a Beast, Elizabeth Hoyt

This is the third book in her Four Soldiers series, but, having skipped the second, I can attest that it works just as well out of order. Wounded hero, gloomy castle, adorable small children, and George III. Two thumbs up!

Just One of the Guys, Kristan Higgins

I don’t read much contemporary romance, but I discovered Higgins’ books last winter (based on discussions on Smart Bitches and AAR) and immediately blazed through all four. Last January was the Month of Higgins for me. This was the first I’d read, and the prose was just as good as I remembered.

Stitches in Time, Barbara Michaels

Not exactly your conventional holiday read, considering that it involves possession, witchcraft, and haunted household items, but since it’s set during Christmas, Stitches in Time has become a traditional seasonal read for me, along with Judith McNaught’s Paradise, Alcott’s Little Women, and Elsie Lee’s Silence is Golden. What can I say? I have eclectic tastes.

Next up for me is my friend Darci Hannah’s debut novel, The Exile of Sara Stevenson. It’s not out until July, but my advance copy arrived yesterday (there are benefits to knowing the author!). I’ve promised myself I can read it as soon as I finish writing Chapter Thirteen, so you’ll probably be hearing about it here next week.

What have you been reading?


  1. Debra Callaway on December 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I finished WIND OF THE SPIRIT-Book 3 of THE AMERICAN PATRIOT Series BY J. M. Hochstetler. I couldn’t put any of the ones in this series down, they are so well written. They are “Christian” Fiction so 3 books so far with the 2 main Characters, Jonathan and Elizabeth and still no sex scene but very well worth the reading, unfortunately the next one is not scheduled out until fall of 2011. Meanwhile I am re-reading one of my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE biographies:
    By Influence and Desire-The True Story of Three Extraordinary Women-The Grand Duchess of Courland and her Daughters by Rosalynd Pflaum (The Grand Duchess and later her youngest daughter were the mistresses of Tallyrand and One of her other daughters was mistress to Metternich). This is a book I loaned out to friends who read it and they had the same opinion I had about it, I am about 1/2 way through this reading and will probably finish it next week.

  2. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on December 4, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I’m reading the new Jasper Fforde book Shades of Grey about a world with a hierarchy based on what color you can perceive. It’s pretty damn cool. I’m also planning a Fforde marathon for the month because I get to interview him for my blog on the 18th.

  3. Stephanie W. on December 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I just finished Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati. It’s book #3 and I’ve enjoyed all 3 so far. I was a little confused at the beginning because quite some time had passed since book 2 but once I got into it I enjoyed it. I’ll probably wait a bit before reading book 4. I have a couple of library books that I need to read first.

  4. Sonia on December 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Wow, I’m really behind on this! I finished this monster epic that is called “Sarum” by Edward Rutherford. You learn SO MUCH British history (particularly as it concerns Salisbury and Stonehenge) from that book. It’s a great read, but considering that it’s 1344 pages long, prepare to spend a bunch of time in England!

  5. Loramir on December 7, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Ooh, there’s a new Jasper Fforde book? How did I miss this?

    I’ve recently been a romance mood and discovered Lisa Kleypas, so I’m reading her Hathaways series and about to try the Wallflowers series.

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