Weekly Reading Round-Up Returns

Back by popular demand! As we edge into summer beach-reading season, it’s time to start sharing those books recs again. Every Friday, I’ll be posting that week’s reads. Consult your bookshelves, revisit that stack of books next to your couch, and pop back over here this Friday to share your wisdom in the first installment of Weekly Reading Round-Up.

I can’t wait to hear what everyone’s been reading!


  1. Jessica S. on May 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I just finished Nicholas Sparks’ “The Last Song,” along with Molly Haskell’s “Frankly, My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited”, and “Finbar’s Hotel,” a collection of short stories by top Irish writers. Now I’m reading “Ladies’ Night at Finbar’s Hotel.” (I’ll let you all figure that one out…)

    When that’s done, it’s back to the library for me! I think Sophie Kinsella and Jen Lancaster are on the agenda.

  2. Carole on May 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    ^.^ I love hearing what everyone’s been reading. See you guys Friday! I can’t wait to hear what you’ve all been reading. It might add more books to my “Most Read Booklist”.

  3. Gina on May 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I recently read Sunshine by Robin McKinley, and loved it. The universe of the book is so rich in detail.
    And I’m also almost finished with the Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”. Those are always fun.

  4. Tami on May 5, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I just started reading “The Betrayal of the Blood Lily” the other day, actually! I also have The Biographer by Virgina Duigan on the go, and The Laments by George Hagen on the backburner.

    Prior to that, I read/finished (on consecutive nights) probably the shortest novels I’ve ever read – The Black Violin by Maxence Fermine, and The House of Paper by Carlos Maria Dominquez. My faith in the short novel (both are about 100 pages) has been restored!!!

  5. Maddie on May 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve just read “O, Juliet” by Robin Maxwell and absolutely loved it. It’s a retelling of the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet except it takes place in Renaissance Florence. The story was full of exciting twists and I enjoyed it so much. I also recently finished “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” and it is now in my list of top ten favorite books. Please treat yourself to this one.

  6. Jessica S. on May 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Um, I thought we were already reporting our reading!!! I missed the part about Friday…and also, since the semester is sort of over (exam week) I have no idea what day of the week it is.

  7. Jessica C on May 6, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Well, it isn’t summer here in Australia (or the rest of the southern hemisphere) so it isn’t the season for summer reads. I just finished reading “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett and loved it. I’m also dipping in and out of ‘Mere Christianity” by CS Lewis, in between all the reading I have to do for classes. As a theology student, it is nice to read some Christian writings that are simple and straight-forward, instead of dense treatises full of greek-based words

  8. Brittany on May 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I just finished “Rules of Gentility” by Janet Mullany the other day. I loved it and it made me laugh out loud!

  9. Yvette on May 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I think that this will be a summer of re-visiting a lot of old friends such as Ngaio Marsh, Edmund Crispin, Patricia Wentworth, Agatha Christie, Connie Willis, Steve Hockensmith (who has a mystery series besides writing “Dawn of the Dreadfuls”), Georgette Heyer, Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series (great Australian author who is a little hard to get in the US), and (of course) the Pink books. Right now, I’m reading “The Seduction of the Crimson Rose” at lunch each day, and listening to Kerry Greenwood’s “The Green Mill Murder” while driving & doing housework.

  10. April on May 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Just finished Girl With The Dragon Tatoo(heavy stuff..) and Stupid and Contagious (light& witty, good choice.) Hoping to finish the third book in the Mortal Instruments series, and I have Through a Glass Darkly sitting on my night stand. I love good book recommendations, so this is great!

  11. Devan on May 7, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Soon I’m going to be starting “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Lethithan. Then I’ll probably read “Deadline” by Chris Crutcher.

  12. Maggie on May 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Just finished the audio version of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. *heart* I had about 16 hours of driving last weekend, and I was saving it for that! I also just finished The Irresistible Henry House and The Anglo Files, loved them, too. On to London Fields and How to Train Your Dragon. Happy reading, everyone!

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