Welcome back to Weekly Reading Round-Up! As the summer approaches, I’m restocking my TBR pile… so keep those suggestions coming. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading this past week.
— Wicked Becomes You, Meredith Duran.
I was blown away by Meredith Duran’s writing when I picked up her second book, Bound By Your Touch, last year. I hadn’t thought it was possible, but this book is even better. Duran crafts a compelling love story against the brilliant backdrop of late nineteenth century London and Paris. Really not to be missed.
— Season of Storms, Susanna Kearsley.
This is an old favorite of mine. Classic, Mary Stewart-esque romantic suspense. Perfect for a rainy day.
— Changeling, Delia Sherman.
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to be seated next to Delia Sherman at a book-signing. Her book has been sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read, ever since. I’m only sorry I waited so long. Changeling involves an alternate, overlapping New York, filled with fairies of all varieties, from the mer-folk in New York harbor to the animated exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum. Add one spunky heroine on quest and a good deal of tongue in cheek humor and sheer fun ensues.
(Not to be confused with my mother’s book, The Changelings, which is an English translation of a classical Japanese court tale.)
— Pretty in Plaid, Jen Lancaster.
We’ve touched upon my obsession with Jen Lancaster’s memoirs before, haven’t we? For those who haven’t read them yet, I’d suggest starting with the first one, Bitter is the New Black.
Right now, I’m about to start Elizabeth Aston’s Writing Jane Austen. More about that next week….
What have you been reading?