Weekly Reading Round-Up

Since I’m a bit disorganized this morning, this will be less of a round-up and more of a ramble. Having been on a mystery kick for a while, I’ve swung back around to historical romance. I’m just finishing up Julia Quinn’s latest, Ten Things I Love About You. Next up? Laura Lee Guhrke’s Secret Desires of a Gentleman and Your Scandalous Ways by the always fabulous Loretta Chase.

Speaking of Loretta Chase, if anyone is having trouble eking out the months until the release of The Mischief of the Mistletoe, I highly recommend Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible. Along with P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster, Mr. Impossible (aka Rupert Carsington) was a direct inspiration for our own lovable Turnip Fitzhugh.

What’s in your reading queue?


  1. Nikki on June 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I picked up the new Lisa Kleypas “Married by Morning” last weekend and can’t wait for the weekend to start it. Love her heiress series.

  2. Linda Robertson on June 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I am finishing Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine. What a fabulous epic read. Poor Wales, poor Scotland. Next, Kingdom of Shadows by the same author. I am in a bad mood with England at the moment …

  3. Allison on June 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I am reading Annexed by Sharon Dogar, which is the story of Anne Frank from Peter’s point of view. Very very well written.

    I’m also doing a re-read of Northanger Abbey because a friend of mine is doing a special Jane Austen tribute on her blog this week.

  4. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on June 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    LOL! Jane in June time! I just read Rick Riordan’s latest, cause I can’t get enough Egypt, was a bit of a letdown, so now I’m reading some Discworld to compensate.

  5. AnneK on June 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Lauren, Excellent choices. Wodehouse is alawys a hoot.

    Miss Eliza, I’m sorry to hear that Rick Riordan’s new book was disapointing. I just bought it have been hurrying through my current book, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, to read that.

    Also on my list is An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears. It was recomended by a friend who also reads lots of historical fiction.

  6. Angie on June 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I’m on a mystery kick myself–just finished Anne Perry’s Constantinople novel (kind of a blah ending) and now it’s on to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Long live Stieg Larsson! Metaphorically speaking, anyway …

  7. Abigail on June 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Right now I’m working on Jean Plaidy’s “Red Rose of Anjou” because I’ll be playing Margaret in RICHARD III this summer—thought I’d get a little research done in an enjoyable way! But a friend recently got me started on Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and I plowed through a couple of those over the weekend. Plus, Georgette Heyer’s “Frederica”—so pleasing.

  8. Marissa on June 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I finished The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and read Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen – just love that series! I am about to start The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

  9. Carole on June 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Let’s see, I’m now reading Mike & Mike’s Rules to Life and Sports and I’m still reading Interview with the Vampire. I haven’t had much reading time, because my graduation party is today, so I’ve been working my butt off all week.

  10. Gina on June 5, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Just started The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon, and even though its very early, I know I’m going to love it. 🙂 Books like that are fun.

  11. AngelB on June 6, 2010 at 1:11 am

    What did you think of 10 Things? It definitely has one of the funniest lines I’ve heard — literary or real world.

    I finished Jane Feather’s “All the Queen’s Players”. Not sure I liked it too much. It’s one of those books where there really isn’t a true hero/heroine in the classic sense. Picked up GH’s Foundling and started it yesterday.

  12. Alexis on June 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Just finished Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. They’re YA novels and fabulous reads. If you liked Fallen give these two a try.

    Now on to The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne.

  13. AngelB on June 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Alexis…I’ve been tempted to get Spymaster’s Lady…cover has been throwing me off. Let me know how you like it.

  14. Alexis on June 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Will do!!

  15. Morgan on June 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Ii just read The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. I don’t usually read much mystery, but it was a good book. The Virgin of Small Plains, also by her, was pretty good too. I am going to start The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.

  16. Debra Callaway on June 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I finished Flashman and the Tiger and that’s about it. I think it’s more of a Boy Book than a Girl book but I like to read them occasionally (in High school I read all of the R.E. Howard Conan Books and those are definitely Boy Books). I read so much in the previous 2 weeks that didn’t read much the holiday weekend so I only finished it on Friday.

  17. Yvette on June 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I just finished something wonderful!!! Anna Dean’s “A Moment of Silence” (American title is “Bellfield Hall”). Most of my “reading” these days is actually listening while driving or doing chores, so this was the audiobook – brilliantly read by Anne Cater. If you took a really good Miss Marple mystery, but changed the author to Jane Austen, and made the spinster aunt only 35-40 years old, and set it in 1805 … My only complaint is that the next book in the series is still very hard to find in the U.S.

    …also, I listened to “10 Things” last week & enjoyed it very much … and right now I am re-reading GH’s “Envious Casca”.

  18. Sheila on June 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Ditto to Evette: I also loved Bellefield Hall. I ordered the sequel from Amazon, not here yet. Ditto also on 10 Things…very funny: It doesn’t matter about who your husband is, but a good butler is worth his weight in gold. Well worth reading while waiting for Mistletoe and Orchid.

  19. Ashley on June 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I have been on a Stieg Larsson kick – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire.

  20. Lauren on June 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Ordering “Bellfield Hall” now!

  21. Hortencia on June 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Planning on reading both Julia Quinn’s and Lisa Kleypas new books. Love to read both of these authors! But planning to reread my pink series. I have way to much I want to read BUT so little time it sometimes seems!

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