Hi, all! Sorry for the weekly reading hiatus last week. I was, in the truest sense of the term, getting my beach reading in. Since I was staying at a place with a book swap shelf (I love book swaps), it’s a rather long and varied list. Among the books I read were:
— The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield.
Gothic, with a literary twist.
— The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams.
Who would have thought the end of the world could be quite so amusing?
— Midshipman Hornblower, C.S. Forester.
The first of the swashbuckling adventures of Horatio Hornblower during the wars with France. Did you know that when they first came up with the idea for Star Trek, it was pitched as Horatio Hornblower in space?
— The Apprentice, Tess Gerritsen.
I have a guilty addiction to Criminal Minds, into which genre this book falls. Plus, it’s set in Boston, where I lived for… well, a while.
— The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde.
A terribly clever excursion into an alternate England where books and their characters are brought quite literally to life.
— Gone Tomorrow, Lee Child.
A gripping thriller set in my native heath, New York.
— Ten Things I Love About You, Julia Quinn.
Happy, bouncy Regency fun in true Quinn style.
— The Fall of the House of Borgia, E.R. Chamberlin.
Okay, that one wasn’t in the book swap shelf; it was part of my own private stash. Fun, old fashioned narrative history. Also, proof positive that truth generally is stranger than fiction.
What have you been reading?