One of the perks of book tour is the book recs. Huge thanks to Corey at the Union Station B&N and Barbara Peters of the Poisoned Pen for making my bag even heavier than it already would be by suggesting books and authors I wouldn’t have thought of. I now have a long, long list of books I have to buy.
While I’ve been racketing around this past week, I read a few books that haven’t come out yet:
–Juliet Grey, Becoming Marie Antoinette.
For any of you who read Jean Plaidy once upon a time. She gets the tone down pat. It’s the best biography as fiction I’ve read in a long, long time, and one of the most sympathetic portraits of the doomed queen.
— Alison Pace, A Pug’s Tale.
An art heist… the Metropolitan Museum… a dog. It’s basically Vicky Bliss with pugs.
— Ella March Chase, Three Maids for a Crown.
A look at the brief rule of Lady Jane Grey through the eyes of all three Grey sisters. An interesting study in personality and consequences.
I also read a few books that are actually on shelves already:
— Eloisa James, When Beauty Tamed the Beast.
I’ve put this in bold because it’s by far the best romance novel I’ve read in a long, long time. It’s also House (complete with Wilson and the team!), transposed to eighteenth century England. And it works. So, so well. Highly, highly recommended.
— Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You.
You know I have a little thing about theme reading, right? SEP’s books are about as close as I get to any kind of athletics, and since someone made me watch the superbowl this year…. I sat there thinking, Oooh! I should re-read It Had to Be You. And so I did.
What have you been reading?