This has been another exceedingly eclectic reading week, from YA to non-fiction with some romance in between. Here’s the week’s haul:
— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society.
I have to admit, it was the cover that caught my eye on this one, a rickety old mansion. A young adult novel, it’s a little bit Harry Potter and a little bit The Westing Game (does anyone else remember that book?). I read it in one night and am definitely going for the second book in the series.
— Eloisa James, The Duke Is Mine.
I’ve really been enjoying Eloisa James’ new fairy tale series (I’m particularly looking forward to the next one, The Ugly Duchess). This one is a take on the Princess and the Pea story. It’s also the origin of the Lucky Duck Club… but that’s a side point.
— H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights.
This was the week’s unexpected treat. My little sister has been to telling me I have to have to watch Friday Night Lights, the television show. Being me, I wound up reading the book it was based on instead. Since my interest in football is roughly commensurate with watching paint dry (and the paint might have a slight edge there), I’d expected to fling it aside after a few pages. Instead I sat up half the night. It’s a compelling and beautifully written portrait of a particular place, its culture, its people, its ups and downs. In short, nonfiction as it should be.
I have so far been thwarted– thwarted!– in my attempt to get my hands on Loretta Chase’s Silk Is For Seduction, but I’m hopeful that a stop at Posman Books in Grand Central later today should solve the problem. For those who haven’t been there, it’s tucked away in a corner off the main terminal and has, arguably, the best romance collection in the city.
What have you been reading?