Weekly Reading Round-Up

Right now, I’m reading Kristan Higgins’s latest, The Perfect Match. While I’m extremely partial to the early Higgins (Fools Rush In is an old favorite), this may be her best so far.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Christine on November 22, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I won an ARC of Karen White’s Return to Tradd Street. I haven’t read the rest of the series, but the author is good about integrating quick recaps of previous books into the existing plot (rather than rote recitation) so I don’t feel lost. It’s really good so far.

  2. Sheila on November 22, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Away, by Amy Bloom, incredibly intense, well-written, story of s woman’s search for a missing child. It is the opposite of sappy, but very satisfying. Also, The Anne Boleyn collection, Vols I&II, by Clare Ridgway, I have always been intrigued. My current read is Miss Buncle Married, by DE Stephenson. This is another romp about a writer who doesn’t think she is talented, even though her books are bestsellers. I am going to have to look for more by Stephenson, very much fun!

  3. leslie on November 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I read a Perfect Match too, but I did not like it as much as her Maine and Rhode Island books.

    Reading the Amanda Stevens’ Queen of the Graveyard series. Interesting to be sure.

    I have Bitter is the New Black, Kinked and The Dark Witch on tap for the weekend.

  4. Pam on November 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I read The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Rhys Bowen), the latest in the Her Royal Spyness series. Normally I don’t hold with anything Christmasy before Thanksgiving (really before Advent), but I’d been waiting to read it for a good long while and wanted a treat. Georgie and Co. are delightful as ever and I thought it was really fun. Now I’m on to my neglected Halloween reading with The Seance (John Harwood) and finding it perfectly eerie.

  5. Jessica S. on November 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Finally reading Gone Girl…I’m mystified…and captivated.

  6. Michelle in Texas on November 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve been on a retro kick. Some Agatha Christie, and then C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Today is the 50th anniversary of his death. Next up, some classic Jayne Ann Krentz.

  7. Elizabeth Lefebvre on November 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Well, I’ve finally finished up my Dr Who reading (just in time for the 50th tomorrow too!) I also devoured the advance copy of Mary Robinette Kowal’s 4th and newest Glamourist Histories book, everyone who loves Jane Austen with a little art and magic HAS to read these, so freakin’ good. Now I’m an Alpha reader on the 5th book and it is also amazing, so much so I just wish she’d write faster! I just started one of Paul Magrs’s books last night, one with Iris Wildthyme (rogue time lord, yeah, so I guess Dr. Who related) but there’s something so cozy about Paul’s books that are about musty old bookshops and titles no one else has ever read… oh, and a talking Panda.

    • Alice on November 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I love the Glamourist series. When does the 4th one come out? So jealous!

  8. jeffrey on November 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I must promote late author Elizabeth Chater who wrote delightful, witty and often funny regency romances. She wrote 20+ of them, mostly back in the 80’s. I am now reading a four-volume set entitled Elizabeth Chater Regency romance, Collection #2.
    I’ve just finished The Gamester and am now in The King’s Doll. The other two to come are Lord Randal’s tiger and Lady Dearborn’s Debut. Chater is a former Professor Emeritus so her research into the Regency period is thorough. Her characters are lovable, endearing, or vile and nasty depending which side you are on. Her use of expressions from the regency period are downright hilarious. I wanted to share her talent with all of you, in case you are not familiar.

    • Sheila on November 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Thanks for the tip Jeffery. I had forgotten how good she is. BTW, her 4 book bundles are only $2.99 for Kindle. Seems like a good deal to me.

  9. Kristen A. on November 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I read a couple of digital stories in the Pax Arcana series by Elliott James, “Charmed, I’m Sure” and “Pushing Luck.” Then I read Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny by Garrison Keillor, and now I’m reading The Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler.

  10. Am7 on November 23, 2013 at 2:57 am

    I thought The Twelve Clues of Christmas was the best of all the Royal Spyness books including the latest one Heirs and Graces.

    I read Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist. It was really good.

    • Yvette R on November 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I agree! The Twelve Days was definitely better than Heirs. Though Heirs was pretty good.

    • Lynne on November 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Agree with both of you! What is it about Georgie that is just so much fun! Haven’t read Heors and Graces yet – I’m on the library list for it!

  11. Betty S. on November 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I am reading Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor – the 8th in Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Doctor series – all are filled with humor, compassion, intersting medical info for the time, and great recurring characters that become friends.

    Next I am going to begin my Christmas reading – can’t wait!

  12. CĂ©line on November 23, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I’m reading The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes and it’s sooooo good that I’m falling in love with her, her writing, her stories, her books. I guess I’m going to go back to her earlier books afterwards… 🙂

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