Weekly Reading Round-Up
Another win from the college roommate care package! I’ve been reading my way through Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series: Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, and Whispers Under Ground. I’m currently on #4, Broken Homes, and have #5, Foxglove Summer, queued up next. Think police procedural meets Harry Potter. It’s paranormal policing in modern London with a snarky first person narrator who makes me think of a British, male Vicky Bliss. (Although he’s a policeman, not an art historian. It’s a tone thing.)
I’ve also been reading my way through a pile of research books for the next stand alone. More on that very, very soon.
What have you been reading this week?
My new book obsession is listening to audio books through my library on the One Click Digital app. I’ve been listening while walking the dog, doing housework and when driving in the car solo. So far I’ve been listening to favorites that I want to revisit. For the moment it’s Sookie Stackhouse and the Southern Vampire mysteries. This week I’ve listened to Dead Until Dark and have started Living Dead in Dallas.
As far as my regular reading I’m about a 1/3 into My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh.
I finished Susanna Kearsley’s “A Desperate Fortune” and I was really disappointed. It just wasn’t where her books normally are. The historical story was a little flat and the modern day story was underdeveloped.
I started Tracy Grant’s “The Berkeley Square Affair” and it’s fantastic so far. I really love books with the possible unearthing of a new Shakespeare play plotline.
Read fast, Christine – Tracy’s next book in the series comes out in one week. If you like Berkeley Square be sure to try some of her other books. They’re terrific!
Cool you are reading it, Christine@
Ruth’s Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from GWTW. I enjoyed the author’s other book, Rhett Butler’s People. So far, I am really enjoying it!
I just started “A Desperate Fortune.” Sorry to hear its not as good as her others.
I received a gift card for Barnes & Noble, so I will be able to get my own copy of “Midnight Manzanilla,” thus requiring a reread!
My first Stephanie Laurens, A comfortable Wife, really enjoyed it.
Two humorous memoirs by Tony Slater, Kamikaze Kangaroos and Can I Kiss Her Yet?, very funny.
And of course, the reread of Garden Intrigue!
Cora Seton Email order bride series. Also have my son reading
The Count of Monte Christo”. I love this book.
Oh, Ben Aaronovitch used to work on Doctor Who, no surprise you liked him. This week I’ve been busy so not too much time to read. I still finished the re-read of Garden Intrigue and am about to finish re-reading Jurassic Park!
Whenever anybody at the library asks me about Dresden Files books, I try to convince them to take Midnight Riot (original US title for Rivers of London – did they change it on reprints?), too. I like how Harry and Peter both have that geek’s geek thing going on.
I finished Tracy Grant’s Imperial Scandal which was wonderful.
I was asked to review Marilyn Grey’s prequel novella, No, Not That Jane Austen, and also the follow up novel The Best of Fools. I was not familiar with this author, but loved these books – contemporary romance that explores relationships and the meaning of love.
Also rereading Garden Intrigue.
So glad you enjoyed Imperial Scandal, Betty!