Weekly Reading Round-Up
Right now I’m reading… the copyedited manuscript of The Forgotten Room!
There has also been a lot of The Highway Rat and A Squash and a Squeeze in my life. But once copyedits are in and storytime is (momentarily) over, I’m going to start scrounging on my shelves for something new to read.
What have you been reading this week?
I read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and am now reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty.
The Josephine Bonaparte trilogy that you recommended in one of the Pink books and the Renagades of the Revolutions series. Both are fantastic.
And my ARC of The Other Daughter from GoodReads just arrived, so I start on that this weekend! SQUEEEEEEL!
I read The Fever by Megan Abbott. Fantastic! I loved her build up of the creeping psychological horror. I’ll be reading her back list.
I also read The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe which I really enjoyed. I like to read some more books about the witch trials and I plan on checking out Howe’s other books.
I’m reading Scout Atticus & Boo A Celebration of Fifty Years to Kill a Mockingbird and after it I plan on a reread of To Kill a Mockingbird in anticipation of the new book releasing next week. I’m also about halfway through Wolf Hall. I really like it but it’s so dense I have to be in the right mood to read it. So I’m creeping along reading it interspersed with lighter fare.
The Midwife of Hope River and The Reluctant Midwife. Both excellent. Also, The Perfect Son. Looking forward to The Other Daughter.
The latest Lady Darby mystery, A Study in Death. Love this series!!
I finished up the re-read of Manzanilla, and now I am happily ensconced in an ARC of The Lure of the Moonflower…
I read Hitler’s Furies: German women in the Nazi killing fields by Wendy Lower. She covers various types, not just camp guards that we think of. Very interesting. Now I’m reading When Paris Went Dark: the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C Rosbottom. I seem to be on a WWII kick! In between I’m rereading Mary Stewart.
I’ve been reading Mary Jo Putney this week–No Longer a Gentleman and Nowhere Near Respectable.
I read Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts, Gallaghers of Ardmore #3. It was very good. So was the second Tears of the Moon and the first Jewels of the Sun. I recommend the whole trilogy, especially to first time Roberts readers and starting with the first Jewels of the Sun.
I’m reading The Traitor’s Wife by Alison Pataki. It’s an historical novel about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold. So far I’m loving it. Next I plan to read While Still We Live by Helen MacInnes. It’s set in ww2 Poland.
I read that one eons ago. It was really good!
This week has been slow-going. I have a whole bunch of books that I’ve started over the last few years; I decided last weekend to knock them off by the end of summer. (I have to really dislike a book in order to categorize it as DNF.)
This week it’s One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. I didn’t love it at first but it’s now growing on me. The heroine reminds me of Charley Davidson from the Darynda Jones series.
I just finished an ARC from an author I didn’t know, Charlene Carr, but was contacted through Goodreads to review her book, Beneath the Silence. This was a compelling book about the unraveling of a family due to a tragic event. It takes place in Canada (Nova Scotia and Montreal) and is told through the eyes of the 22 year old daughter with a series of flashbacks as she returns home after being gone for 7 years – very moving.
I am now reading Midnight Manzanilla (loving it), and hope to start the Sebastian St. Cyr series this week – one that has been hovering on my TBR list for a while.
I’m into light reading right now. Just finished Pride v Prejudice by Joan Hess. No one does snarky as well as she does. I was laughing out loud at some of Claire Malloy’s observations. I did read Karen White’s Sound of Glass earlier. I do enjoy her books! Currently in the middle of Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton.