I’ve been catching up on some recent releases over here! Among the books I’ve read over the past couple of weeks have been:
— Sara Gruen’s At the Water’s Edge, which takes place in the Scottish Highlands during World War II, as three Americans in disgrace take an unlikely trip in search of the Loch Ness Monster and find much, much more than they bargained for;
— Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret, another tale of a seemingly mundane life with dark secrets that lurk beneath, changing everything;
— and Robert Galbraith’s Career of Evil, the third of the Cormoran Strike mysteries, in which the delivery of a human leg sets Strike off on a hunt for enemies from his past.
I’ve also read some older books. My college roommate told me, for reasons obscurely connected with my own new book, that I had to read Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honor, one of the books in her Vorkosigan saga.
When my college roommate tells me I need to read something, she’s invariably right, so I read both Shards of Honor and its sequel, Barrayar, conveniently sold in an omnibus edition called Cordelia’s Honor.
What I adore about Bujold’s characters? How incredibly sensible they are, even in extreme situations. Or, perhaps, especially in extreme situations. I have a feeling that Cordelia would get along well with Laura Grey from The Orchid Affair. And, of course, with Henrietta from The Masque of the Black Tulip.
What have you been reading this week?