Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

In between ripping up bits of my manuscript this week (oh, revisions), I indulged in Helen Simonson’s The Summer Before the War, in which World War I comes to the inhabits of a Thirkell-esque village, and Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty, in which something goes very wrong at a barbecue and you work backwards from the fall-out to the event itself.

Right now, I’m starting The Rook and really, really wishing there were a new Ben Aaronovitch or Laura Resnick book out….

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Lauren H on August 26, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I loved The Rook. It’s one of my favorites. I’m currently waiting on my library copy of its sequel, Stiletto.

    Right now I’m reading the new Royal Spyness book, Crowned and Dangerous, Jennifer Crusie’s Tell Me Lies, and Mass Effect:Revelation, a prequel novel to the video games. Earlier this week I finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Gail Carriger’s Imprudence, latest in the Custard Protocol series. Overall, it’s been a very good week for reading!

    • SuzanneH on August 28, 2016 at 3:23 am

      I read Crowned And Dangerous too. It was great fun and I liked the Irish setting and characters.

  2. LynnS on August 26, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I’m embarrassed to say that I finally hauled The Ashford Affair from where it was buried in the TBR pile. I have a coupon for the new bookstore that is on my way home, so I’m planning to pick up The Cursed Child.

  3. Miss Eliza on August 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I finished Mary Robinette Kowal’s Ghost Talkers, alternate WWI with mediums used to fight the Germans, now I’m onto finally reading ALL of Fall of Poppies… I wonder if I’m doing WWI for September on my blog?

    I also read Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel… really, don’t ask me why I read it, only that I’m apparently a masochist.

  4. Lori on August 27, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I finished reading The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon and went right on to A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I’ve read the entire Outlander series at least 3 or 4 times and find it as compelling as ever!!

  5. Kimberly Bristol on August 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I read The Summer before the War about a week ago. I couldn’t put it down. So, so good. I’m madly in love with Hugh. lol

    The last book I read was Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen. Love her Lady Georgie series!

    Now I’ve got Jane Austen’s England up next.

    • Lynne on August 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Kimberley – I, too, just finished Crowned and Dangerous – The Lady Georgiana series is always the best fun! And I’m glad to hear you liked Summer Before the War. Simonson’s Major Pettigrew was so good that I’m really looking forward to Summer…good to hear a positive review.

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