Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Labor Day weekend!

This week I belatedly discovered Daniel O’Malley’s The Rook, in which a high ranking official in a top top secret organization finds herself plunging back into her old life after being stripped of her memories by a traitor. It’s a little bit Rivers of London and a little bit James Bond and a lot of snarky, clever fun. Which is why I’ll be spending my Labor Day weekend with its sequel, Stiletto— and also my revisions, which I am still revising.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Christina on September 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West – I had seen a lot of what’s in it online and was disappointed.

    The Girls Emma Cline – Excellent book that raises lots of uncomfortable questions about why people join cults, how victims are groomed for exploitation, etc. I didn’t necessarily LIKE the book because it’s not a happy read and a lot of disturbing things happen but it was well worth the read.

    The Beach Club Elin Hilderbrand – I needed summer beach read book after the disturbing book. I’m almost done and it’s pretty good. I like it better than the other Hilderbrand I’ve read – A Beautiful Day.

  2. Miss Eliza on September 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I just finished Fall of Poppies and am moving onto Mata Hari’s Last Dance, Michelle Moran’s newest book and I can not wait. I also hope to have some time to read some graphic novels I got out of the library during the long holiday weekend.

  3. Lauren H on September 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve been working on Stiletto (Daniel O’Malley) this week. Even though I read The Rook over three years ago, and have been impatiently waiting for the sequel ever since, it was easy to dive back into this wonderful, and sometimes terrifying, world.

    Also on the pile this week:
    Philippa Gregory’s Three Sisters, Three Queens, another wonderful Tudor novel.
    Paul Krueger’s Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge, which had been mentioned on here a few weeks ago (and the Buffy nod caught my attention).
    Alison Weir’s The Princes in the Tower, because all those Tudors have been making want some Yorks and Lancasters, namely, that honey Richard III.
    And I’ve listened to Rachel Hawkins Rebel Belle, pretty meh Buffy inspired YA with a southern twist, and a Star Wars YA audiobook Moving Target: a Princess Leia adventure, complete with sound effects and theme music!

    • SuzanneH on September 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Lauren, have you read Philippa Gregory’s Cousin War series, about the women of the Wars Of The Roses? If not, I really recommend them. I loved them, especially Lady Of The Rivers, as I knew nothing about Jacquetta Woodville before reading that.

      • Lauren H on September 4, 2016 at 11:24 am

        I have. And I agree, they’re very enjoyable. There are only a couple of Philippa Gregory’s early books I haven’t read yet.

  4. Carla on September 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    So sad I didn’t see the Arthur Pepper book giveaway, it looks like a great book!
    I’ll come back on Monday to see what the next book is 🙂 thanks for sharing your overstock 🙂
    This week I’m reading Lucinda Riley’s books and listening to the ashford affair, again, on audiobook!

  5. Sheila on September 2, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes-Halfway through and really liking it

    The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty- Really enjoyed

    The Curiosity Keeper, by Sarah E. Ladd–I took a gamble on a freebie and was very pleasantly surprised by this Regency with a twist

    Murder and Mendelssohn, by Kerry Greenwood–Phryne Fisher rides again!

    Thw Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George–The premise was fabulous, the execution…..less so. Just not my dish of tea and was very disappointed.

  6. Amy on September 3, 2016 at 2:48 am

    I read
    Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels based on recommendations from Lauren. It was great!
    I also read A Gentleman Never Tells and Summer of Dreams

  7. SuzanneH on September 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I am participating in a re-read of Tracy Grant’s Rannock/Fraser series with the readers on her Google+ website. We are doing His Spanish Bride and London Interlude this month and I am really enjoying reading them again. In between the schedule for that I am re-reading Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series in preparation for the new one coming out next month. I am really looking forward to that one!

  8. Jackie Humbert on September 4, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I just finished The Lure of the Moonflower, so sad to see the series end.I guess I will just have to read them all again!

    Also reading The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler and The Betrayed by Lisa Bergren.

  9. Sue Gorman on September 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Finished Emma Caine’s At Fairfield Orchard (loved it) and started a regency anthology.

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