Weekly Reading Round-Up

The final edits on the next novel are IN! So I’ve been rewarding myself with two books I’ve saved for just such an occasion:

— Susan Elizabeth Philips’s latest, First Star I See Tonight, which returns us to the world of the Chicago Stars with a former quarterback turned nightclub owner and a scrappy private detective trying to keep her family’s agency afloat, and

— Cristina Alger’s This Was Not the Plan, in which a hard-working law firm associate, after a vodka-fueled rant about law firm life goes viral, finds himself out of work and rethinking his life, his relationship with his five year old son, and just about everything. (For those of you who haven’t read it yet, the paperback just came out this past Tuesday.)

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Miss Eliza on October 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I feel down a Bridget Jones rabbit hole. Read the new book, Bridget Jones’s Baby and promptly had to read Mad About the Boy again… hopefully will get back on track with my Halloween reading with We Have Always Lived in the Castle this weekend.

  2. Christina on October 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender and Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. You can’t go wrong with Quinn and a Bridgerton.

  3. Lauren H on October 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Last week all hell broke loose so I fell behind on my reading, but this week I’ve been able to get back on track! I’ve been reading the copy of Alyson Richman’s The Velvet Hours that I won on here a few weeks ago (thank you!) and I have been loving it. I’ve also been going through Elizabeth Peters’s Jacqueline Kirby novels, which are quirky and wonderful.

  4. JDL on October 21, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Halloween reads: Julia Buckley’s A Dark and Stormy Murder (1st in series but set in Halloween time), also Laura Levine’s The Death of a Neighborhood Witch, also Laura Child’s Jasmine Moon Murder/Tea Shop Mystery. Next up, Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews.

  5. Lynne on October 22, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I give rave reviews to Tasha Alexander’s latest Lady Emily mystery – A Terrible Beauty. I’m past the halfway point and think it’s one of the best in the series – very hard to put down. I’m also into the re-reads of Tracy Grant’s Rannoch/Fraser series and think it might be better the second time out as I’m taking time to savor the details.

  6. Carla on October 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Arsenic with Austen 🙂

  7. Tiffany on October 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Just finished Julie Klassen’s books (all regency-themed) and am going to start Georgette Heyer (I have never read her before). Any suggestions on which book to start with? Which are the best? The most romantic? Any suggestions would be lovely!

    • Betty Strohecker on October 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

      I am a real fan of Julie Klassen.

    • Sheila on October 23, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      These Old Shades got me hooked…named my son after the hero!

  8. Olivia on October 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Uprooted by Naomi Novik–SO good!

  9. Betty Strohecker on October 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I have discovered a new author, Eve Silver, and read His Dark Kiss, listed as #2 in her Dark Gothic series, and am now almost finished #1, Dark Desires. Listed as a series, these are all stand alones. This has been my nod to Halloween.

    Like Lynne, I am participating in a reread of Tracy Grant’s series and just completed Vienna Waltz.

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