Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, in between working on the outline for the new Team W book with Beatriz Williams and Karen White, I treated myself to two new books: Naomi Novik’s Uprooted and Sherry Thomas’s A Study In Scarlet Women.

Although very different, both are takes on earlier stories: Uprooted builds off previous generations of fairy tales (so many echoes of Robin McKinley!) while A Study in Scarlet Women is a new look at Sherlock Holmes, imagining Holmes as a woman in an era that wasn’t particularly hospitable towards female enterprise.

Now, I’m plunged into a research refresher for my next stand alone novel (more on that soon!).

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Christina on November 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I really liked Uprooted. I haven’t read McKinley but it sounds like she needs to move up my TBR.

    I read Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina – coming of age YA story set in 1977 NYC – Son of Sam, blackout, heat wave, dysfunctional family….I really liked it.

    Winter – Marissa Meyer. A fantastic conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles.

  2. Sheila on November 19, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Ordinary Grace by By Krueger was the best book in many months

    Two Of Kasey Michaels”, Playful Lady Penelope and The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane, great fun( there was a great special on Kindle on a bundle)

    Robert Barnard’s Corpse in a Gilded Cage, a satirical and hilarious mystery, could also be a house book, as it is almost a character itself.

    The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Rosenfeldt. Can a noir be a cozy? This had several elements of each, really enjoyed it.

  3. Courtney on November 19, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I randomly started reading Mary Balogh yesterday, starting with her latest, Someone to Love, which in some ways did remind me of The Other Daughter, though the story plays out a bit differently.

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