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?
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.
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.
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.