Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

This week, I read:

— Trisha Ashley’s Twelve Days of Christmas, which has become something of a holiday go-to read for me, in part for all the descriptions of holiday cooking. Mmm, mince pies. You can’t go wrong with a stately manor, a brooding owner, dotty side characters, and fictional meals cooked by someone else.

— W.R. Gingell’s Masque, which was part of a care package sent by the best of all possible college roommates. A fantasy novel/mystery set in a vaguely historical kingdom (Regency-ish?), told in first person by a heroine who reminded me greatly of Sally Fitzhugh, with, perhaps, a dash of Amelia Peabody.

— Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair (see care package, above), an urban fantasy novel in which the descendant of the eponymous mythological beast stalks New York City on New Year’s Eve and must be thwarted by a team of crack paranormal agents.

— the copyedited manuscript of The English Wife, which will be coming your way in January 2018!

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Sarah R on December 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I have been reading the Harry Potter series. I know I am seriously late to the game on that!

  2. Jan on December 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve been reading Laura Andersen’s The Virgin’s Spy – the 3rd in her fantasy/history series about the Tudors.

  3. Lara Naregatsian on December 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Finished The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George – awesome!
    Followed by Has She or Hasn’t She? by Alisa Kwitney – it’s lighthearted and a bit madcap and so fun!

  4. Miss Eliza on December 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do some Christmas reading but instead am reading Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek, which is quite fun!

    • Betty Strohecker on December 24, 2016 at 1:28 am

      Love Frenchman’s Creek.

  5. Betty Strohecker on December 24, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I have been engrossed in lots of Christmas reading.

    Mary Balogh’s Christmas Miracles

    Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes

    The Mistletoe Promise and Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans

    The Gift of a Charm by Melissa Hill – set in NYC

    All have been great!

  6. Amy on December 24, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I have been rereading The Blue Castle since my 29th birthday was this month and like Valancy I wish my life was further along. I also started a bunch of things I haven’t finished.

  7. Tara on December 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I’m reading The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s so good, and I’m impressed at how well the first movie stuck to the book’s major events.

    • Lynne on December 25, 2016 at 3:52 am

      The Lord of the Rings trilogy is terrific, Tara, and all the movies stick close to the books. You will love the others as much as Fellowship!

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