Weekly Reading Round-Up

Do you ever have those weeks where you can’t remember by the end just what you were reading? This was one of those for me. I started and put down a few books that just didn’t quite work for me and finally settled on a re-read of Jenny Colgan’s The Bookshop on the Corner, about an unemployed librarian who loads up a van with books and moves to the Highlands to start a mobile bookshop. Because, books. And the Highlands.

But now it may be time for me to venture out and try something new….

What have you been reading this week?

Also, I’m back off on book tour! I’ll be speaking in Connecticut this weekend, in Georgia (with Deanna Raybourn) next week, and in Chicago (with Charles Finch) on Presidents’ Day weekend– so if you’re in any of those places, check the Have Author Will Travel panel for details!


  1. Sheila on February 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I finally finished all 731 beautifully written and researched pages og Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow…whew!

    since then I have read Tell Tale, short stories by Jeffrey Archer, A Koontz thriller, The Whispering room , and MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin story, the Witches Tree.

  2. Maria on February 2, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I loved the book shop on the corner or anything written by Jenny Colgan. I have been reading The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran. Set in British India around 1860. Great storyline so far.

  3. Miss Eliza on February 2, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I didn’t know Chicago was a double feature!?! So hope to make it.

    I’ve been sick this week and therefore watching TV seemed more my speed, but I finished Spoonbenders, which everyone should avoid, it’s not about a family of psychics, more about the mafia…

  4. Carla on February 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Lucinda Riley’s The Pearl Sister, from the seven sisters series…. Really good 🙂 featuring UK, Thailand and Australia

  5. DJL on February 3, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Moonraker’s Bride, by Madeleine Brent (aka Peter O’Donnell). A Gothic romance set in Late Victorian era China and England, protagonist Lucy Waring is a spunky, spirited delight(much like the other literary Lucy Waring with whom I am acquainted, from Mary Stewart’s This Rough Magic).

    • Beverly Fontaine on February 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Love Moonraker’s Bride. It was the first Madeleine Brent book I read. I then moved on to all the others. My daughter enjoys them so much that she’s on track to own a copy of each.

  6. Liz on February 3, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I’ve been reading The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst, which is … bittersweet seems like kind of a clichĂ© way to put it, but there you go. Also Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archeological Plunder and Obsession by Craig Childs, which has been rather unsettling and eye-opening. After a stressful week, I’m also on a mini-Georgette Heyer bender and just ripped through a re-read of The Grand Sophy, one of my very favorites.

    Excited to see you’re going to be in Chicago, and making plans to go!

  7. LynnS on February 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Rereading the annotated Northanger Abbey because Henry Tilney! And I just put a hold on The Bookshop on the Corner.

  8. Alice on February 3, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter. Amazing! Can’t believe it’s a true story. Also, America’s First Daughter, about Martha Jefferson Randolph. I can’t believe all of the crazy things that happened to the Jefferson family. It’s like a soap opera. Very well written and very insightful.

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