Weekly Reading Round-Up
With a Nor’easter howling outside the window, it would be a perfect day to hunker down with a book or two (if only there weren’t, well, life to attend to– hello, umbrella and boots!).
This week, I finally read Kate Moretti’s The Blackbird Season, set in a dying Pennsylvania mill town and the scandal that explodes when a teacher is accused of sleeping with a student. But did he? And where is that student now?
Right now, I’m reading another Sarah Addison Allen book, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, in which a teenager goes back to her mother’s hometown and discovers all sorts of secrets (and also cake). Now that I’ve discovered these, I’m trying to pace myself and space them out, when what I really want to do is gobble them up one right after the other.
Weather permitting (cross fingers, knock on wood), I’ll be hopping on a plane at dawn tomorrow to join Beatriz Williams and Karen White in our latest bat cave to plot the third Three Ws book! So there will (hopefully) be lots of lovely airplane reading time. What should I load on my kindle, folks?
What have you been reading this week?
Finished Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom, written & set in the 1930s, and really enjoyed it; it’s the tale of one woman’s awakening at age 35 to the possibilities of life. While on a cruise. In the Mediterranean.
I particularly love when I’m reading a book written decades (sometimes centuries!) ago, and come across a line or a notion that seems so…modern. Just a lovely reminder that some things about the human condition never really do change, and this book was full of lines like that 🙂
Next up, Sometimes Amazing Things Happen, by Elizabeth Ford, about her experiences as a provider in the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward (for something completely different!).
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende… Three people come together during a winter storm. Being Allende, expect to find pain, sorrow, love, guerrillas, desaparecidos, murder, friendship.
Dubliners for book club… should probably be reading it now. Next up though is the newest Wendy Webb!
I read Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen, Georgie and Darcy #10! I got to get caught up before the wedding in August!
I’m with you, Amy – can hardly wait until August. Although, knowing Georgie, something will surely go wrong. But it is a great series, isn’t it?
I just started Charles Finch’s latest – The Woman in the Water – and it is already proving to be a page turner. Love this man’s Charles Lenox series and highly recommend it.
Lauren, be very careful – the storm looks particularly nasty from the news feeds online. Be safe!
I’ve just started a 1946 classic by Jan Westcott called The Hepburn. It’s a historical romance, and the hero and heroine are about two real people: Jane Gorden and Patrick Hepburn.
It’s so deliciously Scottish 🙂
“Deliciously Scottish” = going on my TBR right now! 🙂
If you like The Hepburn, then try Jane Westcott’s The Border Lord 🙂
I couldn’t put down I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson… all about the GENIUS of Nora Ephron and her influence on film.
I also devoured the first two book in Lisa Kleypas’ The Ravenels series. SO. GOOD. [side note: Does the name “Ravenel” remind anyone else of Gaylord Ravenel in Showboat?]
I just can’t wait to learn more about the next Three W book!! <3 <3 <3
This week, I read Where rainbows end, by Cecilia Ahern, and it was wonderful!!! <3