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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, everyone! This week, Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and I were hard at work plotting the third Three Ws novel (and maybe a bit of outlet shopping). But I did have a couple of lovely, long flights for reading time.

This week, I discovered a new to me author, Susie Steiner, and her Manon Bradshaw series, starting with Missing, Presumed, about a missing Cambridge grad student. For fellow fans of British procedurals, it’s a bit like reading Scott and Bailey or DCI Banks.

Right now, I’m reveling in Susan Elia MacNeal’s upcoming Maggie Hope book, The Prisoner in the Castle. More about that soon! But think Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None plus remote Scottish castle plus Maddie Hope. (Equals “why do I have to put this down to write my own book?”)

What have you been reading this week?

15 Comments

  1. Jean on March 9, 2018 at 11:39 am

    A Long Time Gone by Karen White. Will finish today and start The English Wife!

  2. Catherine Ristola Bass on March 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I just finished A Killing Art by Alex Gillis, a history of tae kwon do. It says how TKD was’t invented until WWII and it was fascinating to read all of the intrigue that has swirled around it since that time.

  3. Catherine Ristola Bass on March 9, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I just finished A Killing Art bu Alex Gillis, a history of tae kwon do. It wasn’t invented until WWII and it was fascinating to read the intrigue that has swirled around it since then.

  4. DJL on March 9, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Read Sometimes Amazing Things Happen by Elizabeth Ford, memoir about working as a forensic psychiatrist in Bellevue, which was interesting, particularly when she recounted the 2012 Sandy storm and how it effected hospitals in New York in general (and Bellevue in particular).
    Also finished up Paris for One, a collection of short stories + a novella by Jojo Moyes, which were individually & collectively delightful 🙂

    • DJL on March 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      *affected

  5. LynnS on March 9, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I was rereading The English Wife to a friend in the hospital. She passed away last week. Her sister had brought some Georgette Heyers to read to her, so I have been reading Venetia.

    • Rachel Adrianna on March 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      You sound like a wonderful friend, Lynn. Your friend was probably brought so much comfort by your presence. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Lauren on March 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

      I’m so sorry, Lynn. So many condolences for your loss.

  6. Rachel Adrianna on March 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    This week was A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys (read it in one sitting– could not put it down!) and Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (also AMAZING but more philosophical than I was expecting, so I’m taking it slower with that one to savor it/ figure it out :))

  7. Betty Strohecker on March 9, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Hello Stranger, by Lisa Kleypas for the Eloisa James book club.

  8. Miss Eliza on March 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve been reading The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb, good, Gothic, though one of the ones where I’m like, LEAVE THE HOUSE IT IS HAUNTED!!!

  9. Joan on March 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I just finished Tessa Arlen’s Death Of A Dishonorable Gentleman which is set late edwardian era. About to start Lisa Kleypas’ latest.

  10. Lara Naregatsian on March 9, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    The first Molly Murphy – “Murphy’s Law” by Rhys Bowen. It’s really cute!

  11. carla on March 11, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Just finished How to stop Time. A fun read about a man that lives for hundreds of years.
    I’m heading to Thailand soon and I want to bring a fun historical novel that has some Thailand in it… like the ones by Rosie Thomas or Lucia Riley…but I already read those. Any recommendations? !

    • Tara on March 12, 2018 at 5:10 am

      Not really in the same genre, but a classic: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon.

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