Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve been chugging away on the new book (well, a slow chug, but still a chug), so there hasn’t been terribly much reading time this week. But, when I can, I’ve been sneaking away to steal a chapter or two of Anthony Horowitz’s murder mystery, The Word is Murder, in which the author inserts himself as a protagonist in the story, shadowing a grumpy detective around London.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Laura on March 23, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Making my way through Hamilton’s Battalion: A trio of romances. Courtney Milan’s story was awesome. I also enjoyed Rose Lerner’s story (the first I’ve read her) and I’m getting ready to start Allysa Cole’s (also a first). Also, just trying to re-read Alisha Rai’s Wrong to Need You while I’m impatiently awaiting Tuesday’s release of Hurts to Love You

    • Christina on March 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      The Milan novella is on the list of RITA nominations for this year.


      • Laura on March 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        It was so, so good. I can’t say it is my favorite yet because I haven’t read the Alyssa Cole one yet but I also can’t imagine it being topped.

    • DJL on March 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I discovered Rose Lerner a few years back & have really enjoyed everything I’ve read of hers so far.

  2. Randy Ruddle on March 23, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I’ve been reading through Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series. Love it!

  3. Susan on March 23, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Simone St. James’s The Broken Girls – excellent! Also Snowdrift, a collection of short stories by Georgette Heyer – simply delightful.

    • DJL on March 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      All the Georgette Heyer short stories are wonderful! I have her original collection, Pistols for Two, but when Snowdrift came out I quickly snapped that up too as it has a few additional short stories by her that I think had only been published in magazines up until then. She’s simply The Best 🙂

  4. DJL on March 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I read Dreaming of Manderley by Leah Marie Brown, a light, modern take on Rebecca, and it was fun–and the setting in the south of France can’t be beat 🙂
    Also re-read some short story collections of Agatha Christie, Poirot’s short stories and The Golden Ball & other mysteries. In the latter collection is “The Listerdale Mystery,” which is in my opinion simply superb–whenever I read it, I always long for a film version, perhaps a 60-90 minute PBS production…
    And finally, started Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald, which I’ve seen mentioned on this site and elsewhere numerous times but never got around to until now: so far it’s great!

    • Miss Eliza on March 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Hmmm, interested in how Rebecca was made light and modern, might have to read this!

  5. Daniella Bernett on March 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I’m reading Tracy Grant’s “Midwinter Intrigue.” Another wonderful installment in Tracy’s Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch mysteries.

  6. Miss Eliza on March 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Last year I started V.E. Schwab’s Regency esque Shades of Magic series and kind of didn’t finish, so I’m re-reading the first two, A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows before finishing the final book.

  7. Betty Strohecker on March 23, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I’m about to finish the first book in Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight series, Murder on Astor Place, and then will start Murder on St. Mark’s Place.

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