Weekly Reading Round-Up

Better late than never, I finally read Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders and loved the whodunnit within the whodunnit (especially the internal whodunnit, which was 1950s, small English village, so, basically, Father Brown without Father Brown).

Then I treated myself to Lynda Loigman‘s upcoming The Wartime Sisters, set at Springfield Armory during World War II, tracing the tangled relationship between two sisters– the smart one and the pretty one– and the way it all comes to a head during the war. As with The Two-Family House, the characters are so real and so realistically flawed that you can absolutely understand why they are the way they are and where they are– and you won’t want to stop reading until you figure out how they got there and how they’ll fix it. I may possibly have stayed on the subway a bit too long just to keep reading.


I have a big pile of new books to read, but it’s going to be very hard to top these two books!

What have you been reading this week?

p.s. The Pinkorama entries are in and they’re Peeptastic! I’m going to be sharing one a day, in the order in which they were received, starting on Monday…. So if you’re feeling peep-inspired and want to send in a last minute entry over the weekend, go for it!


  1. Becky on April 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Just finished The Cottingley Secret and The Girl Who Chased The Moon, both great!!

  2. ruth ann siegler on April 6, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I read James Haley’s new ones about the War of 1812. Great reads!!

  3. Susan on April 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    C.S. Harris’s newest Sebastian St. Cut mystery, Why Kill the Innocent? And I’m on a serious Georgette Heyer binge – The Nonesuch, Arabella, Cousin Kate, The Talisman Ring. It’s been a great reading week!

    • Susan on April 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      St. Cyr

      • Lynne on April 8, 2018 at 12:19 am

        Just started it – isn’t it great? Love the series!

  4. Dianna on April 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Reading the amusing and entertaining “Trash n’ Treasures” mystery series by Barbara Allen. I am on number #4 “Antiques Bizarre” featuring the last Faberge egg. If interested read in order…the first one is “Antiques Roadkill”.

  5. DJL on April 6, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Read The Sword and the Swan by Roberta Gellis (excellent, intriguing historical romance set in the time of troubles between King Stephen and Empress Maud in England) and today beginning Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray (sooo much enjoyed first in series, Defy the Stars, last year!).

    • Tara on April 7, 2018 at 6:55 am

      If you like Roberta Gellis, or at least liked her genre, you should try Bertrice Small 🙂

    • Beverly Fontaine on April 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

      I love Roberta Gellis. If you loved the Sword and the Swan, be sure to pick up Knight’s Honor, Bond of Blood and all the Roselynde Chronicles. They’re all interrelated and all terrific.

  6. Miss Eliza on April 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Finishing up V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series after a failed attempt to read this month’s book club selection of Uncle Tom’s Cabin…

  7. Betty Strohecker on April 7, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Just began Why Kill the Innocent – latest Sebastian St. Cyr.

  8. Lynne on April 8, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Besides starting Why Kill the Innocent (reading with Betty), I finished Charles Finch’s Woman in the Water (terrific!) and am reading his very first a second time – A Beautiful Blue Death – I do love his books.

  9. Beverly Fontaine on April 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Started Why Kill the Innocent yesterday and am almost done already. So good!

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