Weekly Reading Round-Up
I can’t tell you about most of my reading this week, since it’s for the next Work-in-Progress, which is hush hush top secret….
But I did treat myself to the new Robert Galbraith, Lethal White, which I’ve just started. Somehow, there’s something about those Galbraith books that just says “September” to me. Maybe it’s because I binge-read the first three in autumn two or three years ago, and now they’re stuck in that season in my mind?
Do you have books that belong to a certain season, because that’s when you first read them?
And what have you been reading this week?
“hush hush top secret” …. well, now, I guess we are all soooo curious about it! ♥♥♥
I haven’t been able to read much this week, what with what I now call the “A/C-gate” (you know, the kind of situation where each day brings its own bad news, and you just fall further down into trouble?). I am thus still reading the Glass Ocean. 😉
I’m hosting a book talk soon about the end of life/ death, so I’ve been reading: This Bright Hour, The last Lecture, Being Mortal, and When Breath Becomes Air. #depressing
To lighten things up, I’ve also been taking breaks to read the new Betty Ford biography by Lisa McCubbin (so good!). Happy weekend, all!
Looking forward to new book. I think I will get it on Audible and listen. Listen to The English Wife and really enjoyed it.
I just finished Lisa Scottoline’s Feared from her Rosato & DiNunzio series. Twisty turny with a reverse discrimination law suit at the heart of the story. Lots of fun! My last trip to the library yielded A Higher Loyalty for my venture into non-fiction, and also….(drum roll…) The Glass Ocean! There it was, just sitting nonchalantly in the new fiction section. No one else has touched it yet. Love being the first!
Reading the Iliad, along with Homeric Moments by Eva Brann in preparation to discuss with my class of freshmen. 😬😳Promised myself something light-hearted if I finish before Tuesday….
I’m a teacher too, and I always loved reading Clemence McLaren’s Inside the Walls of Troy and Waiting for Odysseus. They are amazing books for young adults and include all the major characters from the Trojan war and The Odyssey, but the main characters are the females : )
I’m having book ADD because there are TOO MANY GOOD BOOKS right now, and I got an ARC of the Flavia De Luce book coming out in January… But mainly been sticking with JK, Harry Potter and Lethal White!
Just finished The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah and waiting for my copy of Deborah Harkness’ Time’s Convert.
I’ve been sick for a good portion of the week, so it’s been easy reading for me. I’m currently about halfway through a re-read of my favorite manga series, “Fruits Basket,” and also re-reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman (want to binge the show, but felt like refreshing myself book-wise first.) I am picking up “The Glass Ocean” today, as I finally have some fun money to spend!
Re-read Radiance by Grace Draven, which somehow gets better each time I read it. Arranged marriage trope set in fantasy setting, comp!ete with fabulous world building & an awesome sequel.
Now finishing newest Christina Lauren release, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, which reminded me more than anything of the old Hollywood screwball comedies (think zany female protagonist and staid male foil from My Man Godfrey, but updated to a 21st century setting, and you’ve got the idea). Lots of fun.
Regarding seasonal reads, Mary Stewart and Agatha Christie are somehow my two “summer authors.” I usually fit in a re-read of Madam Will You Talk & either The Moving Finger or Miss Marple short stories each summer–likely due to having discovered both writers during summer holidays many moons ago 🙂
I just started ‘A Discovery of Witches’ by Deborah Harkness, and finding it utter engrossing. Before that I was doing a partial re-reading of the Series of Unfortunate Events books (I read books 4, 5 and 6) which was prompted by reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – something about its gothic offbeat tone made me want to then turn to the tales of the Baudelaire orphans.
As for seasonal reading – if it is really hot in summer I like to read books set in cold climates to mentally ‘cool off’. Victoria Holt is also my favourite beach-read author – something about the mix of sand, sunshine and gothic is very fun. In winter when it is dark and depressing I lean more to fantasy novels.
Fall and winter beckon Lord of the Rings novels/book, Harry Potter novels/books, and a definite annual watching of Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
I’m currently reading I Love Rogues, a short story anthology including the beloved late author Bertrice Small as well as Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.
I just finished the Irish Castle trilogy by Santa Montefiore, really liked it, so I picked up another book by her, The Woman from Paris
I didn’t realize there were so many people who also have their yearly seasonal reads:)
My reads for the start of autumn always include L.M. Montgomery, usually the Anne books and The Blue Castle (for some reason A Tangled Web seems to go with spring or very early summer). The last few years I usually crave a re-read of Tana French books, especially The Likeness– I’m really excited for her newest book!
Btw, this weekend I read The Glass Ocean– really enjoyed it! I also started a re-read of Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart–haven’t read it in years, probably not since I was a teen.