Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I went back to an old favorite: Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate.  The cleverness of it, the beauty of the language, the humor, the characterization, never ceases to delight me.

And, of course, Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a bit of theme reading, so I picked up Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party, in which a death at a children’s Halloween party becomes a case for everyone’s favorite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Céline on November 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

    This week, I am reading a beautifully written French novel, Changer l’eau des fleurs, by Valérie Perrin. It’s the story of a lady who is the gardian of a cemetery. And through the people who come to visit the grave of their beloved, we discover her own life. It’s full of emotion, of real life, all at once sad and joyful, grand and small, short and long, and everything inbetween.
    It’s really a wonderful book!

  2. Carey Tynan on November 2, 2018 at 10:28 am

    G M Malliet’s Wicked Autumn (#1) & Haunted Season (#5). I love visiting Nether Monkslip, a small village in England.

  3. Pat Dupuy on November 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I just started Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley. Love her books! Before that I read A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines. Her Sarah Booth Delaney series is wonderful.

  4. Karlene on November 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones.

  5. DJL on November 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I read historical romance Heirloom by Candance Camp on recommendation of my mother, and it was fun–singer travelling with an acting troupe in the American Midwest circa 1880 is left high and dry when the troupe manager absconds with their funds–what will she do? Luckily a local man is in need of a housekeeper…
    Also started Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik, which is great so far!

  6. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on November 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Love in a Cold Climate is my favorite Nancy Mitford book! I finished Tasha Alexander’s Behind a Shattered Glass (VERY relevant for the #MeToo era despite being set in the 1800s) and now have gone to the next in the series, The Counterfeit Heiress. I also read the rest of the Black Magick graphic novel series, and I want more, very much Urban Fantasy but the art is amazing! I’m also starting The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

  7. Heather H. on November 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    The little bit of time I’ve had for reading has been comfort reading – Julia Quinn. I’m on “What Happens in London,” about two-thirds of the way through. It’s been the, “I have an extra 30 minutes before I need to be in bed” book. However, I have decided to carve out a little bit of reading time for myself this weekend that is not related to school, so I’m FINALLY going to start “The Glass Ocean.” I picked it up a while ago, but haven’t had a chance to start it.

  8. Bev Fontaine on November 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    I love Love In a Cold Climate. I’ve read and re-read it for years. There’s a very good biography of the Mitford sisters by Mary S Lovell. None of them was boring, for sure!

    I’m currently reading A Forgoten Place, the most recent Bess Crawford book by Charles Todd. Heart wrenching is the only word I can come up with. The plight of soldiers coming home maimed after WWI was unbelievably bleak!

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