Weekly Reading Round-Up
I can’t tell you what I’ve been reading, unfortunately, because it’s something I have deeply mixed feelings about– and when I can’t say something positive, or at least neutral, about a book, I’d rather not say anything at all. Because I know someone else (or many someones!) will love that same book that annoys me, and it would be wrong to put anyone off from it.
SO. Instead, here are some books I haven’t gotten to yet, but I’m super-excited to read:
— Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, which sounds so very Ruth Ware. I read her previous book, The Invitation, and stayed up far too late reading it, so I have high hopes for this one;
— Ben Aaronvitch’s Lies Sleeping. Because Rivers of London. Need I say more? (For anyone who hasn’t encountered this series, think British police procedural meets Harry Potter with wonderfully snarky prose. Start with the first book, which is called Rivers of London in the UK and Midnight Riot in the US);
— and, of course, Beatriz Williams’s upcoming The Golden Hour, set in the Bahamas during World War II, featuring everyone’s least favorite royals, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, as side characters. I’ve been saving this one as a reward for good behavior in the hopes that it might actually inspire me to knock a few items off my to do list.
What have you been reading this week? And what’s on your TBR pile?
From my TBR pile, I picked Karen White’s The Lost Hours, published in 09. I am engrossed in a family mystery set in beautiful Savannah.
One of my reading goals for myself this year is to reread all of Jane Austen’s novels. Last month was Northanger Abbey and this month is Pride & Prejudice.
I’m also reading Courtiers: The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley.
I literally just got The Hunting Party and can’t wait to dive in. Instead I finished reading Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (love me some deadly assassins) and am currently reading the new Robin Williams biography for book club Sunday. Which means I have a lot of read to do… it’s a long book yet very interesting with lots of little insights.
I ticked another book off my TBR pile – The Vile Village, the latest in my re-read of A Series of Unfortunate Events books. I WAS going to start on The Passage (yes, I’m late to the party on this one), but detoured into Siddhartha by Herman Hesse instead.
Currently reading Queen of Shadows by Bertrice Small and Tolkien’s The Two Towers; I cannot wait for the Tolkien movie that’s coming out this May 🙂
TBR: Crown of Destiny (after Queen of Shadows), The Return of the King, and I’m truly ready for my biannual Harry Potter reread because we just finished re-watching all the movies.