Weekly Reading Round-Up

Digging out from the book pile, I finally read Susanna Kearsley’s Bellewether, which goes back and forth between a historic house on Long Island in the present day and the same house during the French and Indian Wars.  It reminded me a great deal of her The Shadowy Horses (anyone else a Shadowy Horses fan out there?), with a museum curator and a ghost very invested in making sure she find out the truth of the past, except in this case it was American and 18th century instead of Roman legions in Scotland.

And now…. Do you ever have the problem of having such a pile of books you want to read that you just don’t know where to begin?  On my stack right now, I have Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (paranormal historical), Camille Di Maio’s The Beautiful Strangers (historical), Wendy Walker’s Emma in the Night (psychological thriller), Lea Geller’s Trophy Life (contemporary satire), Caroline Kepnes’s You (psychological thriller)– and that’s just the top of the pile.

So, of course, I’m re-reading Daniel O’Malley’s Stiletto, the second in his Rook Files series, while trying to figure out what to read next.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Mary Ann Mercieca on May 3, 2019 at 9:58 am

    The Alice Network

  2. Gayle on May 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Charles Todd’s Watcher’s of Time and Grisham’s The Reckoning… both very good.

  3. DJL on May 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Read Mimi Matthews’ latest, A Modest Independence, which I enjoyed even more than her first in the series, The Matrimonial Advertisement (where the main characters for A Mod. Ind. had secondary roles). Jenny & Tom were a joy to read about as they traveled from England to India in search of a missing Earl, circa 1860.

    Can definitely sympathize with the too many TBRs problem: waiting for me are The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, Golden Urchin by Madeleine Brent and Roselynde by Roberta Gellis. Also waiting for paperback of Lucy Poston’s latest, The Austen Playbook, to arrive in the mail…should be today…

  4. DJL on May 3, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Finished Mimi Matthews’ latest, A Modest Independence, which enjoyed even more than her first in series, The Matrimonial Advertisement. Jenny and Tom join forces and journey to India to locate a lost Earl, circa 1860. Wonderful!

    Can definitely sympathize with too many TBRs: waiting for me currently are The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, Golden Urchin by Madeleine Brent, Roselynde by Roberta Gellis and the new release in the London Celebrities series, The Austen Playbook.

  5. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on May 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Finished Good Omens for book club and now I can’t wait for the miniseries with David Tennant and Michael Sheen. Devoured the latest Mercy Thompson Storm Cursed. Now I’m re-reading The Night Circus because I love it so much. Next is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for book club, and yes, I’m a rare person who has never read it.

  6. Tara on May 5, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, first in a trilogy. Awesome so far.

    • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on May 6, 2019 at 2:59 am

      LOVE the initial trilogy! Haven’t started the new duology yet (the one after the Six of Crows duology that is…)

      • Tara on May 7, 2019 at 4:30 am

        Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom blew me away. I read those first 🙂 Now, I’m reading the trilogy, and then I can’t wait to get my hands on King of Scars. I bought her Wonder Woman book too; I read Sarah J Maas’ Catwoman because I’m a fan of hers too, and it was awesome.

  7. Vicky on May 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    The Shadowy Horses was wonderful, one of the first of Susanna Kearsley’s books I read, and the follow-up The Firebird was even better. Bellewether also an excellent read, one I’m trying not to return to too soon. Looking for some new suggestions and have plenty to try from this thread; thanks!

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