Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve been working away on the final chapters of the next Team W book (one word: FRANCE), so there hasn’t been terribly much discretionary reading time this week, but I did finally start reading Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter , the first in her Athena Club mysteries, about the daughters of Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, et al.

If, like me, you grew up on Barbara Michaels’s Victorian Gothics, the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes, and Victoria Holt, this book is for you.  It conjures up that particular gas-lit London, with more than a bit of self-conscious snark.

(As you can see, Paddington Bear is enjoying it, too.)

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Bev Fontaine on May 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I needed cheering up, so I just had a re-read of Georgette Heyer’s “The Grand Sophy.” So great! My husband asked me if that was the 2nd or 3rd time I’d read it and I responded, “probably the 12th or 13th.” I also just finished “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn. Quite an excellent read by the author of “The Alice Network” which I also recommend.

    • Jennifer Riggin on May 10, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      I have that book. The pace seems a little slow so its sitting on my shelf. You inspired me to give it a go again. I know its considered a classic

    • DJL on May 11, 2019 at 12:38 am

      I loooove The Grand Sophy!

  2. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on May 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I finished a re-read of The Night Circus, which I seriously adore so much, now I’m FINALLY reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for book club, only three chapters in so have no opinion yet…

  3. Maria Delfino on May 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    This book looks great! Excited for a France book by the 3 Ws!!!
    I’m reading Lying Game… almost done… and have the latest Lisa See waiting on the night table.

  4. Julie on May 11, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Just finished Mary Kay Andrews’ latest, Sunset Beach. An easy, fun read.

  5. Tara on May 12, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Into Leigh Bardugo’s second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy called The Siege and the Storm. It’s amazing 🙂

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