Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from the book tour whirlwind!

To celebrate the end of the first week of book tour, I treated myself to Karen White’s upcoming The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street, the latest in her popular Tradd Street series about a realtor who sees dead people. There are very few things that can make a five hour flight seem too short, but a Karen book (and a surprisingly good sandwich from Panera) make for a truly marvelous afternoon. If you haven’t read Karen’s books before, you can go back and start at the first book in the series, The House on Tradd Street, or you can dive right in. I was a little worried, because it had been a while since I’d read the last one, but it wasn’t at all hard to pick back up.

To celebrate the start of week two of book tour, I picked up another book I’ve been hoarding, Jean Kwok’s Searching for Sylvie Lee, an immersive mystery about a golden girl who goes missing and the secrets that begin to unravel as her family searches for her.  As well as being an absorbing mystery, it’s a fascinating glimpse into Chinese American and Dutch culture.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Céline on June 14, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I am buried deep into The Tiger Catcher, the latest book by Paullina Simons!! It’s really different from The Bronze Horseman, but it’s so good!!! I wish life wasn’t interfering so much with my reading and writing ! ^^

  2. Melissa Crawford on June 14, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Currently reading My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax.

  3. Pat Dupuy on June 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I just finished A Gentleman’s Murder by Christopher Huang. It is set in 1920’s London and I will certainly look for the next book in this new series. Before that, A Deceptive Devotion by Iona Whishaw. This is a great series set in British Columbia in the late 1940s. I was blown away by The Lost Man by Jane Harper. What a story! I also read an ARC of Sabrina Jeffries’ Project Duchess. This is the first of a brand new series and it is good! I’m about to start The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, also set in the 1920s. What is it about that era? And hooray! The Summer Country is being held for me at the library.

  4. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on June 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I read the newest (and hopefully not last) Flavia de Luce book which had a kind of messy ending, now I’m deep in the new Edward Gorey bio, which has a little too much of the author’s projections about Gorey than discussions about Gorey.

  5. Mary Beth on June 15, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I just finished Searching for Sylvie Lee. I thought it was wonderfully written and a real page turner. I too found the mix of Chinese and Dutch cultures so interesting to read about. I also loved Lost in Translation. My Mother was a book lover and I remember I told her about this book as I read Translation. It was one of the last books we ever discussed. She passed away shortly after. I think Ms Kwok is an amazingly beautiful writer and my Mother would have loved Searching too.

  6. Tara on June 16, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Just finished reading Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman. What an action-packed, touching ride! Amazing book, and I’m not even that into superheroes. I’m debating whether to start another Leigh Bardugo book, King of Scars; I’ve just discovered her, so I’ve reading been reading all her books lately. Otherwise, I’ll pick a new author entirely 🙂

  7. Julie on June 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Truly enjoyed The Summer Country last week!

    I’m actually rereading The Ashford Affair now. It’s getting me in the mood to re-read the Ha’Penny series by Jo Walton, even if it isn’t exactly the same time period.

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