Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday!  This week, I’ve been wallowing in Golden Age British crime with a couple of Georgette Heyer mystery reprints.

I will confess, I’m not usually the hugest fan of her mysteries, since I find them less finely drawn than her historicals and the people somehow more unpleasant, but I’m finding Death in the Stocks and They Found Him Dead quite fun.

In the meantime, I’ve just stuck a giant and very heavy pile of ARCs in my carry-on as I head to the airport to fly to North Carolina for the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors!  If you’re in Winston-Salem or thereabouts, I’ll be talking historical fiction tomorrow (Saturday) at a free tea with the authors with Martha Hall Kelly, Ann Mah, and Sarah Blake.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Karlene Barger on September 6, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I’ve been enjoying A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver.

  2. Ina Leek on September 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Re reading the Jill Paton Walsh Lord Peter mysteries, and thoroughly enjoying all three.

  3. Kristen A. on September 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I’m reading The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman

  4. Dianna on September 7, 2019 at 2:24 am

    On Book #9 of Jodi Taylor’s “Chronicles of St. Mary’s” time traveling historians series… have been binge reading the whole set… one more to go.

  5. Andra B on September 7, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Finished House by the Cypress Trees by Elena Mikalsen and The Long Call by Ann Cleeves. I’m currently reading 29 Seconds by T.M.Logan.

  6. Carey on September 8, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Just finished Rosamunde Pilcher’s “September.” I had not read it in years and forgot how wonderful all the characters are.

  7. Julie on September 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    It’s probably a YA book technically, but I really enjoyed Love to Everyone by Hilary McKay. It follows a brother and sister as they grow up during WWI. Sweet and funny while also just a bit heartbreaking. Less intense than, say, Rilla of Ingleside, but the characters and setting feel just as real.

    • Lauren Willig on September 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Oooh, I’ll have to look that one up!

  8. Laurie Brown on September 9, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Meet Me in Monaco- taking a break from all the WWII books I’ve been reading. Enjoyed meeting you at Bookmarks- can’t wait to start your book!!

    • Lauren Willig on September 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      So nice to meet you this weekend, too! Happy reading!

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