Happy November! As if it got the memo, the weather suddenly dropped fifteen degrees today, the air turned crisp, and the trees decided to dump most of their leaves. So it really feels like fall.
I rounded off my Halloween reading with a re-read of Simone St. James’s The Broken Girls, which I first read years and years ago, when it was still in manuscript, before it was even an ARC. And it really is just as good on a fifth (or sixth) re-read.
Jumping ahead a bit to Christmas, I picked up Poppy Alexander’s 25 Days ‘Til Christmas, in the spirit of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan, about a down-on-her-luck single mum trying to make the best of Christmas for her six year old– and finding love in the process. It felt just like drinking a warm mug of Swiss Miss.
Right now, I’ve just started T. Kingfisher’s Clockwork Boys, a fantasy novel about a madman, a forger, and an assassin on a dangerous mission, and keep wondering where these books have been all my life and why I haven’t read them before, because the voice is just so, so good.
What have you been reading this week?