Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a hectic week trying to work on the Smith book and get ready for book tour at the same time (there’s always drama the week before book tour– wardrobe drama, scheduling drama, drama drama), but I know I’ll make up for it with lots of lovely airplane reading time.

In the meantime, I finished up my Charlotte MacLeod-a-thon with the third and fourth Janet and Madoc Rhys mysteries, A Dismal Thing To Do and Trouble in the Brasses, and now I’ve just finally started a new YA fantasy novel recommended to me by my best friend, who never recommends wrong.  This one is called House of Salt and Sorrows, and takes the old story of the twelve dancing princesses to a mysterious seaside duchy.  It’s got a very gothic vibe going so far.

Now, tell me: what have you been reading this week and what should I absolutely take with me to read on book tour?

Now back to packing!


  1. Christine on January 10, 2020 at 10:40 am

    I haven’t had much time for reading in a while, but last week I read The Wicked Redhead and I missed those characters so much. I can’t wait for the last book in the trilogy.

    The Dancing Princesses was absolutely my favorite fairy tale as a kid (does anyone else remember the old tv show Faerie Tale Theatre?) so House of Salt and Sorrows definitely sounds interesting!

  2. DJL on January 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Enjoying the Mary Kingswood Silver Linings Regency romance/mystery series very much, (The Widow/The Lacemaker/The Apothecary), would make for good airplane reading 🙂

  3. Pat Dupuy on January 10, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I’m in the middle of The Language of the Dead, a mystery in rural England in 1940. Prior to that, Blue Christmas by Emma Jameson, Blind Search by Paula Munier, and Slay Ride by Diane Vallere.

    • Jennifer O’Leary on January 10, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Loved Blue Christmas by Emma Jameson. Think any in the Blue series or her Dr Bones series would be great airplane reading. Just enjoyed Anna Campbell’s The Highlander’s Christmas Quest and Andrea Penrose’s A Question of Numbers. Also both great series.

  4. Kristen A. on January 10, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I read an ARC of The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, the next Welcome to Night Vale book.

  5. Joan on January 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    I’m reading Hazard the fifth book of the six part Rockliffe series by Stella Riley set in Georgian England. I’ve loved the four I’ve read so far.

    • Cathleen, on January 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Can’t wait to start that series. I read The Wicked Cousin and purchased all the others in the series. Definitely good airplane reading.

  6. Tara on January 11, 2020 at 7:04 am

    YA Regency Magical Mystery: Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle. It’s Persophe’s, or Persy’s, first season in London, and she’s a witch-in-training under her governess’ tutelage. When her beloved governess goes missing, Persy will have to accomplish the London season, land a husband, and unravel the mystery of the missing governess.

    • LynnS on January 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      I like the sound of that one!

      • Tara on January 16, 2020 at 4:38 am

        It’s awesome! There’s a sequel: Bewitching Season (about the heroine’s sister) and a prequel (starring the heroine’s mother). There’s also a third book in the series Charles Bewitched (about their younger brother).

        I love book series that follow a family 🙂

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