I started the week with a gift from my wonderful friend, Lynda Loigman: Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, set in an alternate Yale in which the secret societies dabble in black magic. So often, when you read a much hyped book, it falls flat, but I loved Ninth House, and stayed up far too late to finish it. (Which is always the litmus test of a good book!)
After that, I had a massive book hangover, and trouble settling on what to read next, so I went back to my trusty Elizabeth Peters shelf and picked out Borrower of the Night, the first book in her Vicky Bliss series. (And, really, the weakest in the series– still funny, but not nearly as good as Silhouette in Scarlet or Night Train to Memphis, which means I’m going to have to re-read Night Train to Memphis.)
Moving from the new to the old to the sort of new, I finally read a book that’s been sitting on my TBR for ages: The Rosie Project, which is just as charming as everyone says. It’s a lovely read for Valentine’s Day– or almost Valentine’s Day– about a non-neurotypical genetics researcher who thinks he can find love via a questionnaire, until it all goes wonderfully, wonderfully wrong.
What have you been reading this week?
Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I have a Valentine’s Day Giveaway up on my Facebook and Instagram page– just head over there to enter!