Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  Most of my reading this week has been research for the next book (currently cunningly titled Smith Book #2), but I did finally break out a new book I’ve been wanting to read for ages: the latest in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, False Value.

If you haven’t read these yet– and you need something to take your mind off the horrors of the world– start at Book 1, Rivers of London in the UK edition, Midnight Riot in the US.  Basically, it’s what would happen if you crossed Harry Potter with a British police procedural: magic and crime in modern London with a snarky first person narrator.

What have you been reading this week?

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  1. Rachel Adrianna on May 15, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Finally started listening to the audiobook of Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith (aka JK Rowling) and It. Is. Wonderful!

    • Jeannie Mancini on May 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Half way through The Nightingale and loving it.

  2. DJL on May 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Finished Book #2 in Mary Kingswood’s Sisters of Woodside series, The Chaperon (it was great!) and now reading Book #3 in series, The Companion. Entertaining Regency romances/mysteries, perfect escapism.

  3. Pat Dupuy on May 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I have to get caught up! I’ve had Lies Sleeping in a TBR pile for some time. I just finished an ARC, Who Wants to Marry a Duke? by Sabrina Jeffries. I love the extended family in this series. Before that was a light, funny mystery, Murder, Curlers, and Cream by Arlene McFarlane. And a fun, lovely, quirky (maybe UFOs?) romance by Jane Lovering called How I Wonder What You Are.

    • Julie on May 16, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      I really enjoyed The Conformable Wife by Alice Chetwynd Ley–thank you to the commenter who recommended it! It’s sort of a cross between Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, lol.

  4. Lori on May 15, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I read a P&P “sequel that was very good. Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley. Looking forward to her next one! Going on to First Comes
    Scandal (Bridgestone Prequel by Julia Quinn), and maybe Daughter of the Reich

    • Lori on May 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Bridgerton sequel-auto correct doesn’t read books!

  5. Kristen A. on May 15, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    This week I read Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham, about Mary Surrat, reread Days Without End by Sebastian Barry on the theory that I might still get to run my library book club online, and then read Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones, which is one of those horror novels that it’s practically impossible to describe.

  6. Joan on May 16, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    I’m still working my way through the Captain Lacey mysteries set in Regency England. I’m on the 8th book (Murder In Grosvenor Square) and can’t wait to start book 9. I LOVE this series and thank my daughter for introducing to me.

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