Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I have a richness of books lined up (I feel like like Scrooge McDuck about to leap into his money pool every time I look at my Kindle screen– it’s all I can do not to just gloat over it), but what with one thing and another I wound up with very little reading time this week.  Because isn’t that always the way?

I started the week with number– oh goodness, possibly number twenty-two?– in Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver mystery series, The Silent Pool, in which a series of attempts are made on the life of an elderly actress, culminating in, you guessed it, murder.  (You kind of have to say that with a Hercule Poirot roll of the r’s.)

Right now, I’m indulging in the rare treat of a brand new Elly Griffiths novel, number mumble mumble in the Ruth Galloway series.  (Sorry.  After book four or five I’m terrible at remembering what number we’re up to in anything!)  This one is called The Lantern Men and involves a strange commune, a charismatic cult leader type, and a series of murdered women.  And, of course, forensic anthropologist Ruth Galloway, her perpetually complicated relationship with detective chief inspector Nelson, and local folklore of various kinds.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Carol on September 25, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Lantern Men is my next book! Planning on starting it today.

  2. Kristen A. on September 25, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I read Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadrey, the penultimate Sandman Slim book, which was a blast, as always. (I was actually getting really strong last book vibes near the end, but I looked it up and confirmed there will be one more.) Before that I read More than a Woman by Caitlin Moran, which was funny and occasionally moving, if a bit one note re: not only being focused on middle-aged womanhood (fair, as that was the premise), but married with kids and a job one can do from home middle-aged womanhood.

  3. DJL on September 25, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Finished The Duke by Mary Kingswood, last in her Silver Linings series (but luckily she is starting a new series in December this years!).
    For something different, transitioning to modern crime/suspense novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, first in the Cormoran Strike series. So far it’s keeping the interest!
    Also impatiently waiting for Naomi Novik’s first in a new series, A Deadly Education, which comes out Tuesday next week!

    • LynnS on September 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

      I have A Deadly Education on reserve at the library. I can’t wait.

  4. Pat Dupuy on September 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I read The Lantern Men too! I love Ruth and Nelson. I’m currently in the last couple of chapters of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev. So good! Prior to that, A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore and The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu. The first takes place in 1880s England. The second in Singapore in 1936.

  5. Lori on September 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I read Before The Crown by Flora Harding, and am now reading The Socialite by J’nell Ciecielski

  6. Dianna on September 27, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Just finished the charming Beth Byers 10 book “Poisoned Ink” series… delightful escape to English village living in the mid 1930’s. Start with #1 and read them all in order.

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