Weekly Reading Round-Up

I have not quite wrapped my head around the fact that we’re just one week away from Christmas– although the snow we had in New York this week certainly set the scene properly!

With the snow falling, it seemed like a good time for some comfort reads: Mary Stewart’s Touch Not the Cat, involving telepathy and a mysterious treasure at an old manor house (my original mid-1980s copy!) and more of Patricia Wentworth’s charming and restful Miss Silver mysteries (Poison in the Pen and The Fingerprint).

Right now, I’m trying to decide which of two new books to read first: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue or Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library.  Help!  Which would you pick?

What have you been reading this week?

p.s. If you are like me, and still scrounging for last minute gifts, there’s still time to pre-order a copy of Band of Sisters from FoxTale Book Shoppe for the historical fiction lover (or Smithie!) in your life!  A personalized card and set of coasters will go out to your giftee now and the signed book will follow in March.



  1. DJL on December 18, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Read “Christmas at Thompson Hall & other Christmas stories” by Anthony Trollope, which were all delightful and very seasonal.
    Finished “Stranger at the Parsonage” by Mary Kingswood which is the prequel to her newest “Strangers” series, and now have book #1, Stranger at the Dower House, waiting for me at home.
    Currently finishing up Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade, a contemporary romcom that was heavily influenced by the fan/fanfic culture surrounding the show Game of Thrones. Lots of fun!

  2. Annie M on December 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Just finished a fabulous read, “A Tender Thing” by Emily Neuberger, which ought to be made into a movie, but, alas, probably won’t. About to finish “The Wife Upstairs” by Rachel Hawkins, which I have mixed feelings about, and have a bunch of historical fiction reads lined up through library holds and recent purchases.

  3. Tiffany Kohler on December 19, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Has anyone read “The Light Bearer” by Donna Gillispie? Definitely a door-stopper, and wondering if I should make the effort! I am one of those readers that must have romance, but if a book is good, I can go without and get my fix elsewhere.
    Also just finished a re-read of The Second Duchess, it is definitely a comfort read and I love it so much. Highly recommended!

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