Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  It’s been another jam-packed week of Band of Sisters book events for me, some going late into the night, so I’ve been back to vintage mysteries, because they’re so easy to pick up and put down at odd moments.

I gobbled up Charlotte MacLeod’s Janet Rhys and Sarah Kelling series growing up, but I never branched out into her Peter Shandy mysteries, about a professor at an agricultural college in Massachusetts where half the characters seem to be improbably Scandinavian– so I’ve been remedying that now, and finding them remarkably soothing and entertaining reads in between book events.  The latest was The Luck Runs Out, in which a farrier is murdered and a group of Vigilant Vegetarians are suspected of kidnapping a prize pig.

Right now, I’m revisiting one of my all time favorites, Dorothy Sayers’s Busman’s Honeymoon, in which Harriet and Peter, finally together after many books, find their romantic idyll interrupted by– what else?– murder.

I have so many good books waiting for me– Karen’s White’s upcoming The Last Night in London and Jane Healey’s World War II adventure, The Secret Stealers, among others– and I am so looking forward to reading them when the dust finally settles on the Band of Sisters tour.

Which won’t be for a few more weeks yet!  If you’ve been following me around the web (and I hope you have), you’ll find I have five brand new events coming up this week, starting with the Back Room with Tasha Alexander, Renee Rosen, and Heather Webb on Sunday night.

What have you been reading this week?



  1. DJL on March 19, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Diving into the latest Mary Kingswood, #2 in her Strangers series, Stranger at the Grove, about an estranged gentleman’s brother returned to his home, and the mysterious lady’s maid he encounters…set in Regency England, this latest series by Kingswood is nice comfort-read material.

  2. Rachel Adrianna on March 19, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    I was on a huge reading kick this week! Sourdough by Robin Sloan; a reread of Anne of Green Gables; Miss Austen by Gill Hornby; Ida B. The Queen by Michelle Duster; I was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman; Love in English by Maria E. Andreu; The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes; and BAND OF SISTERS! All incredible reads 😍

  3. Joan on March 19, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    I just finished A Simple Country Murder by Blythe Baker who is a new author to me. The book was short and somehow unsatisfying. There are five more books in the series and I hope the next one is better. I’m now starting Coached To Death by Victoria Laurie and love the four chapters I’ve read so far. Going to Poisoned Pen bookstore tomorrow and hope to pick up Band Of Sisters!

  4. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on March 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    I finished “The Breath of Life” which can only be described as totally bizarre stream-of-conscious death bed ramblings. At least it was short. I wanted something totally different and went with the book “Lore” which is a YA about basically a mythological hunger games where Greek Gods fight descendants of famous heroes for their power in modern day New York City. It’s interesting. And diverting. Next up thanks to the library is “The Thursday Murder Club.”

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