Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

It’s been a crazy week ping-ponging back and forth between the 1890s book and the new Team W book and various other work-related dramas, but whenever I can steal a moment, I’ve been reveling in Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club.  (A recommendation from my wonderful best friend who has been providing me with books since the 80s and never led me wrong yet.)

It’s as if one of my favorite old Britcoms, Waiting for God, had a love child with an Elly Griffiths novel.  Or possibly Midsomer Murders.  In a retirement home in England, a group of quirky and determined septuagenarians set out to solve a series a murders with the help of the local constabulary (who really don’t know what hit them, other than possibly lemon drizzle cake).  It’s hilarious and sarcastic and warm-spirited and wonderful and I really hope there’s a sequel, even though I haven’t finished this one yet.

Then it’s back to early 19th century England and the court of George III with The Temptation of the Night Jasmine for next week’s Read Along get together!  (I know, I’m cutting it very close this month.  It’s been a bit crazy around here.)

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on June 25, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    There’s a sequel coming out this year, but when you said it reminded you of Midsomer Murders, it’s because it’s literally the plot of one of the episodes… also the ending was too bleak for me, with how happy the first part was. I’m still reading The Essex Serpent and loving it. Lush descriptions and possible supernatural phenomena! After that it’s onto The Temptation of the Night Jasmine for me as well!

  2. DJL on June 25, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Read “The Making of a Marchioness” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was simply delightful!

  3. Joan on June 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I’m reading The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer which is a re-read and I think I’ll also re-read Arabella.

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