Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

I just sent the latest round of revisions on Smith Book II, aka the Cuba book– now tentatively titled Two Wars and a Wedding— to my editor, so I’m feeling thoroughly bewildered and bemused and desperately trying to remember all the things I’m meant to be doing but have forgotten about while I’ve been in 1890s Greece and Cuba tormenting my poor heroine.

(The finished product!  And the empty coffee mug.)

I vaguely recollect having read another Gamadge book this week– and also The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla for the Read Along.  (Oh, Sally.)

And now I’m not quite sure what to read next!  I’m (hopefully) going to be flying off to join Beatriz and Karen to plot our fifth Team W book next week, so I need you to tell me: what should I read on the plane?

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Aggie on February 25, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    After finishing the last book in Karen White’s Tradd street series, I have started Death at Greenway, about a nurse trainee who cares for evacuated children at Agatha Christie’s manor during WW2 and of course, comes across a body. I like the writing immensely. I am sad that Tradd street has ended but I am looking forward to the spin off Royal Street.

  2. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on February 25, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Still shuddering at the Richard Curtisness of that title. I’ve just been reading ‘The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla’ all week… Not sure what this weekend will bring… Perhaps Lisa Kleypas’ ‘Secrets of a Summer Night’…

  3. Terasa on February 25, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    The Kat Holloway series by Jennifer Ashley are interesting reads

  4. Lara on February 25, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    The Mitford Murders series by Jessica Fellowes! I read the first a few years ago and just picked up the second one last weekend. And then I remembered how much I loved the first book so I ordered the rest….

  5. Joan on February 25, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    I’m reading Jill Tattersall’s Lyonesse Abbey from1968. She wrote several in the “gothic” genre. Next I’m reading her Dark At Noon, Midsummer Masque, and Lady Ingram’s Room. They would all fit well in Catherine Morland’s library right next to Castle Rackrent!

  6. Anita on February 26, 2022 at 8:41 am

    This week I am getting ready to dive into an advanced copy of Anne Tyler’s French Braid. Completely thrilled to have an opportunity to read this early copy! I first discovered Anne Tyler’s writing in a college undergrad course, and have been in love with her stories ever since. I think my favorite of hers is Ladder of Years.
    Also, as far as travel reading recommendations, Lauren, I am thinking that you would enjoy Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce. This one is delightful and moving. Great story about unexpected friendship and has such heart in the telling.
    Happy weekend and happy reading!

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