Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

A few people have mentioned The Inheritance Games to me as Westing Game for Grown Ups, but a post from Beyond the Bookends finally made me dredge the book out of the wastes of my TBR pile– and I’m so glad I did.  Think Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious crossed with the Westing Game with a soupcon of Knives Out.  I’ve already got Book II queued up, although I’m debating whether I read it straight away or save it for when I need a boost.

In the meantime, I revisited the last in Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli series, The Art of Detection.  I’ve always loved that she has her two long-running series collide in this book: the Holmesiana of the Holmes and Russell books meeting San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli.  What I’d forgotten is that it’s a very bad idea to reread the last book in a series when you haven’t read any of the series in roughly a decade, and you know you’re supposed to know who everyone is, but you can’t really remember.  So at some point I need to do a Martinelli re-read from the beginning because although ten years ago sometimes feels very close, it really isn’t.

What have you been reading this week?

p.s. in other news, this year’s Pinkorama (aka Pink Carnation Peep Diorama Contest) is finally up and running!  If you have Peeps and the urge to make a sugary literary diorama, just check out the instructions here!


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on April 15, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Well ‘Truly Devious’ did a magnificent job of distracting me this week, and I now have the next two books but have to read my book for book club, and I am basically giving that book the side eye because, I want to read ALL the Truly Devious series! And in other wonderful news they got all my Dad’s lung cancer out! Diagnosed on St. Patrick’s Day, surgery on the 4th, on his way to fully healed right now!

    • Lauren Willig on April 19, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear about your dad! Sending lots of wishes for a very speedy recovery and no recurrence!

  2. Diane LaRue on April 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    I read an egalley of THE LOST SUMMERS OF NEWPORT; what a fantastic book. My husband has been on a real HGTV kick so I really enjoyed that storyline. I loved the callbacks to previous Team W books, especially seeing more of Prunella. I can’t wait for everyone to get to read this one.

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