Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

My reading list for this week is very short and simple: I’ve been reading through the Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane mysteries, the four Peter Wimsey novels that chart the relationship between aristocratic sleuth Peter and mystery novelist Harriet.  So far, I’ve been through Strong Poison and Have His Carcase and made it to the dreaming spires of Gaudy Night, one of my favorite books of all time, which always makes me homesick for my Gothic residential college at Yale, the scent of damp radiators in the library, cramped seventeenth century handwriting, and the sound of the carillon in the gathering dusk.

I do have a bunch of new books loaded onto my Kindle for Thanksgiving week, however!

What have you been reading this week?

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good weekend!


  1. Heather H. on November 18, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I have been devouring Lyssa Kay Adams’ Bromance Book Club series of late. This week, I finished the 3rd one, Crazy Stupid Bromance, and the 4th one, Isn’t It Bromantic? The newest one, A Very Merry Bromance, just released, and I’m going to start it tonight after work!

  2. Joan on November 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve been reading (re-reading) some Agatha Christie this week. Right now I’m reading a short story collection which I’ve never read before Three Blind Mice. My daughter and I both re-read the Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mysteries every few years. Gaudy Night is my absolute favorite.

  3. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on November 18, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I went down a rabbit hole and read all ‘The Umbrella Academy’ graphic novels. They’re meh but the show is epic. Hoping to start my book club read for next month this weekend, a re-read of ‘Gideon the Ninth’ which is basically outer space Agatha Christie, but with lesbian necromancers.

  4. Karolina J. on November 18, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Just finished the very entertaining “Secret Lives” by Mark de Castrique, whose heroine is a 75-year-old retired FBI agent. This weekend’s reading list includes “The Cloisters” by Katy Hays and “Hollywood: The Oral History”. The latter is a fascinating collection of interviews from people who worked both before and behind motion picture cameras from the early 1900’s to the present.

    • Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on November 19, 2022 at 6:23 pm

      I CAN NOT WAIT to read ‘The Cloisters!’

  5. MDel on November 22, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Hello everyone! Im reading “Before I do” by Sophie Cousens and “A Season for Last Chances” by Jenny Bayliss for a bit of fun fall light chick flick reading after some ww2 novels. I’m looking forward to reading “Meet me under the Mistletoe” … I love reading Xmas books around Xmas, specially if they take place in the UK. 🙂

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