Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

Plague once again struck my household (fifth virus in six weeks! thank you, kids), so this is less of a round-up and more of a lone cow in the corral.  In between taking temperatures and swabbing noses, I escaped to the world of the Checquy, the top secret organization responsible for supernatural matters in the United Kingdom, with the third book in Daniel O’Malley’s Rook Files series, Blitz.

This one was a little different from the first two, in that it was dual timeline: the Blitz, when the downing of a German plane over London has unpredictable and far-reaching consequences, and today, when a librarian with a husband and young child accidentally sets her kitchen on fire with lightning and finds herself plunged into the intricacies of England’s most secret of secret organizations.

I just finished Blitz this morning, and now I’m really not quite sure what to do with myself.  Read the latest in Francine Mathews’s Merry Folger series?  Revert to my regularly scheduled Trisha Ashley re-read?  Go back and re-read The Rook?  Find something I’ve forgotten about but really did mean to read in my vast TBR?  Actually read one of the ARCs I’m meant to be blurbing?  All suggestions welcome!

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on December 16, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I’m about to finish off all the books currently in The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir and start my Christmas reads, beginning with “A Wallflowers Christmas,” but then Netgalley approved me for a book you might have heard of, “Two Wars and a Wedding” so now I don’t know what to do, there are NOT ENOUGH hours in the day to read!

  2. Joan on December 16, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I’m reading Under A Dark Moon which is the second book in the Brandon Brothers series by Stella Riley. I loved her earlier Georgian era Rockliffe series and this new series has some of the same characters appearing.

    • Alex on December 17, 2022 at 12:04 am

      Joan, how is the Brandon Brothers series? I enjoyed her other books – are these as good? Happy Holidays!

  3. Alex on December 17, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I am re-reading Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn – can’t go wrong with a Raybourn book at christmas! (I’m fervently praying to Santa for my own ARC of Two Wars and a Wedding…)

  4. Dianna on December 17, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Reading “Secrets of the Nile” escape to winter in Egypt with Lady Emily by Tasha Alexander next up a fun Christmas read by Donna Andrews… the latest Meg Langslow romp “Dashing Through the Snowbirds”. Happy Christmas to all!!! Wishing you a year ahead with lots of good books and the time to read them!!!

    • Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on December 17, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      I LOVED Secrets of the Nile!

  5. Joan on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Alex, I think ALL of stella Riley’s books are great. I especially loved the Rockcliffe series and the Brandon Brothers is set in the same period. I just finished (late last night) Under A Dark Moon and loved it.

  6. Mitzi on December 28, 2022 at 7:22 am

    I’m listening to The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny (3rd in series) and reading Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff! I’m enjoying both!

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