Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

It’s a rainy, tea-drinking sort of Friday here in New York.  We’ve been a household of plague, with my overachieving kindergartner bringing home both flu and strep (viral and bacterial all in one adorable, germy package!), so it’s been a week heavy on comfort reads for me, starting with the madcap joys of Jennifer Crusie’s Agnes and the Hitman and Welcome to Temptation.

After that, I went back to the calm certainties of Josephine Tey’s Alan Grant mysteries, which I’ve been rereading entirely out of order as the mood takes me.  This time it was To Love and Be Wise, which I liked better on a reread than I had initially (it’s very hard to measure up to The Franchise Affair and Brat Farrar), A Shilling for Candles, and The Singing Sands, which leaves me only The Man in the Queue and The Franchise Affair for the next time I need soothing.

What are your favorite comfort reads?  And what have you been reading this week?


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on February 2, 2024 at 6:14 pm

    I read and loved Elly Griffiths’ new Brighton Mystery, ordered it from England because who knows when the US release will be. Finally felt like the series is back on form with ‘The Great Deceiver’ after the bumpy start after the time jump. The I read T. Kingfisher’s retelling of ‘The House of Usher’ ‘What Moves the Dead’ and it was an interesting novella, lots about mushrooms. I felt it could have been something more. Trying to finish my book for book club, but it’s bad, really really bad. At least I’m not the only one who thinks so. Trying to find the perfect comfort read for the weekend because I do not want to waste valuable weekend reading time to the book club crap. Leaning towards perhaps Laura Purcell… Also I am so glad I have moved beyond my childhood of so much strep. The summer before high school I had it the ENTIRE SUMMER. Which resulted in me getting pneumonia just two weeks into high school.

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