Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

I’ve continued my Louise Penny-a-thon with books three to five of the Inspector Gamache series: The Cruelest Month, A Rule Against Murder, and The Brutal Telling.

I’m currently on book six, Bury Your Dead, and finding it a fascinating departure from the earlier books in the series.

One of the things that’s wonderful about coming to a series so late is getting to watch it evolve in fast forward, like those flower growth videos they used to show on Sesame Street, the leaves unfurling over the space of seconds rather than weeks (or, in this case, the books changing over the course of days instead of years).

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Alex on April 26, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo. So far its kinda slow, but hopefully will pick up speed soon!

  2. Tiffany on April 26, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    Anyone ever read “Lady of the Glen” by Jennifer Roberson? Am in the mood for a good Scottish romance…

    • LynnS on April 27, 2024 at 3:27 am

      I read it many years ago and remember liking it very much.

  3. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on April 26, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve been in ARC heaven this past two weeks, Maureen Johnson’s ‘Murder at Morning House’ is basically ALL the Truly, Devious books smashed together into a standalone without Stevie. Then Alan Bradley’s return with Flavia de Luce with ‘What Time the Sexton’s Spade Doth Rust’ was so so SO good. I never liked where things were left off five years ago when the series “ended” so I’m happy to say while this isn’t the last book for Flavia, it was a far better place to leave her in if it was. Then I devoured the new Lady Emily book ‘Death by Misadventure’ where Tasha takes Emily and Colin off to Bavaria, and it’s deliciously Agatha Christie. Now I’m starting R.F. Kuang’s ‘Babel’ for book club.

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