It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, “It’s Monday! What are You Reading?” at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.
What I Read Last Week
I read 8 books this past week, a varied list –1 historical novel. I MG novel, 1 contemporary romance, a women’s fiction, a fantasy and 3 picture books.
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley. This was a reread but loved it as much as the first time. I wanted to prepare for her novella in the Deadly Hours, which features Mary and Hugh.
Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow, This debut MG novel was excellent. So much research obviously done, but such a compelling story.
Burned by Magicby Jasmine Walt. I enjoyed this fantasy, first book in a series.
Barefoot on a Starlit Night by Jo McNally. This was an enjoyable romance.
Wild Designs by Katie Fforde. This has been on my TBR shelf for some time and once I got into it, I was caught up in the story, especially as the couple involved were in their 40s . Always enjoy her books.
3 PBs – all wonderful reads
Bloom (about Elsa Schiaparelli) by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad
Bloom by Deborah Diesen and Mary Lindquist
A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson and Nina Crews
What I’m Reading Now – (still working on finishing the Nalini Singh series)
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr
The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman
What’s Up Next
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron – this is for a writer’s book club; reading 2 chapters a week
The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley -planning for November as part of Novella November
Hope you love The Heirloom Garden. I loved it. I am just trying Katie Fforde for the first time.
Thanks Kathryn. I’m sure I will. Hope you enjoy Fforde as much as I do.
Stand on the sky draws my attention. Will have to take a look! I don’t know Susanna Kearsley’s books, although I have seen her name around.
You had a great reading week! That’s about what I read in a month….
Have a wonderful week and here’s my The Sunday Post #16
Thanks Mareli. It helps to be retired – I’m catching up from decades of little reading.
I shall further investigate Burned by Magic, I do love a good fantasy read. I’ve only recently discovered the joys of a re-read, I always felt there were too many new books to read. Like you I had to re-read a couple ahead of sequels and I was surprised by how much MORE I got out of the second read through.
Have a great week!
Thanks Luise. I agree with you about rereading, but this year especially has been a crazy one and comfort reading (of favourite books)sure helped get through it. Have a great reading week.
Nice looking variety of books. Seems to me that I read some YA by Erin Bow in the past. Plain Kate was a favorite by her. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I’m jealous of all your books! They all look good! I’ve been reading, but not as much as I want to. A writer’s book club is an interesting idea! I find that I enjoy reading about writing more than I enjoy writing itself, though, so that could be a problem. It’s on my bucket list to write a novel, so I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year without fail!
Thanks Laurie. I’m doing NaNoWriMo as well. Look me up – we could be buddies. I look at it as a win if I can at least write every day.
Hi, Bev, I sent you a buddy request on NaNoWriMo!
Stand on the Sky looks really nice. Glad you had a nice reading week!
Thyanks Greg – have a great reading week yourself.