What did I read during the last week?
The Lido by Libby Page: Such a lovely story about friendship, community, and connection. My review is here.
The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon: For my book group, another reread — continuing our group discussions of the Outlander-adjacent stories about Lord John Grey. So much fun.
In audiobooks, I finished two terrific books from the same series:
In the Hand of the Goddess and The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, books 2 and 3) by Tamora Pierce: Can’t wait to wrap things up with #4.
Pop culture goodness:
My two new TV obsessions this week are:
Harlots — currently in its 2nd season on Hulu. Powerful, entertaining, and visually a treat. Amazing women characters. Check it out!
CB Strike: The TV series based on the Robert Galbraith/J K Rowling books. I feel like this one snuck onto TV screens really quietly — I had no idea it had even been released until a friend mentioned it. The production is great, and really quick to get through. All three “seasons” are available, each based on one of the books from the series. I’ve watched seasons 1 (The Cuckoo’s Calling – 3 episodes) and 2 (The Silkworm – 2 episodes) so far. All are excellent.
More new books! Now to find time to read them all…
So many shades of blue…
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I’m bouncing between two books right now:
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate: For this month’s book group discussion. Maybe it’s just because I had an intense, busy week last week… but I’ve been having a hard time getting into this one.
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman: Loving the sequel to Scythe.
Now playing via audiobook:
Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4) by Tamora Pierce: Just starting the final book in the Alanna quartet! I’ve really enjoyed my Alanna reread… and I think I’ll follow it up by delving into more of Tamora Pierce’s world of Tortall for the first time.
Book group reads:
- Classic read: My book group’s current classic read is Middlemarch by George Eliot. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week… and we have a long way still to go.
- We’re continuing our way through all of Diana Gabaldon’s Lord John works. This week, we’ll be starting the novel The Scottish Prisoner, starring Lord John Grey and everyone’s favorite Scottish laird, Jamie Fraser. Want to join in? Ask me how!
So many books, so little time…