I do hope everyone had a good Christmas. I got a stack of books (see picture) and ate a lot of lovely food. But as well as Christmas, this was the week that the RWA (Romance Writers of America) set itself on fire (if you missed it, here’s a good timeline of what went down from Clare Ryan – but suffice to say it was such a big deal that the AP wrote an article about it) – so now seems like a good time to remind you about my Diverse Romances, from back in March, which was written because of the RITA nominations drama but has loads of recommendations for good stuff written by interesting people that it seems the RWA doesn’t really care about. Sigh. In actual reading terms, this week I have mostly been reading books from the TBR bookshelf because I have a spread in my bullet journal that I want to complete before the end of the year.
Ghosts of Painting Past by Sybil Johnson
The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas
I Go by Sea, I Go by Land by PL Travers
Design for Living by Noel Coward
The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter by KJ Charles
Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery
Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn
Binny for Short by Hillary McKay
Waiting in the Wings by Noel Coward
Year of the Fat Knight by Antony Sher
The Angel with Two Faces by Nicola Upson
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths
I bought a few books this week – mostly ebooks and preorders supporting various authors caught up in the aforementioned RWA debacle. And obviously there was some incoming from Christmas…
Bonus photo: The Christmas book arrivals (the the tbr bookshelf in the background).