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The Week in Books: March 11 – March 18

Two nights away from home for work (including a trip to the theatres) and then a holiday to see friends at the weekend. Sorry, not sorry.

Read:

Who Killed Marilyn Monroe by Liz Evans

Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Black Panther: Soul of a Machine by Fabian Nicieza

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross

Started:

The Road to Grantchester by James Runcorn

Still reading:

The Binding by Bridget Collins

On the Road and off the Record with Leonard Bernstein by Charlie Harmon

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey Stein

One book bought, several more acquired from my friend…

Bonus picture: Portugal on Saturday:

 

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The Week in Books: March 4 – March 10

I had two late shifts (slow trains home!) and three days off in a row last week – and look what it did to my reading list!  And yes, I’m still on that Susan Mallery jag…

Read:

Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery

Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Started:

Who Killed Marilyn Monroe by Liz Evans

Still reading:

The Binding by Bridget Collins

On the Road and off the Record with Leonard Bernstein by Charlie Harmon

Bonus picture: the stage at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket last night while I was waiting for Patti LuPone to be in conversation!

theatre ticket and stage in the background

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The Week in Books: February 18 – February 24

Ok, so I’ll admit there’s a bit of a theme here. But I have a couple of Susan Mallery omnibuses and it’s so easy just to read straight on to the next one. Also I was on late shifts and worked the weekend and they were just what my tired brain needed this week.

Read:

Only His by Susan Mallery

Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle

Only Us by Susan Mallery

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen

Rivers of London: Action at a Distance 4 by Ben Aaronovich et al

Almost Summer by Susan Mallery

Summer Days by Susan Mallery

Started:

The Omega Objection by Gail Carriger

Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Read and Gone by Allison Brook

Still reading:

A Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Anne Fowler

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

One ebook bought on a kindle daily deal but other than that, nada.

Bonus picture: The Gielgud Theatre on Thursday as I left after the Company matinee, before I headed to the National Theatre for Follies that evening. Double Sondheim. Lovely.

 

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The Week in Books: February 11 – February 17

 A really busy real life week, but still a lot of reading done. Regulars here may spot an old friend popping up in the read list – I’ve been really lucky and got an early copy of which more anon!

Read:

Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier

Mrs, Presumed Dead by Simon Brett

Well-Read Black Girl ed. Glory Edim

Once Upon A Bride by Jenny Holiday

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear

Death of an Angel by Derek Farrell

Started:

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen

Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Still reading:

A Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Anne Fowler

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Only His by Susan Mallery

Two books bought, one from the wish list and one from the secondhand bookstore at Basildon Park – how could I resist?!

Bonus picture: the front of Basildon Park, aka Netherfield Park in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, but which would also make a great setting for a 1920s house party murder mystery!

Stately home in the Palladian style, built 1790

 

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The Week in Books: February 4 – February 10

A really busy week – lots of work and I saw two shows – one of which was Laura Linney being absolutely amazing in My Name is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre. If you’re in London, try and see this if you can – it is the very definition of a virtuoso performance.  I finished the Trisha Ashley re-release I mentioned on Wednesday and hold on to your hats, I started another Simon Brett series.  And we know how that ended.

Read:

Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay

Written from the Heart by Trisha Ashley

Only Mine by Susan Mallery

Only Yours by Susan Mallery

A Nice Class of Corpse by Simon Brett

Started:

Well-Read Black Girl ed. Glory Edim

Only His by Susan Mallery

Still reading:

A Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Anne Fowler

The Binding by Bridget Collins

One book bought (bonus picture below) and one preorder arrived!

 

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The Week in Books: January 29 – February 3

A really busy week away from the books, which means a slightly shorter list than usual – but I did finish one of the long runners, so that’s good.  And if you missed it over the weekend, check out my post about Roderick Alleyn – the latest in my Golden Age Detective posts – following Lord Peter Wimsey and Albert Campion.

Read:

Rivers of London: Detective Stories 3 by Ben Aaronovitch et al

A Deadly Habit by Simon Brett

The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner

Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Started:

Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery

Still reading:

A Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Anne Fowler

The Binding by Bridget Collins

One book pre-ordered, nothing bought.

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The Week in Books: January 21 – January 27

Back to the real world this week – although I had a couple of days laid up at home with a poorly ankle.

Read:

Dead Room Farce by Simon Brett

A Decent Interval by Simon Brett

Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery

Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian

Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh

Bright Young Dead by Jessica Fellowes

The Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Started:

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Still reading:

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

A Well-Behaved Woman by Theresa Anne Fowler

The Binding by Bridget Collins

One book bought – Lesley-Ann Jones’s biography of Freddie Mercury, after I heard her as the expert on this week’s Great Lives.  She and Matt Lucas made a great duo talking about one of my favourite singers.  I learnt a few things and it was much more nuanced than many interpretations I’ve seen of Freddie’s life.  I’ll keep you posted on the book.