I feel like I’m little bit back to normal in my reading life, although I am currently making my way through 3 non-fiction books in between the fiction, so there’s that. But I’ve read some fun and interesting stuff this month, so that’s good.
The Ears Have It by Rebecca Connolly
If you’ve been around here, you know I love Rebecca Connolly’s books—especially her Regency spies! This is the 2nd in the Convent series (lady spies). It was good, but not my favorite of the spy novels. But it won’t deter me from reading the next one that appears!
The Last Rose of Shanghai by Weina Dai Randel
This book ended up on my list after watching a panel discussion with the author during the Historical Novel Society (virtual) conference last year. What a fascinating part of history I knew nothing about! This is WWII China, but the characters are probably not who you would expect them to be. And the twist at the end took my breath away because I truly didn’t see it coming!
The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews
Oh, Mimi! Not only was this an incredible story (as usual), but a perfect set up to led into the other books coming in the series. Can’t wait to read more about these ladies!
Let It Be Me by Becky Wade
I somehow missed this second book in the Misty River series when it released and only realized it when I read the Christmas novella and saw these characters in the background already together! Loved this story. Can’t wait to read the third book coming out soon!
Sunrise by Susan May Warren
How is it I can finished reading a book in less than 3 days when I really don’t have that much time to read? When it’s a Susan May Warren book! We’re back in Alaska for this series—back in snow storms and ice, grizzlies and poachers, planes and helicopters, and lots of twists, turns and surprises! And did I mention the teaser for the next book? Oh boy!
The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas by Alison Lumbatis
A friend gave me this book for my birthday because she had found it helpful. I read it cover to cover and learned some really good tips for figuring out how to put together the clothes I have and what to look for in new ones because my body shape has shifted over these past few years but I realized I was still trying to dress my old body. Very helpful!
All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
Not only did I see this book everywhere on our visit to Charleston recently, but we actually got to see Ashley’s sack—the artifact this book is written about! This is not only a book of history, it’s a great peek into the process of historians to see what an artifact can show us about the past. Since I find both things fascinating, I thoroughly enjoyed all I learned. But it is also heartbreaking in the history it chronicles. If you enjoy a more academic history read, I think you’ll find this book has interesting insights. If that’s not your thing, you might not find it as enjoyable.