Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Weekly Reading Round-Up

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Books, books, everywhere, and not a thing to read. I’m just about finished with the book I’m currently reading and have no idea what to pick up next. Any thoughts?

Here’s what I’ve been reading over the past few days:

— Susan Holloway Scott, The Countess and the King.

Subtitled “A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II”, this is about… the Countess of Dorchester and King James II, chronicling the unlikely relationship between the clever, wisecracking daughter of one of Charles II’s courtiers and the attractive– but not overly endowed in the brainbox– Duke of York. As always, Susan Holloway Scott does an excellent job of bringing history to life, making sense of emotions and motivations that have been otherwise lost to the historical record.

— Emily Giffen, Something Borrowed.

This was in my grab-bag at RT, which gave me an excellent excuse to finally read this tangled tale of two best friends in their love for the same man. As a former lawyer, I appreciated the (miserable) lawyer heroine. I was also rather reminded of Letty and Mary’s relationship in Emerald Ring.

— Kristan Higgins, Catch of the Day.

After reading My One and Only last week, it seemed like a good time to go back and re-read some of the early Higgins oeuvre. So good.

What have you been reading?