Finally! I have something other than Dorothy Sayers and Evelyn Waugh to report. This week, I caught up on some of the book pile, starting with:
— Here I Go Again, by Jen Lancaster: a clever take on the trope of the aging prom queen, in which one aging prom queen revisits her past to try to rectify the mistakes of her youth;
— and The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret, by Catherine Bailey: highly recommended to anyone who likes the research aspect of the Pink books. It follows the author’s researches as she tracks down a historical puzzle piece by piece. You know how they talk about police procedurals? This book is a research procedural. (I found the process by which she discovered the story more interesting than the actual secret.)
In the meantime, a pile of new books arrived for me, including Donna Thorland’s The Rebel Pirate, Susanna Kearsley’s Splendour Falls, Charles Finch’s The Last Enchantments, and an ARC of Beatriz Williams’s The Secret Life of Violet Grant.
What have you been reading this week?