Newsletter - What I'm Reading by Sian

Monday Apr 13 2015

My sabbatical between finishing my MBA and starting my new job allowed me a lot of time to read in February and my new commute also provides lots of opportunities, so I’m already at 40 books read for 2015. According to my reading challenge tracker with GoodReads, I’m 13 books ahead of schedule to read 100 books in 2015.

Ten of those books were C.S. Harris’ excellent ‘Sebastian St. Cyr’ series, which I blitzed through like someone bingeing on Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS. This is a Regency historical starring Sebastian St. Cyr (aka, Lord Devlin), a third son and former soldier who shouldn’t have inherited the title. The first nine books are available in mass market and the tenth just came out in hardcover. Who Buries the Dead is in fact my first five star title for 2015 and strongly in the running for my book of the year. All are available to order, if you don’t see them on the shelf. There’s plenty of intrigue, romance, and strong women as well as interesting crimes and moral dilemmas. I highly recommend diving in (and maybe make sure that you always have the next book at hand).

 I came home for Easter to a stack of hardcovers, and if I read the book in hardcover you know I like the series. I’m excited to start Laurie R. King’s Dreaming Spies (Mary Russell #13), David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead (Thomas De Quincey #2), and Gail Carriger’s Prudence (Custard Protocol #1). And I’m continuing to work my way through Elizabeter Peters’s ‘Amelia Peabody’ series, with only four titles left to go. We’ve got lots in used if you’re interested in diving back in, as well as titles from her ‘Vicky Bliss’ series.

 Speaking of the Hallmark Channel, my favourite Charlaine Harris series, ‘Harper Connelly’ is being made into a television series. If we hear about Canadian air dates we’ll let you know.

 And finally, not to be mysterious, but I will have a bunch of titles to tell you about in our June edition. I can’t tell you why I read them, but the activity opened me up to several new genres of mysteries that I had never tried before, so watch this space for recommendations.

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