What Are You Reading? (663)

Posted November 3, 2023 by Holly in Features | 5 Comments


I’m a mood reader who isn’t sure what she’s in the mood for. It’s frustrating because I want to read, I just don’t know what I want to read.

I read Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach, a new to me author. I enjoyed it enough to continue the series. I thought Honor’s Knight, the second book in the series, was the best of the three, but I also enjoyed Heaven’s Queen. After I finished I couldn’t decide what to read so I listened to Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison on audio. I’ve read the book countless times, but this was the first time I listened. I enjoyed the narrator quite a bit. I also re-read Steadfast by Sarina Bowen,

I read From Rags by Suzanne Wright, an older contemporary. I didn’t care for it. Her paranormal novels work better for me. I ended up re-reading several of the books from the Dark in You series, Shadows, Omens and Hunted. I’m currently listening to Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus, the most recent Nyx Fortuna release. I didn’t re-read the previous book in the series before starting and I regret it. I may have to set this aside and come back to it after I skim the previous books.

Any paranormal romances you can recommend? I think that’s what I’m craving.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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5 responses to “What Are You Reading? (663)

  1. Kareni

    Holly, I’ve read all the books in your first paragraph and liked them all.

    For paranormal romances, I’d suggest Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega, but you’ve already read it. Have you read Shifting Shadows which is a compilation of stories in Briggs’ Mercyverse?

  2. Kareni

    Over the past week ~

    — an enjoyable novella, Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher. It’s a sleeping beauty tale but told from a unique perspective.
    — Miss Lockharte’s Letters by Barbara Metzger was a regency era romance. The heroine, believing she is about to die, writes a half dozen letters (of thanks, blame, regrets) which precipitate all manner of events. I could quibble at part of the ending, but overall I liked it very much.
    — Ripples by Jasmine O’Hea is a newly released young adult fantasy. This story with travel/character switching between two near identical towns required a healthy suspension of disbelief, but it clearly had something appealing as I read it to the end (says the person who often gives up on books on pages one, ten, or fifty).
    — enjoyed the picture book, Ten-Word Tiny Tales: To Inspire and Unsettle by Joseph Coelho. This took all of about ten minutes to read, but it was fun to read the short stories and see the illustrations by 21 artists.

  3. DiscoDollyDeb

    I’m halfway through two books: CLOSE CALL (fake relationship, the second book in a trilogy) by Amelia Wilde, and KING OF GREED (marriage-in-trouble, second-chance) by Ana Huang. Both are fine, but I don’t think either are going to be very memorable or favorite reads.

  4. Kim

    I finished Knock Out by Sarah Maclean and The Book Club Hotel by Sarah Morgan. I didn’t care for Knock Out. 21st Century heroines in historical romances just don’t work and that’s all this author seems to write lately. I did enjoy Sarah Morgan’s latest annual Christmas story, The Book Club Hotel.

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