So I have started another book on my list, Cavalier by Lucy Worsley. Other than that, I have been reading some other books! Some were e-books that I have had for quite some time and not read, and others were new books that caught my eye. I haven’t gotten through my entire list, but I have knocked a handful of books off of it. I suppose I wasn’t realistic when I had numerous lengthy biographies on the list, I probably wasn’t going to read those one after another. I have been very much enjoying the books I have recently read, though!
Seed No Evil, by Kate Collins, was a wonderful cozy! I love Kate’s series, they are intriguing and keep you guessing, but are still light and fun. She does well, at mixing in Abby and Marco’s relationship and keeping it moving while not shoving it in your face. Some cozy authors get a tad heavy-handed with the romance, but she has the right touch. I am all caught up with the series, I have found I like longer cozy series- you really feel like you are in the story, you know the people, you know the setting. It just feels comfortable. Other cozy series- take note, have a long run!
The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, from Scott Lynch, actually impressed me! I am still hit and miss on fantasy books, but the Locke books are something else. Lynch has a very unique way of presenting the story, you alternate between the past and the present. If you aren’t paying attention, the two storylines can be confusing, but once you are used to it it becomes easier to follow. They are quite witty and intelligent books, and I applaud Lynch’s ability for subterfuge.
The Regal Rules for Girls (Jerramy Fine)- For my review of this hot mess, see here. NO. JUST NO.
I have started to move back into chick-lit and cozies right now! I am reading ENchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson. If there was a Venn diagram with Chick Lit, Cozy Mysteries, and Paranormal, this series would be in the middle. I don’t typically love paranormal, but it doesn’t feel overwhelming!
I am listening to the audiobook of The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers. It is over 40 hours unabridged, Margaret George meant business. I might be abandoning this one, it is dragging, and Henry is just an ass. I *think* she wants him to be viewed sympathetically, but that’s not going to happen here. From what I’ve heard in the first 8 hours, she really could have used an editing pen.
Do you have any favourite books that are light and fun?