I finished A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. I liked it pretty much, so I got the second in the series, Tropic of Serpents from the library a few days ago. It was also good though I did skim a section in the center which was filled with politics and international squabbles, which I felt padded the book but were of no interest to me. It does show motives, add background and set up what comes after. Others might find that part more interesting than I did. These books are worth a look. Next up is a Charlie Chan novel, Behind That Curtain.
I’m also making yet another try at reading more short stories. I’ve pulled out a few collections and plan, in between novels and whatnot (that whatnot gets me every time) to work through them. A couple are quite fat and will take a long time. I won’t list the collections, but here are the covers, click to see them better.
Barbara finished All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and really liked it a lot. She said it was the best book she’s read in a long time.
Now she’s reading another book by Jeffrey Deaver, The Sleeping Doll. Next up will be another novel by Mark Billingham.
What are you reading?