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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

TBR Thursday #8

The Inbox:




What MR has to say: I've been waiting for Broken Monsters since I read Lauren Beukes's brutal, terrifying, absorbing and more than a little insane book about a time-travelling serial killer, The Shining Girls


I really enjoyed Lish McBride's first book, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, with it's sly sense of humor. I haven't read the second, because I like to wait until I can get my fix all at once. With the release of Firebug, it is now moved up on my TBR list.


The Gifted Dead bills itself as a political story with magic. Yes, please. And Salt and Storm is a historical romance featuring a witch who foresees her own murder. Yes, please, again. Both of these authors are new to me.


Finally, Rooms, a haunted house story, looks like a great read for Halloween.




I've not had the most voracious reading week. I finished Monica McCarty's 7th (8th? I forget) Highland Guard book, The Arrow, which was fine, but somewhat uninspired at this point. Not sure how long I am going to continue with this one. And I read The Anatomist's Apprentice which I reviewed yesterday, and which was frankly disappointing.


I also finished a book by a good friend of mine, a self-published science fiction/romance called Desert Rose by C.P. Lesley, that was really interesting. There will be a review at some point. It isn't precisely my thing, but I quite enjoyed it. There is a sequel which I have downloaded, and will get to before I cancel my KU subscription on 10/1.




In addition to those three, I've been reading The Haunting of Hill House, which is fabulous, and I DNF'd a Sharon Lathan Jane Austen sequel.