It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.
I only finished two books this past week but both were really good. This week I will be attending the PLA (Public Library Association) Conference in Philadelphia. I am really looking forward to the sessions as well as doing some sightseeing with my sister. I likely won't have a lot of time for reading except on the flights and at the airport.
I thought this was a creative and fantastic novel. I didn't think I'd like it but I really enjoyed it. It is nice when a book lives up to the hype!
The House at Tyneford reminded me of The Countess Below Stairs. It took a little while for me to get involved in the story and at first I did find Elise annoying but that quickly changed once she arrived in England. I've heard this book compared to Kate Morton's works and I will be reading The House at Riverton soon so I'll see how they stack up. It has also been said that this would appeal to fans of Downton Abbey and I'd agree.
The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
So far, I like this historical fantasy novel. I have high hopes for it. Grave Mercy has been compared to Graceling, a book that I liked but didn't love because I had some issues with it.
What I might read next:
This is the final book in the Parasol Protectorate series and I'm looking forward to it. I also enjoy reading funny books on vacation as opposed to serious ones so this might be just perfect.
I've already read this one but it was back in the summer of 2010 so I don't remember the story well. I thought it would be a good idea to reread before I pick up Out of Sight, Out of Time. Ally Carter will be at PLA this week and I am attending her author lunch. I don't know if she is signing books but unfortunately this is on my Kindle. Probably not a good idea for her to sign my Kindle screen :)