What Am I Reading This Week – March 30, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

I like a cozy mystery interspersed with my other reads every once in a while, and The Burning Pages by Paige Shelton just caught my eye. I can’t wait to start it today!

  • Genre: Cozy Mystery
  • Pages: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
One winter’s night, bookseller Delaney Nichols and her coworker Hamlet are invited to a Burns Night dinner, a traditional Scottish celebration of the poet Robert Burns. She’s perplexed by the invitation, but intrigued. The dinner takes place at Burns House itself, a tiny cottage not far from the Cracked Spine bookshop but well hidden. There, it becomes clear that Delaney and Hamlet were summoned in an attempt to make amends between Edwin, Delaney’s boss, and one of the other invitees, who suspected Edwin for burning down his own bookshop twenty years ago after a professional disagreement. But after the dinner, there’s another fire. The Burns House itself is burned to the ground, and this time there’s a body among the ruins. When Hamlet is accused of the crime, Delaney rushes to prove his innocence, only to discover that he might actually have a plausible motive…

In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power was a unique and detailed fantasy book that is truly epic in many ways. This is a book that needs to be slowly savored.

  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Pages: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
Rhea and Lexos were born into a family unlike any other. Together with their siblings, they control the seasons, the tides, and the stars, and help their father rule their kingdom. Thanks to their magic, the family has ruled for an eternity, and plan to rule for an eternity more. But Rhea and Lexos are special: They are twins, bonded down to the bone, and for the past hundred years, that bond has protected them as their father becomes an unpredictable tyrant—and his worsening temper threatens the family’s grip on power. Now, with rival nations ready to attack, and a rebel movement within their own borders, Rhea and Lexos must fight to keep the kingdom—and the family—together, even as treachery, deceit, and drama threaten to strand the twins on opposite sides of the battlefield. In a Garden Burning Gold is a vividly written, atmospheric saga that explores the limits of power and the bonds of family—and how far both can be bent before they break.

I just finished Reputation by Lex Croucher and I found it to be odd, unusual, but utterly fascinating. Reading the author’s intent just added to that intrigue and caused me to look at the book quite differently. Now to process it all…

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy with a historical twist
  • Pages: 334 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
Bridgerton meets Gossip Girl with a dash of Jane Austen, in Reputation, a Regency-era historical romantic comedy with a deliciously feminist twist, from a hilarious new British voice, Lex Croucher. Abandoned by her parents, bookish and sheltered Georgiana Ellers is spending the summer with her stodgy aunt and uncle at their home in the English countryside. At a particularly dull party, she meets the enigmatic Frances Campbell, a wealthy member of the in-crowd who delights Georgiana with her disregard for so-called “polite society.” Lonely and vulnerable, Georgiana quickly falls in with Frances and her wealthy, wild, and deeply improper friends, who introduce her to the upper echelons of Regency aristocracy, and a world of drunken debauchery, frivolous spending, and mysterious young men. One, in particular, stands out from the rest: Thomas Hawksley, who has a tendency to cross paths with Georgiana in her most embarrassing moments. Sparks fly, but Thomas seems unimpressed with the company she is keeping. And soon, Georgiana begins to wonder whether she’ll ever feel like she fits in––or if the price of entry into Frances’s gilded world will ultimately be higher than she is willing to pay. Set against a backdrop of lavish parties, handsome men on horseback––and in a time when one’s reputation was everything––this edgy, hilarious romantic comedy explores sex, consent, belonging, and status through the eyes of an unforgettable heroine that Austen herself would have cheered for.

I read and enjoyed Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham last year, so I’m really looking forward to getting into her latest book, Crimson Summer, in a few days.

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Pages: 311 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA books (Harlequin Trade Publishers)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022
THE HUSBAND A heart surgeon at the top of his field, Stephen Aston is getting married again. But first he must divorce his current wife, even though she can no longer speak for herself. THE DAUGHTERS Tully and Rachel Aston look upon their father’s fiancée, Heather, as nothing but an interloper. Heather is younger than both of them. Clearly, she’s after their father’s money. THE FORMER WIFE With their mother in a precarious position, Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets, the new wife closing in, and who their father really is. THE YOUNGER WIFE Heather has secrets of her own. Will getting to the truth unleash the most dangerous impulses in all of them?

What are you reading? Do you love it?

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28 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – March 30, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. Reputation sounds like it could be fun, and I’ve seen Crimson Summer about in the blogosphere. That one intrigues me.

    I just finished The Last Sin Eater which I loved. Time for me to start something new!

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  2. I’m interested in Crimson Summer. Can’t wait for your thoughts on that one. Also, In A Garden Burning Gold sounds excellent. Enjoy the rest of your week, Tessa! ❤️

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  3. Reputation sure was a wild book. I didn’t care for it at first, but it grew on me and I was enjoying it by the end. And the authors note really helps.

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  4. I regret not downloading A Garden Burning Gold. Think I was too overloaded at the time and couldn’t fit it in. I’ve read a few Heather Graham books and always enjoyed them. Happy Reading, Tessa!

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    1. A Garden… is such an epic read. Probably not one if you are overburdened though as it requires quite a bit from the reader.

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  5. I haven’t read a cosy mystery in a while so The Burning Pages could be one to add to the TBR. Reputation is definitely going on there!

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  6. I enjoy the series, Burning Pages is from, I hope you so as well, Tessa. I have read a few thrillers and Historical fiction books lately, so I am now reading a couple of cozy mystery books right now. I hope you enjoy your upcoming books, Tessa.


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