Every month Anne over at Modern Mrs. Darcy (a must read for any of my bookish friends by the way) hosts a roundup of her monthly reads. She keeps the descriptions super short a la Twitter and everyone can link up as well. I always get a bunch of great new titles to add to my "to-read" list and it's fun to find new blogs with a bookish bent as well. Since I haven't been updating my weekly reads in my Friday posts for the last few weeks I decided to round them up here and join in again! (See my other rounds ups here, here and here) Then check out the original post on Modern Mrs. Darcy and all the linked up lists at the bottom of the post!
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riodan
The third in Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series finds the 7 members of the prophecy together at last and venturing to the ruins of Ancient Rome. Fast, fun and full of tongue in cheek history these books are always right up my alley. Start with the first in series though...too much backstory to skip.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
This is like the Da Vinci Code for bookstore lovers. I love the way technology and the history of bookmaking itself combined to solve the puzzle. Especially fun for me to recognize so much of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Passion of The Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
The latest in the long running Pink Carnation series about a league of English spies in Naploleonic Europe. This is the type of romance I adore-the writing is smart and high quality, it isn't raunchy, the history is right on the money and I literally can not put the book down for the 24 hours it takes me to read it. In this one Miss Gwen, the imperious chaperone, finally meets her match. It's nice to see such a nontraditional herione too.
Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osbourn
I'm reading this to the boys before bed and so far we're all loving it. This is the same author who writes the Magic Treehouse series. She keeps the chapters short with plenty of action. The Odessey is one of my favorite books and I really like how she is boiling the story down to an appropriate level for children without losing the themes and the language that are so important to the original.
I'm currently going back and forth between the first few pages of Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle and The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley but can't decide which to read next...
What have you been reading lately?
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