Friday Reading Roundup 6

What did you just finish?

Dragons in the Waters by Madeline L’Engle! I liked this so much better than I remembered. It’s multi-third person point of view and that choice worked really well for me.

And I finished In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming. I liked it a lot. Clare’s priesthood was handled well. It wasn’t treated as just another job–it means more to that–but she also came off as just a normal person. And her and Russ’s friendship is just lovely.

Then I read A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh because of Steph’s awesome review. And Steph did not steer me wrong! This is an adorable romance and I recommend it.

What are you currently reading?

The next book in in the Spencer-Fleming series (A Fountain Filled With Blood) and The Trouble With Demons by Lisa Shearin.

I’m still not sure about the Shearin series. I might have to read the whole series to decide if I want to read the whole series.

What will you be reading next?

I mostly want to concentrate on the two series I’m reading, thought I might fit in a few things in between books.

And Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins comes out on Tuesday. Jane of Dear Author has been strongly recommending this book and I’m eager to give it a try.

  • Stephanie M

    Ohmygod, yes. Isn’t a Matter of Class just adorable? And I just saw your response to me on GR and I am impressed that you figured out the twist in the first chapter. I didn’t realize it until the end, which I think is the reason I remember and still like it so much. I think it helps that the hero and heroine are young adults, they aren’t older adults whose views of the world are jaded and have lived a hard life. These are just young adults who still believe in the good of others and their parents are still alive and ugh. Like I said, you are making me want to do a re-read!

    And Stir Me Up looks interesting. Hmmmmmmm…

    • Katie Baker

      And they cared about their parents!!! I loved how concerned they both were about them. And you SHOULD. It was fun to read, having an idea what was going on.

      I’m really hopeful about it! Jess ordered it, too, I think.

  • cait

    I’m looking forward to what you and Jess think of Stir Me Up before I buy it. I just… it seems like it could go either way?

    • Katie Baker

      Yeah, I’m a little nervous because I can be so picky about YA contemporary, but I’m willing to give it a go for $2! (. . . or let it sit on my Kindle forever unread for $2. :P)

      • cait

        I’m also just wary because I actually disagree with Jane from DA a lot – especially recently. And I don’t even know why, it just seems to be how it’s gone recently?

        • Katie Baker

          I’m trying to think. I know I’ve disagreed with reviews at the site recently, but it feels like I haven’t even read the same things as Jane herself recently. I do remember I used to agree with her a lot and then not as much, though.

          But yeah. I’ve usually waited to read samples for unfamiliar authors (well, or do the library), but TAKING A RISK, haha.