Recent reads: March 2024

It’d been longer than I realized since I did one of these round ups. Part of that is because I’ve been reading the same book since the beginning of January and then supplementing with other books for my before bed readings. The Power Broker is going well, I have roughly 200 pages to go, but it’s also dense and heavy (both literally and figuratively) and I can’t read it in bed simply because the book is too heavy to hold up. Here’s what I’ve been reading along side it.

Passing for Human

A graphic novel where i enjoyed the drawing quite a bit but didn’t enjoy the story quite as much. Liana Finck is on a quest for understanding herself and what she may have lost, which she calls her “shadow.” At times I didn’t quite understand where Finck was coming from but there were some panels that were beautiful.

[Note: This isn’t on Bookshop and I don’t really link to Amazon anymore, so I suggest your local library if you want to read this one, that’s where I got it.]

A Morbid Taste for Bones

A mystery where a monk invesitgates a death during the twelfth century and while I didn’t dislike this book, I didn’t immediately want to read more of the series. The pacing was slow for me but the mystery ended up being quite good and it was ingenious how Brother Cadfael solved it.

[Note: Again, not on Bookshop, so look at your library.]

Happy Place

As I said above, I’ve been gravitating towards easier, more relaxed reads and this book was perfect. Emily Henry books always make me laugh and the best part is usually how much I would love to be in the middle of the mix hanging out with the group of friends she’s writing about. This particular book was no exception and I enjoyed it a lot.

Baltimore Blues

The first book in a new to me mystery series and I loved it. One thing I really loved is that it was written in 1997 so before the advent of a lot of the tech we currently use today, which made things better. Tess Monaghan is an out of work journalist and her friend gets arrested for murder, so she helps the lawyer representing him investigate the case. It twisted and turned in ways I wasn’t expecting and I enjoyed it a lot. I’ll be reading more of these.

Georgie, All Along

Another relaxed read, a romance where Georgie goes back to her home town in order to figure out what to do with her life after losing her job as an assitant to an actress. I related to Georgie in a lot of ways but I also loved that a dog was a key character. If you’re a romance person I recommend this one.

The Unhoneymooners

Maybe the title gives it away, but yup, another romance. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other two in this round up, but I finished it. Olive and her twin sister’s brother-in-law end up going on the sister’s honeymoon because everyone but them gets food poisoning at the wedding reception. They supposedly hate each other, but of course we all know what happens when they’re in Maui.