Thursday, May 23, 2013

Library Loot #22, Part 1

I haven't posted in a little while for two reasons.  One, I haven't been inspired.  We haven't read anything that has really grabbed me.  But the other reason is that, for the first time since I had kids (nearly 8 years ago!), I have been really reading adult books again.  Not just now and then but constantly.  And I am really enjoying them. Although, I must confess, this pile does include a few YA books, two of which are about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which my daughter is researching for school.

So here's what I've been reading (or planning to read):

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James was thoroughly enjoyable.  I liked The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore but predicted the plot point involving the protagonist's sister.

Not pictured: The Good House by Ann Leary, which was very, very good, and two books in addition to the one on the stack by Lucinda Rosenfeld, I'm So Happy for You: A Novel About Best Friends and Why She Went Home, the former of which was better than the latter, but neither of which I loved (out of all three, The Pretty One: A Novel About Sisters was my favorite, but I thought the plot twist at the end was a little ridiculous.

Have you read any of these?  What's on your "to read" list?


  1. I've been meaning to read Death Comes to Pemberley.

  2. I read Death Comes to Pemberley last year and really enjoyed it too.