Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

This was a good thriller about a girl who was born in captivity (her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father) and didn’t know anything was wrong until they were rescued when she was eleven. Now her father has escaped from prison and she’s the only one who can track him using the skills he taught her.

 

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

It’s been a long long time since I read a good old historical romance. I just enjoyed this one a lot. It’s actually the third in a series and I’m going to read the others.

 

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

This was one of the most unique and interesting graphic novels I’ve ever read. I’ll be stalking the library website to get on the waiting list for Book two.

 

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire with art by Dustin Nguyen

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire with art by Dustin Nguyen

Jeff Lemire is a long time favorite of mine. This comic series featuring a robot boy and other fascinating characters is simply excellent.

 

Started in Print

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

I’ve long been fascinated with the Romanov Dynasty. This look at all the Romanov rulers is very interesting.

 

Finished on Audio

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

I have listened to and loved the entire Amelia Peabody series. Barbara Rosenblat doesn’t simply narrate these. She performs them as tha author said in an interview included with one of the audiobooks. I was sad when Barbara Merta (Elizabeth Peters) died. She left an unfinished book that Joan Hess has finished and Barbara Rosenblat narrated. It’s clearly not as polished as the author’s other books but I couldn’t pass up one last chance to spend some time with Amelia, Emerson and their children and friends.

 

Started on Audio

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

The Western Star by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall

This series is one of my all time favorite audio mystery series. We saw the author at an event at Powell’s last Friday. He’s a great storyteller both in print and in person.

 

Reviews since my last update:

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Descender Book Four: Orbital Mechanics by Jeff Lemire

 

What are you reading?