Seriously, the reading list is hardly worth posting at all. What with NOVEL NUMBER 5 that I just finished writing the first draft of, I have not been reading much of Other People's Stuff. This may be the shortest reading list I have ever posted here.
Anyway ... * denotes a new-to-me book.
61. Lord John and the Private Matter* by Diana Gabaldon. An 18th-century mystery, rich in historical detail, but also a cracking good adventure. Will almost certainly read others in this series.
62. If We Were Villains* by M.L. Rio. A blisteringly good novel about death at a Shakespeare college, and its fallout for the six student survivors. I would instantly read a sequel. I usually delete things from my Kindle after reading (because having too long an index stresses me out) but have left this one on the device because I want to read it again very soon. I was tearing through it at such a pace (wanting to find out what happened) that I know I failed to appreciate some of the gorgeous theatrical language.
63. Longshot, by Dick Francis. It came up on sale, and since it is one of my favorites of his, had to have it. An excellent palate-cleanser. I had - somehow - forgotten that the hero is actually a writer. As well as being, like all Francis' heroes, intelligent, courageous, and resourceful.
64. Irresistible, by Mary Balogh. A workmanlike Regency with a rather fraught and overextended blackmail plot. I always enjoy this author, but this particular plot was a little hard to take at this particular time.
What I have been doing this summer instead of reading, I guess, is going to movies. Mr. P and I, or my BFF, or the three of us have been to see
- Ocean's 8;
- Set It Up (on Netflix);
- Mamma Mia 2;
- Ant Man & Wasp;
- MI: Fallout;
- The Spy Who Dumped Me;
- Crazy Rich Asians;
- Happytime Murders; and
- Juliet, Naked.
Maybe even something else that I've forgotten because of my writer's spongiform encephalopathy. Plus we watched "Galaxy Quest" at home with other friends who had not ever seen it, which was a situation direly in need of correction. All were satisfactory entertainments and some were very much better than that.
Because of the M.L. Rio book, I am seriously considering going to see "King Lear" with Ian McKellen. That will probably be me on my own, if at all; I've never seen the play nor read it, and having seen his Richard III, I do believe I will want to give this my undivided attention.