It is another very short reading list. Since finishing that novel draft, I've taken a bit of a hiatus, or rest period, from writing (have a read-through-edit to do very soon, and am still in progress with novella #18).
So far in October, I've already read as many books as I got through in September. And next weekend won't be much for writing either, so I may not have writing progress to report till near the end of the month. And when, for whatever reason, I'm not writing ... I'm reading.
Anyway! Herewith, September. * denotes a new-to-me book.
65. The Wild Child, by Mary Jo Putney. An ambitious Regency with so much plot, I was tired.
66. The Undomestic Goddess* by Sophie Kinsella. An entertaining story of a young lawyer's professional implosion, followed by reinvention. I could have done with more of the romance. I mean, if you're going to adopt a new life because you realize you're in love with a person who can't be integrated into your old life, that person needs to be a little more alive on the page.
67. Locked Rooms, by Laurie R. King. Came up on sale and is a series favorite, so ... really very good.
68. A Conspiracy in Belgravia* by Sherry Thomas. The other nouveau-Holmes fiction I read. This series' Holmes does not engage me on the same level as King's Russell, but the novels are smart.
69. Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home* by Maria Finn. A well-written memoir about a plunge into Argentine tango following the breakup of a marriage. Lots of dance detail, so of course now I want to learn tango even more than I already did (I know a few basics, and enough to be an intelligent viewer - which is to say, I can tell good technique from bad - but that's not enough).