you guys have to forgive me
1.) I had an editorial deadline
2.) during the busiest few weeks of my work year
3.) then I went to San Antonio! and Dallas!
But I have also been reading! mostly on the subway and at lunch breaks
BOOKS I HAVE READ THAT you should KNOW ABOUT
The Martian by Andy Weir: this book was fast-paced, hilarious and something I wouldn't usually read. But, I saw the film at TIFF and the narrative was so warm and engaging and I read that it was a close adaptation of the novel. Really engaging and one of the most unique narrative journeys I have had. Regardless of setting or world, that is really something that every author strives for.
Season of Salt and Honey Hannah Tunnicliffe This is a quiet, ruminative piece laced with recipes and melancholy. The prose is lyrical and slow moving but very atmospheric. A touch of Sarah Addison Allen with the careful plotting of De Los Santos, this is a trajectory of grief with just the right amount of hope (Thanks, Netgalley)
The Mistress of Tall Acre: Laura Frantz creates a compelling world set in post-revolutionary America with a gorgeous love story borne of convenience and riddled with the past. Frantz is in her niche here, exploring the fortitude of the early country and drawing on her vast historical knowledge. I invested in this relationship 110% (Thanks, Netgalley)
What to Do with a Duke: Sally Mackenzie This was a clever, crafty regency with a spirited heroine and a dishy hero both blessed with the gift of banter. There is a fairytale element to it which really captured me and there is a hefty bit of the spirit of Heyer's Venetia (thanks, Netgalley)
White Collar Girl: Renee Rosen Did you like The Best of Everything? you're welcome
The Replacement Wife: Rowena Wiseman Did you like The Rosie Project? You're welcome.