What the Wenches Are Reading


From favorite authors to beloved rereads to horror to learning new skills, the Wenches reading choices are wide and varied this week. Click through to see who's reading what! 

Angela: One book this week, and it was Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. It was another great historical fantasy. Based in Italy, it tells the story of trying to regain Tigana, a province obliterated from many people's minds. Can those people who remember Tigana bring it back into existence? While I didn’t think the book was as good as The Lions of Al-Rassan, it was still a wonderful read.

Anne: I am about to start rereading the Devil’s Isle series in anticipation of book #3 coming out soon. I am also listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and trying not to crash my car through my tears....Dobby......

Barb: I finished Skye Warren's Deep, which was just okay for me. I was intrigued enough that I'm curious about the rest of the Chicago Underground series, but I'm not starting it right now. That is primarily because I'm rereading The Veil, first in Chloe Neill's superb Devil's Isle series, in preparation for the third book that will be released next month. Regular readers will know that I adore that series so I'll just say that it's good to be back in New Orleans, even if it's a broken and battered New Orleans. I am also hearing a strong call from my beloved, Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III, more commonly known as Bones. I'm going to read these fabulous Devil's Isle books, but I think I'll be rereading the Night Huntress series soon. 

Care: This week, I’ve been reading two different things, both related. First is How To Work And Homeschool: Practical Advice, Tips, and Strategies from Parents by Pamela Price. The second is related in that for this whole new job thing that is rapidly eating up my reading time (which is oddly okay, because I really enjoy it!) that means I really need the book, I’ve been reading up on Grammarly about some more obscure English word usage (specifically, “whom” and why do we use it?).

Donna: I haven’t had much reading time this past week, but now I’m on vacay! The family is heading out on a roadtrip, and The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) is coming along for the ride! #underhiseye Note: My daughter’s Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling) audiobook will also be making an appearance. 

Kathi: First, I forgot to say last week that I’d read The Last Anniversary way back at the end of May. It was written by Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, and I’ve decided that I’ll probably read all her books sooner or later, as treats when I need a juicy little story that doesn’t make me think too hard. This week, I’ve been reading Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2). A couple of weeks ago, I attended a book reading and signing by the author, which got me all fired up! The first book in this series won the 2016 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (here’s my review). I’m enjoying this installment of Arabella’s adventures even more than the first — the marvels of her solar system are endlessly astonishing.  

Merit:  This week, I finished Ready Player One, a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline. Someone described it as “nostalgia porn”, and “nerdgasm”, and I tend to agree, especially if you like 80s culture, it’s a great read. I also read The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1) by Jennifer Ashley. A handsome, brilliant lord with emotional  and behavioral disorders and a feisty, beautiful widow who knows what she wants. I enjoyed the book, especially for the unconventional choice of the hero.  


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