What’s on my Kindle

Some things I’ve been reading lately:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
This is for the March Big Fat Book Readalong. I’m at 38% and thoroughly enjoying it. If you (like me) have had a copy sitting on your shelf for years, pick it up! Or do what I did and get a digital copy. So much easier to carry around and track progress.

Satisfaction by Sarah Mayberry
I enjoyed this quite a lot. Miss Bates has a good review of it (and see my comment for my own view).

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
I’ve been in a group read of this with several twitter friends. I’m glad to have read it but I don’t think MacLean is really for me. I don’t mind suspending disbelief, but this one was off the scale O_o.

For His Eyes Only by Liz Fielding
This was lovely, even if the set-up was pretty implausible. Sculptor meet estate agent. Beautiful houses, beautiful art, beautiful romance.

Much Ado about Sweet Nothing by Alison May
Cleverly done modern telling of Much Ado about Nothing. She even managed to make me enjoy a book written in multiple first person present tense POVs. Warning: there is a somewhat ambiguous ending for one of the romantic storylines. The other is proper HEA.

What about you? Read anything good lately?


  • Hi Ros!

    I just finished the audio book of the sequel to Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies. I am fascinated by how she tells story entirely through character, SOO DEEP in his POV. I adore her Cromwell and all his ambivalence.

    I just started the audio of Laura Kinsale’s Flowers From the Storm, and I am enjoying it more than anything I’ve read in a long time. I like audiobooks for how I can multitask, but this one had me perched on the bathroom vanity NOT brushing my teeth, I was so captivated.

    • Yes! Telling the story through character is exactly what she does. It’s not that there isn’t story or plot, there is and a lot of it. But the character is key and she makes him a character that you can’t resist.

      I’m not generally a fan of audio books, but I love that image of you not brushing your teeth!

  • Hey,

    I really enjoyed your post “The Limits of Inspirational Fiction,” but wasn’t able to comment on it as the comment section is now closed. My own disdain for the typical Christian romance novel led me to start blogging about good Christian romances, particularly those from the Victorian era, which have always been my favourite.

    God bless,

    • Thanks for commenting, Nadine! I have the blog set to disable comments after a few weeks to stop the spammers.

      Do you have a link to your blog? I’d love to see your recommendations.