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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
The blurb: When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting – a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called ‘The Improbability of Love’. Delving into the painting’s past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history – and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
2. The last books I read
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
I really enjoyed my second ever Christie and recommend it to anyone wanting to pick up a murder mystery classic. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting’ nothing is ever quite what it seems...
Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
Hmn. This was ok. There were a lot of good things happening here: good plot, great new characters… but all of them are over-shadowed by an increasingly self-centered first-person narrator. Shame. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: To avoid all spoilers for Book 1, if you’d like to read the blurb, please click on the cover image to go to the book’s Goodreads page.
3. What I’ll read next
Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes #2) by Anthony Horowitz
I read the first of Anthony Horowitz’s new Sherlock stories – The House of Silk – at the end of February. I enjoyed it and my copy of Moriarty has been calling to me ever since.
The blurb: Sherlock Holmes is dead.
Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.
Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
Making the most of being at my parents’, I used a jar of my mum’s excellent homemade lemon curd as the filling for a lovely lemon sponge cake.
Claire Huston / Art and Soul