Man, has it been hot out recently! But the sunshine has been amazing—I spent a part of yesterday afternoon sitting out on my library’s front porch reading Unnatural Death, by Dorothy Sayers—a read inspired by two books I’ve read in the past week—Susan Hill mentions Sayers’s The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club in Howards End is on the Landing, and a character in Stella Gibbons’s Nightingale Wood is eager to getting back to read “the latest Dorothy Sayers.” So, since I’m now reading Sayers’s Lord Peter Wimsey series in order of publication, Unnatural Death is the one that I pulled off the TBR shelf to read.
Also read this week were Mrs. Tim of the Regiment and Love's Shadow, by Ada Leverson, both Bloomsbuy Group reprints. Loved the DE Stevenson, the Ada Leverson not so much. The Bloomsbury Group covers are spectacular, which is why I preordered the four new ones that are coming out in July: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, by Paul Gallico (I’ve read the first but not the second); Mrs. Ames, by EF Benson; Let’s Kill Uncle, by Rohan O’Grady (it seems a bit out of my comfort zone, but it sounds good); and Henrietta Sees It Through, the follow-up to Henrietta’s War (which I bought at the same time as the other four). I also received a few Virago Modern Classics in the mail this week. I foresee a lot of great reading coming up ahead.!
So what have you been reading lately?