What I Read in July
What did I read in July? Lots of Cadfael mysteries!
- The Leper of St. Giles by Ellis Peters. This is the fifth in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series.
- The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters. #6 in the series.
- Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters. This is at least the third time I have read this book. I nearly skipped it rather than read it again because I thought I would be bored by it, but this is still one of my favorites in the series and I enjoyed it very much, even the third time around.
- The Devil’s Novice by Ellis Peters. #8 in the Cadfael series.
- Dead Man’s Ransom by Ellis Peters.
I am nearly halfway through the series now, but I am taking a little break from Cadfael in August so I can read some other things.
What I’m Reading Now
- The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders. The topic is interesting, but the writing is very dry, so I’m not sure I’m going to stick this one out. I’m going with the “50 page rule” and then we’ll see. I’m on page 36 or so now.
- Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett. I love her podcast, On Being, and this is the perfect companion book.
What Are You Reading?
Are you reading anything good this summer? Have a new favorite you’ve been recommending to anyone who will listen? Let me know in the comments!
Seems like an interesting series. Thanks for sharing all your reading adventures. I am reading Elizabeth Bishop’s letters in “One Art” and Glenn Taylor’s “A Hanging at Cinder Bottom”; both books are fantastically captivating.
Both of those look intriguing. Thank you for sharing!
I read all the Ellis Peters/Edith Pargeter books that I could find a few years back. I loved the Cadfael series, but they’re all good.
I’m reading (or rather listening to) the Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey at the moment and am loving it.