Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday Book Club

I'm currently reading Lois McMaster Bujold's Beguilement (Book 1 of the Sharing Knife series) and loving it! I stayed up way too late last night after telling myself I'd read just one more chapter. Ten chapters later...

Beguilement is a fantasy novel, but it's also deeply romantic - the two main characters are just wonderful. Totally recommended. If you'd like to read a detailed review,
check out the one at Dear Author.

What are you reading and enjoying this week?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I finally tried out Julia Quinn's books. I'm working through the Bridgerton books and really liking them.
-Sarah M.

Heather said...

I am still working on the RomCon Reading Challenge, just finished your harlequin Awaken to Pleasure, and am reading Carly Phillips Hot Item, Meljean Brook's Demon Angel and my for fun read is Gena Showalter's newest book Darkest Passion.

ShellBell said...

Have read and loved Shelly Laurenston's Beast Behaving Badly; Maya Banks' Colters' Lady, several JL Langley stories and Alisha Rai's Veiled Seduction this week.

Tracy said...

This week I started the Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken and the Breed series by Lora Leigh. Both series are really good!

Tiffany M. said...

I just finished my first Carla Kelly novel, Marrying the Royal Marine and LOVED it! Now I want to start going after her backlist, but first I have a few others to finish like Magic Bleeds and Wicked Becomes You. ^^

Anonymous said...

I love the sharing knife books and Bujold's writing in general. I just read Kiss of Fury and have yet to decided what to read next.
-Nicole

Ang from Oz said...

I have been racing through Alyssa Day's Warriors of Posedion series, but Gena Showalters The Darkest Passion has just arrived, so I am looking forward to digging into it. Also waiting in my tbr pile are The Black Hills by Nora Roberts and Angel Slayer by Michele Hauf. Some good reading ahead!

Madhura said...

Magic Bleeds! Its gonna be good.

Blodeuedd said...

Well I read a certain book called Slave to Sensation and enjoyed it :)

saiena said...

I'm rereading various Georgette Heyer Regencies (whichever ones on my shelf where I can't quite remember what happened). Enjoying them muchly, but it is having a strange effect on my vocabularly. Foolish beyond permission!

Love the Sharing Knife quartet. LMB is amazing.

Shiloh Walker said...

starting ready Hard to Hold by stephanie tyler...enjoying. :)

Vorpaks said...

I read "Dreamveil" by Lynn Viehl, and "Rain Lashed" a free ebook she just posted on her blog.

The kindle is working again so I was able to download "Demonkeepers," by Jessica Anderson, to read this weekend.

Also downloaded a smaple of "Track of the Cat" which is the first of the Anna Pidgeon novels by Nevada Barr. The sample was great, so I will be putting that series on my TBR list for sure.

I've read the Sharing Knife series and loved it, although I think Chalion is still my favorite fantasy series by Bujold (you can tell by my tag that I am a huge Vor [sci-fi] fan as well lol).

I thought it was interesting that Bujold said in an interview that the Sharing Knife is her attempt at writing a romance. While I admit that in the Sharing Knife the relationship between the couple is a central theme, I actually find her Vorkosigan and Chalion series to be equally, if not more, romantic.

I guess that, personally, I don't need the relationship to be the main part of a story to consider it a romance. The relationship can be an understated thing, or even just a longing that spans the book or series. When Fawn and Dag got together I was pleased, when Miles Vorkoigan finally found Ekaterin I melted. :)

Tammy S said...

Just finished Bullet by LKH and Dreamviel by Lynn Viehl - highly recommend both!

Shéa MacLeod said...

I just finished Meljean Brook's Falling For Anthony (the first in her Guardian series) and have started Betrayed by PC and Kristin Cast.

Marie said...

I am trying to finish off the 'Eve' trilogy by S. Day.

Cat R. said...

Just read all the Magic series by Ilona Andrews for the 1st time & loved them. I'm rereading Archangel's Kiss, & am starting on the G. A. Aiken Dragon books (thanx to a gift card from Mom). And reading and rereading the excerpt from Bonds of Justice, hoping it will make next month get here sooner!

Princess Bumblebee said...

Well, I just listened to a couple of Jim Butcher's books this week, both at the recommendation of my brother, who thinks he's great. The first was 'Calderon's Furies', the first in teh Codex Alera (hope I got the spelling right). Which was great! Then 'Small Favor', one of his Dresden Files books. Admittedly, I usually dont' like male writers or fantasy, for that matter, but yes, he is very good, witty and with deep emotion. They were very good books and I recommend them to anyone! Checking out the rest of them here at my local library, which, surprisingly, has a good collection of his books.

Barbarita V said...

I read "Married by Morning" by Lisa Kleypas. Great book, highly recomended

Anonymous said...

Bujold's next Vorkosigan novel is due out in November ("Cryoburn"), when I found out, all I could do was *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*... Now all I'm wishing is for Baen to rush out the ARC (they allow you to buy them ahead of time <3).

orannia said...

I still haven't read any of Lois McMaster Bujold's books...yet :)

I finished an amazing m/m romance earlier this week - Sean Kennedy's Tigers & Devils. It was brilliant and a great book to start if you've never tried the genre :)

Now I'm reading Shalador's Lady and loving it. I so hope there are more Black Jewel books to come. Next is Ilona Andrews' Magic Bleeds!

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

I'm delighted you love the Sharing Knife. Bujold is one of the greats!

I just discovered Hannah Howell and her series about a psychic family in Regency London: If He's Wicked, If He's Sinful, and If He's Wild. Great fun and I'm rueful I have to wait until next year for the next one.

I'm currently rereading Stephanie Laurens' Mastered by Love, and off to the bookstore in the hopes of finding some new books for a long train trip tomorrow.

Maija A. said...

I loved the Sharing Knife series. Dag and Fawn's love story is one of my all-time favorites. I think it was only yesterday that I heard some random song and those lyrics just somehow brought their story to my mind and I shed a few happy tears... *sigh* I should re-read that series someday...