I went to Spain and I read so many books on airplanes! All the books! It was great! Let’s go:
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear— I finished the first book in the Maisie Dobbs series on a plane over the Atlantic, and immediately got on the waitlist for the second, Birds of a Feather, at my library (well, once I’d landed). Maisie is a private detective in 1930s London, and what I love about her is she isn’t even a little Sherlock-Holmes-ish. She isn’t anti-social or a super-genius or awkward or cruel; she’s kind and observant and uses hard work and extensive note-taking to solve mysteries. Plus, she scratches an Agatha Christie itch.
Outbox (Books Finished)
Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James— A brilliant businesswoman who heads a governess agency (who is also nobility) crosses swords with a wealthy inventor who has suddenly become responsible for raising his young siblings. Misunderstandings, sort-of kidnappings, little boys with pet rats they use to torment household servants, etc., this book has it all! Lots of fun and a very lovable couple.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Le— Just started this one on audio, and I’m discovering that hard science fiction on audio is a bit difficult for me! The unfamiliar phrases and universe signifiers are making me pause and rewind a bit, but I’m getting the hang of it. In this one, a disgraced military captain is given a chance to redeem herself by recapturing a key fortress, but to do so she has to enlist the help of an undead sociopath. Fun!
That’s it for me! What did your inbox and outbox look like?