Fiction:
I breezed through Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). This series isn’t getting any better, but offers the comfort of familiar characters and plot patterns. A new character was introduced, a deputy from out of state, who I thought might be a spinoff character. Either that or he was just there to make up wordcount.

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb felt really familiar at times, at least in the mystery part; she must have written a similar plot at some point earlier in this very long series. It has some points to make about revenge.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab is a historical fantasy about parallel but very different Georgian Londons and the people who can travel between them. Also features a cross-dressing woman (always good!) and Evil Siblings. It’s going to be a series.

Defender Dragon (Protection, Inc. Book 2) by Zoe Chant is a short, lightweight paranormal romance, with a contemporary fairy tale theme.

The Devourers by Indra Das is a little depressing, but I was drawn in anyway by the prose style. It’s set in India, with a history professor who meets a mysterious stranger who claims to be half-werewolf, and who provides historical first-person documents about the shapeshifters.

Nonfiction:
The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank provides a lot of good reasons to exercise, and strategies to overcome your psyche’s objections to exercising, locker rooms, annoying people who comment on your workout, and other issues.

Fanfiction:
James Rhodes and the Hyde Park Knitting Circle by Poetry crosses Leverage with the Rivers of London series. You’re welcome.

have you heard by peradi is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Written in an interesting style, this is an exploration of a series of consequences following on Finn’s defection.

I Could Walk Out, But I Won’t by napricot, is Avengers fiction: Sam and Bucky go on a road trip, and Sam doesn’t have to suffer through the pain of a friend’s death alone. Very emotionally satisfying.