22. September 2013 · 8 comments · Categories: Events · Tags:


Well, friends, we’ve come to the end of Mary Stewart Reading Week. I hope you’ve all enjoyed your experiences this week reading her work and if you haven’t, I hope that you would be willing to try her again. I think we’ve seen that, like most authors, Lady Stewart wrote some outstanding suspense novels and some not so stellar, yet still enjoyable, novels. I liked both of the books I read this week and I even found my favorite of her books in Nine Coaches Waiting.

I’ve loved reading your thoughts and I truly thank you all for participating, posting and commenting during this celebration. The event was far more successful than I dreamed it would be and I was pleasantly surprised to meet new-to-me bloggers who joined the reading week when they saw it mentioned on other blogs.

I will keep an index of the reviews posted this week up at the top of the blog under ‘MSRW Posts’. If you didn’t have a chance to read all of the posts yet you can always visit at a later time to see what you missed.

If you entered the giveaway, keep on the lookout to see if you won – I’ll announce the winner in a few days.

Again, thank you so much for participating! Keep reading Mary Stewart – let’s keep her work alive!

If you are looking for books similar to Mary Stewart here is a list of Mary Stewart read-alikes from author Lauren Willig.

Mary Stewart posts so far:

Airs Above the Ground – A Work in Progress

Airs Above the Ground – The Captive Reader

The Crystal Cave – TBR 313

The Gabriel Hounds – bibliolathas

The Little Broomstick – Pining for the West

The Moonspinners – Miss Bibliophile

My Brother Michael – Fleur In Her World

Nine Coaches Waiting – Quixotic Magpie

Stormy Petrel – She Reads Novels

Stormy Petrel – The Worm Hole

Stormy Petrel – Country Girls Read

This Rough Magic – Quixotic Magpie

Touch Not the Cat – The Book Jotter

Touch Not the Cat – The Indextrious Reader

Wildfire at Midnight – TBR 313

Wildfire at Midnight – The Bookworm Chronicles


  1. I’ve so enjoyed myself reading all the posts — I’m particularly happy that I still have a handful of her books to read, and some much better ideas now about which ones I want to tackle first. I also now want to re-read quite a few! Thank you for organizing this — a great week!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! Although I didn’t finish my book in time, I’ve certainly enjoyed reading along.

  3. Thank you for this week, Anbolyn! I regret not being able to take part as much as I had planned, but I’m going to try to at least get round to reading some more posts.

  4. Thank you so much for thinking up and hosting this wonderful reading event 🙂

  5. Thanks for hosting this reading week. I really enjoyed it and it has sparked my interest in reading more of Stewart’s work.

  6. It was a great week. I really enjoyed it, loved reading all the posts. I’m looking forward to read Mary Stewart books, I think I will love them. So far I have the Ivy Tree, and Airs Above the Ground and a long waiting list.

  7. Thanks for taking the trouble to do this Anbolyn. I had hoped to get The Hollow Hills finished in time too but didn’t quite make it. It’s great to see that Mary Stewart is still being appreciated.

    • It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed organizing it and reading everyone’s posts. Next year I’m thinking of a Willa Cather reading week…

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