What I read
Finished Some Luck which is lovely - a family saga told as a few vignettes centring on different characters for each year, from shortly after WWI to a few years after WWII. Some bits are more interesting than others, and one or two passages seem chosen to be molto tipico for period, but overall, it was an amazing read and I am definitely up for the sequel.
I am also so up for the sequels (we can haz NAO??) to Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith's Stranger (2014), which does those things which I think we can expect from these authors, great worldbuilding, subverting genre conventions, diverse characters and relationships, PTSD, awesome women, etc etc, in a plot which (okay, have read rather too much YA dystopia for not entirely voluntary reasons) is not about Overthrowing the Evil Dystopia but about preserving a community which is benign and civilised, and, yes, it really is, this is not the candy-coloured coating over sinister ends. And there is not the really annoying teen love triangle trope, or at least, the nearest we get to it has a very creative solution.
I then moved on to the latest Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer (2014), which doesn't really address the cliffhanger we were left with at the end of the last but builds the suspense (without ever getting to a resolution) while Peter Grant deals with an entirely different case out in the rural sticks.
Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Gin and Murder (1959, just reissued by Greyladies). Around the age of 12 or so I loved her pony stories, in fact I think she may have been my favourite of the three P-T sisters writing in the genre (her mother, Joanna Cannan, also worked in this and is, I think, credited with founding it). This was an okay murder mystery of its period, which is that hiatus between the Golden Age and the revival of the murder mystery as srs bznz by Rendell etc, and at least it doesn't go down the 'look at me being humorously meta' route which Crispin, Innes, Brand etc sometimes get away with but mostly goes floppp. I thought, however, it would be horsier than it is - although tensions within the local hunt are in the mix for who got dun and who dunnit, this is all pretty much background (i.e. not Dick Francis levels of equinity).
On the Go
Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Murder Strikes Pink (1963, also Greyladies), which, on internal evidence and also looking at the list of her other books in the front, was not the actual sequel to Gin and Murder, but the one after that (no idea why they are not doing the series in order). This is possibly going to be a bit more pony-book meets murder as it is set in the world of show-jumping, but who knows - not far enough in yet.
For the trennels Forest re-read, I've started The Ready Made Family (1967).
Yet moar Sekkrit Projekt reading though this got a bit bogged down.