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Susan's 2015 Books

What have you read in 2015? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Susan
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Susan's 2015 Books

Postby Susan » Sun January 4th, 2015, 8:25 pm

1) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; finished 1/3/15
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sun January 4th, 2015, 8:27 pm

2) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle; finished 1/4/15
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Postby Susan » Wed January 7th, 2015, 11:32 pm

3) A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle; finished 1/6/15
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Postby Susan » Mon January 19th, 2015, 1:21 pm

4) The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell; finished 1/18/15; I was not happy with the previous novel in the series, but this one returned me the Uhtred of the earlier novels.
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Postby Susan » Sun January 25th, 2015, 5:33 pm

5) Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach; finished 1/25/15. This is by the same author who wrote The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, although that was not the original name of the novel. One of the characters was reading Tulip Fever in the film. I recently read The Miniaturist which also took place in Amsterdam during its Golden Age. Both novels have similar plot lines: young woman marries older merchant for money and financial security for her family and a birth is involved, although I think The Miniaturist is much darker. A film of Tulip Fever is scheduled to be released sometime this year with Christoph Waltz and Alicia Vikander playing the husband and wife. Alicia Vikander played Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Danish language film A Royal Affair, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey & Pushing up Daisies by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon January 26th, 2015, 10:06 am

I've heard The Miniaturist being compared to Girl with a Pearl Earring, but I think you're right, it's much more like Tulip Fever, albeit much darker.
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Fri February 6th, 2015, 12:34 am

6) The King's Hounds by Martin Jensen
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Postby Susan » Sat February 21st, 2015, 1:07 pm

7) Cor Rotto: A novel of Catherine Carey by Adrienne Dillard; did not finish. I got about halfway, then read The Princess Bride and did not feel like returning to the book.
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Postby Susan » Sat February 21st, 2015, 1:07 pm

8) The Princess Bride by William Goldman; finished 2/21/15
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Postby Susan » Mon March 9th, 2015, 12:21 am

9) The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki; finished 3/8/15; I found this enjoyable and mostly historically accurate. Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria still pulls in the tourists in Vienna. I've been to both Hofburg Palace and Schönbrunn Palace and there is so much about her in both palaces. This novel does not cover all of Sisi's life and the author hints that their will be a sequel.
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