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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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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun March 15th, 2015, 5:47 pm

10) The Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran; finished 3/15/15; see mini-review at http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=119413#post119413
~Susan~
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Postby Susan » Wed March 18th, 2015, 4:20 pm

11) Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner; finished 3/18/15; I read this rather quickly as the story really drew me in, but I guess it helped that I've been home for two days with an upper respiratory infection. This is the first novel I've read by Susan Meissner and I will definitely read more. It's a present/past novel, but it focuses much more in the past, during the awful time of the London Blitz in World War II. As I began this novel, I had just done a lesson with my 7th grade language arts classes about showing, not just telling in their narrative writing. Susan Meissner is very talented at showing. Her descriptions of the Blitz, London during the war, a country village transport the reader to the settings.
~Susan~
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Postby Susan » Fri April 3rd, 2015, 12:19 pm

12) Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner; finished 4/2/15; I really didn't know anything about Coco Chanel's life, so I appreciated reading her story. I can't put my finger on it, but something was missing for me. Also the ending was a bit abrupt for me, but all in all, not a bad read at all.
~Susan~
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Postby Susan » Tue April 7th, 2015, 12:21 pm

13) The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan; finished 4/6/15, appears to be the last of Riordan's YA Greek/Roman series, things are somewhat tied up at the end, Riordan has a Norse novel coming out later this year.
~Susan~
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Postby Susan » Sun April 12th, 2015, 12:17 pm

14) The Figaro Murders by Laura Lebow; finished 4/10/15; Mozart (well, his librettist, but Mozart does make some appearances), Vienna, and mystery is a good combination for me and the book worked for me. Mozart wrote three Italian operas with Lorenzo Da Ponte (The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte) and it appears Laura Lebow is going to do a mystery trilogy with Signor Da Ponte as the detective.
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Postby Susan » Sun May 3rd, 2015, 5:21 pm

15) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, finished 5/3/15; In the same realm as Gone Girl, which I liked better. None of the characters are really likeable, but I did feel some compassion for the protagonist. About 75% through, I was pretty sure what happened, and I was right.
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Postby Susan » Thu May 14th, 2015, 9:25 am

16) Dissolution by C.J. Sansom; finished 5/13/15
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Postby Susan » Mon May 25th, 2015, 12:06 pm

17) Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson; finished 5/25/15; a predictable, but OK read.
~Susan~
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Postby Susan » Thu May 28th, 2015, 9:29 am

18) The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan; finished 5/27/15
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Postby Susan » Sun June 7th, 2015, 9:26 pm

19) In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume; finished 6/7/15; see review at http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=120154#post120154
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