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Princess Garnet's Reads 2021

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Princess Garnet's Reads 2021

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 1st, 2021, 9:45 pm

My 2021 reading list!

January
Old Louisiana by Lyle Saxon (NF)
Stephen and Matilda's Civil War by Matthew Lewis (NF)
The Rightful Queen by Isabelle Steiger ("Paths of Lantistyne" #2)
The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (YA "Kingdoms of Sand and Sky #1)
Beholden by Jody Hedlund (YA "Fairest Maidens" #1)
Beguiled by Jody Hedlund (YA "Fairest Maidens" #2)
Besotted by Jody Hedlund (YA "Fairest Maidens" #3)
Jefferson's Daughters by Catherine Kerrison (NF)
French Lessons by Peter Mayle (NF)
Jane Austen's Women: An Introduction by Kathleen Anderson (NF)
Iconic Pittsburgh by Paul King (NF)
Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz
Dreams of Savannah by Roseanna M. White
Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson (YA, "The Dericott Tales" series #1)
Don Quixote by Cervantes, English trans., by Edith Grossman

February
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England by Kathy Lynn Emerson (NF)
Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior by Catherine Hanley (NF)
The Shadow King: the Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson (NF)
The Secret Archive by Genevieve Cogman ("The Invisible Library" series #7)
Age of Empyre by Michael J. Sullivan ("Legends of the First Empire" series #6)
A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman ("Countess of Harleigh Mystery" series #3)
Uncrowned Queen: the Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors by Nicola Tallis (NF)
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (NF)

March
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England From 1811-1901 by Kristine Hughes (NF)
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer (Kid's "Enola Holmes Mystery" #2)
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquet by Nancy Springer (Kid's "Enola Holmes Mystery" #3)
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer (Kid's "Enola Holmes Mystery" #4)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Kid's "Enola Holmes Mystery" #5)
The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye by Nancy Springer (Kid's "Enola Holmes Mystery" #6)
The Season: A Social History of the Debutante by Kristen Richardson (NF)
Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose ("Wrexford & Sloane" series #4)
The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History by John Anthony McGuckin (NF)
Elizabeth of Bohemia: a Novel about Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen by David Elias
The Art of Frozen II by Jessica Julius (NF)
Empress Alexandra by Melanie Clegg (NF)
The Queen's Secret by Melissa de la Cruz (YA, "Queen's Secret" duet)
The Dark Heart of Florence by Tasha Alexander ("Lady Emily Mysteries" #15)
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz (YA)
Colors of Truth by Tamera Alexander ("Carnton" series #2)
Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson

April
A Wicked Conceit by Anna Lee Huber ("Lady Darby Mysteries" #9)
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black (YA "Folk of the Air" #4)
London in Bloom by Georgianna Lane (NF)
Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen ("Queen of the Tearling" trilogy prequel)
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Aston, & Jodi Meadows (YA "Lady Janies" trilogy #3)
Queens of the Crusades by Alison Weir (NF "England's Medieval Queens" #2)
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (NF)
Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (NF)
The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis ("A Bronte Sisters Mystery" #2)
The Widow Queen by Elzbieta Cherezinska, English trans. by Maya Zakrzewska-Pim ("The Bold" #1)
A Most English Princess by Clare McHugh
The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden ("Hope & Glory" trilogy #3)

May
A Heart's Revolution by Roseanna M. White (re-read)
Columbus and the Crisis of the West by Robert Royal (NF)
The Steel Beneath the Silk by Patricia Bracewell ("Emma of Normandy" trilogy #3)
Toil & Transcendence: Catholicism in 20th Century America by Fr. Charles Connor (NF)
Katharine Parr: the Sixth Wife by Alison Weir ("6 Tudor Queens" series #6)
Majesty by Katherine McGee (YA "American Royals" #2)
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway (NF)
To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano ("The Bleecker St. Inquiry Agency" #1)
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd ("Cornwall Novels" trilogy #3)
The Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby (re-read)

June
Lincoln's Wartime Tours from Washington, DC by John W. Schildt (NF)
The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley et al.
Flamebringer by Elle Katharine White ("Heartstone" trilogy #3)
The Library of Dead by T.L. (Tendi) Huchu ("Edinburgh Nights" #1)
The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar
The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michelle Griep ("Bow Street Runners" #2)
Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings ("Joplin Chronicles" #1)
Lightbringer by Claire Legrand (YA "Empirum Trilogy" #3)
Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford (YA "Crown of Coral & Pearls" duet #2)
English History: Strange But True by Richard Smyth (NF)
The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White ("The Secrets of the Isles" #1)
Storm from the East by Joanna Hathaway (YA "Glass Alliance" #2)
Southern Sun, Northern Star by Joanna Hathaway (YA "Glass Alliance" #3)
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard (YA "Realm Breaker" #1)
Liberty's Lions by Dan Leroy (NF)
Rethinking the Enlightment by Joseph T. Stuart (NF)
The Heart's Charge by Karen Witemeyer ("Hanger's Horsemen" #2)

July
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scroundrels by India Holton ("Dangerous Damsels" #1)
1808: The Flight of the Emperor by Laurentino Gomes, translated by Andrew Nevins (NF)
The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson
My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand et al. (YA)
Red Tigress by Amelie Wan Zhao (YA "Blood Heir" #2)
The Empire's Ruin by Brian Staveley ("Ashes of the Unhewn Throne" #1)
Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep ("Gargoyle Queen" #1)
The Falconer by Elizabeth May (YA "Falconer" trilogy #1)
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (YA "Falconer" trilogy #2)
The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May (YA "Falconer" trilogy #3)
Miss Blaine's Prefect and and the Golden Samovar by Olga Wojtas ("Miss Blaine's Prefect" #1)
Imperial Twilight by Stephen R. Platt (NF)
33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (NF)
The Betrayed by Kiera Cass (YA "The Betrothed" duet #2)

August
The Women's March by Jennifer Chiaverini
Scottish History: Strange But True by John & Noreen Hamilton (NF)
Welsh History: Strange But True by Geoff Brookes (NF)
A Fiancee's Guide to First Wives and Murder by Dianne Freeman ("Countess of Harleigh Mystery" series #4)
The Real Story of the Catholic History by Steve Weidenkopf (NF)
Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green ("Windy City Saga" #2)
Elizabeth's Last Favorite: Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex by Sarah-Beth Watkins (NF)
This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber ("Verity Kent Mystery" #1)
Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber ("Verity Kent Mystery" #2)
Penny for Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber ("Verity Kent Mystery" #3)
A Pretty Deceit by Anna Lee Huber ("Verity Kent Mystery" #4)
The Death of Amy Robsart by Sarah-Beth Watkins (NF)
Upstairs and Downstairs edited by James Leggott and Julie A. Taddeo (NF)
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (YA "Lady Helen" #1)
The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (YA "Lady Helen" #2)
The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman (YA "Lady Helen" #3)
The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots by Kate Williams (NF)
The Anglo-Saxons by Marc Morris (NF)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano ("The Bleecker St. Inquiry Agency" #2)
What's the Difference? Recreational Culinary Reference for the Curious and Confused by Brette Warshaw (NF)
Ten Battles Every Catholic Should Know by Michael Greaney (NF)
Flamebringer by Elle Katharine White (re-read "Heartstone" trilogy #3)
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #1)

September
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #2)
The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #3)
The Art of Theft by by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #4)
Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #5)
Under the Texas Mistletoe by Karen Witemeyer
Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini (re-read)
The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep ("Bow Street Runners" #3)
The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep
Katheryn Howard, Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir ("6 Tudor Queens" #5 re-read)
Castle of Refuge by Melanie Dickerson (YA "A Dericott Tale" #2)
Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden ("The Blackstone Legacy" #1)
Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick (NF)
Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber ("Verity Kent Mystery" #5)
To Love a Prince by Rachel Hauck ("True Blood Royal" #1)
To Save a King by Rachel Hauck ("True Blood Royal" #2)
The Queen Will Betray You by Sarah Henning (YA "Kingdoms of Sand & Sky" #2)

October
The Little Book of Edinburgh by Geoff Holder (NF)
The Streets of Paris by Susan Cahill (NF)
Paris in Stride by Jessie K. Weiner and Sarah Moroz (NF)
Formosa Betrayed by George H. Kerr (NF)
The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino (NF)
Blood Royal by Eric Jager (NF re-read)
The Betrayal of the Duchess by Maurice Samuels (NF)
In the Shadow of Queens by Alison Weir ("6 Tudor Queens" novella collection)
Verity Kent Mystery series by Anna Lee Huber (re-read)
The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe
In the Shadow of the Empress by Nancy Goldstone (NF)
The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque
Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

November
Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, English translation by Tiina Nunnally
Seasons at Highclere by the Countess of Carnarvon (NF)
Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep
Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson (YA)
A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry ("Raven & Fisher Mystery" #3)
In the Shadow of Queens by Alison Weir ("6 Tudor Queens" novellas companion)
The Little Book of Wales by Mark Lawson-Jones (NF)
Franchise: the Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain (NF)
The Kings & Queens of Scotland by Timothy Venning (NF)

December
The Dark Heart of Florence by Tasha Alexander ("Lady Emily Mystery" #15 re-read)
Lady Frances Gorges trilogy by Tracy Borman (re-read)
Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli ("Gilded Gotham Mystery" #1)
Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens by Andrea Penrose ("Wexford & Sloane Historical Mystery" #5)
Betrayal on the Bowery by Kate Belli ("Gilded Gotham Mystery" #2)
Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas ("Lady Sherlock Series" #6)
The Last King of America by Andrew Roberts (NF)
Christmas: A Short History from Solstice to Santa by Andy Thomas (NF)
Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman, trans. by Ralph Manheim and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (children's)
The Kings & Queens of Wales by Timothy Venning (NF)
Charles II's Favorite Mistress by Sarah-Beth Watkins (NF)

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