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What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by princess garnet » Sun November 1st, 2020, 9:23 pm

New thread for the month!
Cursed by Thomas Wheeler (YA)
This novel was the basis of the Netflix show

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by Madeleine » Wed November 4th, 2020, 9:35 am

I've just started "The Beauty of Broken Things" by Victoria Connelly.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by Vanessa » Mon November 9th, 2020, 10:30 pm

I’m reading The Windsor Knot by S J Bennett, the first in a new mystery series with the queen as the detective.

I’m also reading The Tobacconist’s Wife by AnneMarie Brear, a saga set in Victorian Yorkshire.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by princess garnet » Sun November 15th, 2020, 2:56 am

Finished: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil and The Persistence of Love by James Runcie
I enjoyed reading the series, following Sidney and his family and friends through the years. AsThe Persistence of Love ends in fall 1976, Sidney is offered the position as Bishop of Peterborough.
The Grantchester novels and TV show differ a lot, especially after 4th season. The library had the complete series so I could enjoy reading the novels in between the seasons of the TV show.

Next: The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep
In 1861, Maggie Lee, a popular opera singer, escapes the limelight of London to the countryside. She meets Oliver, a man on the run with secrets.

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Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by Madeleine » Mon November 16th, 2020, 9:45 am

I've just started "The Lantern Men", the latest in the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by red805 » Sat November 21st, 2020, 11:14 pm

Just listened to Restoration by Rose Tremain. Although the author's name sounds familiar, I had not read anything by her before. It was an Audible freebie & it was quite good, so I had to purchase the follow-up book Merivel.

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Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Post by princess garnet » Sun November 22nd, 2020, 3:25 am

From the library:
A Stroke of Malice by Anna Lee Huber ("Lady Darby Mystery" #8)
Back home in Scotland, Kiera and Sebastian Gage are celebrating the New Year at the Duchess of Bowmont's home. A body turns up during the revelry and the Gages investigate. The #9 installment A Wicked Conceit will release in spring 2021. The author had an exclusive cover reveal in her newsletter!

The Forgotten Kingdom by Signe Pike ("The Lost Queen" trilogy #2)
The new and #2 installment in "The Lost Queen" trilogy. Set in 6th century Scotland, the story continues events begun in The Lost Queen and delving further in the origins of the Arthurian legends. The #3 and final novel will release in fall 2023.

Next read: Manga Classics: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy M. Montgomery, adapted by Crystal S. Chan
Authorized by the author's estate, the story of Anne Shirley in manga. I bought this book online and look forward to enjoying Anne's story with renewed pleasure.

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