Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

What are you reading? February 2021

For discussions of historical fiction. Threads that do not relate to historical fiction should be started in the Chat forum or elsewhere on the forum, depending on the topic.
Post Reply
User avatar
Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4243
Joined: August 2008
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

What are you reading? February 2021

Post by Vanessa » Mon February 1st, 2021, 9:33 pm

I’m reading via Pigeonhole A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago, based on the true story of a scandal that rocked the Jacobean court involving the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury by Frances Howard, Robert Carr and Ann Turner. I’ve read the first two staves. Fabulous so far!

I’m also reading Obey and Dishonour by Graham Brack, a murder mystery set in 17thC.
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

User avatar
princess garnet
Bibliophile
Posts: 1591
Joined: August 2008
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading? February 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sat February 6th, 2021, 3:15 am

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, English translation by Edith Grossman

User avatar
Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4243
Joined: August 2008
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading? February 2021

Post by Vanessa » Sun February 14th, 2021, 10:27 am

I’m reading Mythos by Stephen Fry, a bit of Greek mythology! I can actually hear Stephen Fry’s voice as I’m reading it! :D . I’m enjoying it so far.

I’m also reading Crow Court by Andy Charman via the Pigeonhole app. It’s set in the Victorian era and is written in several interesting styles and has several interconnecting stories with a murder mystery at its centre. Very different! I’m enjoying it, too.
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

User avatar
princess garnet
Bibliophile
Posts: 1591
Joined: August 2008
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading? February 2021

Post by princess garnet » Tue February 16th, 2021, 1:55 am

Finished from the library:
Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior by Catherine Hanley (NF)
The Shadow King: the Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson (NF)

Next up: The Secret Archive by Genevieve Cogman
New and #7 installment in the "Invisible Library" series

User avatar
Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4243
Joined: August 2008
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading? February 2021

Post by Vanessa » Tue February 23rd, 2021, 8:06 am

I’m just about to start The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. It’s for my f2f book group (via Zoom at the moment - next meeting 8 March. Hopefully the next one after that we might be able to meet up in person even if it’s outside!). It’s a contemporary true story. It’s about the author and her husband, Moth who has just found out he has terminal cancer. Not long afterwards they lose their home and livelihood so they decide to walk the 630 mike coastal path from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall, living wild and free.
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

Post Reply

Return to “General Discussion”