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What Are You Reading? May 2021

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What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sun May 2nd, 2021, 1:04 am

What's on your reading pile this month?

The Prince of Spies by Elizabeth Camden
New and finale in the "Hope and Glory" trilogy. It's set in early 20th century DC so I enjoy the local touch.

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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.
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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by Vanessa » Mon May 3rd, 2021, 3:33 pm

I’m reading The London No:1 Dog Walking Agency by Kate MacDougall. I acquired it via Readers First as a book to review. I thought it was fiction but it is, in fact non-fiction! Self explanatory what it’s about.

I’m also reading Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner via Pigeonhole, a contemporary psychological thriller.
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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Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by Madeleine » Tue May 4th, 2021, 8:35 am

"Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory, the first in her new trilogy, set during the English Civil War.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by princess garnet » Wed May 5th, 2021, 1:55 am

Madeleine wrote:
Tue May 4th, 2021, 8:35 am
"Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory, the first in her new trilogy, set during the English Civil War.
The sequel Dark Tides released in Nov. 2020.

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by Madeleine » Thu May 6th, 2021, 10:10 am

Yep, pb due out next month in the UK.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sun May 16th, 2021, 9:02 pm

The Steel Beneath the Silk by Patricia Bracewell
The #3 and finale in the "Emma of Normandy" trilogy.
I didn't realize the new novel had finally released in March! It's been 6 years since the second book The Price of Blood.
Also, the author switched publishers so the novel has a different paper texture and thinner cover.

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by red805 » Mon May 17th, 2021, 9:13 pm

Reading my way through the charming Her Royal Spyness series. She is 34th in line to the throne, penniless, but spunky & surprisingly good at solving mysteries in London of the early 1930s! And of course, a handsome man with a very familiar name is in the picture. Highly recommend the audiobook if you want a quick & fun listen. You might get hooked too :)

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sat May 22nd, 2021, 1:58 am

From the library: Katharine Parr, the Sixth Wife by Alison Weir
The 6th and finale in the "6 Tudor Queens" series! I've enjoyed reading each of the novels as they were released here in the US.

Here's the dedicated site for the series: https://sixtudorqueens.co.uk

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Re: What Are You Reading? May 2021

Post by Madeleine » Mon May 24th, 2021, 8:23 am

I've just started "Death in Delft", a murder mystery set in 17th century Holland. It's the first in a series.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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