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What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

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What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by princess garnet » Sat September 3rd, 2022, 2:26 am

Coming up on pumpkin spice season! Share your reads.

From the library: Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson & Jay Cooper (NF)

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Preferred HF: I like a series the best - more to look forward to after one book ends. Masters of Rome, The Century Trilogy, & the Outlander series are some of my favorites.
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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by red805 » Mon September 5th, 2022, 7:53 pm

I was so impressed by Herman Wouk's War & Remembrance that I am now reading The Hope, which is about the founding of the state of Israel.

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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by Vanessa » Thu September 8th, 2022, 4:36 pm

I’m reading Saving Geraldine Corcoran by Hazel Ward, the third in the very enjoyable Netta Wilde series. Dual timeline family drama.

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamby, an unusual mystery described as Matt Haig meets Stuart Turton.
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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by Madeleine » Sat September 10th, 2022, 7:29 pm

I'm reading "One of the Girls", about a hen party which takes place on a Greek island, inevitably one of them ends up dead, but you don't know which one or why, and they all off course have Secrets! Enjoyable and quite well written for this sort of genre.
Currently reading: "The Doll Factory" by Elizabeth Macneal

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by Vanessa » Fri September 16th, 2022, 11:42 am

I’m now reading The Impulse Purchase by Veronica Henry, a contemporary generational story about buying a pub and the characters who inhabit/visit it.

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole David Copperfield by Charles Dickens in the run up to Barbara Kingsolver’s new book, Demon Copperhead, being published in October which is also going to be serialised on Pigeonhole. I loved The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver so looking forward to her new one. David Copperfield was my mother’s favourite book.
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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by Madeleine » Sat September 17th, 2022, 11:47 am

About to start "The Midnight Hour" by Elly Griffiths, the latest in the Brighton in the 1950s crime series,
Currently reading: "The Doll Factory" by Elizabeth Macneal

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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by princess garnet » Tue September 20th, 2022, 5:47 pm

Started Worthy of Legend by Roseanna M. White
New and finale installment in the "The Secrets of the Isles" trilogy

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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by red805 » Sat September 24th, 2022, 7:36 pm

Just started The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett. I think after this I will have read all of his books!

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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading? Sept 2022

Post by Vanessa » Mon September 26th, 2022, 2:48 pm

I’ve just started All About Evie by Matson Taylor, the sequel to the wonderful Miseducation of Evie Epworth. We’ve travelled on 10 years to 1972 where Eve is 26 and working as a junior production assistant for the BBC.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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