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What Are You Reading? July 2020

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What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by princess garnet » Fri July 3rd, 2020, 8:10 pm

Hope your summer is going all right!

Starting a Victorian mystery series by Karen Odden from the library. These are the two novels out so far:
A Dangerous Duet
A Trace of Deceit

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Vanessa
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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by Vanessa » Sat July 4th, 2020, 7:18 pm

I’ve just started Murder at the Races by Carmen Radtke, a murder mystery set in the 1930s.

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole Execution by S J Parris. It’s the sixth in the Giordano Bruno historical thrillers set in the Elizabethan era. I haven’t read the previous books although I have some on my TBR pile but this one is working well as a stand alone. I’m really enjoying it, too.
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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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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? July 2020

Post by Vanessa » Thu July 9th, 2020, 12:27 pm

I’ve just started Baba Lenka by Sarah England, a bit of occult horror! It’s a book I’ve received to review. Hope it doesn’t give me nightmares!
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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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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by princess garnet » Thu July 9th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Starting Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini
The story of Mary Todd Lincoln and her sisters. Mary's life in the White House and some of the years after that was covered in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker (2013) so I look forward to reading this new novel.

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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by Vanessa » Tue July 14th, 2020, 9:40 am

I’ve now started The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh, the last in the Marquess House conspiracy thriller series set in the Tudor/Stuart era and the present day. It’s been an enjoyable and fun trilogy.
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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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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by red805 » Tue July 14th, 2020, 8:46 pm

Reading an awesome book - Primary Colors by Anonymous. Loved the movie so much & now I see it tracked super close to the book.

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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by Madeleine » Wed July 15th, 2020, 8:23 am

Onto the next DCI Ryan crime thriller "The Hermitage".
Currently reading: "Bone China" by Laura Purcell

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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by princess garnet » Mon July 20th, 2020, 7:27 pm

A Gilded Lady by Elizabeth Camden
The new and #2 installment in the "Hope & Glory" series. Set in 1900 DC, Caroline Delacroix is secretary to First Lady Ida McKinley.

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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? July 2020

Post by Vanessa » Fri July 24th, 2020, 1:44 pm

I’m reading Interviewing the Dead by David Field, the first in the Carlyle & West Victorian mysteries. It’s a review book.

I’m also reading Her Last Words by Kim Kelly via Pigeonhole. It’s a contemporary drama about a missing manuscript.

I’m listening to Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, a mystery within a mystery. I’m enjoying it so far. It’s an easy listen.
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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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Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Post by princess garnet » Sat July 25th, 2020, 8:35 pm

Finished: The Road to Grantchester by James Runcie
The prequel to the "Grantchester Mysteries" series, the novel is about Sidney Chambers's life prior to his arrival at Grantchester.

Current: Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death

After seeing the TV series after 5 seasons, I thought I'd give the novels a go!

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