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SonjaMarie's Books Read in 2013

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SonjaMarie's Books Read in 2013

Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 8th, 2013, 3:31 am

*Means I own or owned the book at time of read. (K) means Kindle edition (pages of which may be longer or shorter then physical copy), (K L) means Kindle book from library

Historical Fiction:
"Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick" by Gillian Bagwell (408pgs, 2013) (8/20)
"The Needle in the Blood" by Sarah Bower (542pgs, 2012) (8/11) (K)*
"For the King's Favor" by Elizabeth Chadwick (463pgs, 2010) (2/25) (K)*
"The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (350pgs, 1955orig, 2013ed) (5/27)
"The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (290pgs, 1956orig, 2013) (12/30)
"The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castille" by C.W. Gortner (384pgs, 2012) (4/15) (K L)
"Before Versailles: Before the History You Know...a Novel of Louis XIV" by Karleen Koen (394pgs, 2012) (10/24)
"The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court" by Michelle Moran (308pgs, 2012) (2/13) (K L)
"The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers" by Anne O'Brien (436pgs, 2012) (2/24)
"The Virgin Widow" by Anne O'Brien (412pgs, 2010) (4/26)
"Seducing the Princess" by Mary Hart Perry (362pgs, 2013) (12/11) (K)*
"The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora" by Stephanie Thornton (413pgs, 2013) (9/6)
Total: 12 - Pages: 4762 - 396pgs aver.

Historical Fiction Mysteries & Alternate Histories:
"The Boleyn King: Book 1" by Laura Andersen (368pgs, 2013) (6/18) (K L)
"The Boleyn Deceit: Book 2" by Laura Andersen (383pgs, 2013) (12/3)
"Egypt: The Book of Chaos - Rahotep Mystery #3" by Nick Drake (334pgs, 2011) (1/7)
"The Tudor Conspiracy: Spymaster Chronicles #2" by C. W. Gortner (336pgs, 2013) (8/13)
"Murder at Hatfield House: A Kate Haywood/Elizabethan Mystery #1" by Amanda Carmack (269pgs, 2013) (12/26)
"A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower" by Alison Weir (619pgs, 2012) (7/22) (K L)
Total: 6 - Pages: 2309 - 384pgs aver

Miscellaneous Fiction:
"Inferno: Robert Langdon Book #4" by Dan Brown (602pgs, 2013) (6/5) (K)*
"The Barbed Crown: Ethan Gage Book #6" by William Dietrich (344pgs, 2013) (5/24) (K)*
"The Shape Stealer: Watchtower Book #3" by Lee Carroll (aka Carol Goodman & Lee Slonimsky) (339pgs, 2013) (3/27)
"Soulless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #1" by Gail Carriger (357pgs, 2009) (8/13) (K L)
"Changeless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #2" by Gail Carriger (374pgs, 2010) (9/10) (K L)
"Blameless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #3" by Gail Carriger (356pgs, 2010) (9/25) (K L)
"Heartless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #4" by Gail Carriger (374pgs, 2011) (10/12) (K L)
"Timeless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #5" by Gail Carriger (386pgs, 2012) (10/27) (K L)
"Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" by Helen Fielding (407pgs, 2013) (11/28) (K L)
"The Angel Stone: Fairwick Chronicles #3" by Carol Goodman (303pgs, 2013) (10/30)
"Demon Ex Machina: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom #5" by Julie Kenner (309pgs, 2009) (1/5)
Total: 11 - Pages: 4151 - 377pgs aver.

Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice Sequels, Darcy POV's & Mysteries
"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James (289pgs, 2011) (4/20)
Total: 1 - Pages: 289 - 289pgs aver.

Mysteries:
"Murder on the Celtic: A George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield Mystery #8" by Conrad Allen (278pgs, 2007) (2/13)*
"Home For the Haunting: A Mel Turner/ Haunted Renovation Mystery #4" by Juliet Blackwell (312pgs, 2013) (12/28)
"Secondhand Spirits: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #1" by Juliet Blackwell (315pgs, 2009) (3/26)
"A Cast-Off Coven: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #2" by Juliet Blackwell (313pgs, 2010) (4/29)
"Hexes and Hemlines: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #3" by Juliet Blackwell (315pgs, 2011) (5/23)
"In A Witch's Wardrobe: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #4" by Juliet Blackwell (311pgs, 2012) (6/30)
"Tarnished and Torn: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #5" by Juliet Blackwell (314pgs, 2013) (8/27)
"Homicide in Hardcover: A Brooklyn Wainwright/Bibliophile Mystery #1" by Kate Carlisle (295pgs, 2009) (10/31) (K L)
"If Books Could Kill: A Brooklyn Wainwright/A Bibliophile Mystery #2" by Kate Carlisle (304pgs, 2010) (11/16) (K L)
"Night of the Living Deed: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #1" by E. J. Copperman (325pgs, 2010) (11/18) (K L)
"An Uninvited Ghost: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #2" by E. J. Copperman (293pgs, 2011 (12/6) (K L)
"The Bad Always Die Twice: A Nikki Harper Mystery #1" by Cheryl Crane (301pgs, 2011) (3/25)
"Imitation of Death: A Nikki Harper Mystery #2" by Cheryl Crane (304pgs, 2012) (4/8) (K L)
"The Dead and the Beautiful: A Nikki Harper Mystery #3" by Cheryl Crane (273pgs, 2013) (11/7) (K L)
"Rituals: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #8" by Mary Anna Evans (275pgs, 2013) (11/28) (K L)
"The Yard: The Metropolitan Murder Squard Mystery #1" by Alex Grecian (422pgs, 2012) (7/26)
"False Mermaid: Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery #3" by Erin Hart (323pgs, 2010) (2/3)*
"The Book of Killowen: Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery #4" by Erin Hart (388pgs, 2013) (12/25) (K)*
"Unsinkable" by Dan James (387pgs, 2012) (6/4)
"Feint of Art: An Annie Kincaid Mystery #1" by Hailey Lind (328pgs, 2006) (1/29)
"Color of Death" by Elizabeth Lowell (411pgs, 2004) (1/30)
"Calculated In Death" by J.D. Robb (401pgs, 2013) (3/12) (K)*
"Thankless In Death" by J.D. Robb (416pgs, 2013) (9/26) (K)*
"Taken In Death" by J.D. Robb, short story in anthology "Mirror, Mirror" (93pgs, 2013) (10/5) (K L)
"Dead Suite: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #4" by Wendy Roberts (212pgs, 2013) (3/5) (K)*
"Drop Dead Beauty: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #5" by Wendy Roberts (202pgs, 2013) (5/30) (K)*
"The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #1" by Amanda Stevens (376pgs, 2011) (2/12)
"The Kingdom: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #2" by Amanda Stevens (370pgs, 2012 (3/12)
"The Prophet: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #3" by Amanda Stevens (352pgs, 2012) (3/31) (K L)
"The Anatomy of Ghosts" by Andrew Taylor (433pgs, 2011) (8/19)
"For Whom The Funeral Bell Tolls #4" by Livia J. Washburn (233pgs, 2012) (10/23) (K)*
"The Fate of Mercy Alban" by Wendy Webb (334pgs, 2013) (3/11)
"A Taste of the Nightlife: A Charlotte Caine/Vampire Chef Mystery #1" by Sarah Zettel (297pgs, 2011)
Total: 33 - Pages: 10448 - 316pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Royalty or Connected - Tudors:
"The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I" by Stephen Alford (330pgs, 2012) (9/3) (K L)
"The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen" by Susan Bordo (329pgs, 2013) (9/20) (K)
"Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage" by Stephen Budiansky (237pgs, 2006) (12/30)
"Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile" by Julia Fox (465pgs, 2011) (9/19) (K L)
"The Last Days of Henry VIII: Conspiracy, Treason and Heresy at the Court of the Dying Tyrant" by Robert Hutchinson (277pgs, 2006) (11/26)*
"Edward VI (Yale English Monarchs)" by Jennifer Loach (ed. together by George Bernard & Penry Williams after her death) (216pgs, 1999) (1/17)*
"Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens" by Trea Martyn (297pgs, 2008) (7/31) (K L)
"The Tudors on Film and Television" by Sue Parrill and William B. Robison (310pgs, 2013) (8/25) (K L)
"Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion" by Susan Ronald (329pgs, 2012) (10/23)
"Elizabeth I" by Anne Somerset (594pgs, 1991orig, 2003ed) (4/6)*
"Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World" by Alison Weir (518pgs, 2013) (12/15) (K L)
"Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen" by Anna Whitelock (355pgs, 2009) (2/11)*
Total: 12 - Pages: 4257 - 354pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Royalty or Connected - Great Britain:
"Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I" by Tracy Borman (254pgs, 2011) (3/20) (K L)
"Charles I: The Personal Monarch: by Charles Carlton (373pgs, 1983) (6/30)*
"Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency" by Saul David (518pgs, 2012) (1/30) (K)*
"King Charles II" by Antonia Fraser (487pgs, 1980) (8/21)*
"Queen Anne (Queen Regnant)" by Edward Gregg (423pgs, 1984) (12/28)*
"James II" by John Miller (258pgs, 1978orig, 2000ed) (9/26)*
"On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families" by Jeremy Paxman (295pgs, 2007) (6/25)*
"Royal Sex: Mistresses & Lovers of the British Royal Family" by Roger Powell (268pgs, 2010) (4/11)*
"The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I" by Alan Stewart (360pgs, 2004) (5/22)*
"William and Mary" by Henri and Barbara van der Zee (486pgs, 1973orig, 1988ed) (11/16)*
Total: 10 - Pages: 3722 - 372pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Royalty or Connected:
"Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings" by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (252pgs, 2013) (12/27) (K L)
"Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester Around the World" by Beatrice K. Otto (310pgs, 2001orig, 2007pb) (1/16)*
"In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa" by Justin C. Vovk (405pgs, 2010) (1/24) (K)*
"The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt" by Toby Wilkinson (497pgs, 2010) (4/28) (K L)
Total: 4 - Pages: 1464pgs - 366pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Great Britain:
"Jane Austen's England" by Roy and Lesley Adkins (400pgs, 2013) (11/8) (K L)
"When Passioned Reigned: Sex and the Victorians" by Patricia Anderson (164pgs, 1995) (1/26)*
"The Princess and the Politicians: Sex, Intrigue and Diplomacy in Regency England" and John Charmley (288pgs, 2006) (2/24)*
"The Great British Bobby: A History of British Policing from the 18th Century to the Present" by Clive Emsley (309pgs, 2010) (7/30)
"Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England" by David Cressy (483pgs, 1997) (10/11)*
"The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London" by Judith Flanders (448pgs, 2013) (9/9)*
"Growing Up in England: The Experience of Childhood 1600-1914" by Anthony Fletcher (394pgs, 2008) (5/16)*
"Gone to the Shops: Shopping in Victorian England" by Kelley Graham (284pgs, 2008) (2/24) (K L)
"Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell" by Stephen Halliday (225pgs, 2006) (8/15)*
"Limeys: The Conquest of Scurvy" by David I. Harvie (287pgs, 2005) (9/6)
"The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago" by Jacky Hyams (248pgs, 2011) (4/17) (K L)
"Georgette Heyer's Regency World" by Jennifer Kloester (368pgs, 2010) (5/24) (K L)
"Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War" by Adam Nicolson (304pgs, 2009) (9/29)
"London's Blue Plaques In A Nutshell" by Bill McCann (691pgs, 2011) (1/12) (K)*
"Hidden Treasures of England: A Guide to the Country's Best-kept Secrets" by Michael McNay (516pgs, 2009) (8/13)*
"Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720" by Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford (436pgs, 1998) (12/7)*
"The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England" by Ian Mortimer (379pgs, 2012) (1/24)*
"Courtship and Marriage In Victorian England" by Jennifer Phegley (179pgs, 2012) (3/21) (K L)
"Shopping For Pleasure: Women in the Making of London's West End" by Erika Diane Rappaport (222pgs, 2000) (3/26)*
"A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages" by Martyn Whittock (284pgs, 2009) (10/19)*
Total: 20 - Pages: 6909 - 345pgs aver.

Nonfiction - French History:
"Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution" by Will Bashor (287pgs, 2013) (11/16) (K L)
"Napoleon III and His Carnival Empire" by John Bierman (434pgs, 1988) (5/8)*
"Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France" by Jean-Vincent Blanchard (250pgs, 2011) (6/12)
"The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour" by Joan DeJean (273pgs, 2006) (3/6)*
"The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc" by Nancy Goldstone (257pgs, 2013) (7/11)
"The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo" by Tom Reiss (332pgs, 2012) (12/20)
Total: 6 - Pages: 1833 - 305pgs aver.

Nonfiction - History:
"The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search For Peking Man" by Amir D. Aczel (258pgs, 2007) (1/16)*
"Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire" by Eric Berkowitz (404pgs, 2012) (3/2) (K L)
"Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt" by Nina Burleigh (240pgs, 2007) (5/17) (K L)
"Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History" by Andrew Carroll (458pgs, 2013) (8/30) (K L)
"City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas" by Roger Crowley (452pgs, 2011) (12/6) (K L)
"The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy" by Jo Marchant (341pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K L)
"Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz (351pgs, 1966orig, 2009ed) (3/28) (K L)
"The Real History Behind the Templars" by Sharan Newman (424pgs, 2007) (9/14) (K L)
"How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines" by Mark Stein (444pgs, 2011) (9/17) (K L)
Total: 9 - Pages: 3372 - 374pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Biographies/Autobiographies:
"Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure" by Amanda Adams (195pgs, 2010) (7/23)
"The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton: Victorian England's "Scandal of the Century" and the Fallen Socialite Who Changed Women's Lives Forever" by Diane Atkinson (437pgs, 2013) (10/5) (K)*
"The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures" by Edward Ball (392pgs, 2013) (5/17) (K L)
"Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres" by Ruth Brandon (273pgs, 2008) (11/27)*
"The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things" by Paula Byrne (397pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K L)
"The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters" by Anne De Courcy (465pgs, 2000orig, 2009ed) (1/29)*
"The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England" by Peter James Bowman (204pgs, 2011) (1/21) (K)*
"Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey" by Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon (379pgs, 2013) (11/17) (K L)
"Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark & the Spending of a Great American Fortune" by Bill Dedman & Paul Newell Jr (413pgs, 2013) (10/7) (K L)
"Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination" by Neal Gabler (679pgs, 2006) (10/21)*
"Miss Angel: The Art and World of Angelica Kauffman - Eighteenth-Century Icon" by Angelica Goodden (346pgs, 2006) (2/26)*
"Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman (513pgs, 2013) (7/9) (K L)
"Lady Mary Wortley Montagu" by Isobel Grundy (646pgs, 2001) (3/17)*
"The Last Empire: De Beers, Diamonds, and the World" by Stefan Kanfer (390pgs, 1993) (12/28)*
"The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis" by Julie Kavanagh (268pgs, 2013) (8/11) (K L)
"License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and Life at the Gold & Silver" by Rick Harrison with Tim Keown (207pgs, 2011) (2/9) (K L)
"Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts" by Edna Healey (222pgs, 1978) (12/7)*
"Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man" by Mark Kurlansky (243pgs, 2013) (7/2)
"Eva Peron: A Biography" by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, trans. Shawn Fields (321pgs, 1996) (1/26)*
"A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard & Isabel Burton" by Mary S. Lovell (831pgs, 1998) (3/19)*
"Amphibious Thing: the Life of Lord Hervey" by Lucy Moore (338pgs, 2000) (5/8)*
"How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate" by Wendy Moore (279pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L)
"The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery" by Wendy Moore (289pgs, 2005) (3/23)*
"Boswell's Presumptuous Task - The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson" by Adam Sisman (324pgs, 2002) (2/13)
"The Temptress: The Scandalous Life of Alice de Janzé and the Mysterious Death of Lord Erroll" by Paul Spicer (243pgs, 2010) (2/12)
"Tuscan Countess: The Life and Extraordinary Time of Maltilda of Canossa" by Michèle K. Spike (363pgs, 2004) (3/17) (K)*
"The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" by T.J. Stiles (607pgs, 2010) (8/16)*
"The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World" by Randall E. Stross (298pgs, 2007) (9/26)
"Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner" by Louise Hall Tharp (348pgs, 1965) (8/25)*
"Hogarth: A Life and a World" by Jenny Uglow (726pgs, 1997) (11/28)*
"Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia" by Janet Wallach (412pgs, 2005) (6/14)
"Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge" by Lindy Woodhead (301pgs, 2007orig, 2013ed) (3/19)
Total: 32 - Pages: 12349 - 385pgs aver.

Nonfiction - History - Papal/Church Related/Religion:
"The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages" by Nancy Marie Brown (261pgs, 2010) (8/30) (K L)
"Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" by Ross King (326pgs, 2003) (6/29)*
"The Borgias: The Hidden History" by G.J. Meyer (563pgs, 2013) (10/11) (K L)
Total: 3 - Pages: 1150 - 383pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Miscellaneous:
"The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities" by Nicholas Bakalar (195pgs, 2009) (4/26)
"The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History" by John M. Barry (591pgs, 2004) (8/3) (K L)
"Totally Tubular '80s Toys" by Mark Bellomo (243pgs, 2010) (4/18) (K L)
"Luxury in the Eighteenth Century - Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods" ed by Maxine Berg and Elizabeth Eger (269pgs, 2007) (2/24)*
"Animal Freaks: The Strange History of Amazing Animals" by Jan Bondeson (299pgs, 1999orig, 2008ed) (3/30)*
"Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline" by Brian David Bruns (370pgs, 2008) (5/4) (K L)
"Amorous Appetites: A History of Sex and Food" by Aine Collier (207pgs, 2011) (1/14) (K)*
"Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage" by Stephanie Coontz (313pgs, 2005) (1/30)*
"Good Old Days My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts & Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear" by David A. Fryxell (212pgs, 2012) (10/31)
"The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective" ed. by Victoria de Grazia w/Ellen Furlough (387pgs, 1996) (3/25)*
"The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code" by Margalit Fox (264pgs, 2013) (9/30) (K L)
"All the Best Rubbish: The Classic Ode to Collecting" by Ivor Noel Hume (353pgs, 1974orig, 2013ed) (10/31) (K L)
"What Caesar Did For My Salad - The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods" by Albert Jack (275pgs, 2010) (2/27)*
"Six Thousand Years of Bread - It's Holy and Unholy History" by H.E. Jacob (392pgs, 1944orig, 2007ed) (1/21)
"The Food of A Younger Land - A Portrait of American Food, etc" ed by Mark Kurlansky (368pgs, 2009) (4/12) (K L)
"Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers" by Bill McLain (295pgs, 1999) (7/10)*
"The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures" by Philip Mould (246pgs, 2010) (10/17) (K L)
"801 Things You Should Know: From Greek Philosophy to Today's Technology, Theories, Events, Discoveries, Trends, and Movements That Matter" by David Olsen (256pgs, 2013) (7/26) (K L)
"Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts : From Forks & Pins to Paper Clips & Zippers : Came to Be As They Are" by Henry Petroski (252pgs, 1994) (2/21)*
"Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet" by Heather Poole (232pgs, 2012) (7/29) (K L)
"Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" by Mary Roach (293pgs, 2008) (10/13)
"Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World" by Waverley Root (589pgs, 1980) (7/29)*
"How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables" by Rebecca Rupp (335pgs, 2011) (6/18) (K)*
"The Steal : A Cultural History of Shoplifting" by Rachel Shteir (228pgs, 2011) (2/14) (K L)
"City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age" by P.D. Smith (367pgs, 2012) (9/19) (K L)
"Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections" by Patrick Smith (309pgs, 2013) (9/16) (K L)
"The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph & the 19th Century's On-Line Pioneers" by Tom Standage (151pgs, 1998orig, 2007ed) (2/20) (K L)
"Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting" by Maureen Stanton (299pgs, 2011) (12/12) (K L)
"Mona Winks - Self-Guided Tours of Europe's Top Museums" by Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw (481pgs, 2001) (11/8)*
"Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution" by Rebecca Stott (306pgs, 2012) (5/25) (K L)
"Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality" by Jacob Tomsky (220pgs, 2012) (5/6) (K L)
"What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House" by Tevi Troy (258pgs, 2013) (10/10) (K L)
"Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" by Bee Wilson (313pgs, 2012) (2/24) (K L)
Total: 33 - Pages: 10168 - 308pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Real Life Murders/Murder Mysteries/Crimes:
"Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam" by Pope Brock (289pgs, 2008) (4/22) (K L)
"Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece" by Noah Charney (294pgs, 2010) (3/17) (K L)
"Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery" by Paul Collins (275pgs, 2013) (10/11) (K L)
"Capital Crimes: Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder" by Max Decharne (349pgs, 2012) (8/19) (K)*
"The Annals of Unsolved Crime" by Edward Jay Epstein (329pgs. 2013) (5/14)*
"Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum" by Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino (320pgs, 2011) (6/28)*
Total: 6 - Pages: 1856 - 309pgs aver.

Nonfiction - Books on Ships, Shipwrecks & Ghost Ships:
"Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legency of the S.S. Brother Jonathan" by Dennis M. Powers (410pgs, 2007) (6/11)*
"And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank" by Christopher Ward (298pgs, 2012) (9/18)
Total: 2 - Pages: 708 - 354pgs aver.

Acting/Hollywood/Music/Entertainment:
"The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code" Leonard J. Leff & Jerold L. Simmons (321pgs, 2001) (6/19) (K L)
"Patti LuPone: A Memoir" by Patti Lupone (326pgs, 2010) (11/30)
"I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum (559pgs, 2011) (4/25) (K L)
"My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir" by Garry Marshall w/Lori Marshall (352pgs, 2012) (8/17) (K L)
"Betty Grable: The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs" by Tom McGee (449pgs, 1995orig, 2010ed) (6/12)
"Unsinkable: A Memoir" by Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway (279pgs, 2013) (6/30) (K L)
"Ziegfeld: The Man Who Invented Show Business" by Ethan Mordden (330pgs, 2008) (12/22)*
"Life at the Marmont: The Inside Story of Hollywood's Legendary Hotel of the Stars - Chateau Marmont" by Raymond Sarlot & Fred E. Basten (339pgs, 2013) (10/27) (K L)
"A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley" by Neal Thompson (377pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L)
"The Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography" by Esther Williams, w/ Digby Diehl (428pgs, 1999) (5/6)
Total: 10 - Pages: 3685 - 368pgs aver.

Grand Total: 208 - Pages: 72211 - 347pgs aver.
53 BF, 76 Own (21 Kin.), 79 Lib. Kin.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 8th, 2013, 3:32 am

January 2013 18
"Demon Ex Machina: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom #5" by Julie Kenner (309pgs, 2009) (1/5)
"Egypt: The Book of Chaos - Rahotep Mystery #3" by Nick Drake (334pgs, 2011) (1/7)
"London's Blue Plaques In A Nutshell" by Bill McCann (691pgs, 2011) (1/12)* (K)
"Amorous Appetites: A History of Sex and Food" by Aine Collier (207pgs, 2011) (1/14)* (K)
"The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search For Peking Man" by Amir D. Aczel (258pgs, 2007) (1/16)*
"Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester Around the World" by Beatrice K. Otto (310pgs, 2001orig, 2007pb) (1/16)*
"Edward VI (Yale English Monarchs)" by Jennifer Loach (ed. together by George Bernard & Penry Williams after her death) (216pgs, 1999) (1/17)*
"The Fortune Hunter: A German Prince in Regency England" by Peter James Bowman (204pgs, 2011) (1/21)* (K)
"Six Thousand Years of Bread - It's Holy and Unholy History" by H.E. Jacob (392pgs, 1944orig, 2007ed) (1/21)
"In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa" by Justin C. Vovk (405pgs, 2010) (1/24)* (K)
"The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England" by Ian Mortimer (379pgs, 2012) (1/24)*
"Eva Peron: A Biography" by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, trans. Shawn Fields (321pgs, 1996) (1/26)*
"When Passion Reigned: Sex and the Victorians" by Patricia Anderson (164pgs, 1995) (1/26)*
"Feint of Art: An Annie Kincaid Mystery #1" by Hailey Lind (328pgs, 2006) (1/29)
"The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters" by Anne De Courcy (465pgs, 2000orig, 2009ed) (1/29)*
"Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage" by Stephanie Coontz (313pgs, 2005) (1/30)*
"Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency" by Saul David (518pgs, 2012) (1/30)* (K)
"Color of Death" by Elizabeth Lowell (411pgs, 2004) (1/30)
Pages: 6225 - 345pgs aver. (5 BF, 13 Own (5 Kindle))
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat March 2nd, 2013, 3:31 am

February 2013 19
"False Mermaid: Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery #3" by Erin Hart (323pgs, 2010) (2/3)*
"License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and Life at the Gold & Silver" by Rick Harrison with Tim Keown (207pgs, 2011) (2/9) (K L)
"Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen" by Anna Whitelock (355pgs, 2009) (2/11)*
"The Temptress: The Scandalous Life of Alice de Janzé and the Mysterious Death of Lord Erroll" by Paul Spicer (243pgs, 2010) (2/12)
"The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #1" by Amanda Stevens (376pgs, 2011) (2/12)
"Murder on the Celtic: A George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield Mystery #8" by Conrad Allen (278pgs, 2007) (2/13)* - EOS?
"The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court" by Michelle Moran (308pgs, 2012) (2/13) (K L)
"Boswell's Presumptuous Task - The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson" by Adam Sisman (324pgs, 2002) (2/13)
"The Steal : A Cultural History of Shoplifting" by Rachel Shteir (228pgs, 2011) (2/14) (K L)
"The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph & the 19th Century's On-Line Pioneers" by Tom Standage (151pgs, 1998orig, 2007ed) (2/20) (K L)
"The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts - From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers - Came to Be As They Are" by Henry Petroski (252pgs, 1994) (2/21)*
"The Princess and the Politicians: Sex, Intrigue and Diplomacy in Regency England" and John Charmley (288pgs, 2006) (2/24)*
"Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" by Bee Wilson (313pgs, 2012) (2/24) (K L)
"Luxury in the Eighteenth Century - Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods" ed by Maxine Berg and Elizabeth Eger (269pgs, 2007) (2/24)*
"The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers" by Anne O'Brien (436pgs, 2012) (2/24)
"Gone to the Shops: Shopping in Victorian England" by Kelley Graham (284pgs, 2008) (2/24) (K L)
"For the King's Favor" by Elizabeth Chadwick (463pgs, 2010) (2/25) (K)*
"Miss Angel: The Art and World of Angelica Kauffman - Eighteenth-Century Icon" by Angelica Goodden (346pgs, 2006) (2/26)*
"What Caesar Did For My Salad - The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods" by Albert Jack (275pgs, 2010) (2/27)*
Pages: 5719 - 317pgs aver (4 BF, 8 Own (1 Kin.), 6 Lib. Kin.)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 2:23 am

March 2013 22
"Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire" by Eric Berkowitz (404pgs, 2012) (3/2) (K L)
"Dead Suite: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #4" by Wendy Roberts (212pgs, 2013) (3/5) (K)*
"The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour" by Joan DeJean (273pgs, 2006) (3/6)*
"The Fate of Mercy Alban" by Wendy Webb (334pgs, 2013) (3/11)
"The Kingdom: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #2" by Amanda Stevens (370pgs, 2012 (3/12)
"Calculated In Death" by J.D. Robb (401pgs, 2013) (3/12) (K)*
"Tuscan Countess: The Life and Extraordinary Time of Maltilda of Canossa" by Michèle K. Spike (363pgs, 2004) (3/17) (K)*
"Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece" by Noah Charney (294pgs, 2010) (3/17) (K L)
"Lady Mary Wortley Montagu" by Isobel Grundy (646pgs, 2001) (3/17)*
"Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge" by Lindy Woodhead (301pgs, 2007orig, 2013ed) (3/19)
"A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard & Isabel Burton" by Mary S. Lovell (831pgs, 1998) (3/19)*
"Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I" by Tracy Borman (254pgs, 2011) (3/20) (K L)
"Courtship and Marriage In Victorian England" by Jennifer Phegley (179pgs, 2012) (3/21) (K L)
"The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery" by Wendy Moore (289pgs, 2005) (3/23)*
"The Bad Always Die Twice: A Nikki Harper Mystery #1" by Cheryl Crane (301pgs, 2011) (3/25)
"The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective" ed. by Victoria de Grazia w/Ellen Furlough (387pgs, 1996) (3/25)*
"Shopping For Pleasure: Women in the Making of London's West End" by Erika Diane Rappaport (222pgs, 2000) (3/26)*
"Secondhand Spirits: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #1" by Juliet Blackwell (315pgs, 2009) (3/26)
"The Shape Stealer: Watchtower Book #3" by Lee Carroll (aka Carol Goodman & Lee Slonimsky) (339pgs, 2013) (3/27)
"Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz (351pgs, 1966orig, 2009ed) (3/28) (K L)
"Animal Freaks: The Strange History of Amazing Animals" by Jan Bondeson (299pgs, 1999orig, 2008ed) (3/30)*
"The Prophet: The Graveyard Queen/Amelia Gray #3" by Amanda Stevens (352pgs, 2012) (3/31) (K L)
Pages: 7717 - 350pgs aver (6 BF, 10 Own (3 Kin.), 6 Lib. Kin.)
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 8:25 am

How do you read so fast Sonja?!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 8:34 am

I don't actually, some of those books I started earlier in the year, others a month or two ago, but some were quick reads.

I have 16 books going at the same time and it just seems like I read fast when I finish a bunch in the same month :)

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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 9:26 am

Yikes, I can barely manage two at the same time!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 10th, 2013, 2:26 am

April 2013 14
"Elizabeth I" by Anne Somerset (594pgs, 1991orig, 2003ed) (4/6)*
"Imitation of Death: A Nikki Harper Mystery #2" by Cheryl Crane (304pgs, 2012) (4/8) (K L)
"Royal Sex: Mistresses & Lovers of the British Royal Family" by Roger Powell (268pgs, 2010) (4/11)*
"The Food of A Younger Land - A Portrait of American Food, etc" ed by Mark Kurlansky (368pgs, 2009) (4/12) (K L)
"The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castille" by C.W. Gortner (384pgs, 2012) (4/15) (K L)
"The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago" by Jacky Hyams (248pgs, 2011) (4/17) (K L)
"Totally Tubular '80s Toys" by Mark Bellomo (243pgs, 2010) (4/18) (K L)
"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James (289pgs, 2011) (4/20)
"Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam" by Pope Brock (289pgs, 2008) (4/22) (K L)
"I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum (559pgs, 2011) (4/25) (K L)
"The Virgin Widow" by Anne O'Brien (412pgs, 2010) (4/26)
"The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities" by Nicholas Bakalar (195pgs, 2009) (4/26)
"The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt" by Toby Wilkinson (497pgs, 2010) (4/28) (K L)
"A Cast-Off Coven: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #2" by Juliet Blackwell (313pgs, 2010) (3/29)
Pages: 4963 - 354pgs. aver. (4 BF, 2 Own, 8 K L)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 12th, 2013, 2:18 am

May 2013 18
"Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline" by Brian David Bruns (370pgs, 2008) (5/4) (K L)
"Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality" by Jacob Tomsky (220pgs, 2012) (5/6) (K L)
"The Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography" by Esther Williams, w/ Digby Diehl (428pgs, 1999) (5/6)
"Napoleon III and His Carnival Empire" by John Bierman (434pgs, 1988) (5/8)*
"Amphibious Thing: the Life of Lord Hervey" by Lucy Moore (338pgs, 2000) (5/8)*
"The Annals of Unsolved Crime" by Edward Jay Epstein (329pgs. 2013) (5/14)*
"Growing Up in England: The Experience of Childhood 1600-1914" by Anthony Fletcher (394pgs, 2008) (5/16)*
"The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures" by Edward Ball (392pgs, 2013) (5/17) (K L)
"Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt" by Nina Burleigh (240pgs, 2007) (5/17) (K L)
"The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I" by Alan Stewart (360pgs, 2004) (5/22)*
"Hexes and Hemlines: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #3" by Juliet Blackwell (315pgs, 2011) (5/23)
"The Barbed Crown: Ethan Gage Book #6" by William Dietrich (344pgs, 2013) (5/24) (K)*
"Georgette Heyer's Regency World" by Jennifer Kloester (368pgs, 2010) (5/24) (K L)
"Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution" by Rebecca Stott (306pgs, 2012) (5/25) (K L)
"The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (350pgs, 1955orig, 2013ed) (5/27)
"A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley" by Neal Thompson (377pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L)
"How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate" by Wendy Moore (279pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L)
"Drop Dead Beauty: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #5" by Wendy Roberts (202pgs, 2013) (5/30) (K)*
Pages: 6046 - 335pgs aver. (3 BF, 7 Own (2 K), 8 K L)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu July 18th, 2013, 2:16 am

June 2013 15
"Unsinkable" by Dan James (387pgs, 2012) (6/4)
"Inferno: Robert Langdon Book #4" by Dan Brown (602pgs, 2013) (6/5) (K)*
"Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legency of the S.S. Brother Jonathan" by Dennis M. Powers (410pgs, 2007) (6/11)*
"Betty Grable: The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs" by Tom McGee (449pgs, 1995orig, 2010ed) (6/12)
"Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France" by Jean-Vincent Blanchard (250pgs, 2011) (6/12)
"Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia" by Janet Wallach (412pgs, 2005) (6/14)
"The Boleyn King: Book 1" by Laura Andersen (368pgs, 2013) (6/18) (K L)
"How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables" by Rebecca Rupp (335pgs, 2011) (6/18) (K)*
"The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code" Leonard J. Leff & Jerold L. Simmons (321pgs, 2001) (6/19) (K L)
"On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families" by Jeremy Paxman (295pgs, 2007) (6/25)*
"Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum" by Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino (320pgs, 2011) (6/28)*
"Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" by Ross King (326pgs, 2003) (6/29)*
"Unsinkable: A Memoir" by Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway (263pgs, 2013) (6/30) (K L)
"In A Witch's Wardrobe: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #4" by Juliet Blackwell (311pgs, 2012) (6/30)
"Charles I: The Personal Monarch: by Charles Carlton (373pgs, 1983) (6/30)*
Pages: 5438 - 362pgs aver. (5 BF, 7 Own (2 K), 3 K L)

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