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.

It's June, what are you reading this month?

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.
User avatar
Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4190
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

Post by Vanessa » Sun June 8th, 2014, 8:57 am

I started The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay yesterday.
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
Lisa
Bibliophile
Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Sun June 8th, 2014, 9:51 am

Finished The Winter Sea, one of the best books I've read in a while.

I'm now reading The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 5667
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue June 10th, 2014, 8:19 am

I've just started "Music and Silence" by Rose Tremain.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

User avatar
fljustice
Bibliophile
Posts: 1995
Joined: March 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Contact:

Post by fljustice » Tue June 10th, 2014, 7:00 pm

Still on a non-fiction kick: an Oscar Wilde biography by his contemporary Frank Harris. Just finished the chapter on Wilde's enemies and their accusations of his "abnormal viciousness" (aka homosexuality or maybe his affection for the French--it's hard to be sure). :rolleyes:
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
Image

User avatar
Susan
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3746
Joined: August 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Post by Susan » Tue June 10th, 2014, 10:32 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I've just started "Music and Silence" by Rose Tremain.[/quote]

That's been on my list for quite a while. Please post your thoughts when you are done.
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

User avatar
Susan
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3746
Joined: August 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Post by Susan » Tue June 10th, 2014, 10:33 pm

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon. I will admit that I printed out a summary of An Echo in the Bone because I needed a refresher on what happened!
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

User avatar
Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Tue June 10th, 2014, 11:55 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon. I will admit that I printed out a summary of An Echo in the Bone because I needed a refresher on what happened![/quote]

I have a wait for library copy unless I cave and buy kinle version. Starting Daughter of Deceit by Victoria Holt.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 5667
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed June 11th, 2014, 8:19 am

[quote=""Susan""]That's been on my list for quite a while. Please post your thoughts when you are done.[/quote]

Duly noted ;)
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

User avatar
Susan
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3746
Joined: August 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Post by Susan » Wed June 11th, 2014, 11:47 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I have a wait for library copy unless I cave and buy kindle version.[/quote]

I saw a one star review of Written in My Own Heart's Blood on Amazon not on the content of the novel but because the font in the hardcover was too small! I have the Kindle version, so I can't verify this.
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

User avatar
Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Wed June 11th, 2014, 11:49 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I saw a one star review of Written in My Own Heart's Blood on Amazon not on the content of the novel but because the font in the hardcover was too small! I have the Kindle version, so I can't verify this.[/quote]

I haven't seen that review. I did see the book landed in the Overdrive catalog, so I put in a purchase suggestion.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

Post Reply

Return to “General Discussion”