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What are you reading August 2018

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby princess garnet » Fri August 17th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Starting The Description of Wales and Journey through Wales by Gerald of Wales (NF)
A medieval classic about Wales

Also read:
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand et al. (YA)
The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (NF)
A Bite Sized History of France by Stephane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell (NF)

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby Vanessa » Fri August 24th, 2018, 1:54 pm

I've just finished the wonderful The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell, dual timeframe set in the present day and the 1950s, about a decaying old manor house full of secrets.

Ive just started Summer of Secrets by Nikola Scott, another dual timeframe, this one set in the present day and just before WWII. It’s a book I have to review which will be published on 6 September.
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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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby red805 » Fri August 24th, 2018, 8:57 pm

red805 wrote:Listening to London by James Rutherfurd. Not as good as his Paris or Sarum I don't think, but boy, he must have done a lot of research :shock:


Finally finished listening to London - it's a LONG book. I really liked how he ended it.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby Vanessa » Mon August 27th, 2018, 12:30 pm

I’ve just started via the Pigeonhole app Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies. It’s a story inspired by and in tribute to Victorian champion women swimmers of the world. It’s off to a great start!
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 28th, 2018, 8:47 am

I've just started "Earthly Remains" by Donna Leon, the latest in the Inspector Brunetti series.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Postby princess garnet » Tue August 28th, 2018, 7:56 pm

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (YA)
#1 installment in the Folk of the Air series


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