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Rockygirl's Reading List

What have you read in 2010? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Rockygirl's Reading List

Postby rockygirl » Sun September 5th, 2010, 3:34 pm

I decided to start listing my books. I don't read as many as the rest of you, but as I was on vacation for most of August, I got a lot read from my pile. All are historical fiction or historical mystery, unless otherwise noted.

Not in any particular order:

1. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
2. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
3. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
4. Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie
5. The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir (NF)
6. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (YA Historical Fantasy)
7. Tracking Bear by Aimee' and David Thurlo (Mystery)
8. The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

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Postby rockygirl » Thu September 9th, 2010, 9:26 pm

I just finished The Blind Eye by Marilyn Todd. I wanted to like it, I really did, but I didn't like it. The anachronistic dialect really bothered me, and the mystery was difficult to follow.

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Postby rockygirl » Sat September 11th, 2010, 4:15 pm

September, so far:

My Name is Mary Sutter--thanks to everyone that recommended this one. :)

Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs--it's a standard mystery, but has a lot of interesting details about how the remains of servicemen and women are identified.

Al Capone Shines My Shoes YA HF

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Postby rockygirl » Fri September 17th, 2010, 11:48 pm

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood--very witty look at Penelope, wife of Odysses

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Postby rockygirl » Sat September 18th, 2010, 11:39 pm

One Thousand White Women--written with a perfect blend of pathos and humor.

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Postby rockygirl » Sun September 19th, 2010, 7:32 pm

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner

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Postby rockygirl » Mon September 27th, 2010, 10:46 pm

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Maybe it was all the hype from my colleagues, who universally loved it, but I thought it was slow moving and way too long. I tend to agree with the reviewer Michelle quoted on that other thread, although I would never be so mean.

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Postby rockygirl » Mon October 4th, 2010, 9:31 pm

Nemesis by Lindsey Davis

The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn

Both were worth waiting for.

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Postby rockygirl » Tue October 19th, 2010, 11:57 pm

Into the Wilderness I thought this book was very uneven. Parts were excellent, other parts--not so much.

The Glory Cloak I'm on a Civil War kick because I'm still teaching it in school, so this fit in very well.

The Help Really well thought out. Read this and then watch The Long Walk Home.

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Postby rockygirl » Tue October 26th, 2010, 10:39 pm

Mini Shopaholic At first, I was embarrassed to post this. But, sometimes I need a little mind candy and a few good laughs, and thought maybe others get that feeling, too. Hey, it was a BAD week at work!

The Lost Hero--Rick Riordan starts another YA series. This time the series is about the Roman gods and their relation to the Greek gods. It seems to be set up as a companion series to the Percy Jackson series (a lot of the same characters are cameos in this book).
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