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What are you reading June 2018?

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

What are you reading June 2018?

Postby Misfit » Fri June 1st, 2018, 1:52 am

Hello all, haven't been reading much HF last month, but have this ARC going at the moment, The Witch of Willow Hall
by Hester Fox
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby princess garnet » Fri June 1st, 2018, 8:54 pm

Rereading Young and Damned and Fair by Gareth Russell (NF)
I read the hardback copy from the library last year. I bought the paperback edition when it came here in the US not long ago. It's a well-written biography about Katherine Howard.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby Madeleine » Mon June 4th, 2018, 8:53 am

I've just started "The Mermaid's Scream" by Kate Ellis, the latest in the Wesley Peterson crime series set in Devon, but which have a parallel historical storyline (this one has already mentioned two infamous murder cases ,the Radcliffe Highway and the Red Barn murder).
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 June 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Tue June 5th, 2018, 11:48 am

Just started The Poison Bed by Elizabeth Fremantle via the Pigeonhole app. It’s a thriller set in the Jacobean court of 1615 based on a real case, the murder of Thomas Overbury.

I’m also now reading The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.
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

DavidAdams
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Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby DavidAdams » Wed June 6th, 2018, 9:35 am

ereading Young and Damned and Fair by Gareth Russell (NF)
I read the hardback copy from the library last year. I bought the paperback edition when it came here in the US not long ago. It's a well-written biography about Katherine Howard.

DavidAdams
Newbie

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby DavidAdams » Wed June 6th, 2018, 10:43 am

essay writing is an important task.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby Madeleine » Fri June 8th, 2018, 8:35 am

I've just started "The Thief's Daughter" by Victoria Cornwall, a historical romance/thriller set in late 18th century Cornwall.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby princess garnet » Fri June 8th, 2018, 8:43 pm

Jane Seymour: the Haunted Queen by Alison Weir
The 3rd and latest installment in her "Six Tudor Queens" series

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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby Nefret » Sat June 9th, 2018, 2:23 pm

I'm currently reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading June 2018?

Postby red805 » Wed June 13th, 2018, 9:19 pm

I read a fun historical fiction book while on vacation - The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. It's a mystery set in 1920s India about the first female attorney in Bombay. I liked the plucky protagonist, who gets into some scrapes & some serious situations, & has help from family & a former schoolmate to overcome those. I hadn't read anything by this author before, but she also has a series of books set in Japan with a female main character, which I will definitely check out.


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