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What are you reading July 2018?

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Misfit
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What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Misfit » Sun July 1st, 2018, 7:38 pm

Hello everyone, still not reading much HF so haven't been around. I am reading The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox. Not feeling the love I'm seeing in the other reviews. First person present tense never helps my reading experience.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon July 2nd, 2018, 1:26 am

Misfit wrote:Hello everyone, still not reading much HF so haven't been around. I am reading The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox. Not feeling the love I'm seeing in the other reviews. First person present tense never helps my reading experience.
I normally loathe first person present. I liked it in the Hunger Games, don't know why that one worked, but if I pick up a book and it startes, "I am going down the street towards..." I hit the delete button.
I'm reading John Adams, by David McCulloch. He is, as always, unbearably detailed, but since we are trying to get our house rebuilt before the insurance company's extra living expense runs out, I can't afford to get wrapped up in anything interesting.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "3 Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Madeleine » Mon July 2nd, 2018, 9:41 am

"A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George (Inspector Lynley mystery) and "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper (missing person mystery set in Australia).
Currently reading "Three Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Vanessa
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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

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Vanessa » Mon July 2nd, 2018, 6:54 pm

Descension by Shani Struthers, the fifth book in the Psychic Surveys series, and The French Girl by Lexie Elliott (Pigeonhole app), a contemporary psychological thriller.
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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Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by princess garnet » Mon July 2nd, 2018, 8:55 pm

The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst
#3 and final novel in the "Queens of Renthia" trilogy

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Nefret
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Favourite 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 July 2018?

Post by Nefret » Tue July 3rd, 2018, 10:43 pm

Just started Succession by Livi Michael.
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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Vanessa
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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

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Vanessa » Wed July 4th, 2018, 1:36 pm

I’ve just started The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman, set in the 1920s on an island with a light house.
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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Vanessa
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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

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Vanessa » Mon July 9th, 2018, 9:41 pm

I’m now reading Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson, set in Kerala just after WWII, and also Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (via the Pigeonhole app), a contemporary psychological thriller.
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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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favourite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by Margaret » Tue July 10th, 2018, 3:20 am

I've been on a binge (at last), and my favorite novel of the batch is Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, about a typist for an advice columnist during the London Blitz. Loved it! My review goes up tomorrow morning (US time), Tuesday, July 9.
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Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Post by princess garnet » Tue July 10th, 2018, 7:15 pm

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (YA)
#4 and final novel of "Red Queen" quartet

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