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What are you reading July 2018?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

What are you reading July 2018?

Postby 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.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite 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?

Postby 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
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Postby 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 "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 July 2018?

Postby 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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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Postby 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
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 July 2018?

Postby 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
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 July 2018?

Postby 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
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(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 July 2018?

Postby 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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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite 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?

Postby 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.
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading July 2018?

Postby 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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