“What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“
I've actually been quite good about keeping my book-buying and ARC-requesting to a minimum, so this list is (relatively) short. The books are:
Evelina, by Fanny Burney. This book has been on my shelf for months.
The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton, author of Hangover Square.
An ARC of The Fire, by Katherine Neville. I haven't read The Eight yet, and I've heard mixed reviews about this one, so I'm a little hesitant about reading it now.
A slightly-battered first edition copy of Rebecca West's The Birds Fall Down that I picked up at a used bookstore for $5.
A biography of Queen Isabella (wife of Edward II), by Alison Weir, that I picked up today.
The Shape of Mercy, by Susan Meissner.
All This, and Heaven Too, by Rachel Field. If you haven't heard of this book, you may have read a children's book by Field called Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.
I got about 50 pages in to The Conqueror, by Georgette Heyer, before stopping. I may not have been in the mood for the book at that moment, so I may attempt it again later.
An Inconvenient Wife, by Megan Chance, also the author of The Spiritualist.
The Dress Lodger, by Sheri Holman.
The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick.
Nine Coaches Waiting, by Mary Stewart.