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The Sunday Salon

Time for the ubiquitous month-end reading wrap-up, I guess. Wow, what a reading month! I finished 12 books, with only 30 pages left to go in a 13th (which I’ll definitely be finishing sometime today). Considering some of these books were chunksters, I’m rather impressed with what I’m accomplished! Here’s what I read this month:

Island of Ghosts, by Gillian Bradshaw
The Brontes Went to Woolworths, by Rachel Ferguson
The Regency, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
A Hollow Crown, by Helen Hollick
The Lute Player, by Norah Lofts
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters, by Charlotte Mosley
The Sheen on the Silk, by Anne Perry
The Dead Travel Fast, by Deanna Raybourn
Wild Romance, by Chloe Schama
The Unquiet Bones, by Melvin Starr
Brigid of Kildare, by Heather Terrell
Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple

And the unfinished book is Robert McCammon’s Mister Slaughter, a mystery set in 1702 New York and New Jersey. Of all these books, by far I enjoyed the Dorothy Whipple the most, followed by A Hollow Crown. Least favorite were the Anne Perry and Brigid of Kildare, with everything else sitting in the middle range of roughly 3-3.5 stars. Reviews of some of these are already up; more will be published soon.

Up next I think I’ll read Fitzempress’ Law, by Diana Norman (also known as Ariana Franklin), which I ILL’d through my library, after hearing about it through HFO. I’m such a follower! The novel is a timeslip novel about three modern day kids who go back in time to Henry II’s England. Other books I look forward to reading this month include The Creation of Eve, by Lynn Cullen, and 31 Bond Street, by Ellen Horan, which I’m due to receive from Amazon Vine this upcoming week. There were so many good books offered this month that I hard a hard time deciding what to pick! Plus I’ve got another few books that should be coming through ILL sometime this week, including Hester, by Paula Reed (never received it through LTER, so from the library is comes!).

What have you been reading this month? What do you look forward to reading in the near future?

Comments

You had a great month Katherine! I have many of those yet to read, so I am looking forward to your reviews!

I just started The Queen's Pawn by Christy English this morning and so far, it's great. I completed The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick - boy, was that a fabulous book!

I hope you have another good month in March!
Misfit said…
Good to know Fitzempresses Law can be had via ILL (makes mental note to request it). I've just got Hester out from the library.
Joanne said…
Amazing amount of reading completed -- very impressive!

I finally completed Edith Pargeter's Heaven Tree Trilogy which was great, and now I'm just beginning the Morland Dynasty novels, among other more lighthearted things.
Marg said…
I must reborrow a Diana Norman. I do enjoy her writing so much.

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