I haven’t done this in a while! As opposed to talking about books I’ve heard of, I thought I’d focus on the books I’ve bought and ARCs that have come into the house so far this month. I’m really trying to keep my book buying to a minimum, but it’s tough! I seem to be acquiring them faster than I read them.
Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell. One of my April books from Amazon Vine.
Shadow Princess, by Indu Sundaresan. A novel set in 17th century India; another Vine book.
The Outcast, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. Bought online yesterday; the 21st book in the Morland Dynasty series.
Airs Above the Ground and Thunder on the Right, by Mary Stewart. I got in the mood to read more of her novels, and these are the only two I didn’t own before.
Clouds of Witness and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, by Dorothy Sayers. Another author I’ve been itching to read more of recently.
Green Dragon, White Tiger, by Annette Motley. A novel set in 7th century China.
Jorvik, by Sheelagh Kelly. A novel set in 11th century York, pre-Conquest; I heard about this from Elizabeth Chadwick over at HFO, and since she and I seem to share similar reading tastes, I thought I’d try this one out.
Legacy, by Susan Kay. I borrowed this from the library, read a few pages, and decided that I’d rather own my own copy.
On the Night of the Seventh Moon, by Victoria Holt. More Gothic romance.
Into the Wilderness, by Sara Donati. Bought this with a gift card at Barnes and Noble at the beginning of the month.
High Wages, by Dorothy Whipple. My Persephone book for April. I was very excited to receive this in the mail, as I do love Dorothy Whipple’s novels (haven’t read any of her stories apart from the one that was published in the Persephone Biannually last fall).