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The Sunday Salon

Happy Sunday! Because of Memorial Day Weekend, it definitely doesn’t feel like the end of the weekend, so we’ve got another day to go! I'm not complaining, since it promises to be 90 degrees out here tomorrow. The month is essentially over, so I figured I might as well do my reading wrap-up for May now. Here’s what I read:

How Did You Get This Number, by Sloane Crosley

Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon

The Reckoning, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Tulip Virus, by Danielle Hermans

A London Child of the 1870s, by Molly Hughes

Legacy, by Susan Kay

Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen

The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Airs Above the Ground, by Mary Stewart

Shadow Princess, by Indu Sundaresan

No Angel, by Penny Vincenzi

They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple

Flapper, by Joshua Zeitz

I read 13 books this month, so basically the same amount as last month. I read more nonfiction this month as well. My favorite books this month were easily They Were Sisters (Dorothy Whipple is always a sure thing with me) and Legacy, by Susan Kay. Sourcebooks is reprinting this next month and I’m glad to see it come back into print. This is easily one of the best fictional histories of Elizabeth I that I’ve ever read.

This weekend has been highly relaxing; I spent most of today sitting outside in this wonderful weather reading Airs Above the Ground. There’s something about warm weather that makes me want to read easy stuff like Mary Stewart’s books!

I’m actually between reads at the present moment! I’m thinking I may dive into one of my new Viragos next (Frost in May, perhaps?). I was looking at the books I have that are unread, and a part of me wants to read them all right now, but of course I have to pick and choose what order I read them in—otherwise I’d be overwhelmed by it all! Ever had indecision in deciding what to read next?


Dani in NC said…
I've added two books to my list from reading your post. Thanks for the inspiration!

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