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Joined March 2018

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A difficult book to pin down but I did like it.

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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Loved it all hook and sinker. Wry, witty and historical.

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Love this quote about dogs 😬

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Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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A lotta hype for this book. I enjoyed it although my buddyreaders did not.

CarolynM I have a copy of this sitting looking at me. I must get around to it soon. 7mo
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A cozy sci fi. Alternative history. And a lady astronaut.

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Short and sweet. Motivating. Recommend the audio.

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The Six Tudor Queen series is a fun romp for Tudor fans. Weir does flex her creative muscles here (again more strongly than I felt with Anne Boleyn‘s novel) hypothesizing a few storylines she felt could potentially have happened. This may disgruntle some readers however personally doesn‘t bother me as it is historical fiction and not non fiction.
#netgalley

Birdsong28 Looking forward to this. I have a signed edition pre-ordered from #Waterstones can't wait! Have you read the ebooks in between this series? 😘📚📖 8mo
beaconhillbooks @birdsong28 Oh wow how cool! I‘ve been reading most of them through netgalley because I can‘t wait to read them lol 8mo
Birdsong28 @beaconhillbooks You will have to check out the mini ebooks as they are a nice companion to each of the stories. 8mo
beaconhillbooks @Birdsong28 thank you for the rec! 7mo
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Immersive historical fiction, wonderful character driven novel.

scowler1 Best novel ever written. 8mo
beaconhillbooks @scowler1 extremely impressive. Have you read any other of Faber‘s? 8mo
scowler1 @beaconhillbooks Read them all, he is excellent. Very diverse though so don't expect anything similar to Crimson, except the short story collection 'The Apple' 8mo
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After the Party | Cressida Connolly
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So hard to like the characters, I only liked one! I didn‘t like how the main character sort of stumbled into prison and took no responsibility for it... some interesting historical aspects but didn‘t learn as much as I would have liked since Connelly didn‘t get into much about fascism or Oswald (intentionally but I know nothing about this...)
#walterscott

CarolynM If you're interested in this period and in Mosley but don't want to get too heavy, I recommend the tagged book. One of the daughters was Mosley's first wife and another was his mistress (edited) 8mo
beaconhillbooks @carolynm ty very much for the recommendation! 8mo
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Anne of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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It‘s so fun to revisit some childhood favs.
#anneofavonlea #middlegrademarch

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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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Finally got around to reading this. It went quick. Love finding new historical mystery series.

What‘s your favorite?

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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My favorite mystery series, #VeronicaSpeedwell.

CaitZ Mine too! 8mo
Marla I love this series! 8mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Mehso-so

Great start but did not like middle to ending as much. Based on sino Chinese war and rape of Nanking so expect violence.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare
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Sweet middle grade classic.

catebutler I loved this one when I was a child, I need to reread it soon. 8mo
beaconhillbooks @catebutler I‘m glad I finally read it. So many people loved it as kids. 8mo
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The Wild Boy: A Memoir | Paolo Cognetti
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Mehso-so

An Italian young man goes to live in a hut on the mountain like Thoreau to live more deeply. Not too much excitement or anything much learned for me but it was OK.
##netgalley

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Some pretty fantasy woven together here.

Branwen YASSSSS! I love this series so much! 😍 9mo
beaconhillbooks @branwen I can see why... does it keep getting better? Thought the book really picked up when Ceden got in with the Blade Maidens. 9mo
Branwen @beaconhillbooks YES. Omg, yes. It really gets better and better as the series progresses. I just recently finished the third one and I think the next one comes out in a few months! 9mo
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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
Mehso-so

Interesting details in the middle it lagged a bit. Maybe better to read than on Audi.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
Bailedbailed

Interesting premise and lovely cover but I‘m 30% in and really not enjoying it.

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Just really love this series.
#historicalfiction #matthewshardlake

SaraFair Me too! Couldn‘t find the second so I have skipped to the third. Hope it‘s great! 9mo
Texreader @SaraFair They are all great!! 9mo
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The Oracle Glass | Judith Merkle Riley
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Dragged a little in the middle but fascinating historical story.

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Totally deserving of all the hype!
One of my favorite books EVER.

I think this is a masterpiece of art.

scowler1 Oh yes indeed. 9mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Loved the Alaskan survivalism in this novel. Trigger warnings for domestic abuse but still very readable. Great winter read.

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Now I want to read all the #Kingsolver.
#booktubeprize

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Really enjoyed this revisit through Obama‘s presidency told by Rhodes.

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Not what I was expecting but by the end I didn‘t want to put this book down! This is a sort of coming of self story of Beck, professionally and personally, with little windows into the White House during Obama‘s administration. Now I want to read more Obama 😳 Yes I was frustrated with Beck multiple times but overall enjoyed her voice.

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The Wolf in the Whale | Jordanna Max Brodsky
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Mehso-so

This book had so much potential. It just went on SO long. I think she tried to squeeze too many ideas into this one.

I really enjoyed learning about the Inuits the most.

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3.5 stars:

I really had no clue the direction of this novel. Who would think there is a dystopian novel in a pastel pink cover? But it also such an observant look at society especially from an immigrant‘s perspective. I don‘t think this book will be for everyone, and for me, I‘m still not quite sure what I thought of it... but I am continuing to think of it.

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The Half-Drowned King: A Novel | Linnea Hartsuyker
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I love historical fiction but usually find myself in the Tudor period. Traveling to the Viking time was a nice adventure. It is violent and sometimes frustrating but if you like Vikings, Norse tales, high seas, sagas, and a little politics this book fits all of the above. I will definitely read the series, although only the second, The Sea Queen, is currently out.

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Fun fantastical middle grade series. Sign me up.

catebutler I loved this one too! I still need to read the second book that recently came out. 10mo
beaconhillbooks @catebutler yes I want to get to it soon too! 10mo
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Sovereign | C J Sansom
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If you are a historical fiction fan, you must read this series.

That is all.

#historicalfiction #matthewshardlake

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I have a new addiction: enter Matthew Shardlake.

This is how you make a 600 pg book zip! I did not want to put this book down as Sansom envelopes the reader in multiple mysteries all that must be resolved within 14 days. There are so many little historical details carefully knitted into the story! Sansom also surprised me with a few of the culprits. These books are super addictive, watch out historical fiction fans.

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The Babies and Doggies Book | John Schindel, Molly Woodward
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My 10 month old loves babies and dogs so... this is a winner 😀
#boardbooks #kidsbooks #kidlit

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3.5 stars from me. I liked other retelling better but this is a brutally honest retelling from the female perspective of the spoils of war featuring Achilles‘ slave Breisis.

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Mayan Mendacity | L. J. M. Owen
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Love this whole series. Light historical mysteries with archeological details.

mhillis I really enjoyed these too! 10mo
beaconhillbooks @mhillis so glad to hear that! 10mo
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This intriguing group of women live on an island of Korea and dive all year long for seafoods to sell. Their numbers are diminishing now but See tells their matrifocal story in dual timeline and with eye opening historical telling. Two friends, that are like sisters, are at the heart of the novel. There are definitely hard truths in this novel.

#netgalley

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Fabulous historical mystery set in Tudor times.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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This book and this series was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend! If anyone has any other recommendations like these books, please let me know.

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Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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This has to be my favorite historical mystery series of them all. And I have read a lot of them.
🕵🏻‍♀️
What is your favorite mystery series?
#mystery #historicalmystery #veronicaspeedwell

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And Only to Deceive | Tasha Alexander
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Historical fiction with a mystery about art... really enjoyed this and our main character Emily. She is a widow who loves to read and determines to figure out the mystery of an art forger/burglar and what her deceased husband was actually up to...

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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A memoir and book about plants? Two of my favs!!!

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Never Cry Wolf | Farley Mowat
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Loved this book. Criticism that Mowat made this story up I don‘t believe. It‘s impact was powerful and that was very important given the wolf‘s villain status.

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I have been all about the historical mysteries as of late...found the humor in this 👌🏻

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Lion in the Valley | Elizabeth Peters
CarolynM ❤️ 13mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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So much of what we do and who we are is because of society and societal norms. It was fun getting a different perspective of this and to be reminded to be who you want to be.
#ConvenienceStoreWoman by #SayakaMurata translated by Ginny Tapemori

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I liked the Veronica Speedwell novels better than this but there were some humorous moments. I did predict who did it though...

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