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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

September Roundup

Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny A Conspiracy of Violence - Susanna Gregory Death at Victoria Dock - Kerry Greenwood The Nonesuch - Georgette Heyer The Yankee Club - Michael Murphy

An OK reading month all round, though not a stellar one.  As usual, I read a lot of historical fiction and mysteries (everything I finished this month being one or the other, or both).  What's not listed here are the longer NF reads I have going, which can take a while (though the end is in sight with at least one of them!).


No standout read this month.  Worst read: the only one below 3 stars, which was The Yankee Club, which would probably be fine for someone else, but didn't work for me.  (I didn't catch any major historical or grammatical boo-boos; it just wasn't my thing.)  I don't like thrillers much in a contemporary setting, and it turns out I don't like them much in a historical setting, either.  (Sign me up for allllllll the historical mysteries, though.)  I'd probably have liked the movie version better.  (I do like movie thrillers.  Consistency is the bugbear of little minds.  Or something.)