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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

Yes, I Read Historicals

Dissolution - C.J. Sansom March - Geraldine Brooks His Majesty's Dragon -  Naomi Novik The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer The First Man in Rome - Colleen McCullough Yankee Stranger - Elswyth Thane I, Claudius - Robert Graves

Mostly historical mystery, but also a straight historical novel and some historical romance, and occasionally even what I think I'd call "historical fantasy."


I've been reading historical novels since the 1970s, when I was still in elementary school (I believe The King Must Die was my first adult historical novel), and my mother gave me my first historical romances at 12 - novels by Georgette Heyer and Elswyth Thane.


I've listed a few of my favorite historical reads (in different sub-genres).