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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

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King
Progress: 64 %
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %
Cosmic Quest Cd (Bbc Audio)
Heather Couper
Firedrake's Eye
Patricia Finney
Progress: 15/249 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).