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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

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
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 12 %
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 %

May Roundup

The Rhetoric of Death - Judith Rock Leaving Everything Most Loved - Jacqueline Winspear The Black Hand - Will Thomas The Hellfire Conspiracy - Will Thomas The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas The Alchemist's Daughter - Mary Lawrence

May 2015: a month in which all the books I finished were historical mysteries!  (I am reading other things, just haven't finished them yet.)


The best: The Rhetoric of Death, by Judith Rock.  Jesuits and ballet and the court of Louis XIV and, of course, murder.


The least: The Alchemist's Daughter, by Mary Lawrence.  A "warts and all" Tudor, set in 1543 London and environs.  Just OK - it might well be more someone else's taste than mine.