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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
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

July Roundup

Someone Knows My Name: A Novel - Lawrence Hill The Marathon Conspiracy - Gary Corby July Crisis: The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914 - Thomas Otte The Cruelest Month (Three Pines Mysteries, No. 3) - Louise Penny A Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

Best read: Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill.


Biggest history wonk book: July Crisis: The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914.


The rest were mysteries: a historical by Gary Corby (great fun), three by Louise Penny (what a discovery!), and a classic by Agatha Christie.


No fives this month, but also nothing under a three.  The average was four stars, and I'll take that!