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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

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
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
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

August Book a Day #15: Best Long Read(s)

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas,  Robin Buss Vanity Fair - John Carey Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke Bleak House - Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne, Nicola Bradbury The First Man in Rome - Colleen McCullough Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era - James M. McPherson The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 - William Raymond Manchester Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin Peter the Great: His Life and World - Robert K. Massie

I listed ten, because just one seemed so limited - I like big fat books.


I always have a very good time with novels The Lord of the Rings, The Count of Monte Cristo, Vanity Fair, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Bleak House, or The First Man in Rome.


And there's non-fiction, mostly history, on my list, because that's how I roll.  Battle Cry of Freedom, William Manchester's bio of Winston Churchill, Team of Rivals, and Robert K. Massie's bio of Peter the Great are all excellent reads, too.