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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

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.