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SusanJ's 75 Books Challenge - Thread 3

This is a continuation of the topic SusanJ's 75 Books Challenge - Thread 2.

75 Books Challenge for 2020

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1susanj67
Feb 9, 12:51pm Top

Hello, and welcome!

I'm Susan, a Kiwi living in London for the past 25 years. During the working week I'm a lawyer so I love nerdy legal stuff, which crops up in more books than you might expect.

I read lots of NF, and I particularly like history and things from the 300s in the Dewey system.

While I read mostly from the library, I do have a fair few books that I've bought (mostly for the Kindle) and I need to keep my eye on those so that I actually read them instead of just accumulating them. Every year I give up reserving or randomly borrowing library books during November (which is renamed "No!vember") but I could do better. Much better.











2susanj67
Edited: Feb 16, 3:04pm Top

January

1. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
2. Imperial Twilight by Stephen Platt
3. Chances Are by Richard Russo
4. With Child by Andy Martin
5. Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters
6. Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie
7. The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy
8. Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla Royal
9. In The Frame by Dick Francis
10. The Emperor Far Away by David Eimer
11. Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I by Kelcey Wilson-Lee
12. The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau
13. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
14. Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne
15. China Road by Rob Gifford
16. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

February

17. Mudlarking by Laura Maiklem
18. The Grid by Nick Cook
19. Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain
20. China's Great Wall of Debt by Dinny McMahon
21. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
22. The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy and Hugo Vickers
23. Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson
24. Uncrowned Queen by Nicola Tallis
25. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
26. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

3susanj67
Edited: Feb 16, 3:05pm Top



I have quite a few series on the go, so in this post I'm going to list them so that I don't forget where I'm up to. Reading in order is important to me :-)

Series I have started and still have squillions to go *happy sigh*

I'm going to list these in date order, because why not?

Steven Saylor's Gordianus the Finder (about 100 BC)

Roman Blood
Arms of Nemesis
Catilina's Riddle

Ruth Downie's Medicus (Britannia, 108)

Medicus
Terra Incognita
Persona Non Grata

Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma (Various places, 660s)

Absolution by Murder

Priscilla Royal's Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal (East Anglia, 11th century)

Wine of Violence
Tyrant of the Mind

Ellis Peters' Cadfael (Shropshire, 1135 - 1145)

A Morbid Taste for Bones
One Corpse Too Many
Monk's Hood
Saint Peter's Fair

Bernard Knight's Crowner John (Devon, 1190s)

The Sanctuary Seeker
The Poisoned Chalice
Crowner's Quest
The Awful Secret

Susanna Gregory's Matthew Bartholomew (Cambridge, 1348)

A Plague On Both Your Houses
An Unholy Alliance

Cassandra Clark's Abbess of Meaux (Yorkshire, 1380s)

Hangman Blind
The Red Velvet Turnshoe
The Law of Angels
A Parliament of Spies

Shona Maclean's Alexander Seaton (1620s)

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

Philippa Gregory's Fairmile series

Tidelands

Katie Griffin's Kitty Peck (1880s)

Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders

Michael Pearce's Mamur Zapt (Egypt, 1908)

The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet

Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands

The Last Kashmiri Rose

Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver (England, 1920s/1930s)

Grey Mask
The Case is Closed

John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee

The Deep Blue Goodbye

Mal Sjowall's Martin Beck

Roseanna

John Sandford's Lucas Davenport

Rules of Prey

Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch

The Black Echo

John Harvey's Charlie Resnick

Lonely Hearts
Rough Treatment
Cutting Edge

Faye Kellerman's Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus

The Ritual Bath
Sacred and Profane

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's Agent Pendergast

Relic
Reliquary

Steve Berry's Cotton Malone

The Templar Legacy
The Alexandria Link

Scott Mariani's Ben Hope

The Alchemist's Secret

Harry Bingham's Fiona Griffiths

Talking to the Dead
Love Story, With Murders

Mari Hannah's Kate Daniels

The Murder Wall

Karin Slaughter's Sara Linton

Blindsighted

Karin Slaughter's Will Trent

Triptych
Fractured

Paul Cleave's Christchurch Murders

The Cleaner

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson

Moon Called

Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae

Cold Granite
Dying Light
Broken Skin
Flesh House
Blind Eye
Dark Blood

Annie Hauxwell's Catherine Berlin

In Her Blood
A Bitter Taste

Cara Hunter's DI Adam Fawley

Close to Home
In The Dark

Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan

The Burning
The Reckoning

Angela Marsons' DI Kim Stone

Silent Scream

Lesley Thomson's Stella Darnell

The Detective's Daughter

Manda Scott's Ines Picaut

Into the Fire

Susan Mallery's Mischief Bay

The Girls of Mischief Bay

Series I'm caught up with and waiting for the next one *tapping foot*

Lee Child's Jack Reacher, obvs
C J Box's Joe Pickett
Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon
Elly Griffiths' Dr Ruth Galloway
Vaseem Khan's Baby Ganesh Agency
Abir Mukherjee's Sam Wyndham
Lynne Truss's Constable Twitten
Anthony Horowitz's Daniel Hawthorne
Attica Locke's Highway 59

Not really a series but I need to keep track of my Dick Francis finishes (Hi Julia!)

Proof
Nerve
Forfeit
Reflex
Rat Race
In The Frame

4susanj67
Edited: Feb 9, 1:04pm Top



And now open!

5figsfromthistle
Feb 9, 1:09pm Top

Happy new thread!

6charl08
Feb 9, 1:24pm Top

Happy new thread!

7Crazymamie
Feb 9, 1:32pm Top

>4 susanj67: Truth!

Happy new one, Susan!

8Familyhistorian
Feb 9, 1:33pm Top

Happy new thread, Susan. Is your weather any better?

9Helenliz
Feb 9, 2:48pm Top

Happy new thread.

10katiekrug
Feb 9, 2:52pm Top

>4 susanj67: - Amen.

Happy new one, Susan!

11susanj67
Feb 9, 2:55pm Top

>5 figsfromthistle: Thanks Anita :-)

>6 charl08: Thanks Charlotte :-)

>7 Crazymamie: Mamie, yeah, that would not be my idea of a good time :-)

>8 Familyhistorian: Hi Meg! The weather is terrible right now - there are some dreadful pictures of flooding on the TV news. We've just had high winds and rain in London, but the winds will blow trees onto the rail lines so tomorrow morning will be chaos.

>9 Helenliz: Thanks Helen :-)

12susanj67
Feb 9, 2:55pm Top

>10 katiekrug: Thanks Katie! If only camping was, say, inside, with en suite bathrooms, then I might give it a go.

13Ameise1
Feb 9, 4:53pm Top

Happy new one, Susan.

14ChelleBearss
Feb 9, 5:02pm Top

Happy new thread!

15RebaRelishesReading
Feb 9, 5:18pm Top

Happy new thread, Susan. Hope your weekend went well.

16BLBera
Feb 9, 5:46pm Top

Happy new thread, Susan.

17FAMeulstee
Feb 9, 6:58pm Top

Happy new thread, Susan.

The waether is the same here. We managed to do a short walk in the neighborhood, but were almost blown away twice... Stayed inside the rest of the day.

18PaulCranswick
Feb 9, 8:04pm Top

Happy new thread, Susan.

Your >3 susanj67: reminds me to have a good look at my own series reading.

19BekkaJo
Feb 10, 9:16am Top

Happy new thread :)

Chaos here too - high tide + high wind = closure of our only dual carriageway. Everything across town backed up. Unpleasant.

We also had the downside of the sea views/top of the hill position of our house. Last night was so noisy - even with earplugs I couldn't sleep.

20drneutron
Feb 10, 12:18pm Top

Happy new thread!

21charl08
Feb 10, 1:48pm Top

Yikes. I think tomorrow I'm going to add a layer before I go outside and see if that helps...

22thornton37814
Feb 10, 4:53pm Top

Happy new thread!

23susanj67
Feb 11, 5:00am Top

>13 Ameise1: Thanks Barbara :-)

>14 ChelleBearss: Thanks Chelle :-)

>15 RebaRelishesReading: Thanks Reba. It was quiet, but I got a lot of reading done and I was very glad that I didn't have to go out in the bad weather.

>16 BLBera: Thanks Beth :-)

>17 FAMeulstee: Thanks Anita. It was so windy here that the Royal Parks in London were closed. Stay away from trees!

>18 PaulCranswick: Thanks Paul. I find that my series post is definitely keeping me on track.

>19 BekkaJo: Thanks Bekka. It sounds terrible in Jersey. I hope it's a bit better now. Last night at about 5.30 I heard a huge noise which sounded like half the North Sea being slapped against my office window. By the time I left the office about an hour later, the puddles were so deep that I had to pick my way to the bus stop.

>20 drneutron: Thanks Jim :-)

>21 charl08: Charlotte, it's a bit better here today - sunny but still gusty.

>22 thornton37814: Thanks Lori :-)

Yesterday was everything I expected of a pre-Tuesday, but here I am again. I have Young People shortly, but only seven of them.

24charl08
Feb 11, 6:53am Top

Glad you've not been blown away, Susan. It was a near thing as I walked in this morning. Also thought I might lose my scarf. Next door did a rapid repair on the missing bit of fence, very impressive.

25susanj67
Feb 11, 9:19am Top

>24 charl08: Charlotte, it's not too bad here but it's supposed get worse again for Thursday. Your neighbours might have mended that fence too soon :-)

26susanj67
Feb 13, 4:27am Top



21. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

So. Good! I loved this the first time, and I loved it on this reread. Either the "he" situation has been made clearer, or I found it easier to follow this time, because it was clear to me who was speaking. I particularly love the way that the characters aren't "historical" cut-outs, but nor are they 21st-century people in an olde-worlde setting. They are real people of their time. And Mary Boleyn is still my favourite. I'll have a few days' break and then start Bring Up The Bodies.

27RebaRelishesReading
Feb 13, 12:40pm Top

I generally like books you recommend so I guess I need to just bite the bullet and start reading Mantel.

28Fourpawz2
Feb 13, 1:55pm Top

>26 susanj67: - Glad you liked WF as well on your re-read. Wish I had been able to actually finish it, but I was not able to force myself to do it. Cleaning out Jane's litter box and other similar tasks always seemed like things that I preferred doing over cracking WF open again. My copy is sitting on a pile of books that are waiting for the day when I finally just give up on them and give them the ol' heave-ho.

29PaulCranswick
Feb 13, 5:52pm Top

>26 susanj67: I enjoyed it when I read it too, Susan.

>28 Fourpawz2: Just interested Charlotte, why do you abbreviate it to WF? A Freudian slip?!

30susanj67
Feb 14, 9:36am Top

>27 RebaRelishesReading: Reba, you could download the sample from the Kindle site and see how you get on with that.

>28 Fourpawz2: Charlotte, it sounds like it's just not for you, so release it into the world for someone else to enjoy :-) I know it tends to polarise opinion!

>29 PaulCranswick: Paul, I'm really looking forward to the final instalment!

I have today off, so I've been roaming around. Specifically I went out to see the hotel that my brother will be staying in when he arrives. The course he's doing is being held in the hotel, so I booked him in there so he wouldn't have to worry about travelling in the mornings. And thank goodness, as it's a bit out of the way for someone who isn't used to the transport system. I think we'll get a cab from Heathrow, and then I'll pick him up that first weekend. It's easy enough to get to once you know what you're doing, but "Take the 222 bus from stop C at Hounslow West station and travel 20 stops" isn't the type of instruction most likely to succeed with someone who has jet lag :-)

After the course he's moving into central London, which will be much easier. But today during my roaming I ended up at West Drayton station, where I got TfL Rail back into Paddington, and I'd forgotten until the train arrived that they're using the Crossrail rolling stock. Squee!! The trains are *beautiful*, and all done out in the Elizabeth Line purple colour, so they'll just need the "TfL Rail" roundels on the outside replaced when Crossrail finally starts. When oh when will that be?



22. The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy and Hugo Vickers

The most famous biography of Queen Mary (the present Queen's grandmother) is the one written by James Pope-Hennessy at the end of the 1950s. And this book is about the writing of that book. Hugo Vickers has edited Pope-Hennessy's journals and notes of the various interviews he carried out for the book, and the result is hilarious - all the scandalous gossip that couldn't go into the biography because too many people were still alive when it was published.

The family tree of the Royal Family is pretty complicated, and Queen Mary's family even more so, so it's probably best read with a large piece of paper on which to plot out who's who. I didn't have that, and did sometimes lose track of the many Marys, Alexandras, Edwards and Georges (often known by their official titles and/or nicknames, just to complicate things further) but I decided that I didn't have to know All The Things in order to enjoy the book. There's a particularly good chapter about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but everyone who appears in it is entertaining, whether they meant to be or not. The biography is now back in print as a result of this book (or at least it's available as an ebook), which is great for fans of royal history.

31Coffee.Cat
Feb 14, 9:40am Top



Happy Valentine's Day!

32susanj67
Feb 14, 9:51am Top

>31 Coffee.Cat: Thanks Abby!

33Crazymamie
Feb 14, 11:04am Top

Happy Friday, Susan! And hooray for the day off - sounds like you made great use of it.

>30 susanj67: Excellent review! I have this one in the stacks along with the original biography - I think maybe you mentioned them both last year. Am I completely crazy? Anyway, they were cheap on Kindle when I looked them up, so I added them to my inventory back in December.

34charl08
Feb 14, 12:36pm Top

>30 susanj67: Ooh, that does sound deliciously gossipy. I shall try and resist.

>31 Coffee.Cat: I think that's my copy (well, not my copy) of Middlemarch, bottom left. I wouldn't normally describe it as pink, but...

35susanj67
Feb 14, 2:48pm Top

>33 Crazymamie: Mamie, I did mention both books last year, and I may have even started this one then (oh dear) but the library books got in the way. I picked this one up again yesterday and realised that I didn't have that much left to go. And it's from my own collection so it moves that ticker along one more place :-)

>34 charl08: Charlotte, you could try and resist, but why not just give in? :-)



23. Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson

This was free in the Prime Reading scheme, and it looked like a good premise (deputy sheriff in a small town in Colorado) but the execution was clunky and the plot was too complicated. Part of it was set in Colorado but part in Italy, where everyone was a stereotype. So overall a bit of a mess, and I won't be adding this series to my series reading. But it was a quick read, at least.

I have another couple of Prime Reading books - The Black Prince and The City of Brass. Having no due date isn't ideal for these ones. Onward!

36RebaRelishesReading
Feb 14, 5:49pm Top

>35 susanj67: Too bad it was disappointing but at least it moved a couple of tickers along quickly :)

37alcottacre
Feb 14, 6:00pm Top

>30 susanj67: Adding that one to the BlackHole. Sounds right up my alley.

Happy new thread, Susan!

38PaulCranswick
Feb 14, 8:59pm Top

>30 susanj67: I don't know about you, Susan, but I see a tremendous resemblance to Queen Mary in our present monarch.

Have a great weekend.

39susanj67
Feb 15, 8:03am Top

>36 RebaRelishesReading: Reba, yes, that was probably the best thing about it :-)

>37 alcottacre: Thanks Stasia! Enjoy!

>38 PaulCranswick: Paul, I agree. She does sound like a piece of work though.

This morning was warm and not windy. It was quite literally the calm before the storm (Dennis). So I walked part of the way to the library (not my usual branch) where I had a moment of weakness. Strictly speaking there were five moments of weakness:

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave (Charlotte (US))
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mamie)

Those were the two that I planned to get. I also picked up:

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (Charlotte (UK)) - I have now cancelled the ebook reservation for this one - yay!
Settled Blood by Mari Hannah (continuing a series)
A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam (on my list for a while. I saw the second one in the trilogy shelved under "T" so I took it to the As to reshelve it, and found the first one)

Then I went down to Canary Wharf for a few bits and pieces, and thought it was pretty busy for a Sunday. A few minutes later I realised that it is Saturday. It just feels like Sunday because I had yesterday off. I hope tomorrow doesn't feel like pre-Tuesday...

40katiekrug
Feb 15, 8:30am Top

Happy (*checks calendar*) Saturday, Susan!

Oh, I loved A Golden Age when I read it several years ago. I really need to get to the sequel...

41RebaRelishesReading
Feb 15, 12:40pm Top

>39 susanj67: But how nice to discover you have yet another weekend day to go!! (Hope you had a sturdy bag with you to carry all of those books home in)

42susanj67
Feb 15, 1:05pm Top

>40 katiekrug: Katie, I'm glad I finally got hold of it (and in a new edition). The library near work only has book 2.

>41 RebaRelishesReading: Reba, yes, it was quite nice to think that I have another day still to go. The storm has really set in now, so it will be another day inside for me.



24. Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch by Nicola Tallis

This is an extremely good biography of Margaret Beaufort, who was the mother of Henry VII (and grandmother of Henry VIII). She features in the very silly Starz adaptations of The White Princess and The White Queen, and the author mentions those programmes in the introduction to the book. Margaret Beaufort is an unsympathetic character in them, and also responsible for killing the princes in the tower, but in real life she was very different, and not so fond of killing people. Instead, she gave birth to Henry Tudor aged just 13, and was separated from him for most of his childhood and teenage years. He was hiding in France, as he was a potential claimant for the throne. Eventually he came back, defeated Richard III at Bosworth and the Tudors began. All of our monarchs since Henry VII are descended from Margaret Beaufort, which is quite the legacy :-)

I like this author's style, and I hope she writes many more books. As I mentioned above, her book about Lettice Knollys is also very good, although there were fewer source materials for that one. Very highly recommended if you like royal history.

43susanj67
Feb 15, 1:17pm Top

Now reading:

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
The City of Brass - co-incidentally also involving djinns. This is fantasy (sort of - well, totally, but I'm not good at telling what "type" of fantasy) but really good so far. I read about 15% last night and I need to keep going so that I don't forget who everyone is. Book 2 is available and book 3 is out in June, so I think I've picked it up at the right time.

44charl08
Feb 15, 1:46pm Top

I completely failed to mention the fantasy bit in my review. I suppose I would label it as alternative beliefs or myth telling? Not sure. Very good though!

45ronincats
Feb 15, 8:33pm Top

>30 susanj67: Definitely a Book Bullet! The library has it so I've ordered it.

46susanj67
Feb 16, 6:29am Top

>44 charl08: Charlotte, I wondered whether "magical realism" might be the term. Not lots, but I did like that aspect (when usually I don't at all).

>45 ronincats: Hi Roni! Glad I caught you with that one :-)

Storm Dennis continues today, although London is more wet than blowy. It's still a good day to stay inside, though.



25. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

This is set in a slum in an Indian city, next to the "hi-fi" apartments of the well-to-do. The narrator is a nine-year-old boy, who, with his friends, starts to investigate when children from the slum go missing. Have they been snatched, or could a djinn be responsible? It's an excellent read, and you soon get used to the Hindi words and expressions that appear throughout. But, at the same time, it always amazes me that India, a country with enough money to have nuclear weapons, lets its people live like this. Wealthy Indian people (like my former office roomie) just seem to accept it as the natural state of things, but it always leaves me shaking my head.

47susanj67
Edited: Feb 16, 3:03pm Top



26. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

This is the first one in the Mercy Thompson series, which I've read about on Mamie's thread (Hi Mamie!). I loved it! Urban fantasy isn't something I read a lot of, but the world in this one worked really well. It reminded me a lot of Grimm, the TV series which I must get back to on the Netflix. Although the main characters are, variously, a walker (who shapeshifts into a coyote), some werewolves and some vampires, there are other fae creatures too. Definitely a new addition to my series reading :-)

48charl08
Edited: Feb 16, 4:05pm Top

>46 susanj67: You're probably right re magical realism, for some reason I wasn't thinking it of that, but some of the characters do accept the djinn explanations in the book as a legit option.

I just found out the book group book was written by a 24 year old. Who was given an 800K advance. I really cannot work out publishing.

49Helenliz
Feb 16, 3:16pm Top

Hope Dennis has passed by without too much pain. We came down from Liverpool on the train and there was lot of water lying around.

50susanj67
Feb 16, 3:32pm Top

>48 charl08: Charlotte, I think publishing is a bit like football - a lot of money paid in the hope that everything will work out. Or maybe tulipomania. Is the book any good?

>49 Helenliz: Helen, it seems to have calmed down this afternoon. Terrible footage of flooding on the news, though. Poor people.

I seem to have spent most of the weekend reading, and I think I will now go to bed and continue with The City of Brass, which is excellent. The BookTubers seem divided though, and there are lots of dismayed posts on Goodreads. Maybe it doesn't fit with what True Fans expect of a fantasy novel, but I think the author has done an amazing job.

51BLBera
Feb 16, 6:55pm Top

You seem to be having fun with the monarchy this month, Susan. I will read Wolf Hall this year. It sounds like one I will love.

>46 susanj67: This one looks good as well.

Have a lovely week.

How fun to have a visit from your brother.

52Familyhistorian
Yesterday, 12:47am Top

Is the storm over now, Susan? I hope that the weather has calmed down by the time you have to go outside again. Sounds like it was a good call to stay in with the books this weekend.

53PaulCranswick
Edited: Yesterday, 12:54am Top

I have noticed that the reading numbers in the group generally seem up this year, Susan. Is it because of the weather do you think?

ETA You are 2 books ahead of where you were in 2019 :

26 to 24.

54charl08
Yesterday, 2:40am Top

>50 susanj67: It's ok - but I am not blown away by it. I think I will be the lone voice in the book group, however!

55susanj67
Yesterday, 4:32am Top

>51 BLBera: Beth, one thing we are not short of in the UK is books involving royalty :-) I'm sure you will love Wolf Hall - it won all sorts of prizes (including the Booker). It's hard to believe that it was published in 2009. I still remember reading it for the first time and loving it.

>52 Familyhistorian: Meg, it's still blowy, and I see there are hail showers promised for later, but London is pretty much OK now. There is still a lot of flooding and more storm warnings in other places.

>53 PaulCranswick: Paul, maybe the weather, but I have at least one friend who is hiding out at home to avoid The Virus, so maybe other things. One of the British people in Wuhan said that he was going to use his self-isolation to make a start on the 50 books he promised himself he would read this year.

>54 charl08: Charlotte, you never know - maybe someone will dare to be brave and agree with you once they realise they're not alone :-)

56Crazymamie
Yesterday, 7:46am Top

You know what day it is, Susan, so remember not to look it in the eye.

>46 susanj67: This one is now firmly on The List thanks to you and Charlotte.

>47 susanj67: I am beyond thrilled that you loved this one!!! *happy dance*

57susanj67
Yesterday, 8:22am Top

>56 Crazymamie: Mamie, so far I have not looked it in the eye. I spent the morning writing an opinion (something I am never short of, fortunately :-) ) so it couldn't get me. I'm already scouting out book 2 in the Mercy Thompson series. There's a copy up at Bow, so I might walk up there next weekend as I currently have no reserve slots left. I don't know how that happened.

I took my weekend reading back to the library, and saw To Calais in Ordinary Time, which I read something good about recently, so I thought I should snag it. But that was it! Almost total self-control. Almost.

58ChelleBearss
Yesterday, 9:23am Top

>47 susanj67: Glad to see you enjoyed Moon Called! I have that out from the library right now. I love Urban Fantasy and I am hoping to love this series as my previous loved series by Kelley Armstrong ended a few years ago. Have you read the Underworld series? First book is called Bitten.

59susanj67
Yesterday, 9:48am Top

>58 ChelleBearss: Hi Chelle! I'm sure you will enjoy it too :-) I haven't read any Kelley Armstrong, but I see that Bitten is available in a library that I can get to...:-) Thank you for the recommendation!

60ChelleBearss
Yesterday, 10:06am Top

>59 susanj67: I hope you enjoy it! I picked the first one at the recommendation of a book store clerk and I wish I could have gone back and hugged her! I've loved everything by Armstrong and have her next book in the Rockton series to start next month.

61susanj67
Yesterday, 10:13am Top

>61 susanj67: Hmmm - book 1 in the Rockton series is just 99p for Kindle here at the moment. Tempting :-)

62charl08
Today, 8:42am Top

Hope you liked To Calais in ordinary time (or will like it) - I really enjoyed it, although it didn't feel like something I usually read. Nice historical detail.

63PaulCranswick
Today, 10:49pm Top

Intrigued by To Calais in Ordinary Time and I'll look out for respective reviews.

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