New Books: May & June 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I have another combined post here for you. In May and June, here are the goodies I have added to my Kindle and shelves:

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland

The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson

At the end of May, I was lucky enough to have my requests for these three historical fictions granted. After recently enjoyed The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien, The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland and First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson, I am super excited to read these new books of theirs.

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Moving on into June, I downloaded the discounted Collins Classics’ Kindle edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress and ordered a bargain, second-hand copy of The Return of the Prodigal Son from World of Books. Both for my church’s book club.

The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari

The Queen of the Caribbean by Emilio Salgari

Then I was thrilled to be contacted again by the translator, Nico Lorenzutti about two more Italian classics. After enjoying Sandokan, The Tigers of Mompracem, I am looking forward to more swashbuckling adventures. As these are classics too, I have added them to my Classics Club list too.

Knowing Max by James Long

Finally, through Endeavour Press’ weekly e-newsletter, I snapped up a free copy of this historical fiction, because some years ago now, I loved Long’s bestselling time-slip novel Ferney.

Do you fancy any of these? What new books have you got recently?


8 thoughts on “New Books: May & June 2018

    1. Lynn, I really have been blessed with an impressive haul of goodies – From which, I am particularly looking forward to reading The Queen of the North, so hopefully you won’t have too long to wait for my thoughts on it. 😀

  1. Wow, you got quite a few goodies! 🙂 Emilio Salgari is a sure bet to have a good time. I read some of his books when I was a child and remember loving them. I’ve overindulged in books this month. In my defense, I hadn’t done so for quite some time. 😉

    1. Yes Carmen, I have been very blessed with goodies 😀 Currently I am reading Sandokan, The Pirates of Malaysia by Emilio Salgari, so I really pleased to have more of Salgari’s novels lined up. I hope you enjoy all your new books too! 😀

  2. I have just finished Queen of the North and I think it might be my favourite Anne O’Brien book so far. I’ve received copies of the Karen Maitland and Joanna Hickson books too, so hopefully we both have some great historical fiction to look forward to!

    1. Helen, great to hear you think Queen of the North might be your favourite of Anne O’Brien’s books so far! I And yes, we both seem to have a bevy of exciting historical fictions to look forward to! 😀

  3. I have a different Henri Nouwen (The Wounded Healer) sitting in my TBR pile, so your selection by him interests me.

    I’m always curious about historical fictions, so look forward to a number of these reviews.

    1. Kelly, I can’t claim the glory (or perhaps failure, as I haven’t finished reading it yet) of selecting The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen. Instead it was a recommendation from another member of my church’s book club. As for historical fiction, if you are always curious about it you have lots to look forward to round here! 😀

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