πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846) β­β­β­

Hello, my fellow bookworms, today I am bringing you my thoughts on the classic adventure novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which was published back in 1846. I hoisted this weighty tome up at the very beginning of summer 2021 and it took me over three months to read it. Finally, finishing … Continue reading πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846) β­β­β­

πŸ“– A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett β­β­β­

Due to quite a heavy first year (2018) into my new Classics Club list, I decided to go easier on myself by reading some more of the children’s classics on my list, this year. After finishing Jo's Boy by Louisa May Alcott, I immediately picked upΒ A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which I have … Continue reading πŸ“– A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett β­β­β­

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Having loved The White Queen about Elizabeth Woodville and The Red Queen about Margaret Beaufort, I was very eager to continue reading Philippa Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series. In which, Gregory retells the bloody rivalry between the Houses of York and Lancaster, what we now call the War of the Roses, through the eyes of … Continue reading The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

πŸ“– Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris (Runemarks #1) β­β­β­

Since loving Joanne M. Harris' refreshing twist on Norse mythology in The Gospel of Loki, back in 2016, I have long been anticipating reading more, and yet Runemarks - Harris' 2007 young adult novel, also inspired by Norse mythology and folklore - has languished on my Kindle for several years! Shame on you, Jessica, shame! … Continue reading πŸ“– Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris (Runemarks #1) β­β­β­

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin #6)

Near the end of May, I was in the mood for an easy, comforting read, so I reached for Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M. C. Beaton, the sixth book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series. While each book is a self-contained mystery, there is the continuing character arc for Agatha running through them … Continue reading Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin #6)

πŸ“– Howards End by E.M. Forster β­β­β­

After watching the BBC's delightful 2017 adaptation, starring the brilliant Hayley Atwell and Matthew MacFadyen, I was inspired to put E. M. Forster's turn-of-the-century classic, Howards End onto my new list for The Classics Club. Then in March, I picked this up thinking it would be perfect for spring. Howards End is considered by many … Continue reading πŸ“– Howards End by E.M. Forster β­β­β­

πŸ“– Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #11) β­β­β­

If you are a regular reader, you will know that I have been working my way through Terry Pratchett’s epic Discworld series: reading the books we already own or as we get our hands on them. Recently, my dad picked up a copy of Guards! Guards!, the eighth instalment in Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series, but … Continue reading πŸ“– Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #11) β­β­β­

πŸ“– The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson β­β­

I absolutely loved Joanna Hickson's brilliant First of the Tudors, about the often neglected Jasper Tudor, but I was left wanting more! So I have been looking forward to this second historical fiction, The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson, which continues the same story from the point-of-view of Jasper's nephew, Henry Tudor. In September 1471, we … Continue reading πŸ“– The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson β­β­