Monday, March 14, 2016

11 Books Read

This year, for my Goodreads reading challenge, I am aiming for 44 books, so I'll be doing my lists in increments of 11. I just finished book 11 of the year five minutes ago (it was a hardcover, coffee table-type book...so not exactly a huge challenge to read), so here we go!

Also, I'm actually writing reviews for all of the books I read this year, so the titles are linked to the reviews.


1. The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliot, Anne Gracie, Susan King. Fiction/Anthology/Historical Romance/Regency/Holiday. 3 stars.

2. Alexander Hamilton* by Ron Chernow. Non-fiction/Biography/American history. 4 stars.

3. Washington: A Life* by Ron Chernow. Non-fiction/Biography/American history/Politics. 4 stars.

4. Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters Of Vera Brittain and Four Friends edited by Mark Bostridge. Non-fiction/Letters/History/World War One/England. 4 stars.

5. Testament of Youth: A Biographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain. Non-fiction/Memoir/Autobiography/World War One. 5 stars.

6. Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony by Libbie Hawker. Fiction/Historical fiction/American history/17th century. 4 stars.

7. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona, the Countess of Carnarvon. Non-fiction/Biography/Social history/Edwardian/England. 3 stars.

8. Midnight by Beverly Jenkins. Fiction/Historical Romance/American history/African-American. 3 stars.

9. The Federalist Papers: A Collection of Essays written in favor of the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Non-fiction/Essays/American history/Government/Politics. 3 stars.

10. Matilda by Roald Dahl. Fiction/Children's/Fantasy. 4 stars.

11. Downton Abbey--A Celebration: The Official Companion to All Six Seasons by Jessica Fellowes. 4 stars. Non-fiction/Media Tie-In/Television/20th century/Britain. 4 stars.

*= begun reading at the end of 2015, finished in January 2016

6 comments:

  1. You've been very busy. How many more to go? Does it matter; there will always be another book. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. *That* is certainly true. There will always be another book.

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  2. Wow! Look at you to already!! I adore Pocahontas. I did a research paper on her in high school. My teacher got way too excited about it. Apparently I was the only person in the class writing a paper on a woman. So sad.

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    1. Tidewater was a really beautifully written novel. I enjoyed Hawker's portrayal of Pocahontas.

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    2. I might just read it then :)

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    3. You totally should! I really loved how it wasn't Native Americans good, English bad (or vice versa). The characters were really well-drawn.

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