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The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

This is the second book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. The basic principle behind them is Victorian lady becomes a naturalist studying dragons. Pushes all my delight buttons right there!

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, mostly in Bayembe (which feels like an African country) Continue reading

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Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson

This is the sixth book in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon series that started with The Mists of Avalon. I’ve always enjoyed Bradley’s writing and picked that book up a while ago. Paxson finished up the series when Bradley died. I happened to see this book at the library when it first came out and picked it up, even though I hadn’t read all the intervening books.

Published: 2007

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 394 pages

Setting: first century Britain Continue reading

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A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

This was one of the spring SheReads book choices. I was provided a copy of the book, but all my opinions are my own.

Published: 2017

Genre: fiction

Length: 368 pages

Setting: California, present day, and Europe, 1944-1946 Continue reading

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A Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

This is the second Outlander book. I’m rereading the series this year, and I wanted to be sure to read the book before I got around to watching the second season of the TV series.

Published: 1992

Genre: time travel/historical fiction

Length: 743 pages

Setting: France and Scotland, 1740s, Inverness, 1968 Continue reading

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Julie by Jean Craighead George

This is the sequel to Julie of the Wolves. I originally read Julie of the Wolves because we owned a copy of Julie and I wanted to read it to the kids. I had to read the first book in the series before I could read the second one. We enjoyed Julie of the Wolves, so it didn’t take too much to convince the kids to read this book.

Published: 1994

Genre: historical middle grade fiction

Length: 227 pages

Setting: Kangik, Alaska, it felt like the 1960s, immediately after the events of Julie of the Wolves Continue reading

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

This was our latest book club choice.

Published: 2010

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 369 pages

Setting: Virginia, late 1700s/early 1800s Continue reading

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Code to Zero by Ken Follett

This was our latest American History Club book. I was looking for a book about the space race between the U.S. and Russia, and it was harder to find than I thought. Even though this was a bit longer than I typically choose for American History Club, the topic seemed to fit the bill.

Published: 2000

Genre: historical thriller

Length: 356 pages

Setting: 1958, Washington and Cape Canaveral, and 1945, Cambridge Continue reading

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