Genre: historical mystery
Length: 338 pages
Setting: London, 1887
Summary: Short version: Miss Speedwell and Stoker try to clear an innocent man from murder charges Continue reading
I’m currently splitting my time between reading Don Quixote and something else, which definitely slows down my completion rate for books. So, what better time to add to my To Be Read list, right?
First up are a couple of book from The Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast What Should I Read Next? I got two from episode 193, who sounded like my book twin, so I figured her recommendations would work for me as well – The City of Brass by A. S. Chakraborty which is fantasy set in Egypt (I’m really enjoying reading fantasy or scifi from a different culture), and Recursion by Blake Crouch, a time travel book.
And coming back to Earth for the next book is A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn. I can’t remember where I saw this. It’s the first Veronica Speedwell mystery. I’m not a huge fan of mysteries, but I’m always on the lookout for an exception to the rule. This is about a female Victorian lepidopterist on adventure. I’m intrigued by the science aspect of it, so I’ll give it a try. We’ll see if I read any more of the trilogy.
I’m going to stick with the mystery theme, but go dystopian with the novel The Last by Hanna Jameson. GeekDad described it Station Eleven (my review at that link) crossed with The Shining. Sounds intriguing to me.
And those are the newest books I’m adding to my TBR list. Anything sound good to you? Anything I should add?
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Published: 2019 (it comes out today!)
Genre: historical fiction novella
Length: 134 pages
Setting: Victorian England, probably the mid-1800s
Summary: Short version: The story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell Continue reading
This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. Sadly, the Erie County library system didn’t have it so I had to request it via interlibrary loan. I didn’t feel bad about it, though, since it was the last book in a series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 333 pages
Setting: mostly the Mrtyahaima Mountains (a Himalayan equivalent), a bit after the events of In the Labyrinth of Drakes
Summary: Short version: Lady Trent discovers a living Draconean society Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Akhia, a Middle Eastern equivalent country, soon after the events of Voyage of the Basilisk
Summary: Short version: Off to the desert to study dragon rearing Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: October, 2016 at EscapePod (you can either read or listen to the story at that link if you’re interested)
Genre: time travel
Setting: Victorian England
Summary: Short version: Mrs. Whitman is looking for her husband across timelines Continue reading