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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

You can also find me - and my books - on my blog.

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Currently reading

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants
Louie Giglio
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
Lyndal Roper
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Mark Batterson
1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation
Peter Marshall
House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
Nathen Amin

January 2015 Reading List

Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett Queen's Gambit: A Novel of Katherine Parr - Elizabeth Fremantle The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England - Marc Morris The Handfasted Wife - Carol McGrath The Strangled Queen - Maurice Druon The Snow Queen - Julia Whelan, Hans Christian Andersen Christmas Eve, 1914 - Charles Olivier, Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan, Nate Jones

My post sharing the books that I hoped to finish by the end of 2014 helped me stay on track and keep certain books in mind that I needed to get to. No, I didn't finish the list, but I enjoyed having something more immediate than an annual goal. 


In order to attack my burgeoning TBR with some level of organized purpose, I have decided to create a monthly TBR, reading challenge, book list....whatever you'd like to call it. Here are my choices for January.