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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 Column of Fire
Ken Follett
Paul Bannister
The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
Richard John Neuhaus
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Carla Barnhill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Wallis

September Reading Roundup

March - Geraldine Brooks Under a War-Torn Sky - Elizabeth Wiley, Laura Malone Elliott The Half-Hanged Man - David Pilling The Game of Kings - Dorothy Dunnett The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett's The Game of Kings - Laura Caine Ramsey The Summer Queen - Elizabeth Chadwick The Old, Brown Suitcase: A Teenager's Story of War and Peace - Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

Another not-so-stellar month in getting through my TBR. I need to think of these monthly TBRs as more of a rolling wish list than anything I might actually get through. One of my problems is that I do not include audiobooks when I am making my monthly TBR. Though I listen to at least a couple audiobooks each month, they tend to be selected at random based on what's available, so that's usually two books read but not two books crossed off the TBR necessarily. 


Anyway, for September, I said that I was going to focus on NetGalley books. Well, that didn't happen, so I've created a NetGalley TBR to help kick my butt on some of these.


Once again I only completed four books that were actually on my monthly TBR, so I'm starting to feel like an utter failure. I also really just need to make more time to read. I feel like a part of me is missing when I haven't escaped in enough good books.


September Reading Roundup:



Under a War Torn Sky

The Old Brown Suitcase



none - that's right, none


More Historical than Fiction:

Game of Kings


Indie Authors:

Half Hanged Man