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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

The Last Battle
C.S. Lewis
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Irving Stone
Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna
Ramie Targoff
7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life
Mary C. Neal, M.D.
The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
Richard John Neuhaus
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Carla Barnhill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Wallis

December Reading Roundup

Still Life - Louise Penny An Old Betrayal - Charles Finch Knight of the Cross - Steven A. McKay Fields of the Fatherless - Elaine Marie Cooper A Beautiful Blue Death - Charles Finch Season of the Raven - Denise Domning Sons of York: Richard III and his Brothers (Tales of the White Boar Book 3) - J.P. Reedman The Last Crusade - K.T. Tomb The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel - Nina George, Simon Pare

I finished my 2015 reading challenge by choosing some of my December reads based on how quickly I could get through them. Predictably, this led to a couple of duds. The Last Crusade was . . . a challenge to finish, and The Little Paris Bookshop was DNF'ed. My favorite two books of the month, Still Life and An Old Betrayal, were a little bit outside of my normal type of reading. Both are mysteries, one contemporary and the other Victorian era.


Audio Books:

Still Life

An Old Betrayal

A Beautiful Blue Death



The Little Paris Bookshop


Independent Writers:

Knight of the Cross

Season of the Raven

Sons of York

The Last Crusade