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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.

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January Reading Roundup

A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny The Stand - Stephen King Black Christmas 1349 (Longsword Saga Book 2) - John R. O'Connor Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar: Lessons for the Christian Church - Bill Tammeus, Paul Rock Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way. - Todd Gerelds, Mark Schlabach, Bobby Bowden The Herald of Hell: A Brother Athelstan novel of Medieval London (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery) - Paul Doherty The Chimes - Charles Dickens, Richard Armitage Mrs. Zant and the Ghost - Wilkie Collins, Gillian Anderson

January left me feeling like I had been through a drought. Thank goodness for Louise Penny on audio book or the entire month would have been a loss. Still, I needed some great historical fiction and have a great TBR in mind for February.


Part of my problem in January may have been my deviations from my TBR. A heavy month for audio and NetGalley reads, it's not surprising that it was somewhat disappointing. But, moving on....here is the breakdown:


Audio Books

A Fatal Grace

The Cruelest Month

The Chimes

Mrs Zant and the Ghost



Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar

The Herald of Hell



Book Club

The Stand


That leaves only Black Christmas 1349 as a book I selected on my own - sort of. I read it while it was free for a limited time on the English Historical Fiction Authors website. Didn't I just make a resolution to choose my reading more carefully?