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February TBR

I've decided to do something a bit different, and a bit more fun, for February - I'm going to spend this month entirely in one genre! And because I've gone with historical fiction (of course I have), I'm also going to amuse myself by reading them in chronological order of setting.

I've also got a buddy read with my Instagram reading group starting this month, so have stuck that on there. And I've decided to use my month of historical fiction as my month-long break of serious nonfiction because my brain hurts and I'm spending most of my waking hours dealing with immigration judgments, so I need some escapist reading at the moment.

Please read on for my full February TBR (I've put the time periods in, as well, and have highlighted the ones I hope to review; but as always I make no promises).

  • Lustrum, by Robert Harris (Roman Republic)

  • Shadows in Bronze, by Lyndsey Davis (Roman Empire)

  • The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell (10th century England)

  • Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse (12th century France)

  • Le sang des mirabelles, by Camille de Peretti (14th century France)

  • The Years of Rice and Salt, by Kim Stanley Robinson (revisionist 14th century Europe)

  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chang (fantastical 14th century China)

  • The Ringed Castle, by Dorothy Dunnett (16th century Europe)

  • The Mercies, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (17th century Scandinavia)

  • L'anée folle, by Sylvie Yvert (Napoleonic France)

  • She Would Be King, by Wayetú Moore (fantastical 19th century Liberia)

  • Le bal des folles, by Victoria Mas (late 19th century France)

  • Death Around the Bend, by T.E. Kinsey (early 20th century England)

  • Passing, by Nella Larsen (1920s New York City)

  • Les faux-fuyants, by Françoise Sagan (World War II France)

  • When We Cease to Understand the World, by Benjamín Labutut (1950s-60s Americas)

  • A Terrible Kindness, by Jo Browning Wroe (1960s Wales)

  • The Mountains Sing, by Nguyen Mai Que Tai (1970s Vietnam)

  • Swimming in the Dark, by Tomasz Jadrowski (1980s Czechia)

  • Year Zero in Havana, by Karla Suárez (1990s Cuba)

  • The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher

  • The Dance of the Seagull, by Andrea Camilleri

  • The Treasure Hunt, by Andrea Camilleri

  • Angelica's Smile, by Andrea Camilleri

Am I actually going to finish this pile? No, absolutely not. But I am the way I am, so here we are.

Happy reading,

Amélie xx

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I’m Amélie, I love books and reading, and I also love talking about them.

I’m incredibly lucky to be bilingual, so I read books in both French and English, and will talk about both of those on here – although I will do more in English, since I know that’s probably what the majority of the people who ever find this blog will be interested in!

I also like history, traveling, Shakespeare, coffee, cheese, musicals, Italian Baroque art, the ballet, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, flowers, makeup, high heels, and baking. Yes, I’m a walking cliché. I am aware.

Please do tweet at me with any suggestions/book recommendations/thoughts.

In case you’re curious – yes, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.

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