A short, planned list for me this month: I'm off to my grandmother's for a nice, long holiday next week and so I will be picking up whatever strikes my fancy off her well-stocked bookshelves then, but there are a few books I do definitely want to read in the next 30 days: Jen DeLuca's second Renaissance Faire-themed series, Well-Played (her follow-up to Well-Met, which is a delightful romp of a comedy that I cannot praise highly enough - I have pre-ordered it to have it delivered to my grandma's in France so I can read it as soon as possible without having to look forward to my holiday being over); A Rogue of One's Own (also a follow-up; also a romance [sidenote: I am in the mood for romances nonstop lately, and I think it's because my relationship is weird and rocky right now that I need fictional happily-ever-afters]; Bringing Down the Duke was my first review on this blog and if you're interested in historical romances with a political twist, this series is for you); and Rouge impératrice, which is finally out in mass-market paperback and so will be my first book purchase once I make it to French soil.
I've also got a hefty historical fiction set in Russia during World War II, which a coworker highly recommends. It's 1,000 pages long, so I think this will be the book I start on the train to vacation and finish on the train back to London. I've rolled over my two unfinished books from August, On ne meurt pas d'amour and Americanah.
Anyway, here are the few books I have decided I want to read this month:
Stalingrad, by Vasily Grossman
Well-Played, by Jen DeLuca
Les Bahamas: Tome I, II et III, by Maurice Denuzière
A Rogue of One's Own, by Evie Dunmore
Rouge impératrice, by Léonora Mirano
If any of these strike your fancy, or if you have read any of these, please let me know! I'm in a slumpy reading mood lately and need all the recommendations and encouragement I can get.