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Royal Assassin (Farseer Series #2)
Robin Hobb, Paul Boehmer
Queens' Play
Dorothy Dunnett
Heir of Novron

Cut to the Quick (Crime, Penguin)

Cut to the Quick - Kate Ross An absorbing country house mystery, set in the early 1800s and featuring a dilettante-turned-detective. Even though the ending was bittersweet, I loved the plot's twists and turns.

Photographs of Claudia

Photographs of Claudia - K.G. MacGregor Longer review here:http://lesbrary.com/2013/02/07/anna-m-reviews-photographs-of-claudia-by-kg-macgregor/

The Black Tower

The Black Tower - Louis Bayard According to the author's note, this bit of historical fiction about the world's first police detective, Vidocq, and the dauphin in the tower is "about equal parts history and invention." That seems about right! A fun read.

A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time Series #14)

A Memory of Light - Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson My epic struggle to read this series is concluded at last! Now I can rest. Longer review here: http://fadedhat.blogspot.com/2013/01/book-review-memory-of-light-2012.html

Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner

Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner - Lily Raff McCaulou Not really my bag, but interesting nonetheless. Full review here: http://fadedhat.blogspot.com/2013/01/book-review-call-of-mild-2012.html

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) - Hilary Mantel Somewhat difficult to get into, but hard to stop once that threshold is breached.Longer review here: http://fadedhat.blogspot.com/2013/01/book-review-wolf-hall-2009.html


Delicious - Sherry Thomas Food porn!

Private Arrangements

Private Arrangements - Sherry Thomas A lovely bite. I liked the main plot, but must confess that I swooned more over the romance between her mother and the Duke.

His at Night

His at Night - I was a little bit skeptical about the secret agent aspect, but that didn't keep me from rooting for the characters.

Not Quite a Husband

Not Quite a Husband - Devoured in less than two hours! Exquisite rapprochement.

Snow Falls

Snow Falls - Gerri Hill Enjoyable as always, although Ryan sometimes acted in the way that traditional romance heroines do--running away for diaphanous reasons--which made it a bit hard to sympathize with her.

Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Very difficult to put down, but did suffer a bit from Wuthering Heights Syndrome in terms of its mostly unlikable characters.

Something in the Wine

Something in the Wine - Jae Nice slow burn, once you get beyond the premise of a guy who sets his sister up on a date with a woman as a practical joke, and all the convoluted logic that follows as the main characters find reasons to be together without *being* together.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - A fascinating study of the history of the Great Migration of millions of African Americans from World War I through 1970, told through the lives of three participants. Wilkerson interviewed more than 1200 people, did a tremendous amount of research, and distilled their experiences into a thought-provoking and revelatory narrative. Black migrants had an experience that was closer to that of immigrants from other countries, for all that they came from within the United States. A piece of history that everyone should know more about, the Great Migration changed the shape of our country. My one wish (although I listened to most of the book in the car) was for pictures of the main subjects of the book (provided on her website: http://isabelwilkerson.com/) and of the South and North and West that they knew.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel - Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle It's been ever so long since I read the novel, so it was nice to brush up on it with this graphic adapatation.

Starting From Here

Starting From Here - Lisa Jenn Bigelow I really enjoyed this, despite the dead mother (it had been a little while, and I was due). Highly recommended to anyone looking for a quick LGBTQ YA read, although be warned that Colby does wear out her welcome as she works through her grief.