Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: September Historical Fictions books

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Subject: September Historical Fictions books
Date Posted: 9/1/2017 5:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

I am reading a really good book Ghost Talkers :: Mary Robinette Kowal 

Historical paranormal set during WWI. Very unique having trouble putting down so I can do things like go to Zumba class:)

Alice

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/3/2017 7:19 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

I started a really good book yesterday The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel. It is set in 639 AD China. Very interesting time and well written.

Alice

Date Posted: 9/3/2017 10:57 AM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2008
Posts: 2,501
Back To Top

I finished reading Arabelle by Georgette Heyer yesterday.  It's an absolute delight!  I've started reading Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.  I'm not quite sure what I think of this one yet, but I did enjoy the original.

Date Posted: 9/3/2017 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
Posts: 1,892
Back To Top

Well ladies, I finally finished my MLIS and can actually read *real* books again!!  Right now I am reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and also Salem's Lot by Stephen King.  I have a sky high TBR to get through now that my reading choices are my own again.  :)

Alice I read The Moon in the Palace and Empress of the Bright Moon and loved them both.  I hope she releases something else soon!

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/4/2017 6:33 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

Welcome back Holly

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/5/2017 1:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

I started a historical mystery City for Ransom by Robert Walker. I needed a book for mystery challenge set during a World Fair. This one is set in 1893 Chicago, during world's fair

Date Posted: 9/5/2017 5:11 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2007
Posts: 4,716
Back To Top

Congratulations Holly!!  Welcome to the 'Masters' club. wink

I'm reading some non-fiction at the moment for a book group, "Biocentrism" by Robert Lanza (I believe).  It's...interesting.  Makes you think, that's for sure!  But next up will be HF, I'm sure.

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 8:13 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2008
Posts: 2,501
Back To Top

Congratulations Holly!!

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/11/2017 6:27 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

I am enjoying one of my favorite historical cozy series

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

Delightful series. Love the characters, Rhys Bowen has done a great job developing them over time. Series is a lot of fun. You could pop in anytime but It think it is better to start with book 1.

Date Posted: 9/11/2017 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2007
Posts: 759
Back To Top

I've been in a reading slump over the summer, so I'm hoping to pick up the slack during the fall.  I started Warleggan by Winston Graham.

Date Posted: 9/20/2017 7:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2009
Posts: 2,966
Back To Top

Just finished The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse.  It dates back to the 1300s and the persecution of the Cathars.  Well done and worth putting on your reading list.  



Last Edited on: 9/20/17 12:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 9:32 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 41,080
Back To Top

REK that book sounds really good

Date Posted: 9/20/2017 10:17 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2008
Posts: 2,501
Back To Top

I've started The Death of Robin Hood by Angus Donald.  I'm so sad that this will be the last book of the series.

Date Posted: 9/21/2017 9:20 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
Posts: 3,110
Back To Top

I just finished "Fever in the Blood", the third installment of the Frey & McGray series by Oscar de Muriel.  I thought this one was going to get the series going a bit too paranormal for me, but in the end the explanations concerning witches were very interesting.  Some of the story was based on facts from the Reformation.  If you are not reading this one, it is set in Edinburgh 1889, with a Scot detective (McGray) and one banished from Scotland Yard (Frey).  One really does need to begin with the first book.

Date Posted: 9/30/2017 7:39 AM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2009
Posts: 2,966
Back To Top

I've put The Burgess Boys as well as The Little Russian on my October reading list.  Has anyone here read either one?



Last Edited on: 9/30/17 9:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1