Time for the last recup of 2020. I’m not quite sad that this year’s over. I think we are all looking forward to better times.
I finished 4 books in December. Of which I mostly enjoyed Queen of the North and Milady.
Number of pages read: 1.550 pages
Number of books finished: 4
Favorite read: Milady by Laura L. Sullivan
Centuries visited: 8th century, 14th century, 17th century and 20th century
Countries visited: England and France
Currently reading: The tenant of Wildfell hall by Anne Brönte for the Classics club. I’m at 40%.
Next up: Not sure yet
- Before the crown by Flora Harding
- A time for swords by Matthew Harffy
- The forgotten orphan by Glynis Peters
- The glass woman by Caroline Lea
Added to my TBR
- I bought a physical copy of Anne O’ Brien’s tapestry of treason, even before starting ‘Queen of the North’. Now I’ve read that one and already came across Constance Of York, the book’s main character, I’m curious if I will enjoy it or not. As I didn’t like Constance from Elizabeth Mortimer’s perspective. We’ll see.
- The shadow king by Maaza Mengiste because I was told it offers a female perspective on the Ethiopian invasion. I almost never read a book that is set in Africa. So this might be a good start.
- The bell in the lake by Lars Mytting. After reading Helen’s wonderful review, I’m convinced this book will be straight up in my alley. A book set in a closed community in Norway and about church architecture. Bring it on!
- The animals of Lockwood manor by Jane Healey, because I saw this one on several Dutch blogs. It’s a gothic-like mystery that is framed as Jane Eyre meets Night at the museum. This just seems like a nice story in-between more difficult books. And a new-to-me author to discover.
- The first season of The Spanish princess on Starz (it was free to watch online in the last week of December). It’s historically even worse than Philippa Gregory’s books (and that’s hard to exceed). But I just love watching this kind of series, okay?
- Once upon a time has arrived at Disney Plus in Belgium. I have started the first of seven seasons. Fairytales, beautiful costumes, Jamie Dornan. Perfect series for a cold Winter day!
Links I enjoyed
- Gold coin stash from time of Henry VIII found in English garden
- Readers on their favourite books of 2020: ‘I’ve given it to everyone I know’
- 45 novels with a gothic influence
Did you enjoy the Christmas holidays?