Sunday, May 26, 2024

Stacking the Shelves #29


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality. It's a place to showcase any books I have purchased, borrowed, or been lucky enough to have been given an advance copy of. Hope you find something that looks interesting to you or that makes you remember a favorite book you need to finish. Enjoy your reading this week :) 

I love finding historical fiction about people who are rarely given the spotlight. And especially queens. Anne of Denmark became the wife and queen of James I of Scotland and Great Britain but I have found very little information about her life. This book is short at only 170 pages but according to what I've seen it seems well researched. It was on sale on Kindle for $0.99 this week. Hoping it's good and I learn something interesting about a new subject. 

I absolutely adore the cover of this book. The title also caught my eye and the fact that it was written in the 1930's is special too, making it a classic. I have never heard of this author but the book is described as part of the golden age of whoodunit detective fiction and is a country house murder mystery. Reading it in Texas in May when it is already super hot is fun and puts you in the Christmas in summer feel. It is part of the British Library Crime Classics that are being reissued. On sale this week for Kindle at $1.99. I've already started it and plan to review it soon in June.

Normally this era doesn't interest me much. But the "epic family saga" tag and beautiful cover had me interested enough to read the "about this book." It was on sale this week on Kindle for $0.99 so I bought it. At 809 pages it is definitely an epic and I'm not sure when I'll get to it. Being the first in a series is always good for me too as I prefer to start at the beginning. The three book trilogy runs in time from the German Empire in 1871 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 when I was in high school. It looks like a good read to dig into. 

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