Upcoming Reads and Reviews, April 2017

Upcoming reviews

I am pleased to say I have finally finished reading Gareth Russell’s wonderful book about Catherine Howard, Young and Damned and Fair. It took me about a month to read, which is a long time for me, but it was so worth it. I am now planning a blog post about it in conjunction with Josephine Wilkinson’s book on Catherine that I finished in January. They are two very different books about the same woman and I think it will be really interesting to do a bit of a contrast and compare.

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I also have two other books to review that I have read this year: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, and Labyrinths by Catrine Clay, which is a biography of Emma Jung, wife of Carl. These were two of the most interesting books that I have read recently, and reviews of them will soon be up!

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Another review that will soon be up – it’s currently in drafts! – is See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. This book has been creating rather a lot of buzz, and is out in early May. [Update: this review is now up here.]

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Upcoming reads

As for books I am about to read, there are far too many of course, but these are the ones I am most looking forward to:

Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung by Min Kym

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All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

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Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

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The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

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A Broken Mirror by Mercè Rodoreda

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The Lost City of Z by David Grann

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These are books that I actually have copies of, so they are all I am going to include for now (the first four were kindly sent to me by Penguin, and the last three were purchases). There are way more on my GoodReads TBR that I am desperate to read, but until I actually have copies of them it feels too immaterial (literally) to commit to saying I will read them soon!

So there you have it – these are the books you can look forward to hearing about here on the blog and on my Twitter feed.

Which books are you looking forward to?

A new home for me and my books

Just a quick post today – my boyfriend and I moved house at the weekend, from a tiny, dark flat into a light and airy Victorian terraced house. It is MARVELLOUS and one of the best things about it is that I now have roughly twice the amount of space for books! In our old flat I thought I had far too many, and there was never enough space for them, but now there is actually free space on the bookshelves, which I don’t think has ever happened to me before. Looksee:

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The small subset of books on the right are my boyfriend’s – he has so few because there was so little space in the old flat that he had to store half his books at his mum’s house. And I have more books at my mum’s house too… so we might just fill the shelves!! Especially since, while packing, I filled one of those big blue Ikea bags with books for the charity shop (at least 50 I think). So it’s the perfect time to buy more…

I also wanted the mention the move for any publishers who might want to send me books, as I of course have a new address. So if you do want to send me a book, please email me at lizzi@theselittlewords.com

Yay for bookshelves!