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Books I've Owned For a Long Time (But Still Haven't Read)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven't Read Yet. I've only been blogging since February, so this has the potential to be a very long list :) Therefore, I've decided to tweak it slightly and list Books That I've Owned Since 2014 (Or Earlier). There are still quite a few more than ten, some of which I have had for quite a number of years :)

(My book buying habits kind of increased a lot in the last couple of years, though, so I have a LOT more unread books acquired in 2015 and 2016. I also didn't include non-fiction in this list, and left out a few books that I own but am not sure if I want to read or not. So that the list didn't get TOO long.)

(Most of these I do really want to read - even the ones I've had for a number of years. I'm just good at procrastinating books (especially if they're long…

It's Monday! August 22nd

 It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date. Due to illness and busy-ness I haven't been able to read as much as I would have liked, but I still managed to finish one book, and make progress on some others. Hopefully this week will be a more successful reading week than the last. Books finished this week:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I didn't really know what to expect going into this since it is different from what I usually read, but I had heard good things about it so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did, because it was really good - and now I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to find out what happens next!
Currently reading:
I keep starting books and not getting around to finishing what I was reading - so the number of books on my "currently reading" pile keeps growing! However, the books I'm currently actively reading (as opposed to books I'll probably pick up again in a week or two when I&…

Ten Books Set in the Middle Ages

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is Top Ten Books With X Setting. I've decided to do a list of books set in the Middle Ages. I read a lot of historical fiction and this is one of my favourite time periods. All of these books are ones I've enjoyed, to varying degrees. Gatty's Tale by Kevin Crossley-Holland The story of a young girl who journeys to Jerusalem. I reread this recently and wrote about it here. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman The story of Richard III, told in nearly 900 pages. It's very long, but definitely worth reading. The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham The Wars of the Roses again, but from the opposite viewpoint. Crusade by Elizabeth Laird The stories of two boys on opposite sides of the conflict. Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman A children's book about a young girl trying to find her place in the world. The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries by Sarah Woodbury I've actually only…

It's Monday! August 15th

 It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date. I haven't participated for a few weeks, so there will be a lot of books mentioned in this post :) Books finished since last post:
Poems of John Milton, selected and edited by Claire Tomalin. I quite enjoyed this book, at least the bits that I could understand :)

Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber. I did enjoy this a lot, although it didn't quite live up to my (admittedly very high) expectations.

Miriam by Mesu Andrews. This was alright. Read my review here.
Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe. An entertaining read.
A Cathedral Courtship by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Review here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. I actually really enjoyed this, although it was different to the series.

Monks-Hood by Ellis Peters. This was the third book in the Brother Cadfael series, and I enjoyed it just as much as the last one.
Currently reading:
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson. I really need to get around to…

Monthly Recap: July

# Books Read in July: 9

Books Read in July:
Gatty's Tale by Kevin Crossley-Holland (****)
Rivals of the Chalet School by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer (***+)
Practically Perfect by Hilary McKay (***+)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (*****) (Classics Club)
Poems of John Milton, selected and edited by Claire Tomalin (****)
Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber (****)
Miriamby Mesu Andrews (***)
Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe (****)
A Cathedral Courtship by Kate Douglas Wiggin (****+)

Best Read this Month: To Kill a Mockingbird

Non-Review Posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Under 2000 Goodreads Ratings
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Facts About Me
Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside the US and UK
Six in Six (Mid-Year Review)
Happy Birthday, Emily Brontë!

Currently Reading:
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi
Monks-Hood by Ellis Peters

What I Intend to Read Next:
Five Magic Spindles by various authors
Plenilune by Jennifer Freitag
Cinder by Maris…