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This is an index of most of the posts I've written for this blog. Books reviews are an exception - these can be found under the Book Reviews tab.

Mini-Reviews
1. May 2016: The Battle of Castle Nebula, Emil and the Detectives, Alice-Miranda at School, Belle
2. August 2016: Cinder, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Forever Girl
3. Children's and YA: My Lady Jane, Outcast, Autumn Term, Pea's Book of Best Friends
4. Historical Settings: The Archers of Isca, Unequal Affections, The Princess Virginia
5. The Selchester Mysteries: A Man of Some Repute, A Youthful Indiscretion, A Question of Inheritance
6. School Stories: The Manor House School, End of Term
7. Classic Adventures: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Prisoner of Zenda

Other Posts
Recent Highlights (July 2017)
Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading in 2017
Authors: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Jane Austen Adaptations
Authors: Noel Streatfeild
Classics Club Spin Results + Update
Emily Bronte
Jane Austen Spin-Offs and Sequels
In Which I Join the Classics Club

Tags and Memes
I Love Austen Week Tag
The Bookish Time Travel Tag
Anne of Green Gables Week Tag
Six in Six 2017
Six in Six 2016
Jane Austen Adaptations (Classic Remarks)

Top Ten Tuesday
Forgotten Classics
Mystery Recommendations
My Spring TBR (2017)
Books I Didn't Expect to Like as Much as I Did
Underrated Books I've Read in the Past Year (January 2017)
Top New-to-Me Authors in 2016
Favourite Movies Based on Books
Books I've Added to My Wishlist Lately (November 2016)
Autumn TBR (2016)
All-Time Favourite Mystery Books
Books I've Owned for a Long Time But Still Haven't Read (August 2016)
Books Set in the Middle Ages
Books Set Outside the UK and US
Bookish Facts About Me
Really Under-Rated Books I Enjoyed
Best 2016 Releases Read So Far (June 2016)
Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2016
Non-Fiction Books More People Should Read
Ten of the Best Books I've Read Recently (March 2016)
Books I Really Love But Haven't Talked About On This Blog
Books On My Spring TBR (2016)
Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book

Recap Posts
February 2017
January 2017
2016 in Review
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
July 2016

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October Books

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Classics Club Spin

It's time for another Classics Club Spin! You can find out about it here. My list:
The Watsons by Jane AustenLorna Doone by R.D. BlackmoreAgnes Grey by Anne BrontëThe Pilgrim's Progress by John BunyanMy Antonia by Willa CatherThe Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. ChestertonIn the High Valley by Susan CoolidgeA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth GaskellCotillion by Georgette HeyerElizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret IrwinThe Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonaldFurther Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. MontgomeryPat of Silver Bush by L.M. MontgomeryHamlet by William ShakespeareThe Painted Garden by Noel StreatfeildLark Rise to Candleford by Flora ThompsonThe Chaplet of Pearls by Charlotte Mary Yonge Hopefully, this will help me to make a bit of progress with my list, of which I've been rather neglectful of late.