What I Am Reading

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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

― Stephen King



Jane Austin At Home – Lucy Worsley

Burnt Shadows – Kamila Shamsie

Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

A Secret History – Donna Tartt

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist: the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England – Daniel Pool


Born to Run – Christopher McDougal

The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonson

Eavesdropping on Jane Austin’s England – Roy and Lesley Adkins

The Rule of Law – Tom Bingham

The Outcasts of Time – Ian Mortimor


The Witchfinder’s Sister – Beth Underdown

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

How to be a Heroine – Samantha Ellis

Rebecca – Dame Daphne du Maurier (for bookclub)

Bel Canto – Ann Patchett


Good Me, Bad Me – Ali Land

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future – Johan Norberg

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (bookclub)


The Victorians  – A.N. Wilson (book research)

Burial Rights – Hannah Kent

The English – A Social History – Christopher Hibbert (book research)