5 Fave Books on England #amonthoffaves
Today’s topic for “A Month of Favorites” is choose-your-own-theme for 5 favorites. “A Month of Favorites” is being run by Girlxoxo, Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge. Check out Girlxoxo for today’s link-up.
As I mentioned yesterday, 2014 was my year of reading England books. So, here are 5 of my favorites.
5. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, a fun way to get a review of the Jack the Ripper story while experiencing modern London with a teenager.
4. London by Edward Rutherfurd, proof that you can learn a lot of history while reading fiction.
3. Longitude by Dava Sobel, because, of course, you can learn history from nonfiction, too.
2. My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth, a book that dependably reawakens my romantic attachment to England.
1. Doomsday Book by Connie Wills, the novel I read while in England so I will always and forever associate it with my trip.
I’m still reading books on England, so let me know if you have recommendations!
neat! I keep saying I want to read your # 1 and 4
I know when reading a book where the setting is almost a character and then to visit the locations is very special.To read as you are there like you did, very cool! My niece was married in Oxford and then I became a fan of the PBS mystery series, Morse, Endevour, and the latest with Inspector Lewis!
I enjoyed Vanessa and Her Sister.
I have a few other reviews queued up, some fiction and some nonfiction. I also enjoyed How to Build a Girl but not sure you read New Adult novels so it may not be your thing.
Nice choices! The Doomsday book is one of my top favorite historical fiction novels, along with Connie Willis’s two part novel Blackout/All Clear.
I also loved Edward Rutherford’s book, in fact, all his books. His writing amazes me the same way James Michener’s did.
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