April 2022 in Review

April on ReadingFreely is always marked by Read of England, my annual focus on English literature and history. This year it was half history and half historical fiction.

Climbing Mount Doom:
Dr. Johnson’s London, Liza Picard
Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks, Dennis Okholm
Lionheart, Ben Kane
The Age of Fighting Sail, C.S. Forester

Science Survey / Readin’ Dixie / Classics Club

Zero, nada, bupkis. I should have done some English classics, but I was in a history-and-adventure mood, as the RoE list demonstrates!

Read of England:
The Odin Mission, James Holland (just finished — great recommendation, Cyberkitten!)
A Sea Unto Itself, Jay Worrall
Crusader, Ben Kane
Churchill’s Shadow Raiders, Damien Lewis
Churchill’s Band of Brothers, Damien Lewis
The Age of Fighting Sail, C.S. Forester
Sharpe’s Devil, Bernard Cornwell
Dr. Johnson’s London, Liza Picard

Coming up in May:
More English historical fiction, because that mood isn’t expired, and the return of science and the usual suspects.

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6 Responses to April 2022 in Review

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    LOL – I thought you’d like ‘The Odin Mission’. It’s a good series. I should be reading the first book in another series I recommended (starting with Rorke’s Drift) next month.

  2. Two things stand out for me from your list: Churchill and Dr. Johnson. Don’t know when I’ll squeeze them into my reading – maybe after my current excursions into Plutarch and Horace.

    • Cyberkitten says:

      Again (!) I have something – on my Wish List this time – that you might both enjoy: The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch.

  3. Marian says:

    This looks like good progress to me. 🙂
    I haven’t read Sharpe, but I have the TV series on my to-watch list…
    Did you end up getting the LoA Korda biography?

    • I didn’t! Will keep my eyes open for another sale. Between the existing TBR (which has GROWN this year because people keep giving me books!) and my CompTia/Coursera study-grinding, there just wasn’t time.

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