Top Ten Tuesday: Newly acquired books

This is only the second time I’ve taken part in Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish). I enjoy reading other people’s weekly lists but never seem to have time to put my own together. When I saw that this week’s topic was The Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession I thought it might be an easy one to join in with as I’ve acquired quite a lot of new books recently!

Top Ten Tuesday - 14 July 2015

From the library:

1. Dacre’s War by Rosemary Goring – This is the sequel to After Flodden which I read last year. It’s been getting good reviews and I’m looking forward to reading it.

Review copies:

2. Kit by Marina Fiorato – I received this from Bookbridgr for a blog tour. I’ve previously enjoyed two other books by this author and can’t wait to start this one.

3. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley – The second book in Lucinda Riley’s Seven Sisters series. I loved the first one and am hoping this one will be just as good.

4. 1066: What Fates Impose by G.K. Holloway – I was offered a copy of this book by the author and as this is a period of history I’m very interested in at the moment I was pleased to accept.

Bought second-hand:

5. Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato – The day after I received the copy of Kit I found another of Marina Fiorato’s novels in the second-hand bookshop.

6. Queen of Silks by Vanora Bennett – I’ve read one of Vanora Bennett’s other books (Midnight in St Petersburg) and wasn’t sure if I really wanted to read any more of her work. This one is set during the Wars of the Roses, though, so when I saw a cheap copy on the shelf I couldn’t resist!

7. The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick – I love Elizabeth Chadwick so I was pleased to find one of her books that I haven’t read yet.

Ebooks:

8. The Odd Women by George Gissing – I downloaded a free copy to my Kindle as this is one of the books I’m planning to read for my Ten from the TBR project.

9. Imperium by Robert Harris – This is set in Ancient Rome which is a period I’ve been wanting to read more about. I have already read the first two chapters and am enjoying it so far.

10. Fortune Made His Sword by Martha Rofheart – I don’t know much about this historical novel from the 1970s, but it was free on Amazon last week so I thought it would be worth downloading.

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Well, they are the last ten books that came into my possession! Have you read any of them? And have you acquired any interesting new books recently?

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Newly acquired books

  1. bookgeeking says:

    Great list, I haven’t read any of them but I am looking forward to your reviews. I love historical fiction and it seems to be prominent in you list. I got 7 books from a second book shop at the weekend and for once it was historical fiction heavy (although I love it, I do not read it enough). Happy reading.

  2. elainethomp says:

    Martha Rofheart! I haven’t thought of her books in years, but once upon a time I loved them, and I think this one was the first I ran across. I was on a Henry V kick at the time. I look forward to seeing your take on it.

    • Helen says:

      I haven’t come across Martha Rofheart until now so I’m pleased to hear something positive about her books! I’m looking forward to reading it.

  3. jessicabookworm says:

    Helen, you’ve got some really interesting books here. Sadly I haven’t read any of them to comment. I will be very interested to hear your thoughts on Imperium by Robert Harris; as we’ve discussed Ancient Rome is a time period I would like to read more about too.

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