About

Hello and welcome to She Reads Novels. My name is Helen and I’m a book lover from the North East of England.

The title of my blog is inspired by a line from Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s 1864 classic The Doctor’s Wife – “She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers”. This isn’t completely true, as I do sometimes read the Sunday papers – but I have to admit I would rather be reading a novel!

I particularly enjoy discovering 19th century classics and immersing myself in long historical fiction novels, but I do read other genres too. To give you an idea of the sort of books I like, some of my favourite authors are: Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy Dunnett, Alexandre Dumas, Rafael Sabatini, Sharon Penman, Georgette Heyer, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, the Brontes, Guy Gavriel Kay, Mary Stewart, Susanna Kearsley. This blog is a place for me to post reviews of all the books I read and to share my thoughts on reading in general.

Contact me

Email: shereadsnovels [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter: @shereadsnovels

My Goodreads profile (feel free to add me as a friend)

15 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, hello! I sort of come across your book blog and I think it’s cool. I’m looking forward to perusing your reviews and all now 🙂 hope you don’t mind that I add you on Goodreads

  2. hi!!!!! I also luve to explore in the novels…I just love to create an reading aura beside me….I like ur blog….plz update some good novels to read as I’m new to blogging…..

  3. Ahoy!

    I found my way here through bookbridgr.

    It’s always nice to find a fellow Brit’s blog to follow!

    😀

  4. I have literally been scrolling through your reviews for the past hour. I really like your taste in historical fiction and historical fantasy. I have now added Guy Gavriel Kay, Ursula K Le Guin, and Dorothy Dunnett to my authors to read list. I thought I had read everything Eva Ibbotson wrote, but clearly she wrote adult works I haven’t read yet. You certainly have a fabulous blog.

  5. Hey Helen, nice blog. I work at Record and we’re currently looking for freelancers. I think you’d be a nice addition to our roster.

    We pay our freelancers 70% of the advertising profit that their articles generate. If you’re interested, send your info at http://www.newsrecord.co/opportunities. If you mention that I commented on this article, you’ll be accepted right away.

    Evan

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