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This week’s topic is: Backlist Books I Want to Read.
It’s hard to limit this to just 10 – this is just a snapshot of some of the books I own and still haven’t read. They’re all fiction.
- An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill, the 2nd Dalziel and Pascoe book
- Maigret’s Holiday by Georges Simenon, the 28th Maigret book
- The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough, historical fiction based on Homer’s Iliad
- Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, the 1st book in The Century Trilogy, historical fiction set during the early years of the 20th century
- Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson, the 6th Inspector Banks book
- Family Album by Penelope Lively, a novel of family intrigue
- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh – historical fiction, Ibis Trilogy Book 1 set in the 1830’s just before the opium wars in China
- The Dry by Jane Harper, crime fiction set in the Australian outback
- The Island by Victoria Hislop, historical fiction inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony
- The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier, historical fiction, weaving together fact and fiction about the medieval tapestries