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shannasbookshelf

Joined July 2021

Books, books, and more books 📚
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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Lovely War by Julie Berry
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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
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The Mirror & the Light | Hilary Mantel
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Good morning, everyone!
I‘m going to take today & tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) off from posting. Today through Sunday are going to be very busy for me due to packing and trying to get some last minute visits in before I leave for DC. (I‘m heading there for an internship that‘ll last through May.) I hope to get back to posting Mon-Fri next week!

wanderinglynn Awesome! Let me know if you need any recommendations for things to do/see/eat in DC. I lived there for several years & my BFF still lives there. 2w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Once more, I‘m sorry I keep going MIA here.
For right now, my goal is to post 1-2 times a week and build up from there.
To see my #januarytbr #january2022tbr, check out the following link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CYReKshlRSs/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Sorry I‘ve been so MIA lately. Things have been crazy on my end. But I‘ve started reading #julieberry‘s #lovelywar, and that beginning took me by surprise. I‘m really looking forward to the rest of the book. (See an IG reel of the book here: https://www.instagram.com/shannasbookshelf/reel/CX-bJduDJ6l/?utm_medium=copy_lin...).

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The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen | Howard Carter, Arthur Cruttenden Mace
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Here‘s my weekly #currentlyreadingpile update!
📚Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
📖Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
📚Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone, J.K. Rowling
#book #books #bookjoy #bookstagram #readstagram #bibliophile #history #historybook #historybooks #keepcalmandlovehistory #hilarymantel #bringupthebodies #wolfhall #taylorjenkinsreid #maiburising #jkrowling #harrypotter #harrypotterandthesorcerersstone

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The Power of Myth | Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Here‘s my weekly #currentlyreadingpile update!
📚Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
📖Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
📚Europe and the Making of Modernity, Robin W. Winks (🏫)
#book #books #bookjoy #bookstagram #readstagram #bibliophile #history #historybook #historybooks #keepcalmandlovehistory #hilarymantel #bringupthebodies #wolfhall #taylorjenkinsreid #maiburising #robinwwinks #europeandthemakingofmodernity

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Chronicles | Jean Froissart
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#currentlyreadingpile of this week. I am thoroughly enjoying all of these books, and I‘m making sure to take my time with them. #hilarymantel #bringupthebodies #emilezola #theladiesparadies #jeanfroissart #chronicles #elizabethlim #sixcrimsoncranes #robinwwinks #europeandthemakingofmodernity

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Currently reading #theladiesparadise by #emilezola #émilezola for one of my classes! So far, I‘m enjoying it. #emilezolatheladiesparadise #theladiesparadiseemilezola #lebonheurdesdames

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I picked up “Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession, and Fantasy” by Ronald H. Fritze recently and I can‘t wait to read it! #egypt #ancientegypt #egyptianhistory #egyptology #egyptomania #ronaldhfritze #ronaldfritze

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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel
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As a result of my #libbyapp loan of the #audiobook of #janetskesliencharles‘s #theparislibrary ending in a day or two, I‘ve picked up the audiobook of #hilarymantel‘s #bringupthebodies, the sequel to #wolfhall. I‘m enjoying it so far, although I‘ve picked up the speed to 1.25x.

TiredLibrarian Love this one! 3mo
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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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My #libbyapp loan of the #audiobook of #janetskesliencharles‘s #theparislibrary is sadly ending in a day or two, and I‘m unable to renew it this time around for whatever reason. I placed another hold on it of about 6 weeks, so I‘m not sure if I‘ll be able to finish this book in November, but we‘ll see!

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Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel
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My #novembertbr #november2021tbr pile! I‘m not 100% sure I‘ll get to all 4 of these books, but here‘s to hoping I do! #margaretgeorge #thememoirsofcleopatra #hilarymantel #bringupthebodies #themirrorandthelight #taylorjenkinsreid #maliburising

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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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The Riviera House | Natasha Lester
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I absolutely loved #natashalester‘s #therivierahouse! I definitely recommend this book as a read. If you want to see my #review #bookreview, check out my #bookstagram, or click this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVDVog2Fs2w/?utm_medium=copy_link

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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee
Mehso-so
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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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I‘m only a couple of chapters into #elizabethlim‘s #sixcrimsoncranes, but I‘m enjoying it so far. I‘ve been raised on stories similar to the book‘s premise, so I can see where some things are going, but that doesn‘t bother me too much.

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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee

Hi, everyone! I have a #booktok account! Simply look up my username (historybookreads) in TikTok to follow me! Here‘s the link to my profile: www.tiktok.com/@historybookreads

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Hi, everyone!
I have been seriously trying to post regularly here. However, it‘s fairly easy to forget about this app for me (with #bookstagram on my mind constantly due to notifications). And I don‘t find it to be an issue, but I really want to post regularly here, starting tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 11). Let me know what you‘d like me to post here!

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Review on Instagram at the following link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTzTlRel8-k/?utm_medium=copy_link

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The Kingmaker's Daughter | Philippa Gregory
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The two books I‘m #currentlyreading. I‘m about 3 chapters into #natashalester‘s #therivierahouse, and I‘m in love. #philippagregory‘s #thekingmakersdaughter is also very interesting.

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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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I picked up a 4th book at Vroman‘s yesterday. I‘ve been wanting to read #sixcrimsoncranes by #elizabethlim because it sounds like one of my favorite folk tales. I am so excited for this read!

wanderinglynn I used to live in LBC and went to Vroman's all the time! I love that bookshop! 4mo
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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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The last book of my book haul from Vroman‘s in Pasadena today. I‘ve seen and heard a lot of good things about Julie Berry‘s #lovelywar. I am definitely excited about this book.

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Scottish Myths | Jake Jackson
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Obviously not the right book for the blurb, but it was the closest thing! Got this at Vroman‘s in Pasadena today as well. #irishfairytales

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The Nature of Middle-Earth | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Got this at Vroman‘s in Pasadena, California. I read it as I waited for my sister‘s training to finish. Amazing read, although I definitely will need to read it a few times for full comprehension. 😂 #tolkien #jrrtolkien #middleearth #thehobbit #thelordoftherings

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The Kingmaker's Daughter | Philippa Gregory

Since there‘s no link feature in the bio, I thought I‘d share my linktree link so you can access all of my links: https://linktr.ee/historybookreads

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Hi, everyone! I want to say the following:
1. I will try to do weekly currently reading posts of my non-school-related readings here as well as on my Instagram. (You can see this post on my bookstagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTeulMUnwAr/?utm_medium=copy_link).
2. I‘m not sure if I mentioned this, but I‘ll no longer be posting reviews here. Those will strictly be on my bookstagram, so give that account a follow for reviews.

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The Riviera House | Natasha Lester
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Just under 42 hours until the giveaway for this tote & book pair closes! Instagram only, and US residents only! #natashalester‘s #therivierahouse was released on August 31, so if you want your hands on the book, plus the lovely matching tote, follow the link to the IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CShelVElZV-/?utm_medium=copy_link #giveaway #bookgiveaway #bookishgiveaway

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Hi, everyone! I wanted to make a few quick comments.
1. I‘m still getting used to & trying to remember posting here.
2. I‘ve decided I‘m no longer going to post reviews here. Reviews will be on my Goodreads and my bookstagram. I will, however, keep rating books here based on my opinion of them and Litsy‘s features.
3. I started school on August 30, so posts here may really be few and far between. But please bear with me through all this!

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Check out my #Septembertbr #September2021tbr over on my Bookstagram (username is the same as here: historybookreads): https://www.instagram.com/p/CTR6KWaFz5m/?utm_medium=copy_link
#mackenziefinklea‘s book #beyondthehalls is one of 4 books on this month‘s TBR pile!

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The Riviera House | Natasha Lester

Hi, everyone!
This is just a reminder that I‘m hosting a #giveaway #bookishgiveaway on my #bookstagram for #natashalester‘s #therivierahouse! This giveaway is ⚠️ONLY⚠️ available in my bookstagram, and is for US residents only.
Click on the following link to get to the giveaway: https://www.instagram.com/p/CShelVElZV-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

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Sisters in Arms: A Novel | Kaia Alderson
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Although I‘m only a couple of chapters in, I am thoroughly enjoying #kaiaalderson‘s #sistersinarms. I am also very happy that I decided to try out #bookofthemonth #botm. It‘s not something I plan to do every month, but it‘s definitely worth it.

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The Riviera House | Natasha Lester
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I‘m hosting a #giveaway #bookgiveaway over on my Instagram (@historybookreads) for Natasha Lester‘s #therivierahouse and paired tote bag! Please go check out the post on my IG! Get to the post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CShelVElZV-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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4.25 stars
Review: This was an amazing read. It was moving and powerful. The focus of the story, how life was affected by the Siberian work camps in 1941, is also such a unique placement and setting for WWII historical fiction. I definitely think that Sepetys has a way of writing WWII historical fiction that, while fitting in well with the genre, also stands out on its own apart from the rest of the genre. I definitely recommend this book.

CaitlinR Started reading it last night, but decided it is a “light of day” read — fewer nightmares. 6mo
shannasbookshelf @CaitlinR I definitely agree. It‘s not something I could read at night. 6mo
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People We Keep | Allison Larkin

Rating: 3.75 stars
Review: This was, in my opinion, a good book. I enjoyed the story. It also has a great message, especially for the teenage/young adult age brackets. Although the story was good (and I did enjoy it), I don't think that this book was ultimately for me. While I liked most of the characters and the setting, something about the book made me think, “I read it. I liked it. It's one-and-done.“