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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books for People Who Like The Secret History of the Pink Carnation




Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish!


The theme for this week's Top Ten Tuesday is read-alikes- books that would appeal to fans of one already-published book!  I've been on a huge historical fiction kick lately, so I'll be featuring books that  would (in my opinion) appeal to people who liked The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig!  Obviously, you could put the rest of the series on that list, but that would be cheating!  Anyway, let's get down to it, shall we?






1.
Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant- I have a review forthcoming for this one, but all I will say now is wowwie zowwie!  Such detail and a political mystery all set against the backdrop of the Congress of Vienna.  Delicious!









2.
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander- I reviewed this one here and LOVED it- a recent widow discovers that, among all the other mysteries, her late husband actually really loved her! And that's just the start of the mess...









3.
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn- another fun historical mystery with a little bit of romance!  I reviewed this one here and have the rest of the series on tap to enjoy.









4.
A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch- This is the perfect book to read on a cold rainy day as it just sucks you right in.  It's part of a series as well- yay! Read my review here.









5.
The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne- I love going through my archives and finding gems I've read since I started blogging.  This is the first in a series and was completely engrossing- read my full review here.











6.
The War Against Miss Winter by Kathryn Miller Haines- Here's another one from the archives!  One of my (many) favorite things about this book is that it's set during World War II- sometimes a non-Regency is just what the doctor ordered.  Read my review here.








7.
India Black by Carol K. Carr- A notorious madam makes for an excellent narrator in this historical mystery.  Dare I detect a hint of romance in this one as well? Read my review here.









8.
Firelight by Kristen Callihan- Kudos to every book blogger who wrote about how awesome this historical paranormal romance was, or else I totally would have missed out, having not heard about it anywhere else.  Thanks! Read my review here.








9.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, read by David Suchet- I love audiobooks, and this is one of my favorites!  Although any Christie is good Christie in my opinion, I can definitely recommend this as a great place for a new listener to start.  Also, David Suchet is fantastic as Poirot (and episodes of the TV Poirot series with him in the title role are on Netflix, in case you're interested.)  Read my review here.





10.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal- An homage to Austen that includes magic, romance, intrigue, and amateur theatricals! Dive in and enjoy.  Read my review here.
 
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