Top Ten Tuesday: historical fiction meets art history

Top Ten Tuesday - Bayrock, Bookrock - Sidebar crop copyTuesday means it’s time for a list, and this Tuesday is all about the past: historical fiction!

Anyone who knows me (or reads my review guidelines) will know that historical fiction isn’t my favourite genre by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I tend to avoid it completely if I can.

But there are exceptions to every rule, and in this case there’s one weird little niche of historical fiction that I apparently can’t get enough of: art world novels. And here are more of them than you think (although I have snuck in few that are questionably historical. As ever, click a cover to hop over to the Goodreads page.

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Top Ten Tuesday: the consistent preorder

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday challenge from the Broke and the Bookish!

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This week’s list: authors whose works I buy as soon as they’re published, no matter what – regardless of genre, topic, or format.

As a starving university student, I’ve massively cut down on the number of books I buy. On the other hand, there will always be few authors I’ll always have a soft spot for – and you’ll find their new books on my shelf as soon as I can get my hands on them. For this top ten I’ve only listed six – because that’s the honest truth. I’m a pretty heavy library user (uh, it’s a bookstore where you don’t have to pay for the books) but these are the authors I consistently pre-order as soon as I discover a new book is coming out – library waitlists be damned.  Continue reading