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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

First to Summit Everest...

Summit: A Novel - Harry Farthing

If you have any interest in mountain climbing and/or the Third Reich then this book is a must read. Farthing weaves a fascinating tale about the Nazi's attempting to best the British at being the first to summit Mt. Everest. The story is told in two parallel, past and present, story lines which intersect in a dramatic conclusion. This story is so well-written and the characters and settings are so well-developed that you can literally imagine this happening. From what I read Farthing has climbing experience and it really comes through in the book. I've always enjoyed reading about climbing expeditions to Everest but I never actually wanted to join one until I read this book- even if I only reach Base Camp. Lol   


*I received this ARC from NetGalley & Blackstone Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!



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