This week I’ve added an eARC and an ebook to my shelves:
I requested and received an arc of The Medievalist by Anne-Marie Lacy from Netgalley. This is an historical fiction novel with a bit of mystery and a time-slip romance. A Medieval historian is conducting research in the hopes of proving Richard III is innocent of the infamous murders of the princes in the tower, when she finds herself back in the midst of King Richards’s fifteenth-century camp. This sounds like it could be a fun spin on an interesting slice of history. I typically crave historical fiction in the fall too.
I also took advantage of the Kindle deal, and purchased The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. I’ve read nothing but good things about this tragic yet inspiring story of young women who worked in factories where they were exposed to toxic radium. At the time, this substance was highly coveted and these jobs deemed glamorous and desirable. Once these women began to fall ill however, their fight for justice would forever change the landscape of worker’s rights. I look forward to this incredibly moving read.
What have you been stacking your shelves with lately?