Hi friends! Happy November.
I hope the second to last month of 2021 is off to a great start for you.
I am thrilled about the books I plan to read this month. There are three on my list (though I may end up reading more).
I’m currently reading Windsor Knot: Her Majesty The Queen Investigates by S.J. Bennett. Full disclosure: this book is completely fiction but completely fun. As you can surmise from the title, the plot centers on Queen Elizabeth II solving crimes on top of her queenly duties. Clearly this is the fictitious part. I’m not aware of the Queen moonlighting at Scotland Yard, but do correct me if I’m mistaken. The Windsor Knot is such a fun book to read. I’m not that far into it yet, but it is already bringing me so much joy. My favorite quote thus far is from Chapter 2 when Elizabeth II tells Philip: “They forget. I’ve lived through a world war, that Ferguson girl and you in the Navy.”
The next book on my November TBR shelf is The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel by Kati Marton. The truth is, I’ve always been fascinated by Frau Merkel. She is the intelligent, fearless woman that we all aspire to be. I can rarely find a reputable biography in English but I think I found it with this book.
The last book on my list is a reread. I’ve already read The Little(r) Museums of Paris by Emma Jacobs, but since I now live in Paris I wanted to refresh my memory about all the smaller, lesser known museums to visit. It’s an illustrated book detailing Paris’ hidden museum gems. The illustrations are charming and I know it will make for an inspirational reread. Also, it’s perfect for lightly participating in Nonfiction November.
What are you reading this month?