February brings an onslaught of new 19th century inspired reading choices! For this month’s Pre-Reads I actually had to narrow down the fiction selection to eight because there was a multitude of well-reviewed books debuting. I also discovered an upgraded vendor website expands my jurisdiction to non-fiction titles and their summaries. Returning readers to the blog know the drill with Pre-Reads.
For those new readers . . . Hello! As a librarian by trade, I have some access to books that have not been released or published yet. I cull only sixteen of the highly-reviewed fiction and non-fiction titles from Library Journal, Kirkus Review, Baker and Taylor, Publisher’s Weekly, and Amazon, loosely focused on the 19th century. So there is a nice mix of Steampunk and Regency, occasionally late 18th century inspired bits, all the way through the Edwardian period before the world converges into the Great War.
Personally, I have not read any of these titles, but I certainly hope to! If you have the chance to read some, please let me know your opinions. I am curious to hear if there is a disparity between critical reviewers and the masses.
Now, for your February sneak peak . . . *pulls the thick red velvet curtain aside* . . .