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The first Pre-Reads of 2017 are here! With all the excitement of my new pupper and his Instagram account, I am rushing to finish this post on time. The process was made more lengthy (in a pleasant way) because the list of new 19th century books debuting this month was incredibly large; over 20 for non-fiction (almost unheard of) and almost 40 for fiction! Lots of sifting was needed. So you best believe the list below is the crème de la crème of the pile! We are talking superbly reviewed tomes to add to your To Read List. –I do wonder how much the PBS series Victoria is influencing publications, not that I am against it in any way. –More people to share the love with!
Below are sixteen titles, eight fiction, eight non-fiction books pertaining to the 19th century in some way. They come highly reviewed with Kirkus Review, Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, and Baker and Taylor recommendations. Summaries and reviews provided are lifted straight from these sources. Each book was released just this month (for the first time ever, there are not any reprints that I am are of! Astounding!) Likewise, because these publications are hot off the press, I have not personally read any of them, but some are making their way on to my own To Read List. What books are you adding to your list? I would love to hear your preference in the comment section below as well as any reviews after reading them.
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This month is just blurring by! Really? A fortnight already?! Heavens to Betsy, time certainly flies. Luckily, this does not pertain to our first news post of the year at 19th Century Modern. Naturally there are some political tie-ins with America’s Presidential Inauguration by peeking into the “Trump of the Past.” It seems marginally optimistic. Only history will tell how our new President did. In the same vein, an article on mini-bios (a fan favorite topic) of 19th century female pioneers made the list. As a micro-shopping post in its own right, there is a curated short list of Jane Austen inspired candles from various companies to include as part of your new Hygge routine. Another literature inspired headline incorporates innovative library art. There is also a vignette on half a dozen scandalous news of the 19th century. News on News? This is getting practically, meta! An entire 19th century village for sale, a piece on the famous selfie obsessed celebrity from the 1800s and a special time capsule reveal, round out the other offerings this January.
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Pre-Reads are here! Can you feel it? Just likes these lassie’s here. The excitement is practically palpable! Okay, so maybe some of us are not quite “feeling it,” but pre-published 19th century inspired titles are now up for display.
For those new to the blog, every month, as a nod to my Librarian profession, I post a list of newly published or soon-to-be published titles set in the 1800s or there-abouts. Eight fiction, eight non-fiction books that are highly reviewed from Library Journal, Baker and Taylor Firsts, Kirkus Review, Amazon, and Publisher’s Weekly. Summaries and reviews are taken directly from these sources. The list is alphabetical. As these are new books, I have yet to read any, but I will note which ones are on my To-Read-List and which if any I ordered for the library I work at. (My demographic prefers fast-paced mysteries and romance, so it is a big deal when I purchase a 19th century title.) Which ones are you most interested in reading? Be sure to leave your answer and/or reviews in the comments. I apologize if some devices, make the layout appear wonky.