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Historical Fiction 
Stories that focus on the past and it’s prominent events, people, and ideas while remaining fictional. 

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The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti


Genre: Contemporary/Realistic, Romance

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist — after all, she’s the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.

It doesn’t help that she’s gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He’s a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy…but he’s her dad, and Quinn’s just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he’s treated the many women in his life, how he’s stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she’s never met and the little sister she’ll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father’s wrongs…and in doing so, begin to uncover what they’re really looking for: the truth.

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Readthebloodybook’s first giveaway!




Although I was going to wait until I hit my next follower milestone to do a giveaway, I just decided to do it early. The winner will get their choice of a hardcover from the books above. These are all books I’ve read recently and really enjoyed. I’d also be willing to consider another hardcover of your choice if none of these take your fancy, so if you win don’t be afraid to ask!

To Enter:

The giveaway:

  • You must be following ME Readthebloodybook Don’t think I won’t check because I’m watching you.
  • The winner will get a hardcover of one of the books above (winner’s choice).
  • Once chosen, the winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen (I will send a couple of asks in case tumblr gobbles one up).
  • These giveaways are International (as long as the book depository ships to your country). I’m thinking of doing a special one for my Australian followers soon so stay tuned.
  • The book will be from the Book Depository, therefore the winner must be willing to give me a shipping address.
  • Reblog as often as you want just don’t anger your followers. Likes don’t count as an entry. Reblogs only. 
  • Entries must be in by September 24 (my birthday! Yay!) at midnight Australian EST.
  • No giveaway blogs.


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Day 31 - Books Read This Month #books #bookstagram #booksandcupcakes #bookphotochallenge

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Virals by Kathy Reichs


Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Adventure

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage “sci-philes” who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer’s scent. Fortunately, they are now more than friends. They’re a pack. They are Virals.

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August Book Haul!

It’s been a pretty crazy month. There’s a whole mix of genres and age ranges, which I wasn’t expecting at all. Shout out the the lovely Jesseca at she-was-too-fond-of-books for getting me Identical by Ellen Hopkins because I didn’t own any of Hopkins’ books yet, so thank you hun! 

The four books in the last photo are the books from this months haul that I would throw at you and force you to read if I could, so definitely check them all out! 


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My brother has to read The Catcher in the Rye for school. I’ve read all of the other classics they normally do for grade 11 and 12 (now would be a great time for George Orwell) but I’ll probably use it as an excuse to read it. It’s one I’ve been putting off because it seems like people love it or hate it and I think I’ll fall into the latter category. I’m going to insist that he tries it first but I’ll probably read it so I can help him.

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I have no classes today but I’m having a study day. I have so many essays due around the same time.

For my fellow historians and the curious, they’re on:
- The destruction of Pompeii (I got a YA novel on this while I was at the library because why not? It’s Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter)
- A document study kind of thing for Nineteen Eighty-Four and George Orwell, and how his writing reflects 20th century politics, society, etc. and retains historical relevancy. I’m just doing some background reading at the moment but I’ll be re-reading the novel once I get my pretty new edition
- Gender representation in Gilgi, One of Us by Irmgard Keun

And due a bit later:
- An analysis of Victor Klemperer’s diaries and their usefulness in understanding the situation of Jews in 1933-1941 Germany. I’ve just ordered a copy of the book because I prefer to own things like that so I’ll start with this one properly once that arrives
- Churchill’s wartime leadership
- Oscar Wilde and the ‘cult of celebrity’
- A research/analytical essay on All Quiet on the Western Front and the soldiers’ perceptions of society after the war

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Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table


This weekly feature was created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find out more here

This week’s topic is really awesome! With the school kind of theme, I’m only going to focus on young-ish characters to make it slightly easier for me to narrow it down. It’s a very random bunch at my lunch table…

1. Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief)

2. Rudy Steiner (The Book Thief)

These two were a given. I can just imagine Rudy asking Liesel for a kiss and we will tease them for being adorable. (Don’t burst my bubble. Just don’t.)

3. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

I could have picked a lot of HP characters but I decided with Luna. I’m not even going to justify this decision because surely, it’s not necessary.

4. Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

This is another one I don’t think I need to elaborate on. Jem is such a sweetheart.

5. Etienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss)

This table needs a confident English/American/French guy with great hair who can help me enthrall the others at the table with historical anecdotes.

6. Charlie (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Charlie was one of the first people who came to mind actually. I guess I’ve just always wanted to be his friend, even if we both just sit quietly together and read.

7. Auggie (Wonder)

Aww, Auggie! Of course he gets a spot at this table.

8. Zuzana (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

This group needed some balance and Zuzana seemed perfect. She’s fantastic.

9. The Baudelaires (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

I couldn’t just pick one because they need to stay together. They’ll have great contributions to the conversation, especially Sunny. They might be a bit glum but hopefully Count Olaf won’t be among us in disguise.

10. The Doorman (I am the Messenger)

Can I even choose a dog for this? I don’t care - I’m doing it anyway. The Doorman deserves to share coffee with us and be part of our weird group, even if he doesn’t actually sit at the table with us.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts on these books or which books you really want to read but don’t own yet.

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August Book Photo Challenge: Day 31 - Read this month

  • The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  • The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
  • Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
  • Angelfall - Susan Ee
  • House of Leaves - Mark Z.Danielewski (I haven’t actually finished this, but I’m done with it for the forseeable future)
  • We were liars - E. Lockhart (not pictured)
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