Wendy the SuperLibrarian

Mild mannered librarian. Legend in her own mind. Lover of romance, books with dead bodies, and tea addict. Detroit Tigers fan and #TBRChallenge hostess

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for November 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Here we are, in November, and I’m in denial. Have I thought about Thanksgiving dinner or my holiday gift purchasing? Of course not. Because it just doesn’t seem possible that somehow nearly a whole year blew past while I was busy doing...stuff, I guess. Who the heck knows anymore. I’m sure it involved The Day Job, continuing to finely tune my tea snobbery and books, because of course books.  Which brings us to the latest crop of unusual historicals that have caught my eye. Here’s what’s hitting my wishlist for November:

 

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for October 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Here we are, in October.  When I’m dodging all sorts of tasty, sugary temptations (it’s a good thing I don’t have kids - I’d steal all their candy spoils from trick-or-treating and likely drive them into therapy that much sooner…) and I look to distract myself with just about any healthy alternative - like, say, books!  Here are some of the October unusual historicals catching my eye this month:

 

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for September 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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September is the time of year where I seriously begin to question my decision to leave the Midwest - which this time of year is cooling off, the leaves are turning, and every mile marker or so you can find apple cider and homemade donuts.  Instead, I’m living in the land of triple-digit temperatures with the constant specter of wildfire danger. Seriously, I miss the cider and donuts. But I still have historical romances, which are equally as delicious and, quite frankly, much lower in sugar.  Here are some of the Unusual Historicals catching my eye this month.

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for August 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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I’m not sure where 2019 has gone, but here we are - already in August.  RWA has come and gone, the kids are either already back in school or will be very soon, and large swaths of the US are looking forward to Pumpkin Spice Everything. While, on one hand, I felt energized at RWA to come home and “read all the things,” the reality has been “um, not so much.”  Distracted and cranky seems to be the mood of the moment. So to snap myself out of it, why not browse for intriguing sounding unusual historicals? Here are the August releases that caught my eye.

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for July 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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July in the United States means heat, humidity, and large swaths of the population shooting off fireworks for a solid month terrorizing animals and keeping me up at night.  It’s also my busiest time of year at The Day Job, with a variety of budget-related tasks and conference season hitting full swing. This year I’ll be soaking up some of that heat and humidity in New York attending RWA.  Yes, I’ll be there - as will some of the Love in Panels crew. If you see us milling about, be sure to say hello! So what books look good for potential reading on my long (loooong) flight to the Big Apple?  This month self-publishing takes front and center!

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for June 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Squeaking in under the wire, file this month’s Unusual Historicals column under “better late than never.”  But while I’m running obscenely late this month, that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of intriguing options for historicals that take place outside a Regency era ballroom.  Keep your one-click finger ready, it’s time to go browsing!

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for May 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Spring has sprung and May is an embarrassing bouquet of riches for fans of unusual historicals! Rule of thumb, I try to keep my Top Picks shopping list to around 4 or 5 titles.  This month, well it’s seven. Some of these are fairly big releases that you may already know about, but I think you’ll find a few surprises on this list as well. Let’s dive in!

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for April 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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Spring is here, baseball season is underway, I’m finally over the head cold from Hell - things are definitely looking up around the Bat Cave.  What better way to celebrate than with new historical romance? Here are some catching my eye this month:

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Mar. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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If the month of March had a definition it would be “tease.”  Growing up in the Midwest, March meant warmer temperatures, the snow finally starting to melt, digging out my summer clothes when the temperature hit 60°F - only to have that cruel witch Mother Nature dump a March 31 blizzard to remind us who was boss.  Oh, many an Easter it was where my pretty new dress was hidden under outerwear that made me look like I was going on an Antarctic expedition. You know what I’m talking about, amirite?!  So why not plan for an impending final last-gasp snow day now by pursuing some new unusual historical offerings?  Here’s what caught my eye for March.

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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Feb. 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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February: the shortest month of the year that always feels like the longest because hot takes on the romance genre - AMIRITE Y’ALL?!  I’ve been neck deep in contest judging which has meant less time online (and aggravated), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been scouring around for unusual historicals.  Wild horses couldn’t keep me away from that. Here’s what looks enticing for February:

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