March Theme: The French Revolution

Calendar Ever since Maiden-in-Waiting suggested a giveaway of The Scarlet Pimpernel, I’ve been working on pulling together enough books to do a French Revolution themed month. I’m still one book short because March has five Fridays, but we’ll find something to fill that slot. (If I have time to read them, I’m considering In The Reign of Terror or Les Miserables. If any of you are willing to do a guest post on either of these, or want to suggest a different French Revolution novel, let me know.) In the meantime, here are the titles planned for this month.

Week One–In Search of Honor, by Donnalynn Hess
(Guest Post by Mary Willson)
Week Two–A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
(Guest Post by Joy C.)
Week Three–The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
and giveaway of The Scarlet Pimpernel
Week Four–Scaramouche, by Raphael Sabatini
Week Five–Undecided

What do you think of this line up? Which of the listed books have you already read? Which review are you most looking forward to?

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  1. That’s a fun theme. 😀 The French Revolution is not an era I’ve studied yet, but I’m sure I will at some point. I’m interested in reading some of the books that are scheduled for review. 😀

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    • Glad you like it, Aubrey. I actually disliked this period of history until my family and I listened to The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

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  2. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  February 28, 2013

    Looks like a good set up; I’m most interested in the 1st and 4th since I’d never heard of either. The French Revolution seems to be the 19th century counterpart of the First-cnetury-Rome-occupied-Israel genre – new books ont it are constantly cropping up, and they’re all basically the same story with a slightly different twist 😀

    I’ve read pieces of “In the Reign of Terror” (when at my cousins house) and “The League” (of course the whole SP)

    So You’ll do Les Mis if you have time to read it?! HAHAHAHA!!! Unless you read about 20 times faster than I do, I’ll look for that review in 2014! 😛

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  3. Looks like an interesting month!
    For the open week, if you don’t have anything else planned yet, I’d like to hear a review on In The Reign of Terror. I read G. A. Henty’s work every chance I get but I haven’t done that one yet.

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