BTT for 1/6/11

Heh. I've blogged so long now that i feel like i need to put full dates on my Booking Through Thursday titles. I haven't done one in a while.

Any New Year’s reading resolutions?

Hmm. I want to get through a good number (i'm shooting for 50) of my own TBR stack and get to some of the ones that B wants me to read. He brought back a big box of books from his parents' at Christmas and recommended some more. I want to for sure get through the Russian ones on my stack and War and Peace.

Which leads me to my request. I heard that before reading War and Peace you should get a bit of background on the Napoleonic Wars. I'm also loving the Aubrey/Maturin novels i'm listening to in the car. Adding to that, i am about finished with The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (a great book) and want to know more about the French Revolution. I am looking for a book of either European or French history that covers the French Revolution through Napoleonic wars. I want something that, if possible, is less than 500 pages so even something on a YA level would be fine. I know that's a bit of a difficult request but any suggestions are welcome!


  1. Antonia Fraser's biography of Marie Antoinette is good and very readable for history. Other than that the only other one I know is "Citizens" by Simon Schama, which is amazing but about 1000+ pages long!


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