Sara's reading log

I am a book hoarder and reader. My main genre is SF, but I also love magic realism, fantasy and general fiction. Favorite authors are Iain M. Banks, Ursula K. LeGuin, Haruki Murakami, José Saramago, Isaac Asimov, Ben Aaronovitch and more. My rating system is based on five stars. I rate books based on my expectations and what a books aims to be. This means that the brilliant 'Fahrenheit 451' gets five stars because I thought it would be good, people said it was good, and it was good, but 'A Closed and Common Orbit' also gets five stars because in its series, in its style, I really enjoyed it and was not disappointed.

De Bourgondiërs by Bart Van Loo

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

The Photographer of Mauthausen by Salva Rubio & Pedro J. Colombo & Aintzane Landa

All Clear by Connie Willis

De Poorten van Anubis by Tim Powers

Atlantic by Simon Winchester

The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann

The New Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts

Christianity by Linda Woodhead

Rubicon by Tom Holland

Persian Fire by Tom Holland

Nederland van prehistorie tot Beeldenstorm by Wim Blockman & Herman Pleij

Classical Mythology by Helen Morales

The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers

From Demons to Dracula by Matthew Beresford

The great mortality by John Kelly

I wish I'd been there by Byron Hollinshead & Theodore K. Rabb

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir

The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

The death of kings by Michael Evans

Thomas Aquinas: A very short introduction by Fergus Kerr

Leviathan or, The Whale by Philip Hoare

A history of histories by John Burrow

The Rise of Western Christendom by Peter Brown

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Attila The Hun by John Man

What on earth happened? by Christopher Lloyd

The suspicions of Mr. Whicher or The murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

Genghis Khan by John Man

Your inner fish by Neil Shubin

Framing the Early Middle Ages by Chris Wickham

The Domesday Quest by Michael Wood

A brief history of The Anglo-Saxons by Geoffrey Hindley

A brief history of the Vikings by Jonathan Clements

In search of the dark ages by Michael Wood

Millennium by Tom Holland

The inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham

The hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell

The time traveller's guide to medieval England by Ian Mortimer

Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World by Thomas Cahill

Made in America by Bill Bryson (OBE, FRS)

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson (OBE, FRS)

Terry Jones' Medieval Lives by Alan Ereira & Terry Jones

Terry Jones' Barbarians by Alan Ereira & Terry Jones

The Crusades by Alan Ereira & Terry Jones

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (OBE, FRS)

Italy in the Early Middle Ages by Cristina La Rocca

De paus, de kardinalen en het conclaaf by Crista Kramer von Reisswitz

Avontuur en Anti-avontuur by Marjolein Hogenbirk

New York Pop-up Book by Marie Salerno

St. Benedict's rule for monasteries by

The medieval messenger by Fergus Fleming