Confession: I'm a trivia nerd. I hungrily collect factoids and hoard them like a kid does Halloween candy. My favorite TV show is Jeopardy, I can easily get lost down a dictionary rabbit hole, and I frequently pause conversations to Google a question that's come up. Oh, and I love to read historical fiction. It's the perfect way to learn by osmosis, to absorb information through the vehicle of a gripping story and unforgettable characters.
Lately I've found myself especially immersed in novels that explore the role of women throughout history—there are some real gems out there right now! Check out The Paying Guests for a haunting and vivid tale of class and intrigue in post-WWI London. Then head across the pond for the warm, relatable coming-of-age story contained in the The Boston Girl. Travel the world with Under the Wide and Starry Sky's fictional account of the real-life paramour of Robert Louis Stevenson. Finally, follow the lives, loves, and losses of rural Canadian midwives in The Birth House. And then tell me, what have you read recently that I should add to my list?!
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