Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them. These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!
This week I’m sharing the book that has been on my TBR list the longest: since Jan 2012. My local library doesn’t carry it, none of the 22 locations in the county, which is one reason why I have yet to read it! I did request it once as an interlibrary loan and received it, but it was only a 1 week check out, and I never got to it…why, I can’t remember now!
Here is my choice for the week:
O’ Juliet by Robin Maxwell Published December 23, 2009
Before Juliet Capelletti lie two futures: a traditionally loveless marriage to her father’s business partner, or the fulfillment of her poetic dreams, inspired by the great Dante. Unlike her beloved friend Lucrezia, who looks forward to her arranged marriage into the Medici dynasty, Juliet has a wild, romantic imagination that takes flight in the privacy of her bedchamber and on her garden balcony.
Her life and destiny are forever changed when Juliet meets Romeo Monticecco, a soulful young man seeking peace between their warring families. A dreamer himself, Romeo is unstoppable, once he determines to capture the heart of the remarkable woman foretold in his stars.
Historical fiction is my 2nd favorite genre, and it honestly used to be my favorite until I really got into suspense and psychological thrillers. I love history of all kinds and when I majored in English Literature, I also minored for a degree in history. For me, O’Juliet is a great mix of historical fiction and literature since it tells of the great Medici dynasty in Florance, which I think is one of the most interesting and exciting periods in history since it was the beginning of the Italian Renaisannace and the story is the retelling of my beloved Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet! I’m trying to read as many books as I can off my TBR, so I think I need to get my hands on it somehow and make this one a priority! I did check Amazon, and they have it for less than $6, so I just might buy it since I love all of Robin Maxwell’s historical fiction, so I don’t doubt that I will love it! I just feel terrible that it’s been on my TBR for over 5 years! 😦
What book is the oldest one on your TBR list? It’s so hard to read them when you keep putting more books on there all the time!