I had this idea that I would buckle down and do some serious TBR reading over the summer starting, like, yesterday. I have a fantastic little library full of great titles picked up at book sales over the past year that are all calling out to me AND I CAN'T DECIDE which one to get busy with next. I even pulled out a little mini pile of Really-Want-To-Read-Next titles so that I'm not distracted by ALL THE REST OF THEM. But! I paused too long to start a new one and, now, to make matters more complicated, my bargain book sale compulsion recently led me to acquire a thing like . . .
which, obvs, must be read RIGHT NOW because the cover is delightfully, intriguingly trashy and the inside jacket has this for a teaser: Mary remains true only to the three rules she learned on the streets of [1760s] London: Never give up your liberty. Clothes make the woman. Clothes are the greatest lie ever told. I made the mistake of reading the prologue and first couple of pages rather than putting it directly on the bottom of my TBR pile for later - and now I'm hopelessly hooked. I was so sure I was ready for something a little more modern after being immersed in The Serpent's Tale, but no. Fictional or non, the lure of books about gutsy historical women is just too great.