In order from top to bottom, the settings are: medieval Denmark, 20th-c Russia and Estonia, 19th-c Alabama, 19th-c Shanghai and California, 18th-c England, Victorian England, medieval France, 19th-c Egypt, and 19th-c Germany.
In between all of this, I made an attempt to read another book from the TBR Pile Challenge, which I've been neglecting since June. On Wednesday I picked up Diana Norman's Daughter of Lir, set in 12th-century Ireland, and unfortunately we just aren't getting on very well. I've loved all of her previous books so am not sure if it's one of those "it's not you, it's me" things. But although I appreciate the dashes of dry humor, the narrative seems overly scattered, and the concept of a medieval self-defense/self-help academy for traumatized women just isn't working for me, even knowing that it's fiction. I may try again later.
What's on your TBR this weekend?