"He made her laugh always made her taste a strange and exquisite bliss when he held her in his arms." - Baroness Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Currently juggling a few books, any guesses on the titles?; an account of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich during the Seige of Leningrad, the autobiography of a Korean noblewoman married to a mad prince, and a dark fantasy about a crippled king betrayed and sold into slavery.
Also hoping to get to these before the end of the year; a Polish classic set in ancient Rome, a Japanese time travel novel set in a general store, and a Korean classic about an aristocratic family right before the fall of the Joseon dynasty.