Book #35 was Handle with Care and #36 was Plain Truth, both by Jodi Picoult. These aren't great literature, but they are absorbing stories with courtroom dramas at the heart of them.
Book #37 was Flora, by Gail Godwin, a story set at the end of World War Two and involving regret and remorse.
Book #38 was The King's Curse, by Philippa Gregory. This is the unremittingly awful story of Margaret Pole, who lived in the time of Henry VIII and managed, like so many others, to fall afoul of him. Pole was from the Plantagenet family, rivals to the Tudors. She spent years as the governess of Henry's daughter Mary (later called Bloody Mary).
After these four rather dark books, I really need to find something more cheerful to read!
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