A difficult book to pin down but I did like it.
Loved it all hook and sinker. Wry, witty and historical.
Short and sweet. Motivating. Recommend the audio.
The Six Tudor Queen series is a fun romp for Tudor fans. Weir does flex her creative muscles here (again more strongly than I felt with Anne Boleyn‘s novel) hypothesizing a few storylines she felt could potentially have happened. This may disgruntle some readers however personally doesn‘t bother me as it is historical fiction and not non fiction.
Immersive historical fiction, wonderful character driven novel.
So hard to like the characters, I only liked one! I didn‘t like how the main character sort of stumbled into prison and took no responsibility for it... some interesting historical aspects but didn‘t learn as much as I would have liked since Connelly didn‘t get into much about fascism or Oswald (intentionally but I know nothing about this...)
Some pretty fantasy woven together here.
Really enjoyed this revisit through Obama‘s presidency told by Rhodes.
Not what I was expecting but by the end I didn‘t want to put this book down! This is a sort of coming of self story of Beck, professionally and personally, with little windows into the White House during Obama‘s administration. Now I want to read more Obama 😳 Yes I was frustrated with Beck multiple times but overall enjoyed her voice.
I really had no clue the direction of this novel. Who would think there is a dystopian novel in a pastel pink cover? But it also such an observant look at society especially from an immigrant‘s perspective. I don‘t think this book will be for everyone, and for me, I‘m still not quite sure what I thought of it... but I am continuing to think of it.
I love historical fiction but usually find myself in the Tudor period. Traveling to the Viking time was a nice adventure. It is violent and sometimes frustrating but if you like Vikings, Norse tales, high seas, sagas, and a little politics this book fits all of the above. I will definitely read the series, although only the second, The Sea Queen, is currently out.
I have a new addiction: enter Matthew Shardlake.
This is how you make a 600 pg book zip! I did not want to put this book down as Sansom envelopes the reader in multiple mysteries all that must be resolved within 14 days. There are so many little historical details carefully knitted into the story! Sansom also surprised me with a few of the culprits. These books are super addictive, watch out historical fiction fans.
This intriguing group of women live on an island of Korea and dive all year long for seafoods to sell. Their numbers are diminishing now but See tells their matrifocal story in dual timeline and with eye opening historical telling. Two friends, that are like sisters, are at the heart of the novel. There are definitely hard truths in this novel.
I liked the Veronica Speedwell novels better than this but there were some humorous moments. I did predict who did it though...