The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
What’s it about?
This work of historical fiction follows Kateryn Parr, the last wife of Henry the VIII, as she navigates a very dangerous court.
What did it make me think about?
How absolute power, corrupts absolutely!
Should I read it?
Philippa Gregory's novels are pretty formulaic, but also highly entertaining and informative. I always enjoy picking up one of her books when I am in the mood for a quick read.
"This is a man so sharp with pride that he cannot hear contradiction. This is a man who will play both sides at once to make sure that he wins. This is a man who from a boy has never been refused. And, in addition to all of those- here is a man who cannot see himself as anything but perfect. He has to be the very best."
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The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!