A new Top Five Tuesday, the prompts are created by Bionic Book Worm. This week it’s letters K-O, again I’ve tried to pick books that I don’t talk about often.
K – Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir
The book starts from when Katherine first comes to England from her home in Spain. She’s been betrothed to Arthur Tudor for years but they’ve never met. She is nervous and doesn’t warm to England or Arthur at first. But when she marries the sickly prince she does fall for him. They only have a short time together before Arthur gets gravely ill and dies. The book feels so real, there’s so much detail it’s almost as if Alison Weir were there at the time.
L – Lock In by John Scalzi
In the future a virus strikes humankind that causes paralysis in its victims but they are still mentally conscious and functioning but they’re trapped. Technology evolved to help the people affected by the virus, they can enter a computer generated world and enter robot type beings and move around as they used to. Chris Shane is a rookie FBI agent and one of the ‘locked in’. He has been paired up with Leslie Vann on a murder case which proves more complicated than it first appears.
M – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A rare romantic read for me, I actually loved this book. Louisa’s quirky and optimistic nature really drew me in, I loved reading her and Will’s relationship grow. Louisa gets a job working for Will who is now wheelchair bound after a skiing accident. Will hates that he can’t be independent anymore. It’s a heartbreaking story and I haven’t read any of the other books in the series because I don’t want to be sad!!
N – Nation by Terry Pratchett
On a deserted island Mau is all alone, everyone and everything he loves has been washed away in a storm. He’s all alone, until he meets Daphne, a survivor of a shipwreck. Together they discover remarkable things, more survivors turn up and they start to build a new nation. A really clever and enlightening book.
O – The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
This is probably my favourite Philippa Gregory book. When I first learnt about the Tudors and Henry VIII’s many wives I was fascinated by the six women. This book tells the story of Mary Boleyn who had an affair with Henry and of course Anne and her marriage to Henry. It is fictional but it feels very real.