A new Top Five Tuesday, the prompts are created by Bionic Book Worm. The end of the alphabet! I couldn’t find any books for X and Z so I’ve added different ones. I’ve really enjoyed this month’s prompts, it’s been a good challenge.
U – The Underground Railroad by Colby Whitehead
This book is an important read, tough but important. It’s set in America when slavery was still happening. We meet Cora, a young slave whose own mother escaped years ago and now Cora wants to try too. The book is superbly written, it’s tense and just heartbreaking to think about what all those people went through.
V – The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
I’ve mentioned a lot of Philippa Gregory books this month and this might be my favourite. It’s set during Elizabeth I’s reign about her relationship with Robert Dudley and her struggles as a new queen. As much as I love Elizabeth’s fierce independence, it does make me sad that she didn’t get to be with the man she loved despite being the most powerful woman in the country.
V – A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson
This is in my TBR list, Gillian is one of my favourite humans so of course anything she does, I’m there! It’s a sci-fi novel, Caitlin, a child psychologist is called to attend Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the UN. There was an attempt on Maanik’s father’s life and she is having violent visions and fits. But it’s not just Maanik, all around the world young people are experiencing the same thing. I can’t wait to read it!
W – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Another book set in Tudor times what are the chances?! This one is set during Henry VIII’s reign, he still hasn’t produced a male heir and now wants to divorce Katherine to marry Anne Boleyn. Thomas Cromwell helps him do it while the Pope and most of Europe appose the plans. I really enjoyed seeing this from Crowell’s point of view, in the second book I really start to dislike him though!
W – When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
This was the first book I read by Kate Atkinson, the first chapter is so shocking, it draws you straight into the mystery and drama. Jackson Brodie is once again caught up in a shocking event, he seems to attract trouble. This is definitely my favourite of the whole series.
Y – You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke
This is also on my TBR list, it’s a psychological thriller and it looks so good. Nothing feels right since Elle rented out her house, it’s colder and she feels as if someone is watching her. Or could she be imagining it?