Mary's Library

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Jumping the Summer Reading Gun

It’s been pretty hot in Spokane lately so I think it’s time to break out the summer reading.

Torie recommended a book a while back that is just right. It’s what Sarah calls non-challenging non-trash. As it’s about a historical figure, so you can tell yourself that it isn’t just a romance; it’s instructive.

The book in question: The Other Boleyn Girl (©2002) by Philippa Gregory. The protagonist is Mary, the sister of the unfortunate Anne, who was the wife (briefly) of Henry VIII. I like the idea of approaching her life at a tangent, so to speak. And Gregory does it very well.

Perfect summer reading. (Also spring and autumn reading. For winter reading I require something a little more substantial.)


At 2:26 PM PDT , Blogger dovegreyreader said...

I have The Constant Princess at the ready it has had such good reviews amongst reading friends


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