Book Review: The King’s Curse (The Cousins’ War #6)

Philippa Gregory returns to her acclaimed The Cousins’ War series with the sixth installment, The King’s Curse. This novel tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, Henry VIII’s cousin, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. Picking up years after the previous novel, The White Princess, left off, we find Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, learning of the curse […]

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This summer I decided to hop into Historical Tapestry’s 2013 Historical Fiction challenge. I pledged to read 15 books for the Medieval Level, and surpassed by goal by 7 books. Unfortunately, I fell short of making the next level, Renaissance Level, by just 3 books. However, since I didn’t start this challenge until July, I […]

2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, […]

Book Review: The White Princess (The Cousin’s War #5)

During Thanksgiving I read the fifth book in Philippa Gregory’s Cousin’s War series, The White Princess. Elizabeth of York is the narrator of this book, and the novel picks up where book 4 ends. Richard III is dead at Henry Tudor’s hands, and his lover and niece finds herself forced to marry her enemy. Forced […]

Book Review: The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins’ War #3) – Philippa Gregory

“… all that I learn just teaches me that I know nothing.” Last month I got swept up in Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War series due to my anticipation of Starz’ new cable series, The White Queen, which will premiere this August. The Lady of the Rivers is the third book in the series, but is a prequel telling the events […]

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Every year I’m looking for ways to push myself to read more. Last year I set a goal to read 60 books with Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, and ended up reading 63 books. This year I have set myself a goal of 70. I’m almost halfway there. Since a lot of my books last year tended to […]