Something About Books | Currently Reading

by - 7/06/2017

Hello Lovelies!

It's been a while since I properly sat down and went through my current reads. Or at least it feels that way. I've upped the count on my reading goal for the year, so I've been spending as much spare time as I can reading.

One book series that I really want to talk about with you is the Matthew Shardlake mysteries. It's based in, what else, Tudor England. Henry's reign, to be precise. I found this series on a whim and while I can't say I was ever really into murder mysteries before, these sucked me right in. And the best thing about it is that the series was completed so I didn't have to wait around for new additions to come out!

I recently just finished the fourth installation, Revelation. It's set in 1543, while Henry is preparing to woo and marry his last wife, Catherine Parr. Our main character though, Matthew Shardlake, is working on a case about a teenage boy who seems to have lost his mind. In the middle of all of this, a good friend of his is horrifically murdered, and the murder is involved in a series of murders that Archbishop Cranmer is trying to solve before the King gets word of it. So everything is very hush, hush. This was bigger than the previous books, but there was also a lot of twists and turns, all very exciting.

I'm just now getting into the fifth book, Heartstone. This one is set in 1545, while Henry is at war with France. This next mystery will pull him back into the political world at court, a place that he really doesn't like.

I also delved into some biographies. Both on Mary Boleyn. There is so much I could tell you about Anne, but I couldn't really even skim the surface with Mary. As it turns out, there isn't much to tell, as she seemed to live as far away from her sister as possible. There were a lot of issues that Mary went through, both with her family and the Crown. Though we can all say that she was the luckiest of the sisters, since she was able to keep her head. If you're interested, I've linked all the books below on Goodreads, so you can take a look.

Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings

Coming Up;
Lamentation by C.J. Sansom
The Selection by Kiera Cass

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  1. Reading this post reminded me that I have yet to start the first volume of Le Temps Viendra, but I'm reading a book about Mary Boleyn right now, called The Last Boleyn. I've had a thing for Mary because it's how I got started on the Tudor books binge, with The Other Boleyn Girl haha!

    1. omg I watched The Other Boleyn Girl on Hulu like a month ago and it made me so angry, Ames. SO ANGRY. lol I just can't with that story. Le Temps Viendra is wonderful though, I don't think I could recommend a better book on Anne. And I've read a ton, as you know xD