Review: Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell #1) by Hilary Mantel

6101138Rating: ★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fiction, historical fiction

Add to your TBR:  Goodreads, Skoob

My boyfriend was peacefully reading the book #2 of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy in a train trip last year, when I started creepily staring, almost drooling over the pages, until he told me what book it was. I have a thing for thick books – they just look so beautiful and full of promises – so I was immediately convinced to put it on my TBR. Continue reading

Review: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

818588Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend:  Yes, with restrictions for minors

Genres:  Fiction, historical fiction

I came across this book as a suggestion from Goodreads right after I read Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall (see a theme?) and my sister-in-law gave me as a gift (thank you!). After reading a Tudor-themed book, it is mandatory to spend the next minutes/hours lost in Wikipedia articles about every character. Continue reading