by Charlotte Reads Classics

Six Wives of Henry VIII, Antonia Fraser

Classic Fraser style historical biography. She covers the six wives individually, rather than covering their sequence in the chain, so managing to avoid the bias that invariably dogs these women. If you’ve never read an Antonia Fraser, I would recommend them, they are particularly good to come to when you are a beginner to the subject.

Company of Liars, Karen Maitland

Wintery book for sure. Set in medieval England, it follows a group of misfits flung together trying to outrun the spread of plague. Mainly just a good story, rather than a work of ‘literature’. Intelligent trash if you will.

Disgrace, J. M. Coetzee

Unfamiliar with J. M. Coetzee? FOR SHAME! Go and pick up any of his books immediately.