Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality. It's a place to showcase any books I have purchased, borrowed, or been lucky enough to have been given an advance copy of. Hope you find something that looks interesting to you or that jogs your memory of something you want to read. Enjoy your reading this week :)
I have been working my way through Anne Perry's Christmas books for years now. She passed away just a few weeks ago and so she'd been on my mind lately. I thought I'd get a jump on one of the last three of these books I have left. It's a little sad to realize when I finish them, there won't be another one. I so look forward to them each holiday season.
The fourth book in this series was on sale for Kindle but I'd rather start with the first book in a series so I got this one instead. It got good reviews for period accuracy which is important to me in historical fiction books, even mysteries. And it's based on a real person I'd never heard of ...Ela Longespee of Salisbury. Some of the reviews say it is a bit thin in the details department but I'm willing to give it a shot. I like this time period and the cover kind of drew me in.
I read Fall of Giants, the first in this series years ago and loved it. I learned so much about the lead up to World War I and even though sometimes the characters could be a bit one dimensional, I appreciate the way Follett tried hard to incorporate a ton of history. It's a great way to learn without getting bored or totally confused. I have put off reading this one because this time period seems so depressing. But it's summer and I may have the strength to finish it!