This is a little update post on where I currently am with reading. I usually have a couple of books on the go at one time and have plans to read absolutely loads but I’ve tried to narrow it down to one that I’m definitely going to get to soon!
Mythos – Stephen Fry
Rating ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I sped through this one so quickly! Stephen Fry is such an entertaining storyteller (as I expected) and he has really put his own spin on the classical myths without losing the essential elements of the stories.
I knew a few bits and bobs about Greek myth before going into this but still found the amount of characters and their often impossible to pronounce names overwhelming. That Zeus fella had so many children by so many different wives and they all had children too, please tell me if you have read this that I’m not the only one struggling to keep track?
Despite the confusion, which is of course not the authors fault but simply how it is, I really enjoyed this!
The House on Cold Hill – Peter James
I started this on my kindle ages ago and haven’t really picked up my kindle since but decided it’s time to finish it! When I say started, I literally only read 8 pages.
I love Peter James’ ‘Roy Grace’ series but often find his standalone novels can be a bit hit or miss. I decided to get this one because it was in the amazon kindle monthly deal for 99p so what the hell! It seems to be a classic ghost story where an unsuspecting family move into a haunted house. Hoping this one is going to be a light, quick read.
The Private Lives of the Tudors – Tracy Borman
I’m currently working my way through this on audiobook. The Tudor period has always fascinated me and this adds a little more to the history. For example, I have so far learnt about how the Kings would have a servant whose sole job was to monitor and clear up their bowel movements. Monitoring involved checking the colour and consistency for any signs of illness. You would think this would be a pretty crap job (ahem) but it was actually one of the highest positions and the servant would usually be a very close friend of the king’s.
Educated – Tara Westover
I’ve heard so many good things about this one. This is a memoir from a woman born into a strict Mormon household and her eventual mission to educate herself and escape her isolated upbringing.
I always like reading about completely different ways of life and don’t know much about the Mormons or their beliefs so looking forward to this.
Have you read any of these? Would love to hear your thoughts!