On my bookshelf

I haven’t been doing a lot of scrapbooking while I’ve been healing from my surgery, but I have been doing a lot of reading.

Here are a few books I’ve finished in the past few weeks:

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran: Book CoverNefertiti was a very interesting escape into the world of the Pharaohs. I wanted something totally unrelated to real life (today) and I got it.  The story was very engrossing – I had a hard time putting it down each night and could’ve probably read all night long if my eyes would’ve stayed open. 

The story is written from the perspective of Nefertiti’s younger sister, Mutny, and follows Nefertiti and her family as they rise to power after her arranged marriage to Amunhotep – who later changes his name to Akenhaten.  It is an interesting look at the politics of the day as well as the dynamics of a dynastic family to whom power and position are the most important things. 

I can’t wait to read the next story in the series: The Heretic Queen, which focuses on Mutny’s story after Nefertiti’s death.

If you like historical fiction, give this one a try. 

Another one I just finished, and totally different from Nefertiti, was The Paris Vendetta The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone Series #5) by Steve Berry: Book Coverby Steve Berry. I love his books, even though they are somewhat formulaic, because I am always completely engrossed in the story by the end of the first chapter and can’t wait to see how he spins the story out through the book. 

This latest Cotton Malone story is no different.  Right from the beginning, the action grabs you and keeps you guessing as to what in the heck is going on and how the different parallel plots are going to come together.

I have to say, though, I was not happy with the final chapter, simply because of what happens to one of the main characters, but I will not spoil it for you in case you are a Steve Berry/Cotton Malone fan and haven’t read the book yet.

I didn’t realize that I had skipped the Charlemagne Pursuit (which is #3 in the Cotton Malone series) so I will be hitting up the local bookstore this weekend to purchase it along with the Heretic Queen.  I’m not sure which one I want to read first!

What books have you been reading lately?

One thought on “On my bookshelf

  1. I am reading a book by Anais Nin called “Henry and June” It’s actually taken from her diaries. It takes place in the 1940s, and chronicles her affair with writer Henry Miller…I’m also reading a fun fluff book called Pretty in Ink…. a murder/mystery. Second in a series and a fun fast paced read.


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