This Summer I was inspired to read The Medici Secret by Michael White with the recent planning of my European adventures. The book itself is in fact a work of fiction however many parts of the story are actually based on facts. This book was thrilling, gripping and gives an insight on the blossoming of civilization that we call the great European renaissance. I particularly enjoyed how the author has written the story and then at the end of the novel has stated all facts along with some references, also with added recommended readings that relate to the facts stated. I have learned a few historical things and would recommend anyone to read this that has interests in travel and history.
Contrary to my current read I don't return to University for a few months yet and I would like to share with you my bed side table reading list. These books were gifted to me for Christmas by the lovely Rachel Michelle (head over and check out her blog I will link below) and couldn't have come at a better time. I really enjoy a good novel and unfortunately once Uni is back I don't have the time to read.
These two books The Passage & The Twelve by Justin Cronin are part of a series and the third is awaiting to be written.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this blog post. I particularly enjoy book reviews as being time restricted I don't like to waste time on a poorly written piece of literature. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve wherever in the world you are and look forward to networking with you all a lot more in the New Year!
Rachel Michelle's Blog
- Jacqueline xx
- Jacqueline xx