Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Pillars of the Earth is a monster of a book (400,000 words) and to be honest this has always put me off tackeling the story, however after one of the other girls at work read it and just raved so I decided, rather than take 6 months to read this story I would listen to the audio book.

Pillars of the Earth is an intergenerational saga set in England in the 1100’s. It tells of love, lust, family and famine set in a time of twisted plots of revenge and political gains between and within the church and the crown. It is a beautifully written epic story that although published in 1989 is still one of the best historical fiction stories I have had the pleasure to reed (well actually listen to).

Pillars of the Earth is followed by World Without End (1998). Follett also has a new book out on the 28th of September and is the first in his ‘Century’ trilogy; The Fall of Giants. It follows the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. I am looking forward to this!

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s

I have just found this review of Beautiful Creatures. This might have to be my first try at Vampires (Yes I must be the only person in the world not to have read Twilight!)

Beautiful Creatures is my favorite book.

Do you know what that means? That means that this book beat out Harry Potter,Looking for Alaska, and The Hunger Games. I didn’t think it was possible, but it happened. This books is nine kinds of amazing. Click here to go through to the full review

The Passage by Justin Cronin

If you haven’t heard of The Passage by Justin Cronin, check this out.