The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory
Considering that I usually read science fiction and contemporary literature, this is the first historical fiction I have read, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I read it in a week!
If you put aside historical inaccuracies, the book is well written and easy to read, and it’s an intriguing and absorbing story of two women competing for the love of a king.
It’s full of extravagant encounters, bitchy princesses, tasty characters, betrayals, sex, evil plotting, and it’s no wonder it’s been turned into a movie.
I recommend it, especially if you don’t usually read historical fiction.