Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ten Fall Books I Can't Wait To Read


Ten Fall/Winter Books I Can't Wait To Read... One At as Time

One of my top non-fiction choices is Nancy Goldstone's The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily ... It  takes place in the Middle Ages and it is true but it has all the elements of a modern soap opera - smart, talented and scheming characters, murder, mayhem and a female lead who is anything but the girl next door. Few women are brought before the Pope on charges of murdering their royal husbands and that is just  a tidbit about Joanna a female ruler ahead of her time. If this book is half as good as Goldstone's FOUR QUEENS: The Proven├žal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, it is non-fiction so well written and researched that it reads like a novel and immediately captivates the reader. Should be out in November according to the author's website. Here is a link to her website: http://www.walkerbooks.com/books/catalog.php?key=824

coming soon... another pick... and I'll give you a hint that it is another adventure thriller from one of my favorite genre writers