Goodreads Monday: April 9, 2018

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren @ Lauren’s PageTurners. To participate, simply choose a random book from your TBR, show it off, and link back to her blog! Please, make sure you check out Lauren’s fantastic blog!

Happy Monday! I hope that it’s a good one 🙂 This week the book that I’m showcasing is one that I just added to my Goodreads TBR a couple of days ago but I’ve apparently owned it on my Kindle for years…yeah, I did a Kindle inventory this week and found close to 100 books that had mysteriously found there way on there (I must have shopped in my sleep or that’s my excuse) that I hadn’t added to my Goodreads TBR. I’m not complaining about more books though! I just hope I can find time in my lifetime to read all the books that I own!! Anyway, here is my newfound book that I want to read this summer:

The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy #1) by Laura Andersen

Published May 14, 2013 by Ballantine Books


Goodreads Synopsis:

The Boleyn King is the first novel in an enthralling new trilogy. Reimagining history in sumptuous detail, Laura Anderssen takes readers back to the deadly intrigue, turbulent affairs, and treacherous passions of Tudor England – and answers the compelling question What if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII the son he so desperately wanted?

Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn.

Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king’s desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England’s fortunes forever.

My Thoughts:

I love stories that reimagine history, and I think I’ll especially like this one since Tudor England is my absolute favorite time in history and Anne Boleyn is my favorite of Henry VIII’s six wives. I would have loved for Anne B to have lived since I think she unfairly lost her head, so I definitely want to see how this trilogy plays out. I’m not too sure I like the idea at all of Elizabeth I not being on the throne since she is also my favorite, but I think the idea of the story is intriguing! I’ll definitely be reading this one this summer!! 🙂 Are any of you as obsessed with the Tudors like I am? What do you think it would have been like if Anne B had lived and had a son? It’s pretty interesting to think about how one thing could change the entire course of history…

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19 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: April 9, 2018

    1. I know, right! What happened was I used to have my own Amazon account and my husband had his own until we combined into one (his) when we got Prime. I completely forgot I had books on my old account lol. So it was definitely a good surprise! 😊

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    1. I hope so! Definitely, especially when you have no buying willpower and 2 Amazon accounts, lol. I’d forgotten about this one once hubby and I got prime on the other one and I got kindle unlimited and all that, lol. Funny though, a lot of the books I don’t think I want to read now. That’s the downside with an ebook…you can’t give them away. You too!


  1. Oooh I’ve read this Steph and enjoyed it although for some reason I can’t remember why I haven’t carried on with the series. 😕 It IS a good read though and anything about the Tudors definitely interests me!

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    1. Yay!! I’m glad you liked it! I thought about you when I saw it since I knew you loved the Tudors too! I’ve got book 1 in her other series too, I can’t think of the name but it’s right after this one. I think Elizabeth is married in it. I’ll have to look again, lol. I’m going to try and read them both this summer. 😉

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  2. I do love the Tudors, but I get weirdly pedantic about the history whenever I read fictionalised versions in a way I don’t get about other historical time periods (perhaps it’s because they come up too much in the British school system). I’m always curious about books on the period though!

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    1. Aww, I know what you mean, lol. I’ve been obsessed about the Tudors from about age 7 on and then when I got to university debated a history degree or literature degree and then ended up getting my minor in medieval British history, so I tried to take as many Tudor classes as possible! That’s why Gregory’s Tudor books will either drive me insane with her crazy so called historical “facts” that are wildly made up or I’ll find myself enjoying one of her crazy books, lol. It’s either a love/hate for me with a Tudor book, but I get obsessed and have to read one that I find, lol. I think I was born in the wrong time…

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      1. You’re welcome! I really relate! That’s so cool!! 😀 hahaha I so understand that- lol!! And yes, I completely get that! hahaha I would say that… but I don’t think I’d risk even time travelling to any time period earlier than the 20s (and even then, I’d make sure I landed somewhere in the US… and yes, I daydream about time travel a lot and have probably given this way too much thought for a casual comment 😉 )

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      2. HAHA, you’re so funny; I enjoy your casual comments so comment away! Time traveling worked out so well for Claire in Outlander though…I wouldn’t mind traveling back and ending up with my own Jamie 😉 Make sure if you did travel back that you came to the US before the Great Depression hit because that would just be no fun at all.

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      3. Ahh, yes…Jamie…yum…or go back to the time of Uhtred, umm..<3 Yes, I guess it would be nice to have a useful skill if you were time traveling. I guess I could teach about literature that hasn't happened yet although I'm not sure what good that would do, lol. We could both write though. Ancient blogs, hehe! And we know a lot about history, so that would be helpful! Good! I'd hate you to travel to the US right as the Depression hit and lose all your money; that would not be any fun at all!

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