I do buy a LOT of books, so today I've decided to share just a few that I've recently bought in the past couple of months or so! (1) 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup- is a memoir of Solomon Northup, a slave. Solomon, a black man who was born in New York tells his story of being kidnapped in Washington D.C and sold into the slave trade. After 12 years of being kept in bondage in Louisiana by several masters. Solomon was able to write letters to his friends and family in New York who were able to secure his release. His account provides details into the slave markets of Washington D.C and describing the cotton and sugar cultivation on the major plantations in Louisiana. (2) The White Queen by Philippa Gregory- Is a historical novel which tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville queen consort of King Edward IV of England. It is part of a series called "The Cousins' War" which is set during the time period of the War of the Roses. The series as a whole focuses on three of the "leading" ladies of The War of the Roses; Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII) and Anne Neville (wife to Richard III of England). This book series was also made into a BBC television show! (3) Chocolate Girls by Annie Murray- This novel revolves around three different women who work together at Cadbury's Bornville factory when their lives become entwined by war and work and a child named David. (4) Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans- This story centres around Eleanor Bee who wants to move to London, become a literary superstar and able to afford to buy a coffee and croissant every morning. After seeing what divorce did to her parents, particularly her mum she doesn't believe in happy endings. But time will only tell if this belief will last! (5) A Clash of Kings by George R.R Martin- This is the second book in The Song of Ice And Fire series, in the world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.