I'm reading a book called "The White Queen" by Philippa Gregory. It's historical fiction. A skeleton of real events fleshed out with the author's ideas of what might have transpired on a personal level.
I won't rehash my motives for picking up this book. But I will say how glad I am I did. The book is fascinating.
I find I like "Historical Fiction" a lot. I read "Labyrinth" by Kate Mosse, and found it memorable. I read "Agincourt" by Bernard Cornwell and found myself transfixed. If it wasn't for Jasper Fforde, I probably wouldn't have read anything else in the last few years that I felt I REALLY liked. By the way, if you haven't read Jasper Fforde, you're missing a really bizarre and inventive mind. And an amazing writer. His 'Thursday Next' books are brilliant, and his treatment of childhood fairy tales in the series built around Detective Inspector Jack Spratt (Yes, THAT Jack Spratt) is funny and very, VERY inventive. BUT. Be warned. His books (although they ARE stand-alone) make more sense if you read them in order within the series. Otherwise, I promise you a small measure of confusion.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share.