If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend Philippa Gregory. She's the author who wrote "The Other Boleyn Girl". She is a British writer, and has written 6 books based on the Tudor Court and 6 books on the Cousins War (War of the Roses). Her books are extremely well researched and are mostly told from the feminine point of view. She is an excellent writer and is able to paint a picture of the times and places. Her characters are compelling and interesting, and not what you would expect. They make for a very good read. Another author I've enjoyed is Bernard Cornwell, another Brit. He has a trilogy dealing with Arthurian England, another series dealing with 14th century Europe during the 100 Years War, and a series that takes place in 9th century England focusing on the Anglo-Saxons fighting the Danes. His books are told more from the traditional masculine voice. Again, they are well researched and well written.