I would have never guessed how much I could like a book about building a cathedral in the 12th century, but here I am, having so thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is filled with action, sex, drama, scheming, you name it—oh and cathedrals. I now have such respect for these beautiful buildings. At nearly a thousand pages, it looks a little daunting, but don’t let its size turn you off. While it is a bit of a commitment, it is such an easy and fun read that you’ll hardly notice.