So this book is absolutely, totally my FAVORITE BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE!! Any fangirl/boy who hasn't read this can officially be kicked out of the club!!!! Read this book!!!!!!!!! It's is better than most famous fandom novels in my opinion.
Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie. Panoramic biography by the 82-year old Massie of Empress Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796). Just as good as his earlier "Peter the Great," "Nicholas and Alexandra," and "The Romanovs."