Down the Common: A Year in the Life of a Medieval Woman - Ann Baer I read this book years ago but really enjoyed it and still recommend it to anyone who likes to read about the medieval era. You learn a lot of about the little details of life that history books don't tell you and you get it in a more interesting fiction novel than a dry history format. It is not an exciting story but I was absorbed by all the details of what it might actually be like to live during this time period.