Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic - Historical Fiction

I clearly have a thing for historical fiction - a lot of the books I read in any year are, in some way, historical fiction. That probably explains why I have so many link related to historical fiction saved on Facebook. Time to get them sorted!

Off The Shelf offers this list of 9 Historical Novels That Offer New Perspectives of Our World. Included on the list is Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes; Ford's Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet is currently being adapted into a movie, which I'm really looking forward to seeing.

This one made me cry
If your book club likes to read historical fiction, Book Bub has this list of 18 Fantastic New Historical Fiction Books for Book Clubs. A lot of book clubs seem to get mired down in World War II stories; this list only includes one book from that period and spans time and the globe.

28 Historical Fiction Novels That Will Make You Cry (hmm, maybe this should have gone into last week's post). As with some of the books in last week's post, I can attest to the sadness of quite a lot of these books.
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Yet another list from Book Bub gives us 26 Ridiculously Good Historical Fiction Books. It includes some of the same books on the previous lists but there are also some books on this list I've never seen before that look interesting.

Bustle has put together a list of 11 Historical Romances To Pick Up Instead of Re-Reading Pride and Prejudice (although I see nothing wrong with doing that either!). How beautiful is that cover on Chanel Cleeton's Next Year In Havana?

What are some of your favorite historical fiction books? Any that made you cry?


  1. I can’t think of any that have made me cry but I have recently read two books with a similar premise that I really enjoyed..The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks. Both inspired by real historical events.

    1. I do love books based on historical events!

  2. I really enjoyed the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham was so good...about the Tulsa Massacre in 1921. A lot of my historical fiction books are young adult or mystery novels!

  3. I'm going to have to add Dreamland Burning to my tbr!