Hello, lovelies! I thought it was a good time to start a recommendation series. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting top 10 recommendations for different genres. I always find it fun to see what other bloggers like to recommend, so I thought you’d all enjoy some new recommendations from me! And if not, oh well. At least I’m giving you a heads up, right? Am I not merciful?! (Bonus awesome points if you get that reference.)
My first post in this series is all about that beautiful historical fiction. You may not realize how much of a historical fiction fan I am, but it’s true. I LOVE IT. I know a lot of people can’t really get into it, but maybe one of the books on my list can change that if you’re one of those people.
Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson
This trilogy is simply amazing. There is a lack of Westerns in YA but this definitely helps make up for it. It’s also fun how it mixes in a little bit of the fantastical. Trust me, this is a great place to start your foray into historical fiction.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
If you’re interested in lesser-known areas of history, then you’ll appreciate this novel that follows different teenagers as they all seek freedom from WWII aboard a German ship. You will cry, but you will love it.
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray
In love with the Roaring 20’s? Enjoy a little creepy spookiness? This series is so fun that you forget it’s even historical fiction except for the hilarious twenties-style phrases that come out of Evie’s mouth.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This is one of my all-time favorite books. If you haven’t read it yet, then please do! You will fall in love with these characters as the two sisters try and navigate Nazi-occupied France.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
This is the penultimate classic when it comes to novels set during the Wild West. You’ll laugh and cry right along with this awesome cast of characters as they drive cattle from Texas to Montana.
Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one by now, but trust me when I say it’s worth it. It’s more than just a romance. There’s political intrigue, real historical figures events, and non-stop action. The hype is real, y’all!
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
This is a more recent read (or actually listen, but I digress..) and I really enjoyed it. It’s beautiful and sweet, following two different points of view, one in 80’s California and the other in 30’s Austria. If you don’t find Kristoff adorable, then I’m not sure we can be friends. 😉
What historical fiction books would you recommend? Have you read any of the ones from my list? Did you enjoy them? Are you a historical fiction fan?