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BOOKS MENTIONED (AFFILIATE LINKS) ✨ A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende: https://tidd.ly/3fUEbjd To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: …

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  1. Stephen Sinclair

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Interesting list. Think I'll reread mockingbird. People forget "a tale of two cities" is literally a historical novel.
    Even when it was new. Give it a try, if you've not read it. Not for nothing did people end up in new York Harbour due to the rush the get the latest instalment off the ship.

  2. Carmen

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Seeing all these books i think you will like the home for unwanted girls by Joanna Goodman

  3. Nihad- M

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    If your interested in historical fiction/fantasy you should really read Guy Gavriel Kay. His writing is just beautiful!

  4. Gem of Books

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    A fair few of these are on my TBR, but there are a couple I’ve never heard of! River Song and Sugar Money are going to have to go on the list I think 😂

  5. Larry Has Opinions

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    the pillars of the earth is probably my favourite historical fiction novel. That i've read this year, small pleasures by clare chambers was very good

  6. rose theline

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    "Maus" by Art Spiegelman is actually a nonfiction graphic novel as it tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife's life (Art Spiegelman's parents).

  7. Tiffany Corsello

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Loved this! I love historical fiction and read a lot of it. If I had to pick a favorite time period I'd say probably Middle Ages or WWII. Some favorite historical fiction: Hamnet (so good!), Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel, the Matthew Shardlake series by CJ Sansom, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, Fever by Mary Beth Keane, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. Oh, and To Kill a Mockingbird was a favorite of my too- I named my first dog Scout.

  8. Anzhela Kocheshkova

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    i think one of my favourtie historical fiction books is Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink. it's set in like a victorian england and it's about these twin sisters and there's a boarding school as one of the places we're in and there's this sinister prophecy about then about gates of hell and stuff and it's very gothic and I love it. I've reread it a couple of times.

    also, my friend recently got me The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre, which I've never heard of before but it's set during Louis XIV's rule and it has a bit of magic in it, so it's near the top of my tbr.
    and i think this europe between 16th and 20th century is the historical fiction I'm most interested in.

  9. Nusrat Binte Taz

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    your book recommendations are so unique, can't get enough of them & I mean it 🙂

  10. Monica Merle

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Loved ONCE UPON A RIVER. I was bored with Things in Jars. Got but haven't read The Mercies. Favourite periods: WWI & WWII, The Cold war years, Victorian England and Tudor England. But I'm open to any period as long as the story interested me.

  11. Jo LaFaith

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I loved this video so much! The best part about it, for me, was that I had read so many of the ones mentioned, I recognized how similar our taste is with historical fiction (I’ve always thought it was) and anything I hadn’t read, I added to my TBR OR already have waiting on my shelves! I wanted to tell you that I read The Mercies and The Prophets at the very beginning of this year and still think about them. They’re some of my favorite historical fiction of all time. And I just finished Hamnet last month and after being so scared to read it, because it had been hyped so much, and it ended up being absolutely wonderful. I think you’ll really enjoy all three!

  12. Karalee Renaldi

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Hamnet is so so good!

  13. Jacqueline McMenamin

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve read 9 on your list
    The Strays by Emily Bitto is unforgettable .
    ☘️👋🍀

  14. Brooke

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Favorite HF novel: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

    Favorite HF era: 1920's, specifically Harlem Renaissance – Striver's Row era.

    I also want to read more set in New Orleans. That place has a lot of untold history.

  15. Daniela García

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Isabel Allende has other adventure books that I think are amazing, I would classify them as middle grade or young adult. It's a trilogy called Memories of the eagle and the jaguar

  16. Lois O'Leary

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Have you read any of Ruth Sepetys' books…like Between Shades of Gray….or True Colors by Kristin Hannah….The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim M. Richardson??

  17. Seolhe

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres, so this topic is right up my alley. Ancient history is my favourite time period to read about by far, but I tend to like anything up to and including the Victorian era. I also love reading books set outside of Europe, or at the very least outside of England (I feel like 90% of all historical fiction is set in London, lol).
    Some favourites would include Mary Renault's Alexander the Great trilogy, Stealing Fire by Jo Graham, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, both of Madeline Miller's books, The Conqueror's Saga trilogy by Kiersten White and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Some of those fall more into the alternative history/historical fantasy category rather than "pure" historical fiction, but based on your selection I thought that'd be fine 🙂

  18. Kyanos Pantokrator

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Take down Babylon!

  19. Kyanos Pantokrator

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    The Donmeh ,The Chabbad ,The Sabbateans and the Frankists (school of Frank-furt) are what the authors should expose. These ''organizations'' are responsible for countless genocides. Also the authors should support and say the truth about the Native Americans (Indians).

  20. G Wright

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I enjoy reading about the time between WWI and WWII in London. I enjoy the Maisie Dobbs series by Jaqueline Winspear. I grew up in the 50s and 60s and it pains me to read about those times because I’m embarrassed and appalled at the blissful ignorance of whites at that time (I’m white).

  21. Patty Killion

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    What the Winds Knows is FABULOUS!!!

  22. BusyAsABea

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for all the great recommendations! What The Wind Knows is fantastic! I will be rereading it soon!

  23. Ankitha Mattam

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I am presently reading Pachinko by Min jin lee. It's a historical fiction, a family saga, spanning over generations and tells you about the ties of Korea & Japan. I am loving it. Hope you read it soon. I am positive that you will love it.

  24. Hillary Lavendar

    August 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Why is ''Where The Crawdads Sing'' historical fiction?

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