Top Ten Historical fiction books
2012 Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels
A certain author, who shall remain unnamed (Kate Quinn), posted 10 Reads of 2012 on her Goodreads blog along with this comment:
Two things hold true at the end of each year: all book bloggers must, by federal mandate, post a “Top Ten Books of the Year!” list on their blogs, and all of us whether book bloggers or not still have holiday shopping to do.
Being a Canadian citizen, I felt exempt from the federal mandate. And my Christmas shopping, except for trifle ingredients, is done. Ha, ducked that nicely!
Which is exactly why I’m now posting my 2012 Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels (in no particular order):
- Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones
- Gisborne: Book of Pawns by Prue Batten
- Marching With Caesar by R.W. Peake
- Destinies by Karleene Marrow
- How Angels Die by David-Michael Harding
- Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
- The Monmouth Summer by Tim Vicary
- The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner
- Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat
- Oleanna by Julie K. Rose
I sincerely wish you all a Merry Christmas and health, happiness and prosperity in 2013. You made Darlene Elizabeth Williams HF Reviews the success it enjoyed in 2012 and I look forward to sharing 2013 with the amazing people I met this year.
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Form books just recently finished2013-01-14 12:55:55 by Coppernob
I absolutely loved the Historical Fiction duo of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring up the Dead Bodies"
Mantel does such a good job of giving us Thomas Cromwell's point of view.
Just finished an unusual and surprisingly good japanese crime novel called "The Devotion of Suspect X" If you like a novel with an excellent sting in the tail I can strongly recommend it.
A couple of very british short stories (ok one is a book but is a very quick read)
An Uncommon Reader by Allan Bennet
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
They both scream quaint Englishisms and will give you a nice warm feeling inside that comes...
Oh a few others!2003-12-28 23:00:27 by teatime
There's one called Nellie Bly about the woman reporter...not really fiction (just as Little House isn't really historical fiction...more autobiography)...but it's short and interesting. All of a Kind Family may count as historical fiction, it really isn't about a war or a great historical event, but it is a very excellent view of life 1in NYC in the early century...great series of books! It's not historical fiction, but a true story, but for general reading, the book One Thousand Paper Cranes; The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue is a great one.
Oh, another: Snow Treasure (WWII---about kids who save gold from Nazi discovery for Norway)
The House of Sixty Fathers is a good one
News From Paraguay2005-01-06 18:06:35 by oneofeach
The National Book Award winner by Lily Tuck. Pretty interesting, especially if you - like me - enjoy South American history. (historical fiction to be exact).
This is another one of those books that manages to describe the most horrible events in the most matter-of-fact, even genteel terms, that it reminds you of how life for so many people is short, mean, and brutal.
B's2010-01-26 14:01:36 by BBUK
1) What are you reading at present? Victorian Cemeteries,a short history of cemeteries and what we find in them
2) How often do you give up reading a book before you get to the end? Only if it's boring or badly written. Doesn't happen too often,mostly with fiction from the library
3) Do you borrow from a library often? Yes,usually have a couple of books out
4) What genre of book do you most enjoy reading - travel writing,romance,horror,sci-fi or what? Travel writing,historical mysteries i.e. set in the past,queer history and queer biographies