Historical fiction worth reading
A list of historical fiction genre books I've read that rate at least a 3 star
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 843,140 ratings
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,216,779 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,374,835 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,433,530 ratings
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 203 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 723,583 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 214 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 206 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 338,538 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 647,565 ratings
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 150 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 333 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 378,390 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 220 ratings
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 344,156 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 188,371 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 378,035 ratings
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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 60 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 383,345 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,159,226 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 483,336 ratings
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 70 ratings
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 76 ratings
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 104 ratings
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4.91 of 5 stars 4.91 avg rating — 32 ratings
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 43 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 159,264 ratings
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 39 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 790,069 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 162,387 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 941,999 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 111,572 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 862,235 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 324,283 ratings
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 19 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 32,387 ratings
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 90,114 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 9,323 ratings
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 43,739 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 122,491 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 93,679 ratings
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 14,278 ratings
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 129,963 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 493,314 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 191,765 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6,484 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 59,918 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 389,466 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 14,254 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 39,265 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 414,676 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 44 ratings
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 67 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 992,715 ratings
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 63 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 452,298 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 176,240 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 239,631 ratings
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 781 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,917 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 50,362 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 24,355 ratings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 130,326 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 343,654 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 12,957 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 60,353 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 61,623 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 168,248 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 81,414 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 55,157 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 25,780 ratings
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 62 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 13,163 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,633 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 7,482 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 93,519 ratings
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4.82 of 5 stars 4.82 avg rating — 39 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 142,277 ratings
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 522 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,478 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 65,045 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 11,297 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 41,566 ratings
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 6,549 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 62,731 ratings
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4.59 of 5 stars 4.59 avg rating — 83 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 39,526 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 217,613 ratings
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 45 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 374,351 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 5,122 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 218,252 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 220,106 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 189,250 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 132,734 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 217 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 12,379 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6,467 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 158 ratings
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message 10: by Kara (new)

Kara Skye Smith I like the name of this list! Good choices so far, but there are so many more of them! Can we add?


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Some of the books on this list are not historical fiction. E.g.: Watership Down (fantasy) and Dracula (gothic fiction, horror).


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne I agree. Richard. Some are fantasy, horror, etc.


message 7: by Caz (new)

Caz I agree - this list needs a good weeding!


message 6: by Misfit (new)

Misfit The Royal Kidnapping removed. Not historical fiction. Question- Great Expectations is HF?


message 5: by Caz (new)

Caz Misfit wrote: "The Royal Kidnapping removed. Not historical fiction. Question- Great Expectations is HF?"

How can it be? When Dickens wrote it, he set it in more or less his own time, so it's a "contemporary" in relation to him!


message 4: by Misfit (new)

Misfit That was my thought. I see Mark Twain on the list.


message 3: by Caz (new)

Caz Misfit wrote: "That was my thought. I see Mark Twain on the list."

*sigh* These people obviously need to learn that the definition of "historical" is NOT "something written before I was born."


message 2: by Misfit (new)

Misfit We can only try. I wish the list creator would chime in.


message 1: by Danish (new)

Danish Rabbani the books are really great i appriciate the writers of the book

great books


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