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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WilderAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Best Children's Historical Fiction
606 books — 642 voters
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeThe Godfather by Mario PuzoOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezRoots by Alex Haley
Family Saga
491 books — 628 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakOrlando by Virginia WoolfThe Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Literary Historical Fiction
440 books — 579 voters

The Earl Takes All by Lorraine HeathBecause of Miss Bridgerton by Julia QuinnMarrying Winterborne by Lisa KleypasThe Study of Seduction by Sabrina JeffriesOnly Beloved by Mary Balogh
2016 Historical Romance
285 books — 568 voters
The Secret Language of Stones by M.J. RoseAmerica's First Daughter by Stephanie DrayFall of Poppies by Heather  WebbThe Vatican Princess by C.W. GortnerThe Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
Historical Fiction 2016
264 books — 562 voters

The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen CorasantiMornings in Jenin by Susan AbulhawaGaza Writes Back by Refaat AlareerFast Times in Palestine by Pamela J. OlsonThe Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé
Books on the Israel Palestine Conflict
215 books — 555 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Books That Have Made An Impression
556 books — 537 voters

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry LoganRoots by Alex Haley
Best Family Sagas
344 books — 424 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Help by Kathryn StockettTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniPhenomena by Susan Tarr
Historical fiction worth reading
908 books — 380 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Best Novels in Female Perspective
511 books — 373 voters
The Egyptian by Mika WaltariFlow Down Like Silver by Ki LongfellowRiver God by Wilbur SmithNefertiti by Michelle MoranThe Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Best Egyptian Historical Fiction
139 books — 348 voters

The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultAt Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'NeillAs Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCannThe Charioteer by Mary Renault
Best Gay Historical Fiction
237 books — 323 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAgainst The Tide by John F. HanleyThe Last Boat by John F. HanleyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
Best 1940s Historical Fiction
209 books — 316 voters

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa KleypasNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLeanMarried By Morning by Lisa KleypasTen Things I Love About You by Julia QuinnTen Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean
Historical Romances of 2010
97 books — 309 voters
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
Best Books to Make into a PBS Series
251 books — 305 voters

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsDoctor Zhivago by Boris PasternakWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Historical Fiction: Russia
176 books — 298 voters
Outlander by Diana GabaldonPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellHere be Dragons by Sharon Kay PenmanThe Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
Hunks in History
184 books — 278 voters

The Help by Kathryn StockettNobody Loves a Bigfoot Like a Bigfoot Babe by Simon OkillMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Changeling by Christopher  ShieldsWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   Rose
Favorite Fiction
325 books — 244 voters

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