Historical Fiction Book Lists

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnimal Farm by George Orwell1984 by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Top 100 Books to Read Before College
261 books — 163 voters
Courage by Robert    CarterMaster and Commander by Patrick O'BrianPost Captain by Patrick O'BrianH.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'BrianHornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester
Historical Naval Fiction
115 books — 92 voters

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienHis Dark Materials by Philip PullmanThe Forsyte Saga by John GalsworthyThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Best Literary Trilogies
182 books — 91 voters
Taking Chances by Christina PaulPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Read in place of watching Downton Abbey
141 books — 84 voters

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryWives of Henry VIII by Antonia FraserThe Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Henry's Six Wives
77 books — 72 voters
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. ValenteThe Phantom Tollbooth by Norton JusterThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienA World of Verse by Christopher  ShieldsThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Books that Love Words
60 books — 72 voters

Blood on the Snow by David        CookPerfume by Patrick SüskindThe Jacobites' Apprentice by David EbsworthThe Black Dragons by Richard A. Hackett Jr.The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan
Best 1700s Historical Fiction
59 books — 70 voters
Alice of the Rocks by E. GrazianiRuby Red by Kerstin GierSapphire Blue by Kerstin GierEmerald Green by Kerstin GierMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
YA Time Travel Romance
67 books — 57 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsBear of a Storm by Sahara FoleyCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsWhy Not-World by Alexei Maxim Russell
best random fiction books ever
67 books — 38 voters

The Game of Kings by Dorothy DunnettLife After Life by Kate AtkinsonAtonement by Ian McEwanQueens' Play by Dorothy DunnettBy the Sword by Christian Kachel
Best Historical Fiction (Literary)
78 books — 31 voters
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueMan in the Blue Moon by Michael  MorrisLambs of Men by Charles Dodd WhiteDoctor Zhivago by Boris PasternakThe Cider House Rules by John Irving
Best 1900s Historical Fiction
48 books — 29 voters

Pan Wołodyjowski by Henryk SienkiewiczThe Teutonic Knights by Henryk SienkiewiczSchindler's List by Thomas KeneallyPoland by James A. MichenerThe Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff
Historical Fiction: Poland
53 books — 28 voters
Affinity by Sarah WatersThe Seance by John HarwoodThings Half in Shadow by Alan FinnThe House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine HoweThe Dark Between by Sonia Gensler
Victorian Spiritualism Fiction
98 books — 27 voters

Number the Stars by Lois LowryWhen Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith KerrMeet Molly by Valerie TrippThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneThe Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
Children's Books on World War II
56 books — 26 voters
Edna in the Desert by Maddy LedermanFrom the Dark to the Dawn by Alicia A. WillisStealing the Preacher by Karen WitemeyerA Heart for Grace by Bethany LargentThe Messenger by Siri Mitchell
Highly Recommended Christian Novels
43 books — 25 voters

Secrets of the Realm by Bev StoutThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AviBloody Jack by L.A. MeyerPirates! by Celia ReesARRGH! by Stacey R. Campbell
Seafaring Middle Graders
59 books — 25 voters
The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraThe Alienist by Caleb CarrLily's Leap by Téa CooperL'Immortalite by T.R. HeinanNorth and South by John Jakes
19th Century Historical Fiction
56 books — 24 voters

Why Not-World by Alexei Maxim RussellThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryWatership Down by Richard AdamsThe Dry by Rebecca NolenThe Case of the Wayward Fae by H.L.  Stephens
Best Books to Allay Boredom
34 books — 22 voters

The Arrow by Monica McCartyHighland Outlaw by Monica McCartyIn the Shadow of Midnight by Marsha CanhamThrough a Dark Mist by Marsha CanhamSaving Grace by Julie Garwood
Archers in Romance and Urban Fantasy
25 books — 19 voters
Things Half in Shadow by Alan FinnThe Night Circus by Erin MorgensternHaunted Tree by Scott Robert SchellerBorn of Illusion by Teri BrownThe Prestige by Christopher Priest
Magicians in Historical Fiction
25 books — 14 voters

Witch Child by Celia ReesThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareThe Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine HoweThe Minister's Daughter by Julie HearnI, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé
Witch Hunts in Historical Fiction
85 books — 12 voters
Marie Antoinette by Kathryn LaskyFlaunting, Extravagant Queen by Jean PlaidyMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranAbundance by Sena Jeter NaslundBecoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
Novels About Marie-Antoinette
18 books — 12 voters

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