Historical Fiction Book Lists

No More Heroes by Nicholas ChapmanHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Meat Market by James ChalkKushiel's Dart by Jacqueline CareyHidden Doors, Secret Rooms by Jamie Eubanks
Best Crossover Books
44 books — 21 voters

A Rose for Lancaster by Christine Elaine BlackWolf Hall by Hilary MantelBring Up the Bodies by Hilary MantelInnocent Traitor by Alison WeirDissolution by C.J. Sansom
Tudor Fiction
75 books — 18 voters
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryBring Up the Bodies by Hilary MantelThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Autobiography Of Henry VIII by Margaret George
Fiction Set in 16th Century
46 books — 17 voters

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska OrczyMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensScaramouche by Rafael SabatiniThe Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
Fiction Set During French Revolution
14 books — 15 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGirl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakI, Claudius by Robert Graves
Non-England historical fiction
140 books — 15 voters

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen CushmanTsarina by J. Nelle PatrickQueen of Someday by Sherry D. FicklinQueen's Own Fool by Jane YolenEastland by Marian Manseau Cheatham
*YA Historical Fiction*
45 books — 9 voters
The Woman in Black by Susan HillThis House is Haunted by John BoyneThe Little Stranger by Sarah WatersThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldThe Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
Historical Ghost Fiction
67 books — 7 voters

Risking Exposure by Jeanne MoranEastland by Marian Manseau CheathamThe Royal Kidnapping by J. Jack BergeronInto The Unknown by Lorna PeelPast Caring by Robert Goddard
20th Century Historical Novels
38 books — 7 voters
Slightly Dangerous by Mary BaloghWicked Intentions by Elizabeth HoytWhen He Was Wicked by Julia QuinnSaving Grace by Julie GarwoodScandal by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Widows
86 books — 7 voters

Belle Cora by Phillip MarguliesWildthorn by Jane EaglandCorsets & Crossbones by Heather C. MyersTaboo by Jess MichaelsJane Eyre Laid Bare by Eve Sinclair
Corsets on the Cover
42 books — 6 voters
Fingersmith by Sarah WatersThe Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsTen Days in a Mad-House by Nellie BlyThe Asylum by John HarwoodThe Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace
Victorian Asylums
31 books — 6 voters

Angels and Insects by A.S. ByattThe Bostonians by Henry JamesThe Seance by John HarwoodThe Dark Between by Sonia GenslerAffinity by Sarah Waters
Victorian Spiritualism Fiction
80 books — 5 voters
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel  HarrisCity of Masks by Mary HoffmanCity of Swords by Mary HoffmanCity of Ships by Mary HoffmanCity of Flowers by Mary Hoffman
YA Historical Fiction set in Italy
76 books — 4 voters

The Wandering Prince (Stuart Saga, #4) by Jean PlaidyThe Royal Road to Fotheringhay (Stuart Saga, #1) by Jean PlaidyMary Queen of Scotland & The Isles by Margaret GeorgeThe King's Favorite by Susan Holloway ScottHis Last Mistress by Andrea Zuvich
House of Stuart
41 books — 3 voters

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. LeeJahanara by Kathryn LaskyThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellShiva's Fire by Suzanne Fisher StaplesShabanu by Suzanne Fisher Staples
YA Asian Historical Fiction
26 books — 3 voters
A Cold Legacy by Megan ShepherdOf Monsters and Madness by Jessica VerdayThe Fall by Bethany GriffinThe House of Dead Maids by Clare B. DunkleAlways, Forever by Nancy Ohlin
YA Gothic Retellings
71 books — 2 voters

At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary HooperThe Grave by James HeneghanIn the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat WintersFever 1793 by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Great Plague by Pamela Oldfield
YA & MG Epidemics
73 books — 2 voters
Mrs. De Winter by Susan HillRebecca's Tale by Sally BeaumanAlways, Forever by Nancy OhlinThe Killing of Kayla Sloane by Kim HarringtonFrost by Marianna Baer
Rebecca Retellings
9 books — 1 voter

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