Historical Fiction Book Lists

The Secret of Excalibur by Sahara FoleyHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingNo More Heroes by Nicholas ChapmanKushiel's Dart by Jacqueline CareyStorm Front by Jim Butcher
Best Crossover Books
85 books — 32 voters

The Woman In Black by Susan HillThe Little Stranger by Sarah WatersThis House is Haunted by John BoyneThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldThe Seance by John Harwood
Historical Ghost Fiction
88 books — 31 voters
Blood on the Snow by David        CookA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranThe Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska OrczyScaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Fiction Set During French Revolution
21 books — 28 voters

The Sunne in Splendour - A Novel of Richard III by Sharon Kay PenmanThe Daughter of Time by Josephine TeyThe Seventh Son by Reay TannahillThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
Richard III and The War of the Roses
51 books — 27 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 ZusakHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Non-England historical fiction
326 books — 21 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelBring Up the Bodies by Hilary MantelInnocent Traitor by Alison WeirDissolution by C.J. SansomSovereign by C.J. Sansom
Tudor Fiction
76 books — 19 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
50 books — 19 voters

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay PenmanKatherine by Anya SetonFalls the Shadow by Sharon Kay PenmanHere be Dragons by Sharon Kay PenmanEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
38 books — 15 voters

Fingersmith by Sarah WatersThe Asylum by John HarwoodThe Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsDracula by Bram StokerTen Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly
Victorian Asylums
37 books — 15 voters
The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer AshleyWhen He Was Wicked by Julia QuinnSlightly Dangerous by Mary BaloghRomancing the Countess by Ashley MarchWicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
Historical Widows
89 books — 14 voters

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen CushmanCode Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinTsarina by J. Nelle PatrickCall To Crusade by Tom VetterEastland by Marian Manseau Cheatham
*YA Historical Fiction*
45 books — 9 voters

Shinigami Eyes by Cheree SmithYokaiden 1 by Nina MatsumotoNura by Hiroshi ShiibashiYokai Doctor 1 by Yuki SatoThe Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
Fiction Novels Featuring Yokai
25 books — 5 voters
Strings Attached by Judy BlundellA Walk To Remember by Nicholas SparksOut of the Easy by Ruta SepetysThe Winds of Heaven by Judith ClarkeMister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
YA set in the 1950s
67 books — 5 voters

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer  McGowanThe King's Rose by Alisa M. LibbyJust a Girl by Jane CaroVenom by Fiona PaulThe Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
Young Adult Renaissance
74 books — 4 voters
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary HooperDeadly by Julie ChibbaroIn the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat WintersA Death-Struck Year by Makiia LucierBreathing Room by Marsha Hayles
YA & Middle Grade Epidemics
81 books — 4 voters

March by Geraldine  BrooksThe Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNeesThe Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacCollLittle Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-LogstedThe Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly
Louisa May Alcott in Fiction
39 books — 4 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

The Usborne Book of Living Long Ago by Helen EdomAbraham Lincoln by Ingri d'AulaireThee, Hannah! by Marguerite de AngeliOx-Cart Man by Donald HallHow Children Lived   A First Book of History by Chris Rice
Picture Books About "The Olden Days"
58 books — 3 voters
A Northern Light by Jennifer DonnellyA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs WallerThe Cure for Dreaming by Cat WintersForgiven by Janet FoxThe Dark Between by Sonia Gensler
YA set in the 1900s
12 books — 3 voters

The Wandering Prince (Stuart Saga, #4) by Jean PlaidyThe King's Favorite by Susan Holloway ScottMary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret GeorgeThe Royal Road to Fotheringhay (Stuart Saga, #1) by Jean PlaidyThe Captive Queen of Scots (Stuart Saga, #2) by Jean Plaidy
House of Stuart
41 books — 3 voters

The House at Riverton by Kate MortonLady's Maid by Margaret ForsterDeath of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa ArlenCinders & Sapphires by Leila RasheedMary Reilly by Valerie Martin
49 books — 1 voter

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