History Book Lists

Sorrow's Point by Danielle DeVorInsurgent by Veronica RothThe Replacement by Brenna YovanoffClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Haunting and Spine-Chilling Covers
260 books — 176 voters
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska OrczyMarie Antoinette by Antonia FraserMadame Tussaud by Michelle MoranA Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
The French Revolution
133 books — 160 voters

It Lives in The Basement by Sahara FoleyDebt and Defiance by Honor Amelia DawsonA Book about Absolutely Nothing. by I.M. NobodyTracing the Contours by Honor Amelia DawsonRenatus by John A.   Saunders
Anything You Really Liked
492 books — 117 voters
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondNight by Elie WieselThe Syrian Virgin by Zack LoveTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George Orwell
Best Horizon Expanding Books
157 books — 109 voters

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom WolfeThe Help by Kathryn Stockett11/22/63 by Stephen KingGo Ask Alice by Beatrice SparksThe Manson File by Nikolas Schreck
Best Novels about the 1960s
107 books — 108 voters
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel PoolA Distant Mirror by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Wars of the Roses by Alison WeirGeorgiana by Amanda ForemanEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
British History
387 books — 101 voters

A Night to Remember by Walter LordTitanic by Don LynchThe Night Lives On by Walter LordVoyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson WhiteThe Discovery of the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard
Best Titanic Books
98 books — 98 voters

Moloka'i by Alan BrennertLiquid Comfort - A Surf Story by Cheryl Lee PetroUnfamiliar Fishes by Sarah VowellThe Islands at the End of the World by Austin AslanBlu's Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
All Things Hawaiian
201 books — 91 voters
1984 by George OrwellGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondLies My Teacher Told Me by James W. LoewenA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
The Best Social Studies Library List
136 books — 90 voters

Magic America by C.E. MedfordDivergent by Veronica RothThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Di... by Jonas JonassonThe Humans by Matt Haig
Novels for the Wanderer
79 books — 71 voters

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John PiperThe Cross of Christ by John R.W. StottThe Challenge of Jesus by N.T. WrightThe Passion of Jesus Christ by John PiperThe Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Books About Jesus
127 books — 65 voters
Marie Antoinette by Kathryn LaskyBecoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet GreyAbundance by Sena Jeter NaslundThe Bad Queen by Carolyn MeyerMadame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Marie-Antoinette in Fiction
45 books — 63 voters

Homage to Catalonia by George OrwellFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayThe Assassin's Mark by David EbsworthThe Battle for Spain by Antony BeevorWinter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
The Spanish Civil War
105 books — 57 voters
Blood Royal by Eric JagerThe Wars of the Roses by Dan JonesIsabella by Kirstin DowneyThe Rise of the Tudors by Chris SkidmoreTwilight of the Belle Epoque by Mary McAuliffe
History Books 2014
167 books — 56 voters

Wild Swans by Jung ChangChina by Tom  CarterT'ai chi ch'uan. Wisdom in Action by Stewart McFarlaneUnsavory Elements by Tom  CarterThe Warning Voice by Cao Xueqin
Best books to read about China
90 books — 53 voters
The Trigger by Tim ButcherThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Price of Glory by Alistair HorneDreadnought by Robert K. MassieThe First World War by John Keegan
Military History of the First World War
157 books — 53 voters

Jesus, Interrupted by Bart D. EhrmanMisquoting Jesus by Bart D. EhrmanThe Jesus Puzzle by Earl DohertyThe Challenge of Jesus by N.T. WrightNot the Impossible Faith by Richard Carrier
Best Historical Jesus Books
87 books — 50 voters
Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Russian Social History
152 books — 50 voters

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter RodneyThey Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van SertimaKing Leopold's Ghost by Adam HochschildDestruction of Black Civilization by Chancellor WilliamsPrecolonial Black Africa by Cheikh Anta Diop
Africa - Nonfiction
63 books — 45 voters
Fire from Heaven by Mary RenaultThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultAlexander the Great by Robin Lane FoxChild of a Dream by Valerio Massimo ManfrediThe Life of Alexander the Great by Plutarch
Alexander the Great
102 books — 45 voters

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