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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2789 times as historical)
avg rating 4.35 — 1,637,868 ratings — published 2005
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Outlander (Outlander, #1) Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by (shelved 2306 times as historical)
avg rating 4.18 — 674,610 ratings — published 1991
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1600 times as historical)
avg rating 4.45 — 1,707,037 ratings — published 2009
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Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1563 times as historical)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,654,385 ratings — published 1997
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1553 times as historical)
avg rating 4.08 — 2,276,563 ratings — published 1947
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 1509 times as historical)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,346,337 ratings — published 1813
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The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1) The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
by (shelved 1333 times as historical)
avg rating 4.28 — 597,598 ratings — published 1989
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 1121 times as historical)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,183,094 ratings — published 1936
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 1088 times as historical)
avg rating 4.24 — 3,563,699 ratings — published 1960
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1057 times as historical)
avg rating 4.30 — 669,522 ratings — published 2014
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Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
by (shelved 1049 times as historical)
avg rating 4.07 — 126,798 ratings — published 2012
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Voyager (Outlander, #3) Voyager (Outlander, #3)
by (shelved 936 times as historical)
avg rating 4.36 — 186,324 ratings — published 1993
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The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
by (shelved 918 times as historical)
avg rating 4.12 — 77,763 ratings — published 2000
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 914 times as historical)
avg rating 4.28 — 794,328 ratings — published 1958
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Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3)
by (shelved 892 times as historical)
avg rating 4.27 — 44,677 ratings — published 2006
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 879 times as historical)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,479,084 ratings — published 1847
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Girl With a Pearl Earring Girl With a Pearl Earring (Paperback)
by (shelved 868 times as historical)
avg rating 3.83 — 556,381 ratings — published 1999
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A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
by (shelved 860 times as historical)
avg rating 3.79 — 308,538 ratings — published 2003
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Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
by (shelved 797 times as historical)
avg rating 3.83 — 173,603 ratings — published 2009
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Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
by (shelved 793 times as historical)
avg rating 3.93 — 168,001 ratings — published 2012
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Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)
by (shelved 775 times as historical)
avg rating 4.33 — 157,788 ratings — published 1996
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Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1)
by (shelved 769 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 71,041 ratings — published 2007
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Hardcover)
by (shelved 762 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 387,151 ratings — published 2006
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Between Shades of Gray Between Shades of Gray (Hardcover)
by (shelved 758 times as historical)
avg rating 4.33 — 176,902 ratings — published 2011
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The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1) The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)
by (shelved 749 times as historical)
avg rating 3.88 — 179,318 ratings — published 2009
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 741 times as historical)
avg rating 3.87 — 3,045,071 ratings — published 1925
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 741 times as historical)
avg rating 4.01 — 1,421,196 ratings — published 1868
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Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1)
by (shelved 737 times as historical)
avg rating 4.05 — 42,524 ratings — published 2004
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Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1) Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1)
by (shelved 727 times as historical)
avg rating 4.08 — 40,798 ratings — published 2010
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Number the Stars Number the Stars (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 725 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 403,398 ratings — published 1989
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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1) The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1)
by (shelved 715 times as historical)
avg rating 4.06 — 32,544 ratings — published 2009
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The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2)
by (shelved 686 times as historical)
avg rating 4.19 — 40,289 ratings — published 2000
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The Red Tent The Red Tent (Hardcover)
by (shelved 679 times as historical)
avg rating 4.15 — 522,523 ratings — published 1997
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It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)
by (shelved 673 times as historical)
avg rating 4.16 — 35,857 ratings — published 2005
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The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1) The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
by (shelved 672 times as historical)
avg rating 3.87 — 201,877 ratings — published 2005
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Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
by (shelved 667 times as historical)
avg rating 4.21 — 36,341 ratings — published 2002
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The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
by (shelved 660 times as historical)
avg rating 4.25 — 143,900 ratings — published 2001
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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
by (shelved 635 times as historical)
avg rating 4.33 — 746,201 ratings — published 2010
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Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
by (shelved 630 times as historical)
avg rating 4.05 — 960,268 ratings — published 1811
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The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Paperback)
by (shelved 629 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 278,504 ratings — published 1980
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A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)
by (shelved 622 times as historical)
avg rating 3.94 — 35,551 ratings — published 2012
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The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1) The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1)
by (shelved 604 times as historical)
avg rating 4.28 — 51,167 ratings — published 1989
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Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3) Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3)
by (shelved 601 times as historical)
avg rating 4.13 — 24,447 ratings — published 1995
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Sarah's Key Sarah's Key (Hardcover)
by (shelved 601 times as historical)
avg rating 4.13 — 410,642 ratings — published 2006
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World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
by (shelved 594 times as historical)
avg rating 4.21 — 171,655 ratings — published 2007
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Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3)
by (shelved 582 times as historical)
avg rating 4.17 — 26,925 ratings — published 2009
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The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
by (shelved 578 times as historical)
avg rating 3.96 — 130,421 ratings — published 2012
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Atonement Atonement (Paperback)
by (shelved 576 times as historical)
avg rating 3.86 — 491,507 ratings — published 2001
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The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
World War II Fiction
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The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
Well-Written Holocaust Books
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Lauren Willig
“Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for.”
Lauren Willig, The Masque of the Black Tulip

Amor Towles
“In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

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