Historical Fiction 2020

New historical fiction titles being released in 2020.
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364 books · 521 voters · list created August 20th, 2018 by Sarah (votes) .
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message 1: by Asteropê (last edited Jul 19, 2019 11:49PM) (new)

Asteropê Lost Autumn was previously published in 2019 as The True Story of Maddie Bright...not sure if it should be on the 2020 list or not if it was published already with a different title?


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Removed Lost Autumn and added to the 2019 list.

Also removed Children of the Stars as it was previously published in Spain in 2017.


message 3: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel Ballard Poisoned Jungle. The book is entered around the struggles of Vietnam combat medic Andy Parks both in the war and after he returns home. A 50 year character arc that explores the complex issues (e.g. survivor's guilt, moral injury) faced by veterans. It's worth your time.


message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn is there a new list like this one for 2021? I tried to search for one but didn't see it.


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah @Dawn - 2021 list is here and 2022 list is here.


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Castellano The Paris Library (#44) is 2021.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Removed The Paris Library and added to the 2021 list.


message 8: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @Sarah
In 2020 you removed a number of books that met the criteria of this Listopia...


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah What books are you referring to? AFAIK, I've only removed books that either were not published in 2020 (moved to 2021, or published prior to 2020), or books better suited to other lists (such as historical romance novels).


message 10: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 17, 2021 08:56AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Sarah
Books I'm referring to are, among others, Ten Things I Hate About the Duke, The Duke of Diamonds, The Highlander's Excellent Adventure. I noticed today and I've put them back on the list. Your remark 'such as historical romance novels' gives you no right to delete them, as they qualify both title and description (Historical Fiction 2020. New historical fiction titles being released in 2020)!


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah First, I want to note that my comment was in no way meant to denigrate romance novels (I'm actually a huge historical romance fan - I've read Dreaming of You and Devil in Winter more times than I can count).

That said, I do feel that romance is a very specific genre and it makes sense not to co-mingle those books with more general fiction. This list (and similar ones) would become very unwieldy if such books were included. I feel the reverse is true as well - lists focusing on romance novels would get diluted if any general fiction book containing romance elements (for example, The Nightingale) were included. Since the goal of lists is to help folks find books meeting their interests, I think it makes sense to target the definitions as narrowly as possible.

There are many more specific lists focusing on historical romances (for 2020 new releases, see here and here.

You're welcome to disagree, and you can definitely create your own list for a more broader range of books meeting this definition if you wish.


message 12: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 17, 2021 01:45PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Sarah wrote: "... This list (and similar ones) would become very unwieldy if such books were included. ......"

I see that you have removed the books I added (again). If you don't want historical romance novels on this Listopia, you should say so in the description!!!


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Appreciate the feedback. Given this has not been an issue on similar historical fiction lists, I don't think adding this disclaimer is necessary at this time. I'll definitely keep it mind going forward, and I absolutely welcome any feedback from other folks who vote on or use this list.


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