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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Best Westerns
935 books — 1,073 voters
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's by Truman CapoteExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of New York City
1,272 books — 1,042 voters

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersThe Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. KingThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearMistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Favorite Historical Mystery Series
833 books — 1,041 voters

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayRebel Angels by Libba BrayThe Sweet Far Thing by Libba BrayThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Teen Historical Novels
581 books — 1,014 voters
I, Claudius by Robert GravesThe First Man in Rome by Colleen McCulloughClaudius the God and His Wife Messalina by Robert GravesThe Twelve Caesars by SuetoniusPompeii by Robert   Harris
Best Books About Ancient Rome
623 books — 987 voters

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownThe Birth of Venus by Sarah DunantGirl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Art & Artists in Fiction
670 books — 981 voters
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterHowards End by E.M. Forster
Downton Abbey-esque Books
558 books — 978 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferAtonement by Ian McEwan
WWII Historic Fiction
873 books — 963 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,199 books — 931 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García MárquezThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeLike Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelFicciones by Jorge Luis Borges
Latino/Latina Fiction
597 books — 893 voters
America's First Daughter by Stephanie DrayThe Secret Language of Stones by M.J. RoseThe Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie BenjaminThe Vatican Princess by C.W. GortnerFall of Poppies by Heather  Webb
Historical Fiction 2016
315 books — 859 voters

The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonCold Mountain by Charles FrazierThe Civil War by Shelby Foote
Best American Civil War Books
779 books — 846 voters
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversScarlet by A.C. GaughenClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareCode Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
YA Historical Fiction 2012
138 books — 830 voters

The Orphan's Tale by Pam JenoffThe Alice Network by Kate QuinnThe Women in the Castle by Jessica ShattuckThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa SeeWe Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Historical Fiction 2017
308 books — 756 voters
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WilderAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Best Children's Historical Fiction
712 books — 741 voters

The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Lost Symbol by Dan BrownTimeline by Michael CrichtonInferno by Dan Brown
Treasure Hunter Thrillers
308 books — 726 voters
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloughThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeThe Godfather by Mario PuzoOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Family Saga
645 books — 719 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakOrlando by Virginia WoolfA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Literary Historical Fiction
501 books — 707 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryKatherine by Anya SetonForever Amber by Kathleen WinsorGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Best Books About Mistresses
383 books — 697 voters

Madame Tussaud by Michelle MoranLily of the Nile by Stephanie DrayElizabeth I by Margaret GeorgeThe Second Duchess by Elizabeth LoupasDaughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
Historical Fiction 2011
107 books — 659 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingDivergent by Veronica RothTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
All Sorts Favourites
813 books — 659 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Books That Have Made An Impression
819 books — 583 voters
The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeOutlander by Diana GabaldonMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Historical fiction with a dash of magic
265 books — 556 voters

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenOutlander by Diana GabaldonGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellShōgun by James ClavellThe Highlander by Zoe Saadia
Best historical fiction novels
784 books — 547 voters

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