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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
286 books — 238 voters
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet MarillierSon of the Shadows by Juliet MarillierHeart's Blood by Juliet MarillierWildwood Dancing by Juliet MarillierChild of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
Best Book By Juliet Marillier
20 books — 236 voters

The Last Kingdom by Bernard CornwellThe Pale Horseman by Bernard CornwellLords of the North by Bernard CornwellThe Burning Land by Bernard CornwellSword Song by Bernard Cornwell
Viking Historical Fiction
113 books — 202 voters

Rules of Civility by Amor TowlesTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Angels' Share by James Markert
Best 1930s Historical Fiction
87 books — 184 voters
The Woman in Black by Susan HillThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldThe Little Stranger by Sarah WatersThis House is Haunted by John BoyneAn Inquiry Into Love and Death by Simone St. James
Historical Ghost Fiction
135 books — 181 voters

The Angels' Share by James MarkertFlashman by George MacDonald FraserThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettAll Things Bright and Strange by James MarkertThe Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Historical Fiction that GUYS like, too!
301 books — 167 voters
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne BlankmanA Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnisManners & Mutiny by Gail CarrigerA Cold Legacy by Megan ShepherdLion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
YA Historical Fiction of 2015
78 books — 164 voters

Unconditional by Tanya EavensonThe Jewel Trilogy by Hallee BridgemanGreater Than Rubies by Hallee BridgemanSapphire Ice by Hallee BridgemanEmerald Fire by Hallee Bridgeman
Amazing Books! (Mostly Christian)
286 books — 164 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryThe Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
Best Books by Philippa Gregory
27 books — 162 voters

Heroika 1 by Janet E. MorrisThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeDaughter of the Forest by Juliet MarillierHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Historical Fantasy
280 books — 162 voters

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie DickersonThe Fairest Beauty by Melanie DickersonThe Healer's Apprentice by Melanie DickersonThe Captive Maiden by Melanie DickersonWaterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Christian Medieval Reads
208 books — 157 voters
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettKatherine by Anya SetonWolf Hall by Hilary MantelWorld Without End by Ken FollettThe Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
History through Novels: England/UK
221 books — 149 voters

The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardDeception Peak by Dianne Lynn Gardner
Best YA Guy Reads
333 books — 148 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareLegend by Marie LuThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanDivergent by Veronica Roth
Best Series: Trilogies
299 books — 147 voters

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFeversPrisoner of Night and Fog by Anne BlankmanThe Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane NickersonThe Falconer by Elizabeth MayA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
YA Historical Fiction of 2014
74 books — 142 voters

A Beautiful Mess by T.K. LeighThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsBeloved Sacrifice by Lorraine CareyDivergent by Veronica RothCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
YA incredible reads
196 books — 137 voters
The Dark Days Club by Alison GoodmanThese Vicious Masks by Tarun ShankerMy Lady Jane by Cynthia HandSalt to the Sea by Ruta SepetysThe Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
YA Historical Fiction of 2016
54 books — 134 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsOne is a Promise by Pam GodwinMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsBeg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott
Best Triangles
62 books — 119 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret GeorgeThe Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Royal Fiction
294 books — 117 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroTaking Chances by Christina PaulJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëMaisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Read in place of watching Downton Abbey
230 books — 112 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryBlood on the Snow by David        CookThe White Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Red Queen by Philippa GregoryThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
Amazing Historical Fiction
333 books — 110 voters

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