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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.38 — 1,984,237 ratings — published 2005
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Outlander (Outlander, #1) Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by (shelved 3408 times as historical)
avg rating 4.23 — 883,392 ratings — published 1991
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2715 times as historical)
avg rating 4.32 — 1,145,045 ratings — published 2014
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 2394 times as historical)
avg rating 4.27 — 3,255,545 ratings — published 1813
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 2323 times as historical)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,971,408 ratings — published 1947
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Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 2237 times as historical)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,786,355 ratings — published 1997
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2228 times as historical)
avg rating 4.46 — 2,298,146 ratings — published 2009
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The Song of Achilles The Song of Achilles (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1938 times as historical)
avg rating 4.40 — 379,407 ratings — published 2011
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The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
by (shelved 1936 times as historical)
avg rating 3.86 — 201,954 ratings — published 2000
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The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
by (shelved 1898 times as historical)
avg rating 4.32 — 679,927 ratings — published 1989
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 1886 times as historical)
avg rating 4.28 — 4,836,684 ratings — published 1960
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The Nightingale The Nightingale (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1861 times as historical)
avg rating 4.57 — 809,624 ratings — published 2015
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
by (shelved 1784 times as historical)
avg rating 4.07 — 107,882 ratings — published 2017
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Paperback)
by (shelved 1684 times as historical)
avg rating 4.17 — 651,318 ratings — published 2008
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The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9) The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
by (shelved 1656 times as historical)
avg rating 4.06 — 469,858 ratings — published 2001
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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
by (shelved 1653 times as historical)
avg rating 4.32 — 304,236 ratings — published 1992
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Code Name Verity Code Name Verity (Paperback)
by (shelved 1536 times as historical)
avg rating 4.01 — 105,631 ratings — published 2012
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1511 times as historical)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,113,967 ratings — published 1936
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Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3)
by (shelved 1492 times as historical)
avg rating 4.24 — 64,912 ratings — published 2006
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 1462 times as historical)
avg rating 4.34 — 1,032,093 ratings — published 1956
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The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2)
by (shelved 1456 times as historical)
avg rating 4.08 — 130,146 ratings — published 2000
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1414 times as historical)
avg rating 4.15 — 584,920 ratings — published 2006
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 1373 times as historical)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,726,570 ratings — published 1846
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Voyager (Outlander, #3) Voyager (Outlander, #3)
by (shelved 1362 times as historical)
avg rating 4.37 — 272,058 ratings — published 1993
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Between Shades of Gray Between Shades of Gray (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1348 times as historical)
avg rating 4.35 — 183,504 ratings — published 2011
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Salt to the Sea Salt to the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1309 times as historical)
avg rating 4.33 — 143,400 ratings — published 2016
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 1256 times as historical)
avg rating 3.93 — 4,052,667 ratings — published 1925
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Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
by (shelved 1255 times as historical)
avg rating 4.06 — 98,994 ratings — published 2002
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Water for Elephants Water for Elephants (Paperback)
by (shelved 1252 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,441,592 ratings — published 2006
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Little Women Little Women (Paperback)
by (shelved 1249 times as historical)
avg rating 4.10 — 1,787,129 ratings — published 1880
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Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1)
by (shelved 1243 times as historical)
avg rating 4.05 — 58,129 ratings — published 2004
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Wolf Hall Wolf Hall (Paperback)
by (shelved 1220 times as historical)
avg rating 3.87 — 183,565 ratings — published 2009
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Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1)
by (shelved 1205 times as historical)
avg rating 4.08 — 62,119 ratings — published 2007
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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1) The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1)
by (shelved 1150 times as historical)
avg rating 4.05 — 32,132 ratings — published 2009
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An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3) An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3)
by (shelved 1145 times as historical)
avg rating 3.97 — 96,701 ratings — published 2001
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Girl with a Pearl Earring Girl with a Pearl Earring (Paperback)
by (shelved 1128 times as historical)
avg rating 3.90 — 654,456 ratings — published 1999
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Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)
by (shelved 1120 times as historical)
avg rating 4.32 — 220,316 ratings — published 1996
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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 1118 times as historical)
avg rating 4.09 — 42,955 ratings — published 2010
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Circe Circe (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1103 times as historical)
avg rating 4.26 — 467,185 ratings — published 2018
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Number the Stars Number the Stars (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1101 times as historical)
avg rating 4.15 — 480,292 ratings — published 1989
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The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
by (shelved 1088 times as historical)
avg rating 3.92 — 94,187 ratings — published 2012
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1) The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
by (shelved 1087 times as historical)
avg rating 4.26 — 573,972 ratings — published 2018
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A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
by (shelved 1087 times as historical)
avg rating 3.78 — 222,444 ratings — published 2003
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1079 times as historical)
avg rating 3.98 — 569,132 ratings — published 2003
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The Night Circus The Night Circus (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1078 times as historical)
avg rating 4.03 — 751,449 ratings — published 2011
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It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)
by (shelved 1075 times as historical)
avg rating 4.14 — 49,319 ratings — published 2005
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The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)
by (shelved 1074 times as historical)
avg rating 4.01 — 36,726 ratings — published 2017
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1071 times as historical)
avg rating 4.41 — 379,566 ratings — published 2017
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The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
by (shelved 1066 times as historical)
avg rating 4.27 — 508,423 ratings — published 2001
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 1052 times as historical)
avg rating 4.31 — 2,578,537 ratings — published 2003
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Ayn Rand
“The word "We" is as lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages.

What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom, if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?

But I am done with this creed of corruption.

I am done with the monster of "We," the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame.

And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride.

This god, this one word:

"I.”
Ayn Rand, Anthem

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Men call women faithless, changeable, and though they say it in jealousy of their own ever-threatened sexual honor, there is some truth in it. We can change our life, our being; no matter what our will is, we are changed. As the moon changes yet is one, so we are virgin, wife, mother, grandmother. For all their restlessness, men are who they are; once they put on the man's toga they will not change again; so they make a virtue of that rigidity and resist whatever might soften it and set them free.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia

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