Top Ten Tuesday:Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Historical Fiction.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by brokeandbookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______.

1.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

It’s impossible for me to talk about Historical Fiction without talking about my favourite book, The Book Thief. It’s beautiful, and amazing, and I’ll always recommend it.You need to read it.

2.The Luxe by Anna Godbesern

This is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s  set during the turn of the century, and it’s just basically  a bunch of perspectives as they deal with their love lives. It’s extremely addictive and the characters are great.If you’re looking for a lighter historical fiction, this one is great.

3.The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

The Storyteller is about a baker named Sage who strikes up a friendship with this old man. As their friendship grows,the man asks Sage to kill him. Sage refuses but the man confesses that he was a Nazi officer. Faced with the moral dilemma, Sage begins to wonder if she has the right to kill him. Like any Picoult book, it’s an amazing book about the moral decisions we must make,with amazing characters and the classic twist.

4.And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Hosseini is one of the the most talented authors I’ve ever read, and I think And The Mountains Echoed is my favourite.This book alternates between multiple perspectives over a long period of time, all around the world from Kabul to San Francisco. And The Mountains Echoed, is about family, love and loss that occur in so many different circumstances. It’s a beautiful story filled with a complex and intricate storyline, and unique and diverse characters.

5.The Lace Reader by Brumonia Barry

The Lace Reader is about a woman who can read the future in lace patterns. As she comes back to her hometown, she must face her tragic past. The setting of this story is very unique, and the whole story has a very whimsical air to it. This is another book where the plot twist will have you reeling.

6. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

This is about a german girl who’s very close to Adolf Hitler but then begins to think about how bad he is when she meets this journalist. It’s a really  original perspective and just a+. I need to get my hands on the sequel.7

7.Code Name verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity is about a female pilot and a female spy who become best friends. The story is soo good and the ending is really tragic. Elizabeth Wein is a fantastic author who really knows how to craft story.

 

Okay so i’m too tired to come up with 10 historical fiction novels so here’s my top 10 tuesday.Links yours down below!

 

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Hannah Recommends:Historical Fiction

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  1. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly 

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Revolution alternates between  present Paris, and a paris in the middle of a revolution. Revolution follows two girls Andi, and Alexandrine as their lives begin to intertwine despite the fact that they live almost two centuries apart. I really love this book , as I think it’s not only a good historical fiction book, but just a good book in general. There are some very important topics addressed such as substance abuse, and depression, while also being a very informative book about the French Revolution

2. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life tells the story of Ursula who is able to die but still live. Every time she dies, she goes back to the same moment  that made her die and she is able to  continue on her life. This book has such an unique concept, but it’s not the only thing going for it. It’s also a very character rich story, and  a very emotional one too. Life After Life takes place across two world wars, and it’s a really good read for people who are looking for a historical fiction novel that’s interesting and unique

3. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

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This is another book that has two timelines.One is in modern day Vermont where an Indian Burial ground is being expropriated to build a strip mall, the another in the 30s during a time where the Eugenics program was going strong. Like any Picoult Book, Second Glance is a character rich novel filled with lots of twists and turns. The historical subject was very unique, and I learnt a lot about something I knew very little of. Here’s my Review if you’d like to know more about this book.

4.11/22/63 by Stephen King

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11/22/63 is a time travel novel that explores the possibility of being able to stop the Kennedy Assignation. I love a good time travel novel, and this is one is one of the very best. This book is very slow burning and long. It takes quite awhile to get to the main part of the story. Above all this isn’t just a story about the prevention of Kennedy’s assassination. it’s much more than that, and features a large variety of story arc. I really love this book, and if you’re looking to  get into Stephen King, I’d recommend this one to you. It’s not scary, though it is a little gorey and it’s really good.

5.In The Shadows of BlackBirds by Cat Winters

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This book is  takes place during early  1900s in a time where the Spanish Influenza was a huge issue. It’s a very creepy, supernatural kind of books mixed with an awesome set of characters. There’s a lot of sides to this book and it’s really perfect for anyone whether you like mystery, paranormal,historical fiction or romance. It’s really interesting and I really think it’s worth the read.

So there you have it. Some historical fiction novels that I highly recommend and that I think a lot of people would enjoy.

Is there any ones that you think I should read? I’m always open to recommendations!