Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:25

Top 10 Tuesday (4). Historical fiction.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Top 10 historical fiction novels.
I really love this genre, so it won't be hard to find 10 books. This reminds me of the fact that I really need to read more books in this genre :) There are so many books I want to read.

I've used the 'popular historical fiction books' and 'historical fiction 2011' lists on Goodreads as a reference.

1. I'm repeating myself over and over again, but that has to be Markus Zusak - The book thief.
2. Philippa Gregory - The other Boleyn girl. I'm fascinated by The Tudor period. This book was fantastic! I really like Gregory's writing style.
3. Diana Gabaldon - Outlander. Unfortunately, I never read the whole serie. I stopped at the third book, but I'm definitely going to read the others. This is a story about a girl from our time, who get's sucked into the past. And there she falls in love with someone.. Drama? Yes, because right here, she's already married.
4. Philippa Gregory - The Boleyn inheritance.
5. Philippa Gregory - The queen's fool.
6. Ruta Sepetys - Between shades of Gray. Lina is transported to a cold work camp in Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions. It's such a beautiful story.
7. Diana Gabaldon - Dragonfly in Amber. Part 2 in The Outlander serie.
8. William Shakespeare - Romeo & Juliet. Ofcourse!
9. Alexandra Monir - Timeless.
10. Diana Gabaldon - Voyager. Part 3 in The Outlander serie.

So, tell me, what's your list? And if you don't make a list, what are some of your favorite historical fiction books?

Have a nice day!

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Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.


  1. Philippa Gregory is a fabulous writer! Great list.

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  2. YAY YAY YAY for Outlander!!! That's my favorite series :-) And I also love The Other Boleyn Girl. Fantastic list!!!

  3. The Book Theif is at the top of my TBR list. I'll have to look into Philippa Gregory too.
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  4. Aww, look at all the Philippa Gregorys!! *o* I've been absolutely aching to read one of her books, especially since I LOVE historical fiction as well as British royalty, haha! Very interesting bit of European history there. Awesome list!

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  5. I have all of those Philippa Gregory books on my shelf and more, but have yet to get round to reading them. I've also seen Diana Gabaldon on a few people's list and her books sound pretty good so will have to check it out :) I love historical fiction with Margaret George's Memoirs of Cleopatra and Helen of Troy my favourites :)

    Check out my top ten if you like :)

  6. @Deb, you're right! Gregory is super.
    @Sarah, haha, thank you!
    @Epiphany, you should definitely look at her books!
    @Vivian, I'll give you the link right away! And read her books, really!
    @Beccabooklover, I will take a look at your blog ^^

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