October 11, 2019

TCS Favorites | Historical Fiction Edition

*I don’t read a lot of historical fiction. I’m not sure why because it’s something that I really enjoy. I love the ones that span years and have interconnected stories between characters past and present. This list is short but I have loved all of these books.


My Favorite Historical Fiction Books


Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I read this entire series in middle/high school and I loved them. I loved reading about all of Anne’s shenanigans and how she and Gilbert finally fell in love and got married. I think this is a wonderful series and I can’t wait to read them again.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I read this book a long time ago. I was probably way too young to understand what was going on. And the language is pretty hard to understand. That being said I still remember loving the book.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
This book. Just. I love it soooo much. I read the whole thing in one day and I could not put it down. The way the character’s stories connect is so amazing. It’s a very hard look at slavery and what it does to people. I felt like I finally got some culture in my life with this book. I love reading about all the different kinds of things that happened in the past. The best way to shed light on it is to write a book about it. I learned a lot of things I didn’t know. I’m ashamed that it took me this long to learn them. It’s so important to know our history to understand what’s going on now in our culture. This book was eye-opening and I recommend it to everyone who loves historical fiction.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Another book I loved and can’t wait to read again. I know I read it way too fast, but the story was so good. It took the author like 10 years to write this book so it’s basically literature perfection. I plan to snuggle up with it again in the new year.

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
This is the first book in her Languedoc trilogy. I read this when I was in high school and I loved it. The love story is so beautiful. I really enjoy books that have characters connected over hundreds of years. I love making all of the connections between them. I’ve read the second book, Sepulchre and the third book, Citadel is patiently waiting on my shelves for me.

That’s my list of favorite historical fiction. Like I said, I don’t read a lot of it, but when I do I really enjoy it. I prefer the meaningful stuff and not the stuff that authors put out like spam. The bigger the book the more likely I am to pick it up. I don’t know why I think this but I feel that if the book is longer than 400 pages it’s probably a good book. This isn’t always true, but most of the time it works out for me.

Happy reading,

Alicen

P.S. Do you read historical fiction? What’s a recent one you loved? Let me know in the comments.