Top Ten Tuesday! Favorite Historical Fiction Books

Posted May 24, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 53 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

Today’s Top 10: Book Quote Freebie  Favorite Historical Fiction Books

This week’s topic is Book Quote Freebie  . But, I don’t take many quotes from books. I read for the story, and don’t often highlight or snip quotes from books. So I decided to list my Top 10 Historical Fiction Books. My usual genre is contemporary romance or contemporary women’s fiction, but I’ve read some really good historical fiction books lately, so, I’m going to highlight those books today.

  1. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn. Set during WWII in England.

2. Bloomsbury Girls – Set just after WWII in London, England

3. The Girls of Flight City by Lorraine Heath – Set during WWII in Texas.

4. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. – Set in the early 1930s in Texas and California.

5. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – Set in Southern California in the early 1960’s.

6. The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale. – Set in New York City in 1887

7. A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett – Set in London, England in Victorian times.

8. The White Girl by Tony Birch – Set in Australia in the early 1960s

9. The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews – Set in Victorian, London England

10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Mostly set in Hollywood in the early 1950s to present day.

Have you read any of these books? Comment below!

53 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Favorite Historical Fiction Books

  1. I’ve had The Four Winds sitting on my shelf for over a year and still haven’t picked it up. I love Kristin Hannah but I just haven’t been in the right mood for that one, I guess. Evelyn Hugo is a real favorite!

  2. I didn’t participate last week because I don’t do quotes either. I have read and loved 3 of these and have 4 on my TBR. Time to look for those 4. Great list Wendy.

  3. I have a few books on book quotes otherwise I would be useless! I love historical fiction and have loved everything I’ve read by Kate Quinn. I have The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on Audible and am really looking forward to it but the others are new to me.

  4. Great idea for a post! I really enjoyed both Evelyn Hugo and The Four Winds (both 5 star books for me). If you haven’t read The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel it is another lovely read in this genre. Thanks for sharing Wendy!

  5. Have read and enjoyed Evelyn Hugo. Lessons in Chemistry and Kirsten Hannah are on my list to get to. Great set of picks Wendy 🙂

  6. I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Rose Code even though I’ve had the books since it released. Kate Quinn is one of my favorite authors so I’ve really got to!

    • I’ll agree it’s a bit daunting as it’s such a long book. But, once you start, it’s hard to put down.

  7. I’ve been trying to read more historical fiction this year, and your list has given me a lot of books to add to my TBR list. I especially want to read Bloomsbury Girls and The Mad Girls of New York. 🙂

  8. Girls in Flight caught my attention, as I don’t think I’ve ever read one from that era that specifically focuses on Texas. It makes me wonder what they were dealing with in particular. Love the list twist! 🙂

  9. It’s been a while since I read a good historical fiction book. I’ll see which ones of these might be at my local library.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  10. Jenny+McClinton

    I don’t read a lot of historical fiction either, but I have read a few that have surprised me, great list 💕

  11. I’ve been looking for a good historical fiction book and these are some wonderful picks! I’m especially interested in The Four Winds and The Mad Girls of New York! Thank you for the recommendations!

  12. I don’t often highlight quotes either, Wendy, but I have to admit Six of Crows had some amazing ones. I read a fabulous review of Lessons in Chemistry and love that it’s set in the 60s.

    • Lessons in Chemistry was so good. I have not read a bad review of it yet, or even a half-hearted review. It’s my favorite historical book I’ve read so far.