50 Essential Historical Fiction Books

(1) The Book Thief (2) All the Light We Cannot See (3) Outlander (4) The Help (5) The Pillars of the Earth (6) The Other Boleyn Girl (7) Memoirs of a Geisha (8) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (9) Gone with the Wind (10) Girl with a Pearl Earring

1. The Book Thief Markus Zusak

2. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr

3. Outlander Diana Gabaldon

4. The Help Kathryn Stockett

5. The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett

6. The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory

7. Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden

8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer

9. Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

10. Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier

11. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

12. Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon

13. Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein

14. Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel

15. Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay

16. The White Queen Philippa Gregory

17. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne

18. Voyager Diana Gabaldon

19. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

20. The Constant Princess Philippa Gregory

21. Fall of Giants Ken Follett

22. World Without End Ken Follett

23. Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline

24. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See

25. Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys

26. The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd

27. Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon

28. The Paris Wife Paula McLain

29. The Queen’s Fool Philippa Gregory

30. The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco

31. The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón

32. Atonement Ian McEwan

33. The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

34. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

35. The Historian Elizabeth Kostova

36. A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini

37. The Fiery Cross Diana Gabaldon

38. The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom

39. The Light Between Oceans M.L. Stedman

40. The Red Queen Philippa Gregory

41. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

42. 11/22/63 Stephen King

43. Burial Rites Hannah Kent

44. The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare

45. Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel

46. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

47. The Miniaturist Jessie Burton

48. Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson

49. The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

50. Shōgun James Clavell

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Categories: Literature & Fiction

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