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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