A Guide to Historical Fiction

a guide to historical fiction

If you watch or read my posts on books, then you’ll know I read quite a bit of historical fiction. Historical fiction is a genre of reading that encapsulates many different elements and genres, because any story with a historical backdrop could be deemed a historical fiction novel. That said, not all historical fiction is created equal. That is why I decided to make a video about what I like and what I don’t like. Hopefully it is helpful for you if you want to navigate the waters of historical fiction.

A Guide to Historical Fiction | Book Genres & What to Read: What I like and What I Don’t Like

Books mentioned:

  • Jennifer Donnely – These Shallow Graves
  • Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filligree Street
  • Matthew Plampin – The Street Philosopher
  • Matthew Plampin – The Devil’s Acre
  • Stephen Price – By Gaslight
  • Oscar de Muriel – The Strings of Murder
  • Alex Grecian – The Yard
  • Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  • Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
  • Selden Edwards – The Little Book
  • Daphne du Maurier – Jamaica Inn
  • Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library
  • Lee Bross – Tangled Webs
  • Julian Fellowes – Belgravia
  • Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist
  • Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent
What historical fiction novels do you like?

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