Best Historical Fiction

goodreads have invited readers at their website to vote for their favourite historical novels. The list is continually being updated based on continuing votes. I see quite a few titles that interest me!!

"Historical fiction are novels that re-create a period or event in history and often use historical figures as some of its characters. To be deemed historical, a novel must have been written at least fifty years after the events described."

1. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
2. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

3. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

4. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

5. The Other Boleyn Girl - Phillipa Gregory
6. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

7. The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck

8. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

9. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
10. Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier



(some titles are erroneously being voted on in the list even though they don't fit the description of historical novel, ie. works by Dickens or Austen, but I think there are great suggestions offered for those who enjoy this genre)

2 comments:

I HAVE RETIRED FROM THE BLOG AND WILL NO LONGER BE DOING UPDATES. THANKS!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Latest Posts