Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Fiction Books I Read During Each of the Last 10 Years

May 28, 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Fiction Books I Read During Each of the Last 10 Years


10 Years of Favorite Historical Fiction Reads
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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I Read in Each of the Last Ten Years. Once I started curating my list, I realized that the majority of titles were historical fiction (no surprise!), so I’m tweaking the prompt to list my favorite historical fiction reads in each of the last ten years. This is a difficult task, but it’s fun to reminisce. Some years it was too difficult to choose only one. Many years I have favorites that are not historical fiction and I decided to save those for another list.

For this list, I have simply chosen a memorable book for each year. This list doesn’t represent the best of all the books I’ve read in the last ten years.

Most of these titles were read in the year they were published, but some are back list titles.

How many of these titles have you read and loved?

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2019 (to date)

The Gown, Paper Hearts


My Dear Hamilton, Last Christmas in Paris


From Sand and Ash, Refugee


News of the World, Homegoing, America’s First Daughter, Salt to the Sea


The Nightingale


Invention of Wings


The Aviator’s Wife,


The Secret Keeper


The Soldier’s Wife


The Kitchen House


Do you like to make book lists and think about your favorites?

Do you remember your favorite read from ten years ago?

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Come back Wednesday for my 1st Line/1st Paragraph post and Friday for my May Reading Wrap Up.

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  1. Great books! I thought News of the World was just amazing. Perhaps the reason I have not yet picked up The Nightingale despite rave reviews is that it concerns the war. I know I should read it and it is my loss so far.

    • Thanks Diana! News of the World was beautifully written! I recommend it all the time! My hubs loved it too and we’re eager for the movie with Tom Hanks! The Nightingale has a harsh section re the concentration camp years that I thought was especially difficult to read.

      • Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 that it’s still in the works! These things take years! I thought the entire time I was reading it that it would be a great movie and my hubs and I would sit and discuss who should be cast!

    • It’s a great story! The title will make more sense during the read! I hope this story makes it to your TBR! I think you’d enjoy it!👍😍

  2. This is a lovely list! I think I’d have such a hard time remembering my favorites from the previous ten years, so many books read, so many favorites, so hard to piiiiiick just one haha. I’ve heard great things about Salt to the sea, I’m happy to see it here! 🙂

    • Thanks! I wasn’t keeping good notes 5-10 years ago so it was difficult! I hope you get to read Salt to the Sea one day and love it! 😍👍

  3. I love historical fiction, but my era is somewhat earlier than many of your books. Medieval history and the Tudors is what appeals to me the most, and I love novels that are based on historical figures. Jean Plaidy and Phillipa Gregory are two of my favourite writers.

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