December 27, 2019
Can you name your top ten favorite books in your favorite genre?
Ten Favorite Historical Fiction Reads of the Decade
How many of these titles have you read and loved? Are you a histfic fan?
I have a lengthy list of hisfic favorites….these are especially memorable and ALL received a solid 5 Stars from me!
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(in no particular order)
I love the (less public) story of the determined, smart, influential, and driven woman who was Alexander Hamilton’s wife, partner, and best friend. America’s First Daughter by the same authors is also excellent.
My review here.
(I read these almost back to back and because of the themes I always think of them together….so this is my sneaky trick to include one more!)
Themes make these stories memorable: I love the theme of faith in Sand and Ash; in We Were the Lucky Ones, I love the themes of family and faith….especially the beautiful ending). Sand and Ash review here. We Were the Lucky Ones review here.
I love this imagined story of two brave women who were early pioneers in the abolitionist movement. Review here.
I love the theme of found family and the moral dilemma at the story’s end of doing the right thing versus doing things right. I also love the beautiful prose. Brief review in this post.
I love the compelling themes of determination and survival. Brief review in this post.
I love this inspiring and sweeping (300+ year) multigenerational family saga. No review available because I read this before I started blogging.
I love this unique look at slavery in which a young Irish girl becomes a slave because of her dire circumstances and is raised by slaves who become her family. I loved the sequel just as much and possibly more: Glory Over Everything. No review available because I read these before I started blogging.
I love the unique narrator, the poignant friendship, and the survival themes. No review available because I read it before I started blogging, but I need to mention that the film adaptation is well done.
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
and *Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
*A note to add that I read Guernsey in this decade, but it was published in the prior decade.
(Yes, I’m adding an extra one again…..I often think of these two titles as a pair because of the format and because they are gentle and lovely reads)
I love the epistolary format of both of these love stories. Last Christmas review here. Guernsey not reviewed because I read it before I started blogging, but I must mention that the film adaptation of Guernsey is lovely.
A new favorite gets added to the list this year! My review here.
Do you like to make book lists or think about your favorites?
Do you have a title you can add to my list in the histfic genre?
What is your favorite genre?
What is your favorite book in your favorite genre?
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