December 28, 2021
Top 5 Memorable Historical Fiction Reads 2021
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I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday. This week I’m narrowing the prompt of Top 5 Books of 2021 to Top 5 Historical Fiction Reads of 2021.
ICYMI: See all my most memorable reads of 2021 in this Top Ten Tuesday post.
Top 5 Histfic Books
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Well written and researched, historically interesting, compelling characters with a side of mystery, England.
Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
Page turning escape, refugee, found family, Afghanistan.
The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
Histfic (SF earthquake) with a side of mystery and page-turning suspense.
Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman
Women in the war effort (WW11, Hawaii), friendship.
The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck
Biographical, a brave woman in the Resistance Movement (WW11), France.
Have you read any of my Top 5 Histfic reads?
What is one of your Top 5 Reads of the year?
If you read histfic, what was your most memorable read in that genre?
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Great list, Carol! I have not read any of your top five, but The Rose Code and The Nature of Fragile Things are on my TBR.
The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin was my favorite histfic read this year and also made my favorites of the year. The London House by Katherine Reay was also a favorite.
Thanks Gretchen! You have a couple of great reads to look forward to!
Last Bookshop made my top ten last year! A memorable and lovely read! I need to check out The London House because I loved How to Find Love in a Bookshop by K Reay
Oh, I’ve heard about The Rose Code, so I’m glad you liked it!! Nice list and thanks for joining us this year!! ❤️
Thanks Meghan! Looking forward to another great reading year!
“The Nature of Fragile Things ” is on my 2022 TBR. Five of my favorite historical fiction titles from this past year were: “Painting the Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning, “Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan, “The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue, “Margreete’s Harbor” by Eleanor Morse, and “Still Life” by Sarah Winman.
I think you’ll like Fragile Things because it has a gentle side of mystery/thriller! Thanks for your recs Lynne! I do have Still Life on my TBR.
Such an interesting list. I love historical novels but haven’t read any of these. Yet.
My TTT this week.
It’s interesting how each person’s list is so different! I’m hopping over to read your post.
These all look amazing — in fact, three are already on my to-read list! I’m most looking forward to The Nature of Fragile Things, but I do want to read the Sara Ackerman and Kate Quinn books too!
All three are so good and TBR worthy! Enjoy!
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Kate Quinn and Susan Meissner never disappoint. I have the other three on my Bookshelf .
Yay! Happy reading! Thanks for commenting Laura!
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I haven’t read these but most are on my TBR!
All TBR worthy!
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Thanks Meghan! 🙌
I need to read The Invisible Woman, but will have to find a copy. I have read 3 of the others and have one on my tablet ready to go. Great list Carol.
Thanks Carla! This was a hard list to make! I hope you enjoy Invisible Woman!
I’m looking forward to reading it.