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Discussion Wednesdays: Historical Fiction

Hi everyone!

In this post, I will be recommending my favourite historical fiction books. As a History lover, I find it really interesting to read about the past, but with a fictional twist.

My Lady Jane (series) – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows:

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Although this book is a series, I have only read the first book. The series doesn’t seem to follow the life of Lady Jane Grey, but each book focuses on a different Jane.

I recommend this series for ages 13 and up.

The first book follows Lady Jane Grey’s life as she marries Gifford – who is actually a horse! This book is more fiction than historical – as this book deviates from the true story.

Nonetheless, this book is hilarious, and will not fail to make you laugh.

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak:

The Book Thief

I recommend this book for people aged 12 and up – as long as they are comfortable with reading books about the historical context of Nazi Germany.

The first time I came across this book was in 2015 when there was a poster at school about it. When I learned the historical context behind it, the book intrigued me even more, and I knew that I had to read it. I genuinely had no words after I finished reading it. The Book Thief is a beautifully constructed story, narrated by death, to give it an ominous tone. I recommend reading this book twice – as some confusing parts made more sense the second time round.

The Book Thief is undeniably my favourite stand-alone book ever. Packed with emotion and drama, this is a book that EVERYONE should read at least once in their lives.

So these are my favourite historical fiction books.

What are your favourite historical fiction books? Have you read either of the books I have listed here? Please comment your thoughts.

My next post will be my review on A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Hannah

 

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