Assorted Sources Pick Their Top FIVE Historical Fiction Books

A week or so ago I posted a link to the Barnes and Noble list of “BEST” Historical Fiction of all time. Many people, including me, thought it was an odd list and disagreed with many of the books included. And it wasn’t clear what criteria was used.

Today I came across a much more satisfying article, which gathered recommendations for the top historical novels from many different sources (from writers and historians, prize winning books, etc.) where it’s clear who made the selection. That way, we can all choose sources that appeal to us most.

In addition, there are recommendations related to a particular geographic location or time period, like Tudor England or World War II.

Here’s one example:

The following were recommended by the late Alison Weir:

The Town House by Norah Lofts

Katherine by Anya Seton (I read this one; it’s wonderful!)

A Mortal Malice by Hilda Lewis

Green Darkness by Anya Seton

Avalon by Anya Seton (Also wonderful)

I had a good time perusing. You might too. To explore ALL the recommendations, CLICK HERE.

Warning! This could lead you to a massive time suck! 😉

1 Comment

  1. I better get on it, there really are so few I’ve read. I’m almost done with John Boyne, the Hearts Invisible Furies. It is not my favorite. He’s working too hard to tie all the parts together, yet a lot seems obvious.



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