It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I just feel like it’s a good time to talk about some historical fiction that I’m dying to read! I’ve been patiently waiting for my historical fiction reading kick to hit, since I do have a bunch of books that I think I’ll love, but there’s always more out there and these are some of the ones that are at the top of my wishlist. I decided this was today’s post about a month ago and I don’t know if I had specific books in mind when I thought this up but as of right now we’re just going looking for some good books. This will be an adventure for everyone!
Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey
I think it’s well documented that I am a massive fan of Anstey so it should come as no surprise that this one is definitely on my list. I’ve read two of their books and just bought one more so I think I’ll need to get my hands on this one soon. I know it’s a Christmas themed read but that won’t stop me from reading it later in the year. The books are just that fun and so worth it.
In Another Time by Caroline Leech
I remember seeing this one a while ago and falling in love with the cover and then with the sound of the story itself. It looks like a coming of age tale that takes place in the 1940’s and features lumberjills and lumberjacks and it takes place in Scotland! There’s just something kind of eerie and romantic and heartbreaking about the description of this one and I really want to give it a shot.
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
Queer lady pirates. Need I say more?
When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen
I’ve been so excited about this one since I first heard about it but I somehow always forget about it until it’s brought back to my attention. I absolutely adore what I’ve read from this author, The Luxe Series is one of my all time favourites, and I’m so curious and excited to see what this one is all about. Godbersen just writes just compelling historical settings that are so vivid to me even years after reading them. I’m not the biggest fan of love triangles but I trust the writing enough that I’m willing to give this one a shot.
Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
This one looks neat and sounds neat even though I don’t really know what it’s about. It takes place just after WWI and features a daredevil of a main character and a love interest named Henry and I will admit that those three facts are more than enough to make me want to read it. I’m very easy to please when it comes to historical fiction.
The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland
I had never heard of this one before but the premise of it sounds really intriguing and I feel like I’d learn a lot by reading it. The story follows the step daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte as she goes through her last year at boarding school? I honestly don’t fully know what it’s about but it sounds interesting and Kaleena @ Reader Voracious wrote a really great review that totally sold me. So here we are, adding it to the never ending wishlist. (I’ve also got a special place in my heart for books that are set before 1850 because I feel like a lot of historical fiction takes place from the 1880’s to the 1940’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with those stories! I still love them! I just want some variety sometimes!