Historical

Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in histor
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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1)
The Mermaid
The Bird and the Blade
The Myth of Perpetual Summer
Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1)
Island of the Mad (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #15)
Who Is Vera Kelly?
Boardwalk Summer
Witchmark (Witchmark, #1)
House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
The Orphan's Wish (Hagenheim, #8)
Invitation to a Bonfire
Girl with a Gun (An Annie Oakley Mystery #1)
The Game of Hope
The Tuscan Child
The Nightingale
Everything I Never Told You
All the Light We Cannot See
Carnage (Whispers From the Bayou, #1)
The Things We Don't Say
Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Without a Country
The Key
The Beekeeper's Promise
Tangerine
The Silent Woman
The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)
Beautiful Exiles
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Historical Fiction 2017
309 books — 766 voters
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156 books — 357 voters

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122 books — 223 voters
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Historical Fiction 2016
316 books — 862 voters

The Book Thief
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Help
Pride and Prejudice
All the Light We Cannot See
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Gone with the Wind
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
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Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
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