Historical fiction is my favorite genre of literature. There’s nothing better than reading a great story while soaking in some of the culture and events of a place removed both in time and space. I’ve read a lot of the stuff, and these ten titles round out my favorites. I’m always looking for new suggestions; if there’s something you think I should read, leave a comment!
It’d also be nice to get first editions of these novels, but for some of them — like Gone With the Wind — that just ain’t happening.
- Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
- The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
- Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
- The Eight, by Katherine Neville
- Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
- Jubilee Trail, by Gwen Bristow
- Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield