Whether you’ve been following my blog for a long time or whether this is your first visit, I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that I love reading historical fiction! This section of the blog is a place for me to put my historical fiction reviews into some sort of order, which I’m hoping will be a useful resource for both myself and other readers.
As this is a work in progress, I’ll be adding more pages as and when I have time. My intention is to create lists of all the historical fiction and non-fiction books I’ve read and reviewed which deal with a particular time period, country or other theme. After browsing my lists, please feel free to comment and recommend other books you’ve read on that subject.
Alternatively, you can view every historical fiction review posted on my blog here – and if you’re interested in award-winning novels, please consider joining in with my Reading the Walter Scott Prize Project!
MY THEMED LISTS
NEW: History of Spain
15th Century England
The Wars of the Roses
16th Century England
The Tudors Part 1: Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII and his wives, Edward VI
The Tudors Part 2: The Grey sisters, Mary I and Elizabeth I
Books about and inspired by William Shakespeare
20th Century World History
World War I
In April 2015, I launched a new series of monthly posts on all things historical fiction. We’ve had some great discussions in the comments sections – and people have been listing lots of recommendations too. If you have anything to add, you’re welcome to comment on any or all of these posts:
#1 – Do you read historical fiction?
#2 – Books about Ancient Rome
#3 – Perceptions of the genre
#4 – Time periods
#5 – Books for younger readers
#6 – Historical Non-fiction
#7 – Exploring Africa
#8 – Women’s Classic Literature
#9 – Reading broadly or reading narrowly
#10 – Possible reads for 2016
#11 – A post for Valentine’s Day
#12 – Essential Tudor fiction
#13 – The Author’s Note
#14 – Close to home or far away?
#15 – Six reasons to love historical fiction
#16 – Exploring Europe
#17 – The historical mystery
#18 – Castles!
#19 – The Halloween edition
#20 – Exploring Japan
#21 – My year in historical fiction
#22 – Books to look out for in 2017
#23 – Time Travel
#24 – Ireland
#25 – Ancient Greece
#26 – Judging a book by its cover
#27 – A new list (help with classics)
#28 – Battle scenes – love them or hate them?
#29 – All at sea
#30 – Exploring Australia
#31 – Or, ‘Tis Sixty Years Since
#32 – Exploring South America
#33 – My year in historical fiction 2017
#34 – Historical Fiction to look out for in 2018
#35 – Historical Fantasy
#36 – Reading Elizabeth Chadwick
#37 – Reading Anya Seton
#38 – Reading Edward Rutherfurd
#39 – I Spy Historical Style
#40 – Reading Dorothy Dunnett
#41 – Reading Georgette Heyer
#42 – Reading Diana Gabaldon