Top Ten Favorite Historical Fiction

This week Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie, so I decided to share some of my favorite historical fiction books! I would love to read more historical fiction, so please share your favorites too!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo (1920s)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (1940s)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (1930s / 1950s / 1970s)

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (1950s)
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (1930s)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (1940s / 2000s)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850s)

The Book Thief by Marcus (1930s)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Nifenegger (1963 and on)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960s)


  1. I'm just beginning to read historical fictions. I'm currently reading Code Name Verity and so far it's more of an okay novel for me. and I've been meaning to read The Book Thief, The Time Traveler's Wife, Out of the Easy, and Prisoner of Night and Fog.

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  2. This is an amazing topic idea and awesome choices! I have a place in my heart for Historical Fiction! The Book Thief is a fantastic choice and I really need to read The Historian! Great choices Missie :)

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  3. Awesome topic choice, I always assumed that historical fiction wasn't for me but looking through this list there are a couple of books I've read and loved (Code Name Verity and To Kill a Mockingbird) and a couple that I want to read (Prisoner of Night Fog and The Book Thief), maybe I do like historical fiction?

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  4. I love historical fiction! I've read a few of these & will have to check the others out :)

  5. Yes to Code Name Verity, The Book Thief, and To Kill a Mockingbird! I need to check out some of these. Another one of my other favorite historical reads is The Crucible, though it's technically a play and not a book.

  6. I was wondering about The Alchemist. One of my favorite Historical Fiction's is Alice Hoffman's, The Museum of Extraordinary Things. It's really special and if you love historical fictions, I definitely recommend it ;)
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    xoxo Michelle

  7. I loved, LOVED Code Name Verity and The Book Thief too.
    My favourite historical fiction series is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The first book, Outlander is one of my favourite books.
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  8. Great choices - I've read and enjoyed a lot of these. Code Name Verity and Prisoner of Night and Fog are on my to-do list for sure. Since you enjoyed The Historian, have you tried The Swan Thieves by Kostova as well? I like that one as much if not more than The Historian.

  9. I bought Verity after everyone's praise on last week's TTT lists, but I can't get into it. Is something wrong with me?
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  10. I love The book thief, The Time Traveler's Wife and Sarah's Key, some of my favorite books :)

  11. I've heard sooooo many good things about The Historian. I need to read it badly!

  12. Oh, dear. I've not read any of these. *sigh* Guess, I should fix that. Perhaps someday I'll start by read "The Book Thief" since I was gifted that one. :D

  13. Good topic! I've heard about Prisoner of Night and Fog but wasn't sure I wanted to read it - what did you think of it?


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