We finished reading My Calamity Jane last weekend and that got us to thinking. Both of us really enjoy historical fiction, but don’t read enough of this genre. That’s something we want to change, so we decided to talk about some of the books we want to add to our collection. Keep on reading to see what historical fiction books we have on our wishlists!
The Fountains of Silence – Ruta Sepetys I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Ruta Sepetys and this book sounds really interesting. Madrid in 1957 isn’t much I know about and I’d love to learn more about this time. I have a feeling The Fountains of Silence won’t be an easy read, but it will be worth it.
Rebel Spy – Veronica Rossi A retelling about Agent 355 (a spy for George Washington) in 1776. I have to say this another historical thing I haven’t heard of, but this story sounds amazing!
The Boy in the Red Dress – Kristin Lambert The ’20s really interest me and I think it would’ve been such an interesting time to live in. I really want to read more mysteries and this one sounds amazing! I have a feeling The Boy in the Red Dress isn’t getting the attention it deserves.
Dangerous Alliance – Jennieke Cohen I think it’s funny, I’ve never read anything by Jane Austen, but love books that use elements from these stories. Dangerous Alliance is also a mystery, but the main character uses the wisdom she’s gained while reading these books.
And I Darken – Kiersten White This one has been on my wishlist for quite a while now! It seems to be one you either hate or love. To me it sounds like it could be a great read and it’s not a time period I’ve read a lot of books from. It’s always interesting to see how an author retells a story and I love that this is a gender bend one. Oh and it’s about Vlad the Impaler ;).
Love, Lies and Spies – Cindy Anstey While this one doesn’t have the best reviews, I’m still interested! It’s set in nineteenth-century London and thats a setting I love. Also, this has a spy in it and that’s an automatic like as well. There are a couple of elements I love so this might be a winner for me despite the lower rating.
The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang This graphic novel gets so much praise! Everyone seems to love and as a graphic novel fan myself I think this one should be pretty high on my wishlist. Once again this is set during a time I haven’t read that much about.
Among the Red Stars – Gwen C. Katz This is set during WWII. Most of the historical fiction I’ve read is set during that time and I find it fascinating to read stories set there. Among the Red Stars is set in Russia and it about the airwomen the Nazi’s called the Night Witches. How cool does that sound?
So these are a few of the historical fiction stories we really want to add to our shelves. If you have any recommendations you think we shouldn’t miss, let us know in the comments! We’d love some more recommendations.