A historical fiction readathon is finally here, and I’ve never been more ready for anything in my life.
I’m pretty sure this readathon was made for me. Historical fiction is the one genre that always gets me out of a reading slump. I try to take my time choosing which one I want to read
Time Traveler’s Wife: Pick a book from your favorite time period.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.
Friendship: Read a book with two or more people on the cover.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.
St. Valentine: Read a historical romance.
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
The lives of two very different couples are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war.
Film Noir: Read a book with a movie adaptation. (BONUS: Watch the movie, too.)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia – the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds.
All is fair in love and war: Read a wartime novel.
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
A stirring tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that was inspired by the author’s own family history, this novel evokes a time when Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, and Germans fought on the same side while divided by language, ethnicity, and social class in the most brutal war to date.
Back to the future: Read a classic or a retelling of a favorite.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer’s prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel’s quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master. Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant–and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model.
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