If you want to read something a little more dynamic, historical fiction books can bring the past to life in a whole new way, often without sacrificing historical accuracy. That is to say, they focus on real people, places, and/or events, but reimagined. This genre often gets at the emotions and experiences of people from various historical eras, and humanizes them by allowing us to see from their perspective.
Whether you want to step into the lives of the ancients, discover moving stories set during the Holocaust, or immerse yourself in a novel about royal dynasties, our growing selection of historical fiction recommendations will steer you in the right direction.
These reads are transporting.
Season of the Gods is based on a true story.
Fact, meet fiction.
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It’s the first installment of a new trilogy.
A moving tale, based on true events.
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Step into the lives of the ancients.
By Grace Felder
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The Good Time Girls at War centers around an iconic dance hall.
These thought-provoking reads reflect on the human impact of war.
By Kimmy Kelly