I recommend The amAnatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal…art, history and….anatomy.
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bojalian
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid
Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
The Lost Apothecary
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon if you enjoy a vivid description of both medical and daily life in the past.
Julie Klassen is my go-to for Regency romances with more historical accuracy.
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The Rose Code
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Murray
I just finished West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.
It is a fictionalized account of a true event that captured the imagination of the Nation in 1938: the transport of two baby giraffes (who miraculously survived a hurricane) from New York to the San Diego Zoo. It is told through the eyes of a 17-year old Dust Bowl orphan from Oklahoma who managed to become the truck driver on this transcontinental adventure. It is a coming-of-age tale of a boy—and a country—in the throes of the Great Depression and on the cusp of war. The book has some salty language and adult themes so probably not suitable for all audiences, but is an excellent read.
Sounds so interesting! Never realized it was based on a true story.
Ana Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Four Winds by Kristin Hanna
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
I’ve heard amazing things about this one
Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
Lush discription of the environment made me feel like I could almost feel the sawdust under my feet and smell the popcorn in the air.
This was an INCREDIBLE book and until today, I still think of it sometimes
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
I have read many that have peaked my interest, but the series that Continue to fascinate me is the Brigidan Series of books by Ginny Dye. Th e first novel, Storm Clouds Rolling In, opens with beautiful character development just prior to the Civil War in the USA. The attention to historical detail is wonderful and the story line is captivating.
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer.
The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Looking forward to reading the sequel.
My Dear Hamilton, about Hamilton’s wife. Shocking, surprising and inspirational story of one of our country’s founding women. A great read.
Sky Club and any other books by Terry Roberts
Wing Walkers by Taylor Brown
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Helen Keller was and is a great story. She was Blind, could not talk, and was kind of crazy. But I love the heart she had and how loyal she was.🙂
The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Girls of Flight City by Lorraine Heath
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Loved book & movie!
Great book – and movie!
The Name of a Rose (Eco Umberto)
Anything by Ken Follett
Book of Lost Names
The Lost Girls of Paris
Loved the “Book of Lost Names”! Thought it hopefully during a very dark time in the world.
I wrote down two of the same books you did!
I loved the Lost Girls of Paris and the Nightingale too. Beantown Girls is also very good
The Birth House by Ami McKay
Anything by Kate Quinn is great! Also check out Michelle Moran, she is great as well but hasn’t put a book out in a while.
Historical Fiction recommendations:
The Diamond Eye, by Kate Quinn
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingste
By Lisa Wingate. A great book.and the follow up also.
That was good. She even wrote a book, Before And After, afterwards with Judy Christie that followed some of the actual children from that “Home”. I thought it was a great follow up to this book.
Loved this book!
The second book- the surgeon’s daughter! I can’t wait to see what happens!
Excellent! I just finished reading it and it left me wanting another sequel!
I agree totally.
So many to choose from but here are the top three that come mind (in no particular order):
The Nightingale by Kirsten Hannah
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Yes, The Nightingale.
The Nightingale!!!!! And The Great Alone – also Kristen Hannah
The Nightingale has to be one of my all time favorites.
Agree on The Nightingale.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
That was absolutely wonderful!
This is one of my book club favorites. Great book!!
I loved All the Light We Cannot See. Excellent book for discussion. Pulitzer Prize.
Read this in book club. Liked by all.
I thoroughly enjoyed that title as well.
One of my favourite books
Sheldon Horowitz, a precocious 13 year old orphan, must figure out “How to Find Your Way in the Dark” in this painful and funny
coming of age novel set in 1930s New Haven. Sheldon is a much older hero in author Derek B Miller’s equally fantastic thriller Norwegian By Night.
Outlander, an amazing series of books. Time travel, Scottish history and medicine, well worth it.
FYI The series created by Stars I guess (?), sticks very closely to the books, or at least they did for the first book. I was surprised how few details were left out, I guess because I’m used to things being changed massively.
Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly is highly recommended 3 different womans experiences of life through the holocaust/ w w2.
Yes, Lilac Girls was quite good.
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek
I just finished this book and loved it as well
This was a great book!
The Storytellers Secret by Sajal Bandani. It’s incredible!
Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Grey (both by Ruta Sepetys)
I loved Salt to the Sea!
Loved this book! Highly recommend.
Coming here to suggest this author, but I’ve read The Fountains of Silence instead of Between Shades of Gray… (we’ve both read Salt to the Sea it seems)
I loved “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”. Highly reccomend!
Adding both books to my wishlist.
I enjoyed this book as well! There is a sequel out titled “ The Book Woman’s Daughter”.
I’ve heard of this book before and thought it sounded interesting. I’ll put it on my list of books to read.
Another great book! I’ll be looking for The Book Woman’s Daughter now
Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon. Truly, I couldn’t put it down!
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline