Historical Fiction

The Best Historical Fiction Books that will make you travel through time

Typically, historical fiction books are written about 30–50 years after the event has taken place. The read historical events and the time period of the book play as crucial of a role in the story as any character or plot twist.

Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart tells two concurrent stories that overlap and counterbalance each other throughout the novel. One of the novel's focuses centers around the protagonist Okonkwo, a fierce warrior who represents traditional African culture. The other focus is on Okonkwo's tribe, Umuofia, as it undergoes a drastic change in all areas of life once European missionaries enter the fray.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered by many as Marquez’s masterpiece and that alone says a lot- after all the man won a Nobel Prize. The novel tells the story of Macondo, a fictional town in Latin America, through the history of the Buendia family. The Buendias, generation after generation witnessed the rise, the glory and the fall of the mythical town they called home.

Book Review: The Call of the Citadel by Vikram Singh Deol and Parneet Jaggi

As you may have guessed from blurb, The Call of the Citadel centers upon the clashes between two different races in the Indus Valley civilisation. The story opens with gruesome murders on the bank of river Indu.
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

s a heart-wrenching historical fiction novel that takes place during World War II. The author beautifully portrays the struggles and sacrifices made by ordinary people during this devastating period of history. The novel offers a glimpse into the lives of women who bravely fought to keep their families and communities together amidst the chaos of war. The emotional depth of the story is powerful and poignant, and the reader is left with a greater appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit.

First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer

Although First Among Equals is about politics, Jeffrey Archer weaves through the book the personal stories of each of the men. This worked effectively and by the end of the book I was surprised to feel a strong connection to each of the characters.

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon Series #5)

At the heart of Origin by Dan Brown there are two questions: Where do we come from ? Where are we going?Both equally fascinating but also very much controversial. I'm someone who loves controversial topics. Critical thinking. Stepping outside the box. It fascinates me. And Origin by Dan Brown had all of the above. I totally agree with the author. 

Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is about a band from the seventies who had a fleeting moment of intense fame, but ironically exploded apart in orgasmic demise. Their music was of such a superb quality that it resonated throughout the decades, despite the band's short duration.
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Dan Brown Books | List of the books by Dan Brown with Summary

One of the greatest aspects of Dan Brown books are the historical elements. There are times that it feels like you're watching a documentary, but an exciting one at that! Sometimes it feels like all those information are too much, but after you are done with the book you will still find yourself wanting to learn more about them.

Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon Series #4)

In Inferno, Dan Brown takes us on his version of Dante's Inferno, the first of three poems in The Divine Comedy. The argument is you have to go through hell before you get to heaven. In Brown's work, the "hell" humanity has to go through is another plague to knock out a chunk of the population, while heaven or paradise would be a world without depleting resources.

Book Review: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks is a wonderful story of a magical book, an illuminated manuscript begun in the 15th century and found in Sarajevo after the Bosnian War, a Jewish manuscript rescued by a Muslim librarian who could not bear to see such a treasure be destroyed.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol is the third book in the Robert Langdon series, and I was glad to see that Brown brought this dynamic and entertaining character back to the United States from Europe and the UK in his previous books.
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