I am a history buff and there is nothing like getting lost in a book that is set within an actual bit of history. Here are my favorites:
1. I Shall Be Near to You. I absolutely loved this book. So many wonderful historical references and embedded within actual events. Just loved it.
2. The Book Theif. Just a wonderful story set within World War II Germany….have the tissues at the ready.
3. The House at Riverton. I highly recommend this for people who need a Downton Abbey fix.
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I believe I have mentioned a few times about wonderful this book is. Such a great story of an area within history that is so often overlooked.
5. Memoirs of a Geisha. I actually had a friend who got mad at the book halfway through because she thought it was real and about halfway through she found out it was fiction. I personally think it is just a lovely story.
6. The Constant Princes. Out of all of the Phillipa Greggory books I think this one is my favorite. It’s such a fresh look at the whole King Henry/Queen Catherine thing.
7. Grapes of Wrath. An incredibly raw look at one family’s struggles through the Great Depression.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird the story of childhood in the divided American south.
9. The Color Purple. Not for the faint of heart, this is a wonderful story of African Americans in the south.
10. The Forgotten Garden. Just a wonderful story set in the early 1900’s.
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