BOOK TIP: Historical fiction fans, there’s a wonderful list of book suggestions in this article. I checked four of them out from my public library–I’ve already started reading Ahab’s Wife and am riveted!
The article features the bookseller of Parnassus Books and author Geraldine Brooks. I enjoy Geraldine Brooks‘ work–if you haven’t read her, DO. The Secret Chord is lush and riveting–so a list of book suggestions from her caught my attention. If you’re so inclined, I think you’ll enjoy the article as well as the book suggestions.
Recently I’ve had several conversations in which the topic of historical fiction came up, spurring me to this list of few historical fiction novels I’ve really enjoyed in hopes that you might enjoy them, too 🙂 (click on each picture to learn more about the book)
As I finished this post, I realized there are two Hemingway related books here and thus confess to being fascinated with Hemingway since I read A Moveable Feast followed by a few of his short stories. These two books address women in Hemingway’s life–his Kryptonite, if you will–and, while they’re both historical fiction, I feel like these stories let the reader get to know the man behind the legend. If you’re interested, I’d recommend you read A Moveable Feast by Hemingway himself then read these two books–it all comes together so well, such satisfying reads.
Such a good read–with a surprising twist!
The first book about the Holocaust that I finished. I was speechless.
And last, but oh-so-far-from-least, is my all time favorite, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Best series ever. There is simply no comparison to Jamie and Claire’s story. *sigh*