Historical Fiction and Nonfiction

Civil War Fiction
Whether you like your historical fiction with an aura of romance, as in Gone with the Wind, or prefer descriptions of battlefields, you’re sure to find many titles on this list that will transport you to the 1860’s.
Fiction of the Holocaust
A compelling subject for fiction, the Holocaust demands explanations while defying them all. These stories of victims and survivors, rescuers and perpetrators, attempt to bear witness to the unimaginable.
English Tudor Period Historical Fiction
The Tudor Period was a turbulent political and social period in England that spanned the reigns of King Henry VII of England, whose power was gained in battle in 1485 to that of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. The political dealings, romantic intrigue, financial exchanges, power grabs, and complicated personalities of this era have been a rich source for historical fiction authors. This list comprises the novels written about the many colorful characters of the Tudor era.
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Readalikes
Mixing humor, drama, history and romance, it describes the German occupation of the island of Guernsey during World War II. For each facet of the book you may have enjoyed, there is more to explore.
The Help Readalikes
The Help evokes the South of the early 1960s, revealing the pervasive unspoken code of behavior and discrimination at the dawn of the civil rights movement. The novel also depicts the intricacies and complications of female friendship, female ambition, and interracial relationships.
Holocaust Memoirs
Powerful true tales of remembrance, these stories of victims and survivors, rescuers and perpetrators, bear witness to one of the worst events in human history.
Jane Austen Lives On!: Novels Inspired by Jane Austen's Life and Works
Do not despair, gentle reader, if you’ve already read all of Jane Austen’s works and still hunger for more. You may now move on to any of these contemporary novels inspired by Jane Austen’s books, her characters, and even her own life.
Medieval Fiction and Romance
The medieval period of 500-1450 A.D. is brought to life in these historical novels set mostly in Europe and Great Britain. Tales of the Crusades, kingdoms, Vikings, knights, and more are bound in these pages.
Medieval Mysteries
The Middle Ages are murderous in these mysteries set in the world of knights, ladies, monks, and peasants.
Novels of the American Revolution
Declare your independence to read one of these gripping novels set during the American Revolutionary War.
The Other Boleyn Girl Readalikes
Fans of Philippa Gregory’s novels of passion and intrigue in the royal courts of the past will find plenty to enjoy in these stories of queens, consorts, and noblewomen.
Regency Redux
The highly structured society of Jane Austen’s England, 1811-1820, is the setting for these witty novels of manners and social consequence written by contemporary authors.
Tales of the Titanic
The unforgettable story of the Titanic and its fatal voyage has inspired the novels and films collected in this list.
What If?: Alternate History
History often seems to be made up of overriding forces, destinies, fate. But what if one small alteration could change the course of history? Explore what might have happened if the events that shape our past had been even slightly different. Imagine “What if?”