It’s Tuesday again and that means another Top Ten Tuesday post! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Head over to their blog to learn more about TTT and see upcoming themes.
This week’s theme = top ten books every ______________ should read. It was our discretion to fill in the blank. Since I am a historical fiction lover, I thought I would feature some of my favorite historical fiction books.
Let’s get started, shall we?
In no particular order…
If you think a Geisha is merely the Japanese version of a prostitute, you need to read this book.
Did you know that in some ancient cultures when a woman would menstruate, they would be sent to a tent secluded from everyone else for the duration? I don’t know about you, but I’d be all for taking a 5 day break every month 🙂 Don’t let the synopsis scare you off. This book is LOOSELY based off of Dinah from the book of Genisis from the bible, but this book is not about religion. It is about female relationships.
Again, this is a book that would appear to be religious in nature, but isn’t. This is the story of a woman who disguised herself as a man to better her future and ends up sitting on the papal throne.
If you love historical fiction, you really can’t go wrong with Philippa Gregory. The Other Boleyn Girl is probably my favorite of her books.
I LOVE books that create a back story for famous pieces of art. This story centers around Johannes Vermeer’s famous oil painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Another book centered around a famous piece of art. This book creates the back story to Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer of Fourteen Years.
What book worm wouldn’t want to read a book the revolves around the love of the written word? This book has a fresh perspective of Germany set during WWII.
Every HF fan should read the Outlander series. Everything that Diana Gabaldon writes is pure gold.
My favorite HF series. Ever. Do you want to read a series where you feel as if the characters are family? Here you go. You’re welcome.
An amazing story about a period of U.S.history that we don’t hear much about… funny how that happens…
Ever heard of the U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882? I hadn’t either before reading this book.