TOP TEN TUESDAY; BOOKS THAT SHAPED MY HISTORICAL OBSESSION.

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BOOKS THAT SHAPED MY HISTORICAL OBSESSION.

That Artsy Reader Girl hosts Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly themed blogging meme for book lovers. This week, the theme is a holiday/seasonal freebie. I love the freebies days as that means I get to write about books i love to share with friends and other experiences. To day I have decided tp go with books that made me fall so deep in love with historical genre and learning more about time past.

To be honest, I’ve always been big on history (My Dad was a historian.[history professor}) I grew up hearing these amazing stories and learning about events that happened 100yrs back and learning about my roots but that aside, the books on this list are some of my favorite Historicals and I absolutely love them and feel free to pick up any or all. lol

1). HALF OF A YELLOW SUN – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

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This book was my first deep drive into learning about the nigerian civil war and all the crime against humans and human rights that happened. It is a very well detailed story of Pre-war to post-war and the effect it still has on todays’s world. This made me picked up the second book on my list.

2). THERE WAS A COUNTRY – CHINUA ACHEBE

Thoughts on Chinua Achebe's There Was a Country
This was a more detailed history of BIAFRA (now known as the south east Nigeria) story was told by a firsthand witness pov. it more of a memoir about coming of Age in a newly formed country and its destruction and the horrible experiences that ensured. If you ever want to learn about the Nigerian civil war, this should be top of your list.

3). THE COLOR PURPLE – ALICE WALKER

Set in the deep American South between wars, Celia, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation, leads a very hard life. She is raped repeatedly, two of her children are taken away from her, she is separated from her sister Nettie and trapped in her horrible marriage. Then she meets Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker, a woman who takes charge of her own destiny

4). A TALE OF TWO CITIES – CHARLES DICKENS

It wlll be a crime against humanity if this isn’t included. I feel like everyone has read this already and most people I know that collects classics have this as one of the top books too.

Two men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, are in love with Lucie Manette in London. They are drawn against their will to Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and La Guillotine.

5). THE HISTORIAN – ELIZABETH KOSTOVA

A young woman finds an ancient book and several yellowing letters, all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor.” She is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets leading back to a centuries-long quest to uncover the source of Vlad the Impaler and wipe it out.

This isn’t a classic but since it was release in 2005 and I was basically a child then, I will rate it as one. lol but don’t just take my word for it. this is one book you want to get on.

it is the history and folklore of Vlad Țepeș and Count Dracula. Kostova’s father told her stories about Dracula when she was a child, and later in life she was inspired to turn the experience into a novel. And boy did she deliver? she did.

6). CITY OF WOMEN – DAVID GILLHAM

In 1943, the men of Berlin are all away fighting and it has become a city of women. Though on the surface, most women appear to be models of German behavior, many are involved in their own hidden war against the Nazis.

7). THE WINTER KING – BERNARD CORNWELL

 In The Winter King and its sequels, Cornwell centers his narrative on the most iconic Brit of all: King Arthur. But his grounded take on the legend removes the magic — without making Arthur’s story any less interesting.
Who doesn’t love King Arthur? i love Cornwell take on one of the greatest tale of all time. In this book, Arthur is just a warlord.The illegitimate son of High King Uther Pendragon, Arthur is a prince without a title. But now his father is dead, and the new ruler, the infant Mordred, is too young to hold the kingdom together. With the Saxons poised to attack

+ I am actively obsessed with KING ARTHUR and all that concerns him.

8). OUTLANDER – DIANA GABALDON

Outlander is the first instalment of Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series of the same name, which is considered one of the most successful series ever written.

LET’S END THIS HERE TODAY BUT IF YOU’D LIKE MORE RECOMMENDATIONS, HIT ME UP IN THE COMMENTS.

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AURORE ANNE xxx

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