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
2). THERE WAS A COUNTRY – CHINUA ACHEBE
3). THE COLOR PURPLE – ALICE WALKER
4). A TALE OF TWO CITIES – CHARLES DICKENS
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
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
7). THE WINTER KING – BERNARD CORNWELL
+ I am actively obsessed with KING ARTHUR and all that concerns him.
8). OUTLANDER – DIANA GABALDON
LET’S END THIS HERE TODAY BUT IF YOU’D LIKE MORE RECOMMENDATIONS, HIT ME UP IN THE COMMENTS.
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