Comments: 40
BrokenTune 8 months ago
Fantastic post SusannaG! I love your recommendations. Historical Fiction can be a difficult subject to tackle but it is one genre that, when I find the right book, can be so rewarding.

Hooray for your shout-out to Shogun! :D
I feel I could have burbled on for much longer, but I had a word limit.

I need to reread Shogun - it's been a while.
BrokenTune 8 months ago
What's wrong with a good burble?

I need to re-read it, too, but I know that once I start I'll want to re-read the whole Asian saga, and before we know it, it will be 2018.
Well, I had a word limit, and I tried to keep to it.
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans 8 months ago
Not a huge fan myself, but this post gives me a good starting place should I ever want to give it another go! Thank you!
No idea if what works for me will work for you, but it's a big genre.
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans 8 months ago
Hey, I didn't think dragons would make historical fiction for me and it did. It's all about the author sometimes!
Yeah, sometimes it is, isn't it?
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans 8 months ago
It really is! The right author can take everything I thought I hated and make me push through nine books. Hopefully all in a row.
Midu Reads 8 months ago
Fun post. Thanks! :D
Glad you enjoyed it.
Carpe Librum 8 months ago
Great post, Susanna! History rocks!
It does indeed.
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
Excellent post, SusannaG!
Glad you liked it, Char.
Great post! My absolute favorite genre and you made some great picks!
Thanks - it was a lot of fun to write, talking about some of my very favorite books.
charlton 8 months ago
Very nice post!
Thanks, Charlton.
Barks At The Moon 8 months ago
Beautifully written post Susanna! I haven't read any of those books, I am embarrassed to admit.
Thank you very much - no need to be embarrassed, though.
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Great post Susanna! A few there I've read and a few I definitely need to check out!
If you do, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Book Thoughts 8 months ago
Really great post! I love many of the books you mentioned, and now have a new list of books to read. Shogun is one of my all-time favorites. I need to reread that soon as well.
Yeah, writing this reminded me of some things I'd like to reread.
Thumbs up for Cadfael!

And I liked Willis's Doomsday Book too. Not as much as her To Say Nothing of the Dog book, but it's cracking good stuff all around :-)
I felt I could only pick one of her novels, and I like Doomsday Book best of them, I think.
KOMET 8 months ago
For anyone, I highly recommend reading GORE VIDAL'S historical novels from his "Narratives of Empire" Series. They're terrific!!!
I have Burr sitting around somewhere, and I do want to read that. (I swear books hide!)
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans 8 months ago
I read Blurr instead of Burr. And this amused me greatly.

Fantastic choices! I reckon I've read and loved about 95% of these, so I'm pretty confident I'll enjoy the 5% I haven't read.
It was such fun to write this.
Person Of Interest 8 months ago
Mystery + history = *LOVE* in my book. :) And I'm glad to see you really like the Shardlake series. I've been eyeing it for a while now and will go ahead a pick up the 1st one. I also like Geraldine Brooks writing and Peters' Cadfael series. Excellent post, Susanna!
Yeah, I love history, I love mysteries, so naturally I adore historical mysteries.
I love good Historical fiction. It's been a while since I read any!
I read plenty of other stuff, but I always return to it.
Kanti's Books 8 months ago
Great article, I have read most of them and agree with almost all you say
Thank you, Kanti. I enjoyed writing it.
Lost in Libraries 8 months ago
Trained as a historian? Nice! Me too (sort of, only got my BA in it).
I did most of my MA, and then had a stroke.