Comments: 40
BrokenTune 1 year 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 1 year 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.
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.
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?
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 1 year ago
Fun post. Thanks! :D
Glad you enjoyed it.
Carpe Librum 1 year ago
Great post, Susanna! History rocks!
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 1 year ago
Very nice post!
Thanks, Charlton.
Bark's Book Reviews 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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!)
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.