Tuesday, February 24, 2009

History Book Fans

Anyone out ther love reading historical books?
Books from the likes of Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory, Jane Austen...etc, etc???

Here is my task, should you choose to take it...

Share with me, oh I don't know...3, of your favorite books that take place in another time. Fiction? Non-Fiction? Romance? Doesn't matter, I will take them all.

Point me in the right direction, and I will let you be a Crazy Book Slut in training! No? Okay, I will be extremely thankful!

Until next time...
Happy Reading!


TheChicGeek said...

Hi Tena. I just read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It takes place in the 1700's and was fabulous. Bloggers keep on telling me her entire series is really fantastic.
Also all of Philippa Greggory's books are great too. I love historical fiction. Have fun with it!

Young Momma said...

So I haven't read any of those! LoL! But I love Ann Rinaldi's work. She writes fiction stories based on actual historical events. It's hard to pick just one or three of hers, because they are all so great!

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Hey Tena, Well I have to say you came to my all time favourite Genre. History. And here are some of my all time favs.

Katherine by Anya Seyton, a great fictional telling of the real life romance between John of Gaunt and his mistress (later wife) Katherine Swynford. Should also note, that the Tudor thing came about with them *hehe*

The Other Bolyen Girl by Phillipa Gregory, GREAT better than the film, really you cant go wrong with anything by her.

and absouletly anything by Alison Weir, she has fiction and non, all in Tudor time. Wonderful style. Hope it helps :o)

lilly said...

I have to agree on 'Outlander'. it is a wonderful book.
The other two are: Margaret George's 'Mary, Queen of Scots' and Sena Jeter Naslund's 'Ahab's Wife'. Both are amazing. The firts one's title speaks for itself anf the second one is written from a perspective of the Moby Dick's captain's young wife. You'll actually start to like Ahab more after it.

Alaine said...

Hi Tina, this is a really hard choice but here are my three:
1. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
2. Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
3. On a Highland Shore by Kathleen Givens
It's hard to limit it to three and I agree with previous comments about the Outlander series I have read 5 so far!

naida said...

I really like Philippa Gregory. I just read The Virgins Lover and really enjoyed it.