- Regency England (as in Jane Austen)
- Victorian England (as in Anthony Trollope)
- Jacobite rebellion in Scotland
- 20th century Ireland
- Shakespearean England
- Roaring Twenties
- The Gilded Age (Late 19th century in America, especially about all of the new inventions of the time)
- Renaissance Italy
- Anything in Biblical history
This weekly frenzy of listing is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I wouldn't necessarily call historical fiction one of my favorite genres, but I have grown to enjoy it more and more. I love books in which I can learn about history, especially if I get a great plot and set of characters to go along with it. These are some of the historical time periods I love learning about (sorry, they're a little heavy on the Western Europe side):
2/2/2016 10:24:36 am
Oh no. I called Jane Austen "Victorian". Is that wrong? Oops. Great list! There were so many settings to choose from. I thought I wouldn't come up with 10, but then I felt like I was skipping so many other great settings when I made my list. :)
2/2/2016 07:29:49 pm
Austen is technically before the Victorian period, but the Regency and Victorian periods have so much in common, I don't think it really matters! :)
2/2/2016 10:36:21 am
I don't read much historical fiction, but I could get behind some Jane Austen-esque YA ;)
2/2/2016 07:30:14 pm
Jane Austen YA would be awesome! :)
2/2/2016 07:48:27 pm
For the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland, have you read any of the Outlander books? They can be a bit intense (and major chunksters), but a definite favorite series of mine.
2/7/2016 02:54:20 pm
I read the first one a few years ago, but for some reason, I haven't gone back to read any of the others. I'll have to try them again!
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