Part drama, part truth, with a reach that expands the universe, historical fiction could become your next obsession – unless of course it already is.
Without question, reading allows your inner child to thrive, and historical fiction is a unique way to grasp the past and embrace the future. A way to get comfortable in your skin and see different paths.
When I think about reading, I always feel the urge to browse the latest historical fiction books first. I don’t bristle at other genres and read them all, but historical fiction makes a stronger impact and is by far my favorite.
Although not exactly an exotic vacation, this genre lets me explore a plethora of awe-inspiring worlds, from my own backyard (NYC) to jungles, small one-of-a-kind villages, and intriguing cultures.
Some would say, the type of books one reads is defining, but I’m not so sure this is true.
Maybe it’s more that books are like mirrors, reflecting your hopes. A quick Google search says historical fiction “brings the past to life,” “makes learning history fun” and “provides insight into influential people of our past.” All true. But is there more to it? Absolutely.
I’m an emotional reader and a resolute romantic. I adore books that shake up emotions or bring on waves of passion, books that challenge convictions and show the wrongs of history.
I’m also hopelessly enamored with the social customs of the past; everyone was just so polite, so abiding of the rules, so unforgiving of infractions.
I say this without judgment- it’s simply an observation- but living in NYC means experiencing the darker side of crowd mentality and reading historical fiction, is a short reprieve.
Honestly, I never knew reading could be both informative and engrossing until I discovered historical fiction. Of course, this is coming from someone who, if given a chance would fill her hours and days reading.
Below are some great historical fiction reads. To Read our review, the jackets and more click the links below.
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