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Retrospective of Historical Fiction

Description: Guiding my reading in historical fiction.

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
15,424 members, 376 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
2
8,133 members, 397 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
3
16,703 members, 416 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (9): A weird tale, verging on if not actually horror, but certainly worth reading.

4
10,778 members, 164 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
5
10,044 members, 241 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)
6
6,112 members, 329 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
7
5,488 members, 298 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
8
5,109 members, 169 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (4): One of the best. Partially epistolary, so vivid in detail.

9
4,922 members, 329 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)
10
4,410 members, 229 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
11
3,604 members, 91 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
12
2,088 members, 51 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
13
1,884 members, 89 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
14
34,383 members, 535 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, peterveen, sturlington

Thumbs down: dianeham

Explanations:

ahef1963 (5): Excellent.

15
32,863 members, 425 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): a) The first Dickens I ever read, and I was swept away by the story. b) Bring Kleenex.

16
12,230 members, 623 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (0): Way too many characters to remember. I kept losing track of who was who.

17
8,481 members, 157 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
18
7,752 members, 405 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
19
7,300 members, 115 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: dianeham, ahef1963, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

20
5,357 members, 215 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, dianeham, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): I have heard it described as the best crime novel ever. It's really good.

21
4,010 members, 296 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
22
2,435 members, 51 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
23
2,037 members, 88 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)
24
20,423 members, 735 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): abandoned

ahef1963 (6): If I had a top ten favourite books list, this one would be on it. History, vampires, mystery, beautiful settings; it's grand.

25
12,023 members, 214 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
26
7,293 members, 273 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

27
6,438 members, 192 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

28
4,204 members, 146 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

29
3,791 members, 68 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington

30
2,822 members, 142 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
31
851 members, 47 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
32
32,824 members, 346 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

ahef1963 (1): A real favourite. As vibrant a tale today as it was when it was written.

33
20,521 members, 382 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Slavery, America

ahef1963 (0): I managed to finish it, but only with the help of an online source that steered me through what she was talking about. Unnecessarily dense.

34
16,356 members, 307 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

ahef1963 (7): Lovely book.

35
15,683 members, 381 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): Another great book. Gives so much power to the women who populate the Old Testament.

36
4,741 members, 136 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

37
3,146 members, 130 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

38
2,891 members, 193 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

39
2,221 members, 61 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Sadly, it is not available at my library.

ahef1963 (14): I love this one so much that one of my children is named for a character in this book. It is chick flick meets historical fiction and it is a great story.… (more)

40
1,975 members, 126 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

41
813 members, 88 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

42
337 members, 4 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

43
188 members, 15 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

Thumbs down: sturlington

44
14,731 members, 377 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

45
5,326 members, 240 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

46
577 members, 3 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Thumbs down: sturlington, ahef1963

Explanations:

ahef1963 (0): Reading one of the books I can imagine, but it's pretty dry getting through all four.

47
11,969 members, 274 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington, ahef1963

Explanations:

ahef1963 (0): Honestly, it's great for light reading, but it's not well-written.

48
8,517 members, 198 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington, ahef1963

Explanations:

ahef1963 (0): This is probably just me, but as I don't know port from starboard, I felt dreadfully lost in a book that is constantly needing the reader to know where the characters are on the ship!… (more)

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Started by: sturlington (September 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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