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Emily's Top 10 History / Historical Fiction Books

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Song of AchillesMiller, Madeline2012YA
A
Classical Age1200 BCEEuropeGreeceAchilles
LGBTQ+
MN
The Queen's FoolGregory, Philippa2003ARenaissance1548-1558EuropeGreat BritainTudorsFN
HomegoingGyasi, Yaa2016YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-2016Africa
North America
United StatesRacism
African American History
F
OV
N
Little WomenAlcott, Louisa May1868UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFN
FingersmithWaters, Sarah2002AIndustrial Age1862EuropeGreat BritainVictorian England
LGBTQ+
FN
The Golem and the JinniWecker, Helene2013YA
A
Industrial Age1899North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrants
Gilded Age
Jewish History
HFN
Lovely WarBerry, Julie2019YAModern Age1914-1945EuropeFranceWWIF
HF
N
The Book ThiefZusak, Markus2007YA
UMG
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeGermanyWWIIFN
The Librarian of AuschwitzIturbe, Antonio2012YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
We Are Not FreeChee, Traci2020YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
F
OV
N

Emily's Top 3 History / Historical Fiction Authors

Philippa Gregory

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Lady of the RiversGregory, Philippa2011ARenaissance1430-1461EuropeGreat BritainWars of the RosesFN
The Red QueenGregory, Philippa2010ARenaissance1453-1485EuropeGreat BritainWars of the Roses
Tudors
FN
The White QueenGregory, Philippa2009ARenaissance1464-1485EuropeGreat BritainWars of the RosesFN
The Kingmaker's DaughterGregory, Philippa2012ARenaissance1465-1485EuropeGreat BritainWars of the RosesFN
The White PrincessGregory, Philippa2012ARenaissance1485-1499EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Elizabeth of York
FN
The Constant PrincessGregory, Philippa2005ARenaissance1491-1529EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katherine of Aragon
FN
The King's CurseGregory, Philippa2014ARenaissance1499-1540EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Margaret Pole
FN
Three Sisters, Three QueensGregory, Philippa2016ARenaissance1501-1533EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Margaret Tudor
FN
The Other Boleyn GirlGregory, Philippa2001ARenaissance1521-1536EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Mary Boleyn
FN
The Boleyn InheritanceGregory, Philippa2006ARenaissance1539-1547EuropeGreat BritainTudorsFN
The Taming of the QueenGregory, Philippa2015ARenaissance1543-1547EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katharine Parr
FN
The Queen's FoolGregory, Philippa2003ARenaissance1548-1558EuropeGreat BritainTudorsFN
The Last TudorGregory, Philippa2017ARenaissance1550-1573EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Lady Jane Grey
FN
The Virgin's LoverGregory, Philippa2004ARenaissance1558-1560EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Elizabeth I
FN
The Other QueenGregory, Philippa2008ARenaissance1568-1587EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Mary Stuart
FN
TidelandsGregory, Philippa2019AEnlightenment1648EuropeGreat BritainEnglish Civil WarFN
Dark TidesGregory, Philippa2020AEnlightenment1670EuropeGreat BritainEnglish Civil War
Restoration London
FN

Alison Weir

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval QueensWeir, Alison2017AHigh Middle Ages1066-1154EuropeGreat BritainKings and QueensF
Bio
N
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of AquitaineWeir, Alison2011AHigh Middle Ages1151-1204EuropeFrancePlantagenet DynastyF
Bio
N
Queens of the Crusades: England's Medieval QueensWeir, Alison2021AHigh Middle Ages1154-1291EuropeGreat BritainKings and QueensF
Bio
N
Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval EnglandWeir, Alison2005AHigh Middle Ages1303-1358EuropeGreat Britain
France
Queen IsabellaF
Bio
N
Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of LancasterWeir, Alison2007AHigh Middle Ages1378-1403EuropeGreat Britain
France
Katherine SwynfordF
Bio
N
The Wars of the RosesWeir, Alison1995ARenaissance1455-1587EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Wars of the Roses
F
Bio
N
The Princes in the TowerWeir, Alison1995ARenaissance1483-1485EuropeGreat BritainWars of the Roses
Tudors
NF
Bio
N
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of KingsWeir, Alison2011ARenaissance1500-1543EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Mary Boleyn
F
Bio
N
Katherine of Aragon, The True QueenWeir, Alison2016ARenaissance1501-1536EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katherine of Aragon
F
Bio
N
Henry VIII: The King and His CourtWeir, Alison2001ARenaissance1509-1547EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Henry VIII
F
Bio
N
The Six Wives of Henry VIIIWeir, Alison1991ARenaissance1509-1547EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Henry VIII
F
Bio
N
Anne Boleyn, A King's ObsessionWeir, Alison2017ARenaissance1512-1536EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Anne Boleyn
F
Bio
N
The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret DouglasWeir, Alison2015ARenaissance1515-1578EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Lady Margaret Douglas
F
Bio
N
Jane Seymour, The Haunted QueenWeir, Alison2018ARenaissance1518-1537EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Jane Seymour
F
Bio
N
Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the PortraitWeir, Alison2019ARenaissance1530-1557EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Anna of Kleve
F
Bio
N
Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous QueenWeir, Alison2020ARenaissance1528-1542EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katheryn Howard
F
Bio
N
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne BoleynWeir, Alison2009ARenaissance1533-1536EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Anne Boleyn
F
Bio
N
The Lady ElizabethWeir, Alison2008ARenaissance1536-1558EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Elizabeth I
F
Bio
N
The Children of Henry VIIIWeir, Alison1996ARenaissance1537-1603EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Henry VIII
F
Bio
N
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane GreyWeir, Alison2006ARenaissance1537-1554EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Lady Jane Grey
F
Bio
N
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord DarnleyWeir, Alison2003ARenaissance1542-1587EuropeGreat Britain
Scotland
Tudors
Mary Stuart
F
Bio
N
Katharine Parr, The Sixth WifeWeir, Alison2021ARenaissance1543-1548EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Katharine Parr
F
Bio
N
A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the TowerWeir, Alison2012ARenaissance1553-1567EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Lady Katherine Grey
F
Bio
N
The Marriage GameWeir, Alison2014ARenaissance1558-1603EuropeGreat BritainTudors
Elizabeth I
F
Bio
N

Steve Sheinkin

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Notorious Benedict ArnoldSheinkin, Steve2013YAAge of Revolutions1755-1801North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benedict Arnold
NFB
King George: What Was His Problem?Sheinkin, Steve2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
King George III
NFCB
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionSheinkin, Steve2015YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1803-1890North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFB
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarSheinkin, Steve2015YA
UMG
Industrial Age1856-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham Lincoln
American Civil War
NFB
Lincoln's Grave RobbersSheinkin, Steve2018YAIndustrial Age1875-1876North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham LincolnNFN
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1907North AmericaUnited StatesFootballNFB
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across AmericaSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1929North AmericaUnited StatesAviation
Women's Aviation
NFB
Bomb: The Race to Build --and Steal-- the World's Most Dangerous WeaponSheinkin, Steve2018YAModern Age1938North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Atomic Bomb
NFB
The Port Chicago 50Sheinkin, Steve2017YAModern Age1944North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Civil Rights
NFN
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War ShowdownSheinkin, Steve2021YAModern Age1945-1985North AmericaUnited StatesCold WarNFB
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1964North AmericaUnited StatesVietnam WarNFB

Books Reviewed By Emily


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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel