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Holiday Gift Guide: Historical Fiction

I'm doing something new this holiday season; I wanted to give book recommendations that would make good gifts! So I'm going to pick themes and list books that I think are the best of the best, making great gifts to the book lovers in your life! I will preface this by stating most of my recommendations will be YA, so keep that in mind! 
Books to Buy for the Historical Fiction Book Lover!

I've just gotten into historical fiction last year. I was never one for the past, but I read some really great books that mold fact with fiction in such interesting ways that I got hooked! Now I love the genre, and I like that it can have other elements in it as well, like magic. Very diverse periods and people down below that I hope you find something!

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper - Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing.
The Diviners by Libba Bray - And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery...
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson - It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other.
Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer - The story of Mary Tudor’s childhood is a classic fairy tale.
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper - Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder, fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own: hope.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - One girl's voice breaks the silence of history.
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him.
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli - He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this list! I own Milkweed but haven't read it yet and just added Copper Sun to my list! Thanks!


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