(school requirement), Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo (for pleasure), The Three Musketeers (for extra pleasure) and The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (for the most pleasure of all). I didn’t call these books historical fiction though. I called them classics because for me the term “historical fiction” meant silly romance stories set in the past.
In my twenties I came across a definition of historical fiction and discovered that I was reading it all along and enjoying every minute of it. Of course, if someone asked me to pick just one literary genre to read to the rest of my life, I would still have to go with non-fiction. That stuff is my oxygen. But luckily since no part of the library is off limits, I will keep reading historical fiction and this is why.
3. Time Travel
Did I help you work up some appetite for historical fiction? Here are three historical fictions to get you started. It’s not my most favorite pieces of all times (that would be hard to pick, but seems like an exciting project to consider). Here are just the last three historical fictions that I read. I will tell you about the books without giving away anything in the way of a plot, in case you decide to read them.