2021 Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction

Wow! You’re still here with us in month five of the 2021 Reading Challenge! You must love reading and we appreciate your commitment to our reading challenge. We hope you’ve already enjoyed a few great reads. This month, we’ll be enjoying some historical fiction.

You’re welcome to choose any book in the historical fiction category to fulfill May’s theme but if you need a little bit of help, we polled our Facebook and Instagram followers for the title suggestions you’ll see below.

Lilac Girls

By Martha Hall Kelly

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom and second chances.

Orphan Train

By Christina Baker Kline

This historical fiction novel follows a 12-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a 91-year old woman who rode an orphan train in the 1920s.

Resistance Women

By Jennifer Chiaverini

This historical saga recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era that brings to life one courageous, passionate American, Mildred Fish Harnack, and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.

The Last Runaway

By Tracy Chevalier

Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

By Mackenzi Lee

Lee’s acclaimed novel is about young bisexual British lord in the 18th century who embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush.

None of these titles speaking to you? That’s okay! We’ve put together an entire category on the home page of our website highlighting historical fiction. Head over there for more options!

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